He has taught music in Brooklyn public schools for the past 15-years in collaboration with BAX teaching artists José Joaquín García and Donna Costello. He has studied at Mannes School of Music and is a graduate of the New School Jazz Program, studying piano with Fred Hersch.
Hardy has been musical director and co-creator of more than a dozen musicals at the Brooklyn New School. Prior to that Hardy was freelancing in NYC as a sideman with R&B, R&R, Blues, Funk and Jazz bands and as an accompanist, music director and vocal coach. Back in the day, Hardy paid his dues doing rock ’n roll theater and living on the Lower East Side.