Craig Hetrick

Craig H.

Indianapolis, IN

About Craig H.

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Craig teaches: Ages 8 and up
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Teaching since: September 1976
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I have been the Assistant Principal Timpanist and Percussionist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra since 1992. I have also been an Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Butler University since 1995, and have been a frequent Guest Lecturer at IU's Jacob's School of Music. Prior to the ISO I spent many years as a drum set player including playing for Matthew Morrison (Glee), Idina Menzel (Glee, Rent,etc..), Marvin Hamlisch, touring Europe with the American Youth Jazz Band, touring the US with Johnny Mathis, Perry Como, and Jimmy Dorsey. Also played for 4 years in the University of Delaware Jazz Band, Dominic Spera's Jazz Band at Indiana University, playing literally thousands of gigs with Al Cobine, Cathy Morris, Jim Farrelly, weddings, the Jazz Kitchen, Chatterbox, rock bands, etc
I hold a Bachelors degree from the U of Delaware, a Masters from IU, and Performers Certificate from IU, all in percussion performance.
Teaching is a passion of mine, and I want to teach more from my home rather than Butler or IU. I love teaching students of any age and level of playing!

Photos and Videos

Long drum solo with John Dougherty, guitar


Adjunct Professor of Percussion

Aug 1995 - Present
Butler University

Teach all percussion and drum set to majors and non majors.

Assistant Principal Timpanist/Percussionist

Apr 1992 - Present
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Play all percussion, timpani and drum set in the largest arts organization in Indiana, and one of the countries few major orchestras.

Adjunct Professor of Percussion

Mar 2014 - May 2014
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Taught full percussion studio for Department chair on sabbatical.

Adjunct Professor of Percussion

Aug 2007 - May 2008
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Teach all percussion to percussion majors.

Adjunct Professor of Percussion

Aug 2000 - May 2003
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Taught percussion and drum set to percussion majors.


Sep 1985 - Sep 1986
House Band Dayton Nightclub

Played all styles of music with musicians that included, Steve Weingart (Dave Weckl Band) and Dana Watson (Buddy Rich).


Master of Music Percussion Performance

Sep 1982 - May 1985
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Bachelor of Music, Percussion Performance

Sep 1978 - May 1982
University of Delaware


Associate Instructor (GA)

Aug 1983
Indiana University

Full Scholarship in Music

Aug 1980
University of Delaware
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2 Reviews on Craig H.

Brad Smith Aug 26, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Craig was great, listening to my goals and setting up a plan to achieve them.
Jay H. Mar 3, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor working with beginners!
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