David Hardy

David H.

New York, NY

About David H.

Background check: Last verified 02/10/2016
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David teaches: Ages 5 and up
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Teaching since: June 2011
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

I have been playing/performing music about twenty years now. I love it and want to give back. My primary instruments are drums, Hammond Organ,piano, ukelele and Voice. Some of the styles I play are Jazz, Gospel, and R&B. I also Have a Bachelor Degree in Music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.Furthermore I have performed extensively in the NYC area.

Photos and Videos

playing drums on the Jazz standard softly as a morning sunrise back in 2014 at a high school recital

Experience

Music Teacher after school program

Sep 2015 - Nov 2015
Math Engineering Science academy High School

I was a music teacher for an after school program. I taught a small class of high school students. We sang popular songs, I played the piano and taught music theory as well as.

Music Teacher assistant

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
Soaring Heights Charter School

I accompanied students on piano for a sing along activities and also taught ukelele and recorder.

Teacher Independent contractor

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
In home Music Teachers

I taught Drum and piano lessons for an in home music lesson agency..

Education

Jazz Performance

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
University of the arts

Manhattan School of Music

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009
Manhattan school of Music

Awards

jimmy paxson drumset memorial award

May 2013
university of the Arts

Ron Kerber memorial scholarship

Apr 2008
International association Jazz Education

7 Outstanding Jazz soloist awards

Apr 2008
International Association Jazz Education

Regional Drum solo winner

Apr 2007
Guitar Center Drumoff

Most improved student

Jun 2005
walter Studio
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11 Reviews on David H.

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Jaz Jul 22, 2016
Drum · In studio
Growing up through the years David has develop and strengthen my technique on the snare and especially the toms. The love, the feeling, and craft I have for the drums is because of my teacher. Each Sundays was a privilege to learn a lesson and complete the challenge of never giving up, to progress into what I am today. A female drummer that's plays for an all Women Band, for Women Conferences throughout the year. Thanks Dave Simply Amazing
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Dervaun H. Jun 3, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
David is a great piano instructor, he was very knowledgeable on the area I wanted to focus on. He explained it very well and I was able to pick up quickly. He also very patient with working at your pace.
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Dervaun H. Jun 3, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
David is a great piano instructor, he was very knowledgeable on the area I wanted to focus on. He explained it very well and I was able to pick up quickly. He also very patient with working at your pace.
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Stiven May 25, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
It was clear to me from the first lesson that Daivd is a very skilled drummer. He heard me play, gave me pointers on where I could improve and has been giving me great exercises to practice that are also relevant to the direction I want to take my drumming to.

Highly recommend him.
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Matt W. May 22, 2016
Drum · In studio
YES YES YES.

If it wasn't for my series of drum lessons with Dave, I don't know if I ever would have challenged myself to take up drums for the high school jazz ensemble. When Dave graduated, somebody had to fill his spot. So, I thought... who better to learn from than the legend himself. Winning nearly every competition and blowing everyones mind who was and was not a drummer, Dave Hardy has been and will ALWAYS be one of my biggest drumming inspirations.

Please book a lesson with this man, even just to SAY that you did. Respect.
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Lamar G. Mar 19, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent ...my son enjoyed his fist lesson
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Aqila J. Mar 5, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
David is a good teacher. If you are looking for drumming lessons in the gospel genre, he is your man.
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Shantell Feb 29, 2016
I have seen David perform/play multiple times, each on a different instrument. Every time I have witnessed a performance, there is clear evidence of passion, commitment, and skill in his craft. I encourage everyone to take a class and I'm sure there won't be any regrets.
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Jabari Feb 25, 2016
Drum · In studio
Dave is an excellent teacher. After only a few lessons I can already see improvement in my skills. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced musician, I highly recommend taking lessons from Dave.
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Stephane Feb 21, 2016
Drum · In home
I met David after a gig in New York and asked him for a lesson. I was interested in learning more about his feel, phrasing and more advanced musical ideas in Jazz. I had many specific questions in mind and David answered everything. He also gave me great exercises and explained how to practice the material. Since the lesson, I already feel an improvement with my feel, understanding of phrasing in a form and playing with other musicians. He also gave me the permission to record the lesson for personal use only.
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