Murray S. Piper, founder and director of Passionate Drumming & Music Lessons, is driven by his early passion for drums. Piper received his B.S. music degree with a concentration in instrumentalists from Morgan State University. Piper has been playing since the age of three years old and has been teaching drums/percussion since 2004. Piper currently teaches for the BSO Orchkids program in Baltimore, MD. Between 2017-2019, Piper was the lead percussionist for the University of Maryland Baltimore County dance department. In 2016, Piper was accepted as a member of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).
Piper is extraordinary in all styles of music such as Rock, Jazz, Gospel, Christian, Latin, Marching, Classical, Blues, and many more. Piper is an Emmy Nominated drummer for his outstanding role in the 2015 Stage Musical “Oh Gospel” The Evolution of Gospel Music. His drumming and percussion career has launched him into one of the most sought after instructors & drummers of our time. Piper’s skill level and personality has brought him some major partnerships with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Odery Drums, RBimusic, VicFirth, Sabian, Sledgepad, StickPro, JAMTec USA, and Evans. Piper has performed with many Stellers and Grammy artists such as Richard Smallwood, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Dorinda Clark Cole, Isaiah D. Thomas, American Idol contestants, Washington DC Orchestra, Sunday Best contestants, and Washington Talented Agency Bands. Piper currently plays full time at the New Antioch Baptist Church of Randallstown in Baltimore, MD where the congregation is over 10,000 members.
Piper is dedicated to equipping all his students with the instructions for reaching their goals. He has taken that same passion in which he plays and teaches to motivate, inspire, and encourage each student to perform at their highest level.