Liam Hardison; Music Instructor and Audio Engineer
Liam Hardison; Music Instructor and Audio Engineer

Liam Hardison; Music Instructor and Audio Engineer

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
$60/hour
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Introduction: My teaching is based around enthusiasm for music, with a faith that with the proper cultivation of that enthusiasm will come an interest in pursuing a more technical approach to your instrument. In this way, the student’s personal goal and objectives are the priority, rather than abstract exercises or theory. These things can always wait and should wait until the student has the facility to bring these concepts into their comprehension. I'm a firm believer in music being a language, and to teach that language is to teach a method of expression. Expressing myself and teaching others to express themselves in a whole new way is the most rewarding experience.
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Hired 4 times

Serves Oakland, CA

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Sara S.
May 2, 2018
Liam Leo guitar on a regular basis for nearly two years and we couldn’t have been happier with his work. His skill as a musician was clear from the start. But equally impressive were his intangible skills. He was a great communicator with our son— a teacher who took learning seriously but also made learning fun. Leo always looked forward to his lessons, which to us was as good an indication as any of the quality of Liam’s work. But beyond that, Leo really professed as a musician under Liam’s guidance, learning elements of theory and fundamentals of technique but also learning to play a lot of really cool songs. Leo found Liam inspiring , so much so that Leo wound applying to the same arts school that Liam attended. He’s a sixth grader there now, happily building on the musical foundation that Liam helped lay for him.
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Mary K.
Dec 8, 2016
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I was in search for a teacher who could offer the technical knowledge of music theory, yet with a mastery in fingerpicking technique. Liam was the perfect teacher, given his academic studies and years of playing genres of guitars. He is really positive, patient, and is constantly aware of the nuances of learning a new instrument (markings of a great teacher). He kept it fun and time passed in a blink of an eye! Looking forward to moving from spanish guitar to electric in the coming year!
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
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Huijing h.
Oct 4, 2015
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Guitar Lessons (for adults)
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Dennan H.
Nov 12, 2015
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Guitar Lessons (for adults)
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Liam Hardison

FAQs

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The first step is always an introduction, the more I know about your objectives and what you enjoy about music the better I'll be able to instruct you in a way that you enjoy. There are several different paths we could take with our lessons that all fall under "music lessons", so choosing the right one is integral to our success in transferring knowledge in an engaging way.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I received my Bachelors of Music from Cornish College of the Arts in 2019, specializing in Classical Guitar Performance. Before that, I graduated from Oakland School for the Arts in 2015. I've completed an audio engineering course at SAE Expression College, and am currently employed at Prolific Sound Solutions as an Audio Engineer.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I decided that I'd be lying to myself if I pursued any other line of work than teaching music. I believe I approach music in a way that is more philosophical than other professionals do, and this, whether the student shares this interest or not, enables me to craft my instruction around the student's other philosophical positions.

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