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

STEVE GADD "CHUCK E'S IN LOVE" LICK

November 2018 December 2018 January 2019 February 2019

Fri Nov 30 2018
9:00p

Club Soda
Fort Wayne, IN

Sat Dec 1 2018
9:00p
Don Halls Guest House
Fort Wayne, IN

Fri Dec 7 2018
8:00p
DEER PARK PUB
fort wayne, IN

Sat Dec 8 2018
8:00p
Mad Anthony'sBrewing Company
Fort Wayne, IN

Fri Dec 14 2018
9:00p
Club Soda
Fort Wayne, IN

Sat Dec 15 2018
9:00p
Trubble Brewing
Fort Wayne, IN

Fri Dec 21 2018
9:00p
Summit City Brewerks
Fort Wayne, IN

Sat Dec 22 2018
7:00p

american legion post 148
Fort Wayne, IN

Fri Dec 28 2018
10:00p
O'sullivan's Italian Pub
Fort Wayne, IN

Sat Dec 29 2018
9:00p

The Coterie
Kokomo, IN

Mon Dec 31 2018
9:00p
the vic
Warsaw, IN

Fri Jan 4 2019
9:00p
Club Soda
Fort Wayne, IN

Sat Jan 12 2019
8:00p
Mad Anthony'sBrewing Company
Fort Wayne, IN

Fri Jan 18 2019
8:00p
DEER PARK PUB
fort wayne, IN

Sat Jan 19 2019
10:00p

Downtown Eatery & Spirits
Warsaw, IN

Fri Jan 25 2019
10:00p
O'sullivan's Italian Pub
Fort Wayne, IN

Sat Jan 26 2019
9:00p

Club Soda
Fort Wayne, IN

Fri Feb 1 2019
9:00p
Don Halls Guest House
Fort Wayne, IN

Sat Feb 2 2019
9:00p

Trubble Brewing
Fort Wayne, IN

Sat Feb 9 2019
10:00p
Union 50
Indianapolis, IN

Fri Feb 15 2019
9:00p

Club Soda
Fort Wayne, IN

Sat Feb 16 2019
8:00p

Oakwood Resort on Lake Wa...
Syracuse, IN

Fri Feb 22 2019
10:00p
O'sullivan's Italian 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"

"Help Me" (Cover)

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

STEVE GADD "CHUCK E'S IN LOVE" LICK