Drum lessons in Fort Wayne, Indiana

10639706_10202901094865244_5747636842083689901_n_1Todd Harrold is accepting students (beginner and advanced) looking to take drum lessons online or in person in Fort Wayne, IN. Todd has 44 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), David Derge (David Benoit), and David Northrup (Boz Scaggs), George Sluppick (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Mofro), Tony Mason (Charlie Hunter, Amy Helm), 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 $25 for half an hour and $40 for an hour.

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

Video Lessons

FIVE WAYS OF INTERPRETING TED REED'S SYNCOPATION

3/3/3/3/2/2 DRUMMING!

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

Drills--some of the things i'm always working on


July 2022 August 2022   September 2022  
TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY JULY 1ST
SPIKES BEACH GRILL
310 Eastlake Dr.
Warsaw,In
7-9 pm

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
SATURDAY JULY 2ND
THREE RIVERS DISTILLING CO
224 E Wallace
Fort Wayne
8-10pm

TODD HARROLD BAND
SATURDAY JULY 9TH
AMERICAN LEGION POST 148
705 E Lewis
Fort Wayne
6:30-9:30pm

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY JULY 15TH
O'SULLIVAN'S
1808 W Main
Fort Wayne
10pm-1am

TODD HARROLD BAND
SATURDAY JULY 16TH
LAKELIFE BAR AND GRILL
3687 N Barbee Rd Warsaw Indiana
7:30-10:30pm

TODD HARROLKD AND ERIC CLANCY
THURSDAY JUly 21st
Sylvan Cellars
2725 E Northport
Wolcottville,In.
6-9PM

TODD HARROLD BAND
FRIDAY JULY 22ND
JEFFERSON POINTE FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE
Fort Wayne,In.
6:30-8:30pm

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
SATURDAY JULY 23RD
LAFAYETTE PLACE NIGHT OF MUSIC
4600 Block of Lafayette Esplanade
7-10pm

TODD HARROLD BAND
FRIDAY JULY 29TH
Country Heritage Winery
185 CR 68 Laotto Indiana
6-9 pm

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
SATURDAY JULY 30TH
LAKELIFE BAR AND GRILL
3687 N Barbee Rd Warsaw Indiana
7:30-10:30pm
TODD HARROLD BAND
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3RD
EMBASSY THEATRE SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES
125 W JEFFERSON BLVD
6-830 PM

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY AUGUST 5TH
CLUB SODA
235 E Superior Fort Wayne
6:30-9:30pm

TODD HARROLD BAND
SATURDAY AUGUST 6TH
Soul Pig BBQ
135 S 2nd st.
Decatur,Indiana
7-10 PM

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY AUGUST 12TH
SPIKES BEACH GRILL
310 Eastlake Dr.
Warsaw,In
7-9 pm

TODD HARROLD BAND
SATURDAY AUGUST 13TH
Mad Anthony Brewing Co
2002 Broadway
Fort Wayne,Indiana
7-10PM

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY AUGUST 19TH
O'SULLIVAN'S
1808 W Main
Fort Wayne
10pm-1am

TODD HARROLD BAND
SATURDAY AUGUST 20TH
KOA CAMPGROUNDS BLUFFTON
6-9PM

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
LUNCH ON THE SQUARE
FRIEMANN SQUARE FT WAYNE
11:30AM-1:30PM

TODD HARROLKD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY AUGUST 26TH
Sylvan Cellars
2725 E Northport
Wolcottville,In.
8-11PM

TODD HARROLD BAND
SATURDAY AUGUST 27TH
AMERICAN LEGION POST 148
705 E Lewis
6:30-9:30pm

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY AUGUST 2ND
Rack and Helen's
525 Broadway New Haven Indiana
8-11 PM
TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH
SPIKES BEACH GRILL
310 Eastlake Dr.
Warsaw,In
7-9 pm

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH
THREE RIVERS DISTILLING CO
224 E Wallace
Fort Wayne
8-10pm

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH
CLUB SODA
235 E Superior
6:30-9:30pm

TODD HARROLD BAND
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH
SOUL PIG BBQ
135 S 2nd St. DEcatur,In
7-10pm

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST
RACK AND HELEN'S
525 Broadway New Haven,In
7:30-9:30pm

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD
O'SULLIVAN'S 1808 W Main Ft Wayne
10pm-1am

TODD HARROLD BAND
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH
MAD ANTHONY BREWING
2002 Broadway Ft Wayne,In
7-10pm

Michael Shrieve [Part 1 of 3]

Derek Trucks [Part 1 of 3]

Derek Trucks [Part 2 of 3]

Anthony Farrell [Part 3 of 3]

Alan Evans (Soulive) [Part 1 of 3]

Mike Clark [Part 4 of 5]

"Help Me" (Joni Mitchell Cover)

"I Don't Need No Doctor"

"Use Me"

"Long Train Running" (Doobie Brothers Organ Trio Cover)

"I Can See Clearly Now" (Cover)

"Love and Happiness" (Al Green Cover)

"Midnight Rider" (Gregg Allman Cover)

FIVE WAYS OF INTERPRETING TED REED'S SYNCOPATION

3/3/3/3/2/2 DRUMMING!

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

Drills--some of the things i'm always working on