David Hardy

David H.

Columbus, NJ

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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2011

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, and piano. 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.


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..


Jazz Performance
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
University of the arts
Manhattan School of Music
Sep 2008 - Jun 2009
Manhattan school of Music


jimmy paxson drumset memorial award
May 2013
university of the Arts
7 Outstanding Jazz soloist awards
Apr 2008
International Association Jazz Education
Ron Kerber memorial scholarship
Apr 2008
International association Jazz Education
Regional Drum solo winner
Apr 2007
Guitar Center Drumoff
Most improved student
Jun 2005
walter Studio

Photos & Videos

playing drums on the Jazz standard softly as a  morning sunrise back in 2014 at a high school recital
senior recital in 2013
Photo by David H.

playing the piano, jazz standard All the things you are. Excuse the tuning please
playing drums behind the great Dave Pollack. the tune is "Something There" from Beauty and the Beast.
playing a studio session for Isaiah Jamel singer song writer
Photo by David H.

Photo by David H.

Photo by David H.
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11 Reviews

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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

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.

Dervaun H. Jun 3, 2016
Piano · In studio

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.

Stiven May 25, 2016
Drum · In studio

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


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

Excellent ...my son enjoyed his fist lesson

Aqila J. Mar 5, 2016
Drum · In studio

David is a good teacher. If you are looking for drumming lessons in the gospel genre, he is your man.

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.

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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Kevin Feb 10, 2016
Drum ·

David is an amazing drummer! I strongly suggest getting lessons from him because he's a great teacher and elite drummer.

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