Drum lessons in Fort Wayne, Indiana

10639706_10202901094865244_5747636842083689901_n_1Todd Harrold is accepting students (beginner and advanced) looking to take drum lessons in Fort Wayne, IN. Todd has 36 years playing experience and has recorded 8 albums under his own name.

Todd has studied with Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock, Albert King, Freddie King, Woody Shaw) Zoro (Lenny Kravitz), Paul Wertico (Pat Metheny, Larry Coryell, Kurt Elling), Peter Erskine (Steely Dan, Weather Report), New Orleans Legend Stanton Moore (Galactic), Jeff Sipe (Trey Anastasio, Phil Lesh, Aquarium Rescue Unit), Jack Mouse (Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson), Carl Allen (Freddie Hubbard, Jackie Mclean, Julliard School of Music), and David Derge (David Benoit), among others.

Topics stressed in lessons:

  1. Hand and Foot Control
  2. Rudiments
  3. Rock-solid Time and Feel
  4. Coordination
  5. Learning as many playing styles as possible (Rock, Soul, Jazz, Latin, Reggae, etc.)
  6. Reading and Interpreting music (Dynamics, Context, etc.)
  7. History of Music Styles, Artists, and Drummers
  8. Playing songs & getting and maintaining work as a musician.

Material/methods/books:

  1. Stick Control by George Lawrence Stone (hand exercises, interpretations for drum kit)
  2. Syncopation by Ted Reed (drum kit interpretations and variations in the fashion of Boston teacher Alan Dawson and the Berklee College of Music)
  3. The Art of Bop Drumming by John Riley (Swing playing)
  4. The Drummer's Complete Vocabulary as taught by Alan Dawson
    by John Ramsay
  5. Patterns by Gary Chaffee (drum set coordination and interpretation)
  6. Groove Alchemy by Stanton Moore (Funk, Soul, Rock and New Orleans Second-Line rhythms)
  7. The Language of Drumming by Benny Greb (hand, foot, drum kit and reading coordination and vocabulary *a big favorite*)
  8. The Break Beat Bible by Mike Adamo (Funk and Hip-hop patterns and transcriptions)
  9. Bass Drum Control by Colin Bailey
  10. Advanced Funk Studies by Rick Latham
  11. The Master Drummer by John Riley (Swing and Latin playing)
  12. Percussive Arts Society 40 Essential Rudiments....among many others.
THE STUDENT DOES NOT NEED TO PURCHASE THESE BOOKS, these are just examples of books that will be worked out of directly or interpreted for lessons.

Todd schedules drum lessons in Fort Wayne seven days a week and his rates are currently $20 for half an hour and $30 for an hour.

Contact Todd at toddharrold3@gmail.com or 260-478-5611 for more details or to get started!

Video Lessons

Drum Lesson #1

Drum Lesson #2

HI HAT BARKS
(Bernard Purdie/James Gadson)

MAX ROACH/JOHN BONHAM
"TRIP-O-LET-AND" DRUM LICK LESSON

DRUM SET SHUFFLE GROOVES
(FROM ODIE PAYNE TO JABO STARKS TOBUTCH AND JAIMOE TO JEFF PORCARO)

 The King Kong Beat
(Garibaldi/Clark/Idris Muhammad/Gadd)

MIKE CLARK "SPANK -A- LEE"

CHRIS DADDY DAVE THREE STICK VARIATION

"I'M GLAD YOU'RE MINE" HOWARD GRIMES AL GREEN

LEVON HELM UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK

JEFF PORCARO "LIDO SHUFFLE"

TODD HARROLD DRUM SOLO CLUB SODA

June 2018 July 2018 August 2018

Fri Jun 8 2018
9:00p 
The Coterie
Kokomo, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Sat Jun 9 2018
9:00p 
Don Halls Guest House
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: 21+ 

Fri Jun 15 2018
6:30p 
Jefferson Pointe Mall
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: All Ages 

Sat Jun 16 2018
8:00p 
Mad Anthony'sBrewing Company
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: All Ages 

Fri Jun 22 2018
10:00p 
O'sullivan's Italian Pub
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Sat Jun 23 2018
9:00p 
Club Soda
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Sat Jun 30 2018
9:00p 
trubble brewing
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Fri Jul 6 2018
9:00p 
Deer Park Irish Pub
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Sat Jul 7 2018
9:00p 
Club Soda
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Sun Jul 8 2018
6:00p 
village of west clay
Carmel, IN 
Age Limit: All Ages 

Sat Jul 14 2018
10:00p 
Downtown Eatery & Spirits
Warsaw, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Thu Jul 19 2018
12:00p 
lunch on the plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: All Ages

Fri Jul 20 2018
10:00p 
O'sullivan's Italian Pub
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Sat Jul 21 2018
8:00p 
Mad Anthony Brewing Company
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: All Ages 

Fri Jul 27 2018
9:00p 
trubble brewing
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Sat Jul 28 2018
7:00p 
lafeyette esplanade night o...
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: All Ages 

Sun Jul 29 2018
7:00p 
Kehoe Park
Bluffton, IN 
Age Limit: All Ages 

Thu Aug 2 2018
8:00p 
rack and helen's social house
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Fri Aug 3 2018
8:00p 
Oakwood Resort on Lake Wa...
Syracuse, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Sat Aug 4 2018
8:00p 
hamilton public house
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Fri Aug 10 2018
10:00p 
Union 50
Indianapolis, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Sat Aug 11 2018
7:00p 
american legion post 148
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Fri Aug 17 2018
9:00p 
Rack and Helens Bar & Grill
New Haven, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Sat Aug 18 2018
9:00p 
Club Soda
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Fri Aug 24 2018
10:00p 
O'sullivan's Italian Pub
Fort Wayne, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Sat Aug 25 2018
5:00p 
Two EE's
Huntington, IN 
Age Limit: All Ages 

Sat Aug 25 2018
10:00p 
Downtown Eatery & Spirits
Warsaw, IN 
Age Limit: 21+ 

Fri Aug 31 2018
9:00p 
Deer Park Irish Pub
Fort Wayne, IN

"I Can See Clearly Now" (Cover)

"Love and Happiness" (Al Green Cover)

"I don't need no Doctor"

"One Way Out"

"Lights"

"Beast of Burden"

"Miss Riverside"

"Yellow Moon"

"Love Is Alove"

"More Than You'll Ever Know"

"Use Me"

 

Drum Lesson #1

Drum Lesson #2

HI HAT BARKS
(Bernard Purdie/James Gadson)

MAX ROACH/JOHN BONHAM
"TRIP-O-LET-AND" DRUM LICK LESSON

DRUM SET SHUFFLE GROOVES
(FROM ODIE PAYNE TO JABO STARKS TOBUTCH AND JAIMOE TO JEFF PORCARO)

 The King Kong Beat
(Garibaldi/Clark/Idris Muhammad/Gadd)

MIKE CLARK "SPANK -A- LEE"

CHRIS DADDY DAVE THREE STICK VARIATION

"I'M GLAD YOU'RE MINE" HOWARD GRIMES AL GREEN

LEVON HELM UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK

JEFF PORCARO "LIDO SHUFFLE"

TODD HARROLD DRUM SOLO CLUB SODA