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Murray Creed
British Columbia
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Teaching Location:Victoria, British Columbia, V8T 3Z7
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About Murray Creed

Murray Creed started playing the drums at age 12. At 13 he attended private
lessons with Victoria’s Ian Taylor. Four years later, with a wealth of
drumistic knowledge under his belt, Murray started to play with bands in the
Victoria music scene. After high school he moved to Hollywood, California to
attend the Percussion Institute of Technology. There he studied drums with
some of the top teachers in the world; 4 hours of classes per day and 4
hours of practice each night. This was an amazing experience for Murray.
Upon graduating he was nominated as the “Most Improved Drummer of the Year.”

After graduation it was time for Murray to head back to Canada and find some
musicians to start a band with. Murray played in a few local bands in
Vancouver, but it was his home town of Victoria which produced the best
opportunity for him. He started to play with an Alternative rock band called
Fine Tooth Combine. With this band Murray recorded two CDs; Foil and Big,
Big Sour. The band filmed three videos and toured Canada three times. Shows
with bands like; I Mother Earth, 54 40, Everclear, Bif Naked and Nickelback
brought “Fine Tooth Combine” national acclaim.

In 1994, along with his recording and touring, Murray started to teach drum
lessons. In the year 2000 he opened Groove Studios and it quickly became
Victoria’s biggest drum studio with Murray teaching over 70 students per
week. In 2010 Murray launched the Victoria Drum Festival which has become a
premier annual event. He continues to record and gig with local artists as
well as doing clinics in the Victoria area.

Update January 2016: Murray is now on Vic Firth's website.

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