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About Murray P.

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Baltimore, MD

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Snare Drum
-Proper sitting & standing posture
- Care & tuning of snare drum
- Proper grips and 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
- Intermediate drum set book
- Reading various time signatures
- More style studies such as, reggae, latin, gospel, rock, jazz, blues, samba, r&b etc...
- Enhance time keeping skills, working with a metronome or click track
- Use of brushes, mallets and hot rods on drum set
- Double bass drumming concepts
- Development creativity and endless ideas on the drum set for grooves, solos and drum fills

About Murray
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
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Scott March 27, 2017
· Drum · In home
Very enthusiastic, teaches in an easy manner that makes it simple to build off of earlier concepts...great with young kids as my son started with him at age 10. My son loves working with him.
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Jordan March 23, 2017
· Drum · In studio
Would recommend to anyone, the most patient and excellent teacher out there, he's also extremely Talented, talks the talk and walks the walk!
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Thomas T. February 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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Baltimore, MD 21229
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About Nathan R.

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Halethorpe, MD

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Aside from teaching various styles of music on drum set, I also teach more classical type percussion (including mallet percussion)

About Nathan
I have been teaching private lessons for close to 10 years and have been an active performer for even longer, playing in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. I studied music at Frostburg State University (Bachelors) and the Peabody Conservatory (Masters). I can teach just about any age and skill level and cover anything you are interested in learning; whether its a certain style, genre, technique or song.

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My lessons are laid back, with a focus on perfecting the basics. Most students work out of a method boo
k appropriate to their skill level. Aside from that we'll also spend time learning songs and pieces of the students choice. With the right amount of effort, you'll know your way around your instrument in no time at all

*** Travel Equipment ***
Will provide sheet music and exercises. My students should have a working instrument as well as any method book or sheet music we are working on.

*** Specialties ***
I teach all styles and genres
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Thang D. October 23, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Nathan was very patient. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.
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John October 22, 2016
Verified Student · French Horn · Online
Nate is awesome. He is very patient and focused on improving fundamentals. My sons playing has improved greatly over the last ten weeks.
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Alex August 23, 2016
Verified Student · French Horn · Online
Nathan is great. Very conscientious and patient.
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Nathan R.

Nathan R.

Halethorpe, MD 21227
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$35 / 30-min

About David J.

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Baltimore, MD
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I am open to customizing lessons depending on what students/parents want out of them. However, I prefer to start with Rock and Jazz drumming, and move into bossa, 4 way coordination/independence and other, more exotic styles.

About David
I'm a 29 year old living and working in Baltimore City. I graduated from Towson University in 2010 with a B.S. In Radio/Audio Production and Jazz Performance. Since then I've spent my time writing, recording, performing and touring in many different bands. Bands I've been in include, Dope Body, Dan Deacon Ensemble, Scout Nibblet, Holy Ghost Party and Hamilton, Utz, Jacober Jazz Trio. I love sharing with others what musical knowledge i've been fortunate enough to acquire in my life. I hope to inspire others in a positive way so that they can enjoy music as much as I have and still do.
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David J.

David J.

Baltimore, MD 21218
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$30 / 30-min

About Doug G.

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Baltimore, MD

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Students can expect to learn how to sight read rudiments and beats,and learn songs of their choosing at their own pace in a relaxed atmosphere. Within the first couple of weeks I will find the best approach to teach each individual student based on their personality and or Learning disability.

About Doug
Hi my name is Doug, I have been teaching drum lessons since 2014 and love helping my students become better drummers. I have spent 22 years playing drums and have been playing professionally for the last 14 years working as a touring and session drummer.
The reason I got into teaching is because my privet drum instructor inspired me to teach. I was also asked a lot of questions by other drummers on my approach behind the drum set and found that I really enjoyed talking about drumming and the techniques of drumming, and at one point started meeting up with these drummers to show them what I wa
s doing and talked to them about what and who inspired me to play.
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Jordan March 23, 2017
· Drum · In home
Excellent Teacher, would recommend to anyone!
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Baltimore, MD 21218
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About Dominic S.

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Pikesville, MD

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I have over 30 years of playing and teaching experience and will help improve your technique, timekeeping, development and understanding of a variety of styles, with an emphasis on Jazz, Brazilian and Latin drumming. I stress the importance of practicing with a click using the latest apps and trainers as well as many tried and true drum method books, but every student is different and I try to fit the lesson plans around the students strengths, weaknesses and personal goals.

About Dominic
I have 30 years of playing and teaching experience in the Baltimore/DC area. I specialize mostly in Jazz, Brazilian and Latin music, but I'm well versed in all styles and can help take your drumming to the next level. I have a Jazz performance degree from Towson State University and have played with many Jazz legends including Charlie Byrd, Keter Betts, Eric Alexander, Harold Mabern, James Williams, Phil Woods, Gary Thomas, Charles McPherson and George Garzone to name a few. I've performed at all the major venues and festivals in the area and gig 300 nights out of the year. I've studied with
many incredible New York jazz musicians including Kenny Washington, Ralph Peterson, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Frank Malabe, Duduka Da Fonseca, Mike Clark, and Kim Plainfield and my local drum guru was the late, great, genius drummer Mike Smith. If you want lessons with an experienced pro who can give you the tools to make a living in music, then look no further.
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Gary February 28, 2017
· Drum · In studio
I've studied with Dominic for many years and highly recommend him. He is a rare combination of being an amazing teacher and equally amazing player. He has helped my playing tremendously and also helped me understand the music industry and how to work professionally within it. He is a walking encyclopedia full of knowledge of music and musicians.
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JImmy February 27, 2017
· Drum · In home
If you want to learn about jazz, this is the guy. His lessons changed my life.
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David February 23, 2017
· Drum · In studio
I have taken several lessons with Dominic, and he is one of the most thoughtful and engaging teachers I've ever studied with, not to mention one of my absolute favorite drummers in the area! Dominic has a thorough knowledge of all kinds of music, especially jazz and improvised music, which he has developed through many years of experience as a highly skilled professional musician and a devoted student of the music. This commitment and musical sensibility is what makes him an exceptional teacher. If you want someone who will challenge and encourage you to be the most versatile and musical drummer you can be, Dominic is the guy! Highly recommend!
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Dominic S.

Dominic S.

Pikesville, MD 21208
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$40 / 30-min

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