Malik Henry

Malik H.

Bethlehem, PA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing drums for over 6 years and experienced in several genres including Gospel, Jazz, R&B, Hip-hop, Reggae, Soul, Oldschool, and more. In my lessons, I will begin by teaching the basics of reading music, and how to apply reading concepts onto the drum set. In later lessons, I will demonstrate rudimentary concepts, and introduce students to different genres of music, ensuring that they become versatile and balanced players.
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Malik delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2014

Malik H. is a Philadelphia native musician. Beginning his music career in high school, Malik has made significant accomplishments during his time playing. He was a member of the Central High School Jazz Band, and also being selected for the All-City Jazz band in 2011 and 2012. Malik has studied under Dan Monaghan, Jazz drums teacher at Temple University. In addition to his Jazz studies, Malik displays versatility by playing at Greater Exodus Baptist Church, and playing for several local artists including genres of R&B, Hip-hop, Rock, Gospel, and Pop. He has played at several venues throughout the Philadelphia area including The Arts Garage, Warmdadddys, The Underground Arts, The Kimmel Center, The Philadelphia Convention Center and more. Significant performances he has participated in includes opening acts for Sugar Hill Gang, Tye Tribbett and Kierra Sheard, and performing with James Fortune and Karen Clark Sheard.

As a student at Valley Forge Christian College, Malik has participated in the Wind Ensemble as well as student led “The Art Of” music group. While in college Malik returned to Central as a student instrumentalist mentor where he demonstrated concepts in Jazz to young instrumentalists, enhanced overall understanding on drums to students, assisted in developing technique, and how to read music. He has also participated in Central High School productions of three musicals including “Annie Get Your Gun,” “West Side Story,” and “Hairspray,” where he was a member of the pit orchestra.

In fall 2013, Malik transferred to Temple University as a Entrepreneurship major with the goal to start his own entertainment company promoting positive arts. Malik believes today’s artists and entertainers play an important role in in the health of communities and society in general. He believes Artists have the opportunity to reach people in a way no other form of media can, and must take responsibility for the content that they put out. The great deal of negativity in today’s entertainment industry is the driving factor to Malik’s Hard work.

Upon completing only one year at Temple University, Malik moved to Tampa, FL in February of 2014 to expand his connections and grow his business. While in Tampa, he has worked with several artists, including Indie groups Legacy West and House of Woodbury. With Legacy West, he played the role of the drummer and producer, and was able to take the group’s music to the next level of production and played on the recording of their single “Take It or Leave It,” which won the Akademia award for best song in November 2008.

Today, Malik currently resides in his hometown, where he works at The Soundlounj, a rehearsal venue in the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, and House on the Hill Recording Studio located in Belthlehem PA. He is also working on several projects, which includes the band that he has formed, NewERA, and several NewERA artists.

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Drum Instructor
Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
Gibson School of Music

• Demonstrate concepts of music to student instrumentalists including genres of Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Rock, Hip-hop, Caribbean, R&B and more .
• Teach basics of reading and how to apply knowledge to drum set.
• Assist with company events providing music and services.

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Student Instrumentalist Mentor
Oct 2012 - Feb 2015
Central High School

• Demonstrate concepts in jazz to young instrumentalists.
• Enhance overall understanding on drums to students.
• Assist in developing technique, and how to read music.


Bachelor of Arts
Aug 2013 - Present
Temple University
Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
Central High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Bachelor of Arts
Jun 2012
Central High School

Upon receiving a 3.82 GPA, I was granted a Bachelor of Arts degree


Best Drum Solo
Mar 2011
Bensalem High School

Photos & Videos

HOH Studios

House on the Hill Studios

Playing at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia for Greater Exodus Baptist Church
Studio session for Indie group Legacy West in Tampa, FL

Photo by Malik H.

Photo by Malik H.

Photo by Malik H.

- The Heat's On- Central High School Jazz Band
HOH Studios


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