St. Matthews UMC
Sam Kendrick started playing the piano at the age of 4. At the age of 5 he started formal piano training and classical music. Sam attended Duke Ellington School of the performing arts. After high school he received a full scholarship for classical music at Howard University where he majored in Music. Sam has received many awards for his musical abilities and has won many competitions in the metropolitan area and nationwide. He has performed with and accompanied such artist as Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Mary Mary, Shirley Caesar, Chante Moore, CeCe Peniston and a host of other talented artist in major cities across the United States. Sam has also performed with the National Symphony Orchestra.
Sam is also a phenomenal music producer and songwriter. He has produced and written many songs for gospel and secular artists. He produced and composed songs on the Cochusa Live in Chicago CD entitled, Awesome God, Sam Kendrick’s Nation of Holiness CD project and most recently on Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Mass Choir CD entitled, He’s Brought Me, which will be released in September 2016. Sam also produced William Becton’s debut and sophomore cd, Nujoi’s (female gospel group) single entitled, I Wanna be yours and co-produced for R. Kelly’s female R&B group, Ex-Girlfriend.
Sam was the producer and musical director for Kenny Lattimore. He also co-wrote two songs on Lattimore’s debut project which he received a Gold record to commemorate 5000,000 copies sold. He continues to write and produce music for upcoming musical artists.
Sam has made special appearances in some of the top TV shows and had a cameo appearance in the movie Guilty by Association starring Morgan Freeman. He was a member of Stellar Award nominated gospel group the 7 Sons of Soul.
Currently, Sam serves as the Minister of Music at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He is also in the process of opening up an Upscale Custom Fashion Boutique exclusively for men.
Charlton T. Henry loves to teach people how exciting music can be for their life! Mr. Henry is a native of Gambrills, Maryland and a graduate of Arundel High School in Gambrills, MD. He holds degrees in General Studies with a concentration in history, as well as in Fine Arts with a concentration in music performance, from Anne Arundel Community College. Mr. Henry, also studied music at Bowie State University, and University of Maryland Baltimore County. Currently, he is working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona.
Mr. Henry is a professional trombonist and keyboardist in the Baltimore – Washington Metropolitan area, playing with a variety of concert bands, jazz ensembles, and other musical ensembles. He also plays guitar, electric bass, trumpet, and drums. In addition, he ministers in music at several Christian churches in the metropolitan area.
Mr. Henry enjoys working with music students of all ages and backgrounds. He enjoys seeing students’ minds open when they understand a new musical concept. “Once you understand an idea or concept, NO ONE can take that away from you!” ~ Charlton T. Henry