Murray Piper

Murray P.

Baltimore, MD

About Murray P.

Background check: Last verified 09/18/2015
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Murray teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 1999
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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. 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 now also 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, Revelation Drums, Hot Sticks and Sabian Cymbals. I have performed with many Stellers & Grammy artist such as Richard Smallwood, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Dorinda Clark Cole, American Idol contestants and Sunday Best contestants 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" 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 basement: (2) drum sets, small studio, recording equipment, seating for students & guest.

***Endorsers & Sponsors***
VicFirth-http://vicfirth.com/artist/Murray_Piper/
Sabian
Revelation Drums

*** 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, Christan, jazz, blues, rock, R&B, pop, Latin, reggae, funk

Photos and Videos

Please enjoy this drum cover from one of my most improved drum students. Song entitle Grace Wins! Listen With Headphones if you can.

Experience

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
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38 Reviews on Murray P.

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Samantha Thomas Mar 28, 2016
Drum · Online
Verified Student
I love my drum lessons with Murray. I am learning so much. Murray is an awesome instructor. He seems to understand my learning style and is working with me on my level. Which has made my lessons exciting and fun. I will definitely be continuing my lessons.
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Mitchell G. Mar 8, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
This was my first drum lesson and I do not play any other instruments. Murray made the lesson fun and informative and I look forward to my next lesson
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D'Juan Chapman Mar 3, 2016
Drum · In home
Murray is awesome!!! Very detailed and organized. He has the right personality for teaching. His patience with students is a great attribute to him being a great instructor. If you want to become a drummer, then Murray Piper is your guy!!!
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Alex Feb 15, 2016
Djembe · Online
Excellent experience with my first 2 classes. Murray is patient and dedicated. I look forward to my future classes with him.
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Christian G. Jan 20, 2016
Drum · Online
Verified Student
Great first lesson. Murray has patience and knowledge.
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Jules C. Dec 16, 2015
Drum · Online
Verified Student
My son was very impressed, asked why we had been taking drum lessons from his local instructor for so long. He was reticent before the lesson saying that he wasn't sure that our internet connection would be good enough, saying that he wasn't sure we could really do a lesson online instead of face to face. He came out of his room after the lesson and said he loved it, and that it worked really well, that our connection was just fine, and that he could hear everything on both sides. He was very happy with the result. He is really happy to have a clear goal of playing snare on the drum line in marching band, and he's very happy about having an instructor who can really help him to get there. Great experience so far!
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Michelle G. Dec 15, 2015
Drum · Online
Verified Student
We had our first lesson this week and it was great!
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Christopher M. Dec 9, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Really amazing teacher.
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Anne Nov 3, 2015
Bongo · Online
We have had two lessons with Murray. My 8 year old loves her lessons. We have had other teachers in the past and he is by far the best. My daughter is engaged, excited, and is learning quickly. Murray makes learning fun! He encourages and explains and rewards with clapping and laughing!!! He knows his stuff and can relate and engage even over the internet. We love this teacher!
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Matt B. Sep 30, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Murray Piper is an excellent, excellent music teacher for kids (and adults too). Unlike some of my past music teachers, who's instrument skills far exceed their ability to teach, Murray is an excellent communicator, super engaging, and keeps lessons really fun. My 7 year old Son is receiving drum lessons from Mr. Piper, and loves interacting with him. Murray is also happy to adjust his teaching style to suit the personality of his students. Most importantly as a Father, Murray is kind, upbeat, and professional with every member of my family, including my two children who aren't (yet) receiving music lessons. Thank you Murray! You are truly excellent at what you do.

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