My name is Liam Hardy and I have been playing drums and percussion for over 15 years, and have 10 years experience playing music professionally. I have toured and continue to tour the UK extensively playing concerts, festivals, ceilidhs and private functions such as weddings. Currently I mostly play with Folk Rock group Blackbeard’s Tea Party, with whom I have played hundreds of shows over the past nine years including appearances at Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival as well as international performances at The Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo, Malaysia and the Costa Del Folk Festival in Spain.
I am passionate about drums and music in general and I believe that whether you’re a casual player just having a bit of fun or interested in formal music exams and grades, drumming is a great pastime to have. It exercises you both mentally and physically, enables you to have a deeper understanding of how music works and broadens the mind as a music listener. It can be a lifelong hobby and no matter how serious you are with it, there’s always something new to discover. In short, everybody should do it!
In my lessons I will teach you various techniques, exercises and drum pieces that with practice will greatly improve your overall drumming ability. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or have some experience playing drums I will also cater the lessons to your individual style, enabling you to learn at your own pace and focus on what you want to achieve.