Drum Set for all styles
About Murray P.
Drum Set Teaching ArtistSep, 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 ArtistSep, 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.
Percussionist AccompanistSep, 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.
Director | Teaching ArtistJan, 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 DirectorMar, 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.
BSAug, 2003 - May, 2009
Morgan State University
Advance Percussion AchievementMay, 2009 - Jun, 2011
Psalms of David Music Institute
Music & Percussion PerformanceJun, 2009
Morgan State University
Washington DC Percussion AwardApr, 2014
Washington DC Orchestra
National Association of Music MerchantsOct, 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.
Percussive Arts Society, TheJun, 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.