Heather Miller Lardin

Bass Teacher

Heather Miller Lardin

SAA Member


Havertown, PA
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Heather is an enthusiastic performer, teacher, and scholar of the double bass, both on modern and period instruments. She holds a DMA in Performance Practice from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Double Bass Performance from the Curtis Institute of Music.  

Some recent engagements have included the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Handel & Haydn Society, Tempesta di Mare, Brandywine Baroque, the Philadelphia Bach Collegium, and NYS Baroque. She was a member of the Virginia Symphony from 1996-2002 and the Binghamton Symphony from 2006-08.

Heather particularly enjoys teaching beginning and young bassists, with a focus on adapting healthy technique to each individual’s physical needs. She taught double bass and viola da gamba at Cornell University for ten years, where she also led Cornell’s Baroque orchestra. Lardin was the Artistic Director of the Ithaca-based period instrument ensemble NYS Baroque, from 2006 to 2013.

Heather is the editor of the early bass feature “Rumblings” in Bass World, the journal of the International Society of Bassists (ISB), and regularly appears in lectures and recitals at the ISB’s biannual conventions. She recently relocated to the Philadelphia area with her husband and two children.