Mike Henry
Drum Set
Mike Henry grew up in Los Angles and studied drums with Mel Zelnick. The experience of being a teacher at Mel’s drum shop {The Music Stop} became the inspiration for the Percussion Center. ” I knew from an early age I was going to be a drummer and own a Drum Shop. I wanted to be around the things I love everyday.” By age seventeen Mike was working professionally around the Los Angeles area. He attended San Fernando State on a music scholarship. Mike spent the next 10 years touring all over the United States and Canada including a stint in Japan. When Mike settled in Houston he started working with Houston’s top musicians almost immediately. He currently plays with the Luxury Jazz Trio and the Jackson Truit Group and his project; Big Percussion.
Mike is known for his great brush technique and musical drum set approach. His teaching is rooted in the history of drums and drummers. He has developed a solid curriculum of classic rudiments and reading that is geared to performance on the drum set. He also uses a extensive library of play a long tracks and has written a book of exercises exclusively for his teaching program. 

Mike is a member of ASCAP, a Paiste Cymbal Artist, Regal Tip stick endorser and creator of HPCustom Drums.

To contact Mike to discuss lessons, please call 832-800-4899 or email us at
Earnest Potts
Sax, All Winds, Trumpet, Piano, Music Theory
Earnest hails from Oklahoma City, OKlahoma. His first music teacher was Anceo Francisco, as a beginner and again at Langston University.
Earnest studied Form and Analysis and Composition and Arranging with Howard Harris and Joseph Schmoll at Texas Southern University. Professional credits include tours with The Faddist Five, Oklahoma Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Band, the Uptown Syndicate, Slaughter Inc. and “Grammy Award Winner” Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, to name a few.
Locally working with Leroy Parnell, Big Walter “The Thunderbird”, Dogtooth Violet, Alan Haynes, Tommy Dardar, Ezra Charles and a host of others. International dates include stints in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. One of his favorites sayings is, “I got to the “GREAT STATE of TEXAS as soon as I could.”

To schedule lesssons with Earnest, contact Mike Henry at 832-800-4899 or email us at info@percussiononline.com
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