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 $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

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

STEVE GADD "CHUCK E'S IN LOVE" LICK

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

April 2021 May 2021

TODD HARROLD TRIO
SATURDAY APRIL 3
SOUL PIG BBQ
135 s. 2nd st. Decatur
8-11pm

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY with ALICIA PYLE QUARTET
WEDNESDAY APRIL 7
7-9PM
CLUB ROOM AT THE CLYDE
1806 Bluffton Rd

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
SATURDAY APRIL 10
6-9PM
CLUB SODA
235 E Superior

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
SATURDAY APRIL 17
6-9pm
CLUB SODA

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY APRIL 23
8-11PM
DREAMERS HOOKAH LOUNGE
1407 S Calhoun
$5 COVER

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
SATURDAY APRIL 24
6-9PM
CLUB SODA

TODD HARROLD TRIO
FRIDAY APRIL 30
730-930PM
TWO EE'S WINERY
6808 US 24 HUNTINGTON

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
SATURDAY MAY 1
6-9PM
CLUB SODA

TODD HARROLD TRIO
FRIDAY MAY 7
DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA CITY CONCERT
6-9PM

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
SATURDAY MAY 8
7-10pm
OAKWOOD RESORT
702 E Lake View Drive Syracuse

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY MAY 14
8-11PM
DREAMERS HOOKAH LOUNGE

TODD HARROLD TRIO
SATURDAY MAY 15
7-10PM
MAD ANTHINY BREWING COMPANY
2002 Broadway Fort Wayne

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY MAY 28
6-9PM
CLUB SODA

TODD HARROLD TRIO
SATURDAY MAY 29
TWO EE'S WINERY
730-930PM

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)

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

STEVE GADD "CHUCK E'S IN LOVE" LICK

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