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Drums with Murray P.

Baltimore, Maryland

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Teaches online
Teaches all skill levels
Age: 5+
Speaks English, English
Teaching since 1999
Advance Percussion Achievement

    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

    Instructor details

    Teacher's Studio
    Teacher's Studio
    East Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, Maryland Jazz Suite
    Teaches Online
    Teaches Online

    Teaching Hours

    12 PM-5 PM
    1 PM-5:15 PM
    5 AM-10 AM
    Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    30 minutes
    45 minutes
    60 minutes

    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!
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    127 Reviews
    I have been working with Murray for a year now. My goal has been to gain basic percussion conceptual framework, develop hand independence and consistency, and translate this knowledge and skills to improve the dynamism of how I imagine and execute piano accompaniment. (The piano is my primary instrument. I am taking a sabbatical from piano instruction while I am with Murray. I highly recommend all piano students to consider taking hand percussion lessons) . My expectations have been surpassed. I find Murray well organized and thoughtful in the sequence of topics. He provides more constructive and useful feedback than I have received from prior teachers.
    Posted Nov 17, 2023
    Michael B.
    Murray was completely accessible as an instructor. Easy to understand, provided concrete repeatable exercises, is extremely knowledgeable about his subject, and made me feel at ease learning. I would take lessons from him again.
    Posted Oct 20, 2023
    Teacher's studio
    Murray is a fantastic, passionate, and committed teacher. He breaks things down incredibly well and works with each student where they are.
    Posted Sep 27, 2023
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