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

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


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TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
THURSDAY JULY 1ST
LUNCH ON THE PLAZA (FREIMANN SQUARE)
11:30AM-1:30PM

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FRIDAY JULY 2ND
CLUB SODA
6:30-9:30PM

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SATURDAY JULY 3RD
SPIKES BEACH GRILL WARSAW
6-830PM

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THURSDAY JULY 8TH
SYLVAN CELLARS ROME CITY,IN
6-9PM

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DREAMERS HOOKAH LOUNGE
8-11PM

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SATURDAY JULY 10TH
AMERICAN LEGION POST 148
6:30-9:30PM

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY JULY 16TH
BROADMOOR INDIANAPOLIS
8:30-1030PM

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
SATURDAY JULY 17TH
AMERICAN LEGION POST 148
6:30-9:30PM

TODD HARROLD BAND
WEDNESDAY JULY 21ST
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB FORT WAYNE
5-8PM

TODD HARROLD BAND
THURSDAY JULY 22ND
MONROEVILLE COMMUNITY PARK
6-9PM

TODD HARROLD NAD DAN MOWAN
FRIDAY JULY 23RD
O'SULLIVAN'S
10PM-1AM

TODD HARROLD BAND
SATURDAY JULY 24TH
LAFAYETTE PLACE NIGHT OF MUSIC
7-10PM

TODD HARROLD BAND
FRIDAY JULY 30TH
DOWNTOWN CONCERTS ON THE LANDING
6-8PM

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
SATURDAY JULY 31ST
UNION 50 INDIANAPOLIS
930-1130PM

TODD HARROLD AND DAN MOWAN
SATURDAY AUGUST 7TH
SOUL PIG BBQ DECATUR
8-11PM

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
FRIDAY AUGUST 13TH
DREAMERS HOOKAH LOUNGE
8-11PM

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
SATURDAY AUGUST 14TH
AMERICAN LEGION POST 148
6:30-9:30PM

TODD HARROLD BAND
FRIDAY AUGUST 20TH
JEFFERSON POINTE FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE CONCERT
6:30-8:30PM

TODD HARROLD BAND 
SATURDAY AUGUST 21ST
KOA CAMPGROUNDS BLUFFTON IN
6-9PM

TODD HARROLD AND DAN MOWAN
THURSDAY AUGUST 26TH
SYLVAN CELLARS ROME CITY IN
6-9PM

TODD HARROLD AND DAN MOWAN
FRIDAY AUGUST 27TH
O'SULLIVAN'S
10-1PM

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
SATURDAY AUGUST 28TH
THREE RIVERS DISTILLING
8:30-10:30PM

TODD HARROLD AND DAN MOWAN
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD
THE COTERIE KOKOMO
9-MIDNIGHT

TODD HARROLD BAND
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH
ARTWALK DOWNTOWN FORT WAYNE
7-11PM

TODD HARROLD AND DAN MOWAN
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH
SYLVAN CELLARS ROME CITY
7-10PM

TODD HARROLD AND DAN MOWAN
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH
O'SULLIVAN'S 
10PM-1AM

TODD HARROLD BAND
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH
MAD ANTHONY BREWING FORT WAYNE
7-10PM

TODD HARROLD AND ERIC CLANCY
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH
THREE RIVERS DISTILLING CO
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)

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