Left-handed musician Mr. Hazlett has taught more than 3,400 young instrumentalists in his career. He is inspired by the Graland Master Teachers on campus who continue to lead and impact students.
Impacting Students I like teaching band students Sol feggio warm ups. They learn the hand signs and also can lead the band warm ups. We then expand it into a four-part round. Students are able to combine hand signs to communicate different patterns. It provides a opportunity to establish ensemble listening, eye contact and focus. When we begin each class with this type of warm up, it helps set the stage for the rest of the rehearsal.
Lifelong Learner Attending the Formative Assessment conference provided me with tools that are quite useful in the music classroom. Since each rehearsal has different dynamics, pacing, and ability levels, I can quickly assess how students rate themselves on a specific skill. This then informs my teaching in "real-time" and I can adjust instruction on the fly to accommodate each learning style.
Song I Can Listen to Over and Over John Coltrane’s Blue Train
Feels Rewarded When ... A student returns as an alumni to say hello and thank you.
Outside the Classroom I’m ... On my bike, at the gym, or playing with my two boys.
Joined Graland in ... 2013
Also Known As ... Lacrosse coach, Music Enrichment Teacher
Education M.M. in Performance, Univ. of the Pacific Conservatory of Music at UCLA M.M in Conducting, Colorado State University
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.