It all started when John was six years old and one of his neighbors called his mother to report that he was playing her piano, much to Mom’s surprise. Two years later he got a piano of my own and began studying with a Julliard graduate who left his ‘natural ear’ intact while she taught him theory and technique.
Soon he added the organ, B-flat clarinet, and tenor saxophone to his repertoire of instruments, playing in the All-State Band his Senior year at Merkel High School, the UT Longhorn Band for four years, and the 236th Army National Guard Band for six years. All the while he played the piano and organ at church and for private parties and events.
Music remained a “hobby” for him until the year 2000, when he left corporate America and ventured forth as the musician he really is. With the help of a friend, he realized that he could write song lyrics and then create the music that brings those lyrics to life. In the past few years he has shared the stage with some incredible musicians, as well as Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Greg Braden, Byron Katie, and James Van Praagh.
“Music is the gift that flows through me. My passion and commitment is to give that gift of Love to the world. ‘When I think of Love, the very thought of Love is You.’” - John Hardesty