Murray Piper

Murray P.

Baltimore, MD

About Murray P.

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Murray teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 1999
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I received my B.S. & Music Degree with concentration in instrumentalists from Morgan State University. I have been playing since the age of three years old and have been teaching since 2004. 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 entitle "Piper's Time 2 Groove" & "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, hand drums & instruments, seating for students & guest.

***Endorsers & Sponsors***
*VicFirth Sticks-http://vicfirth.com/artist/Murray_Piper/
*Sabian Cymbals & Sabian Education Network
*StickTwirl
*Evans, D'Addario & Company, Inc.- http://www.daddario.com/education/murrayspiper
*NAMM Member
*Low Boy Beaters
*Urbann Boards
*SledgePad
*Kick Strap
*JamTec USA

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring snare and sticks. For the more advance lesson drum kit if one not provided. For the beginners sticks snare and if they already have a drum kit that is fine too.

*** Specialties ***
Gospel, Christian, jazz, blues, rock, R&B, pop, Latin, reggae, funk, shuffle

Photos and Videos

2017 New Drum Cover Video Entitled "Nothing Too Hard"

Experience

Director & Educator
Jan 2011 - Present
Passionate Drumming & Music Lessons

Murray S. Piper founder & director of Passionate Drumming & Music Lessons is driven by his early passion for drums. 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.

Education

Advance Percussion Achievement
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Psalms of David Music Institute
BS
Aug 2003 - May 2009
Morgan State University

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music & Percussion Performance
Jun 2009
Morgan State University

Awards

Washington DC Percussion Award
Apr 2014
Washington DC Orchestra

Affiliations

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.

49 Reviews on Murray P.

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Thomas T. Feb 8, 2017
Verified Student · Drum · Online
After a recent lesson with Murray my 9 year old son stated, "That was fun!" When you make the teaching experience enjoyable for children they are eager to learn, and they stick with it; that's what Murray is great at doing. I highly recommend him.
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John Jan 9, 2017
Verified Student · Drum · Online
Very interactive and patient!
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Greg Emerson Nov 24, 2016
· Drum · Online
Murray is an excellent teacher, musician and all 'round good guy. He is very adept at understanding your deficiencies and giving you the right tools to improve. His positive attitude is contagious!
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Sean M. Nov 3, 2016
Verified Student · Drum · In studio
It was a very positive experience. My son is learning so much and have fun in the process.
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Keon B. Oct 16, 2016
Verified Student · Drum · In studio
Just completed the first lesson, everything went great. The instructor is very approachable, knowledgeable, and encouraging.
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Douglas Sep 22, 2016
· Drum · Online
Really Great for this 8 year old.
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Chris T. Aug 12, 2016
Verified Student · Drum · Online
My son really enjoyed his first lesson!!!
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Chris T. Aug 12, 2016
Verified Student · Drum · Online
My son really enjoyed his first lesson!!!
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Rebecca Jul 16, 2016
· Djembe · Online
Friendly teacher! He customizes our lesson according to my needs and really supports me!
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Rachel Jun 23, 2016
· Drum · In home
Murray has been teaching my 8 year old son for the past 4 months. He is amazing, encouraging, and makes it fun! He is very patient and kind. I would recommend him to every parent who wishes to give her child drum lessons!
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