Dr. Nicholas Hardie
Cello, Bass Teacher, Parent, Administrator
D.M.A., Boston University; M.M., Peabody Conservatory; B.M., Baylor University. Graduate quartet residency and apprenticeship with Takacs Quartet, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Works along side his wife, Heather Watson Hardie, directing the Greenwich Suzuki Academy where he also teaches cello and chamber music. Former faculty Peabody Preparatory, Academy of Music in Gaithersburg, MD, and the Central Texas String Academy. Substitute taught for the Manhattan School of Music, Pre-College Division. Taught for the David Einfeldt Chamber Music Seminar and the Hartford Suzuki Institute through the University of Hartford, and Baylor University’s Advanced String Quartet Seminar over several summers.
Founding member of Stratus Chamber Players. Former member of the Satori Quartet, with performances at Harris Hall in Aspen, Vilar Center in Beaver Creek, and Paul Hall in New York. Attended the Juilliard Quartet Seminar, Takacs Quartet Seminar, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival through Yale, and spent three summers at Kneisel Hall. Nick returned to Baylor University to play Strauss’s Don Quixote and performed the Schumann Concerto with the Bemidji Symphony.
Primary cello teachers include George Neikrug, Alan Stepansky, and his father Gary Hardie. Also studied extensively with Joel Krosnick, Judith Glyde, and Darrett Adkins. Received Suzuki teacher training through the Chicago Suzuki Institute, and taken ECE from his mother, Suzuki viola teacher trainer Julia Hardie, for whom he taught for five years.