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Murray P.

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Drum Set for all styles

Snare Drum - Orchestra Percussion - Proper sitting & standing posture - Care & tuning of snare drum - Proper hand placement - Stone & Moeller technique -Basic rudiments development single stroke, double stroke, open stroke rolls, single, double, triple paradiddles, flams, flam taps, flamadiddle, flam accent, ruff family - Reading simple rhythms & notes, whole, half, quarters, 8ths, 16ths, 8ths note triplets and 16ths note triplets - Develop time keeping skills, working with a metronome or click track Drum Set - Beginner, Intermediate & advance drumming - Reading various time signatures - Styles studies, reggae, latin, gospel, rock, jazz, blues, r&b etc... - Enhance time keeping skills, metronome & click track - Use of brushes, mallets and hot rods - Double bass drumming concepts - Tuning & maintenance - Development creativity and endless ideas on the drum set for grooves, solos and drum fills Hand Percussion - Bongos, Cajon, Congas, Djembe and many more. - All styes & rhythms
About Murray P.

I received my B.S. & Music Degree with concentration in instrumentalists from Morgan State University. I’v been playing drums since the age of three and now been teaching for over 17 years. In 2016, I was accepted as a member of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). I am very well rounded in all styles of music such as, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, Christian, Latin, Marching, Classical, Blues and the list goes on. I am a Emmy Nominated drummer for my outstanding role in the 2015 Stage Musical "Oh Gospel" The Evolution of Gospel Music. My drumming & percussion career has launch me into one of the most sought after instructors & drummers of our time. My skill level and personalty has brought about major partnerships with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Vic Furth, Evans Drum Heads, Sabian Cymbals, JamTec USA, Urbann Boards and Kick Strap. I have performed with many Stellers & Grammy artist such as Richard Smallwood, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Dorinda Clark Cole, Isaiah D Thomas, American Idol contestants and Sunday Best contestants just to name a few. I currently play full time at the New Antioch Baptist Church of Randallstown in Baltimore MD where the congregation is over 10,000 members. I am very proud of the releasing of my latest DVD & "Nothing Too Hard" video to inspire all musicians around the World. With the launching of Passionate Drumming & Music Lessons, I am dedicated to equipping all my students with the instructions for reaching students goals. I welcome all students any age, any skill level. Hope to have you as a new student very soon! *** Lesson Details *** My students will quickly learn the basics of drumming, including: stick control, technique, rhythms, drum fills, and licks. It does not matter if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced drummer. The same time and effort will be exercised. We will have a fun and meaningful time playing, both by ear and by reading music. These lessons will really be hands on using teaching methods such as music books, DVD’s, and playing of my own. Students will have a great time also studying music theory, learning how to assemble the drum set, learning the parts of the drums, how to tune the drums, and how to accompany other musical instruments. After 3 to 6 months taking lessons, all students will be well on their way to a very successful musical career having had such fun and learning to play all different styles of music. My motto: Lets play Good, get Better, and be our Best! *** Studio Equipment *** Finished Studio: (3) drum sets, recording equipment, bells, hand drums & other percussion instruments, seating for students & guest. ***Endorsers & Sponsors*** *Odery Drums *RBimusic *VicFirth Sticks *Sabian Cymbals & Sabian Education Network *StickPro *Evans, D'Addario & Company, Inc. *NAMM Member *Low Boy Beaters *Urbann Boards *SledgePad *Kick Strap *JamTec USA *** Specialties *** Gospel, Christian, jazz, blues, rock, R&B, pop, Latin, reggae, funk, shuffle, studio recording, Great with Kids!

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 1999

Advance Percussion Achievement

Age: 5+

Speaks English, English

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Drums
Christian Gospel
Conga Drums
Hand Drums
Music Theory
Teaches 8 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
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Very talented, engaging, and patient with new learners. Murray rocks!

Posted Feb 16, 2023

Really excellent instructor! He is patient and starts with whatever I can do, then encourages me to build on it little by little. He is also able to customize the lesson on the fly to adapt it to my interests and ability. I highly recommend Murray.

Posted May 2, 2022

Excellent teaching style! My son has learned so much in the past year, in how to master the drums, more than ever! Obviously, Murray loves what he does and is at the master level. My son gets so many compliments whenever he plays. Murray is just a caring, compassionate, and decent person. Angela, Alexander's mom

Posted Dec 3, 2021
Drum Set Teaching Artist
Sep 2020 - Present
Johns Hopkins Peabody Preparatory
With approximately 2,000 students passing through its doors every week, the Peabody Preparatory is Baltimore’s premier community school for the performing arts. It is open to students of all ages and levels of ability with offerings ranging from early childhood classes for infants to the Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) program for adults. Instrumental and dance instruction begins as young as four years, and most classes are available to adults.
Teaching Artist
Sep 2019 - Present
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Orchkids
OrchKids is a year-round, during and after school, music program designed to create social change and nurture promising futures for youth in Baltimore City neighborhoods. Under Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director, Marin Alsop’s artistic leadership and direction, OrchKids is the cornerstone of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s efforts to expand their relevance within the broad and diverse Baltimore community. In collaboration with several community partners, including Baltimore City Public Schools, OrchKids provides music education, instruments, academic instruction, meals, as well as performance and mentorship opportunities at no cost to students and families. OrchKids is inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema, the music program that has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in the country’s most impoverished areas.
Director | Teaching Artist
Jan 2011 - Present
Passionate Drumming & Music Lessons
Passionate Drumming & Music Lessons was established in 2011, and is rapidly growing to be one of the leading drumming & music programs in the Mid Atlantic area. We specialize in teaching drum set, hand drumming, and all other percussion instruments. Murray has taken that same passion in which he plays and teaches from to motivate, inspire, and encourage each student to perform at their highest level.
Music Director
Mar 2010 - Present
New Antioch Baptist Church of Randallstown
As the music director & drummer at this ministry, I truly enjoy preparing music on a weekly basics for the congregation. Music range from traditional christian music to contemporary gospel music.
Percussionist Accompanist
Sep 2017 - Sep 2019
UMBC University Dance Department
As a percussionist accompanist I help assist the dance program with modern dance classes using congas, bongos, cajon, etc.
Advance Percussion Achievement
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Psalms of David Music Institute
Aug 2003 - May 2009
Morgan State University
Native Proficiency
Native Proficiency
Music & Percussion Performance
Jun 2009
Morgan State University
Washington DC Percussion Award
Apr 2014
Washington DC Orchestra
Percussive Arts Society, The
Jun 2017
We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.
National Association of Music Merchants
Oct 2016
NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

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