Our Team

Let's Go Practice Heather Watson Hardie CelloHeather Watson Hardie is the Director and Founder of the Greenwich Suzuki Academy and a Co-Founder of Let’s Go Practice. Heather has been a Suzuki cello teacher since 1998 and has extensive Suzuki teacher training. She has been selected three times to present at the Suzuki Association of the Americas biennial Conference and has taught at many workshops and institutes around the country. Heather is married to Dr. Nicholas Hardie (also a cellist) and they have a 2 year old son, Ethan.

Heather has received a Master of Arts in cello performance and Suzuki pedagogy from New York University and a Bachelor of Music in cello performance from Baylor University. Her primary cello teachers were Marion Feldman and Gary Hardie.

Let's Go Practice Alyssa Hardie ViolaAlyssa Hardie Beckmann is a Suzuki viola and violin teacher and Co-Founder of Let’s Go Practice. Alyssa grew up as a Suzuki student and has been an active teacher for the last decade, studying with many fantastic teacher trainers including her mother Julia Hardie, William Preucil, Teri Einfeldt and Louise Behrend. Alyssa serves on the board of the Suzuki Association of Southern New England, and was recently named Head of Upper Strings at the Greenwich Suzuki Academy where she teaches more than 30 private students.

Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Music in viola and violin performance from Vanderbilt University, and a Master of Music in Viola Performance from Boston University. Her primary teachers were Bruno Giuranna, Steven Ansell, Edward Gazouleas and Carolyn Huebl. Alyssa is an active performer with symphonies and chamber ensembles, and especially enjoys playing with her husband, cellist Matt Beckmann, whom she met during their time as fellows at the Tanglewood Music Center.

Tiffany Kent - Let's Go PracticeTiffany Kent, is mother of Alexandra (age 6) who has been studying violin for 3 years, Caroline (age 4) who has been studying viola for a year and a half and baby Henry (9 months) who dances to the beat when the girls practice violin and viola.

As a busy working mom, Tiffany tries to practice every night with Alexandra and Caroline.  Countless tough nights, arguments, laughs, wrong notes, fun conclusions the girls come to, can’t top the most satisfying  reward of just closing  her eyes and hearing her girls play a piece that is well practiced!