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

March 2019 April 2019 May 2019

Fri Mar 1 2019
9:00p

Don Halls Guest House
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Sat Mar 2 2019
9:00p

Club Soda
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Tue Mar 5 2019
6:00p
Mad Anthony Brewing Company
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: All Ages
Details: fat tuesday mardi gras party

Fri Mar 8 2019
8:00p
Deer Park Irish Pub
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Fri Mar 15 2019
9:00p
Club Soda
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Sat Mar 16 2019
8:00p
Mad Anthony Brewing Compa...
Auburn, IN
Age Limit: All Ages

Fri Mar 22 2019
9:00p

Summit City Brewerks
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Sat Mar 23 2019
10:00p
Downtown Eatery & Spirits
Warsaw, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Fri Mar 29 2019
10:00p

O'sullivan's Italian Pub
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Sat Mar 30 2019
8:30p
the willows
Huntertown, IN

Fri Apr 5 2019
9:00p

Don Halls Guest House
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Sat Apr 6 2019
9:00p

Rack and Helens Bar & Grill
New Haven, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Fri Apr 12 2019
9:00p

Club Soda
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Sat Apr 13 2019
8:00p

Mad Anthony Brewing Company
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: All Ages

Fri Apr 19 2019
8:00p

Deer Park Irish Pub
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Fri Apr 26 2019
10:00p

O'sullivan's Italian Pub
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Fri May 3 2019
9:00p

Club Soda
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Sat May 4 2019
10:00p

Union 50
Indianapolis, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Fri May 10 2019
9:00p

Don Halls Guest House
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Sat May 11 2019
10:00p

Downtown Eatery & Spirits
Warsaw, IN

Fri May 17 2019
7:00p

Two EE's
Huntington, IN
Age Limit: All Ages

Sat May 18 2019
9:00a

Two EE's
Huntington, IN
Age Limit: All Ages

Sat May 18 2019
8:00p
soul pig bbq
Decatur, IN
Age Limit: 21+

Sun May 26 2019
8:00p

Oakwood Resort on Lake Wa...
Syracuse, IN
Age Limit: All Ages

Fri May 31 2019
10:00p

O'sullivan's Italian Pub
Fort Wayne, IN
Age Limit: 21+

"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