Jeffrey Hardy

Jeffrey H.

Skokie, IL

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I offer contemporary music instruction for the Hammond Organ, and focus on theory, organ technique, registration, sight reading, ear training, and improvisation.
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Jeffrey delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 80

Teaching since:
October 1987

"Music is the catalyst that helps to enhance the quality of life.We as musicians and educators MUST pass it on."

I am a 27 year practicing professional musician, songwriter, arranger, and music educator. Music is my passion. I currently teach guitar, piano, and organ, and serve as minister of music and staff musician for two Chicago area church congregations. I have played guitar and keyboards for local bands, and am well versed with a variety of musical styles.

*** Lesson Details ***
I specifically tailor my lessons for each student....I do not use a "cookie cutter" lesson style. To achieve the best lesson approach for the most positive student outcome, I conduct a student assessment during the first lesson (first lessons are free for a limited time) to determine student skills, goals, and objectives. After the assessment, I structure a comprehensive, contemporary lesson plan that includes fundamentals, technique, theory, and songs relative to the lesson in a fun and productive manner that engages the student and promotes his/her creativity.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic piano (A 440), Yamaha Digital Piano, Hammond X-C3 organ, 6 string acoustic guitar, 6 string classical guitar

*** Travel Equipment ***
My expectation would be that all students I visit in home would have an acoustic piano properly tuned, or a digital piano or keyboard with 88 weighted keys. Guitar students should have a 6 string, acoustic or electric guitar (with an amplifier).

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Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies
Aug 2003 - Dec 2006
Governors State University
Music Theory, Music Literature
Aug 1981 - Dec 1985
Iowa State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


National Association for Music Education
Feb 2014

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Broadcast Music Inc.
Apr 1994

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Organist at worship service

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Steve D. Oct 2, 2017
Organ · Online

There was a technical issue with the broadcast of the lesson. However, Jeffrey is an excellent teacher and I am very excited about future lessons with him!

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