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. Murray S. Piper received his B.S. Music Degree with concentration in instrumentalists from Morgan State University. Murray has been playing since the age of three years old and have been teaching drums/percussion since 2004. In 2016, Murray was accepted as a member of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). Murray is extraordinary in all styles of music such as, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, Christian, Latin, Marching, Classical, Blues and the list goes on. Murray is a Emmy Nominated drummer for his outstanding role in the 2015 Stage Musical "Oh Gospel" The Evolution of Gospel Music. His drumming & percussion career has launch him into one of the most sought after instructors & drummers of our time. Murray skill level and personalty has brought him some major partnerships with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Odery Drums, RBimusic, Vic Furth, Sabian Cymbals, Sledgepad, StickTwirl, Urbanboards, JAMTec USA and Evans. Murray has performed with many Stellers & Grammy artist such as Richard Smallwood, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Dorinda Clark Cole, Isaiah D Thomas, American Idol contestants, Washington DC Orchestra and Sunday Best contestants. Murray currently plays full time at the New Antioch Baptist Church of Randallstown in Baltimore MD where the congregation is over 10,000 members. Murray is very proud of his latest DVD's entitle "Piper's Time 2 Groove" & "Nothing Too Hard" to inspire all musicians around the World. With the launching of Passionate Drumming & Music Lessons, Murray is dedicated to equipping all his students with the instructions for reaching students goals. Murray welcomes all students any age, any skill level to sign up for lessons very soon!

TEACHING STYLE

Murray's teaching career started in 2004 when he became the only drumming instructor at The Psalms of David School Of Music located at New Antioch Baptist Church of Randallstown ministry. Murray taught three drumming courses with student’s age ranging from 5 on up. Murray taught a mixture of students with a wide range of skill levels beginners to advance. Later that year, many of his students performed a musical piece at the year end schools recital. This is where the love and passion for teaching all started. In 2011, Murray developed and became the principle of the New Antioch Baptist Church of Randallstown School of Music. In each of Murray lessons, his students will quickly learn the basics of drumming, including: stick control, sight reading, playing by ear techniques, rhythms, drum fills, drum licks and much more. It does not matter if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced drummer. He spends the same amount of time and effort for all of his students. Murray tries to make every lesson fun and meaningful while playing both by ear and by sheet music. His lessons are really hands on using teaching methods such as music books, DVD’s, and some playing of his own. Students have a great time studying music theory, developing good techniques on the snare drum, learning how to assemble the drum set, learning to play the hand drum, learning the parts of the drums, how to tune the drums, and how to accompany other musical instruments. It has been proven that after 3 to 6 months of taking lessons with Murray, all students will be well on their way to a very successful musical career having had so much fun and learning to play all different styles of music. Murray welcomes all students any age, any skill level. Hope to have you as a new student soon! Motto: Let’s play Good, get Better, and play our Best!

Professional Affiliations

D'Addario Education Collective