Hazlett, Lisa


Period 1 - Beginning Guitar
Period 2 - Beginning Guitar
Period 3 - Jazz Band
Period 4 - Beginning Guitar
Period 5 - Marching Band / Concert Band
Period 6 - Planning
Period 7 - Reteach

Lisa Hazlett started playing piano in second grade and clarinet in fourth grade in Webster, New York.  She continued to study both in Trumbull, Connecticut and found music to be her love her freshman year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She was active in high school bands, playing in North Allegheny's Marching 300 Tiger Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Pit Orchestra, German Band, Pep Band and NA's All-Purpose Ensemble (APE Band).  She was awarded The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award her senior year.
Ms. Hazlett graduated Magna Cum Laude from Slippery Rock University with two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Music Education and Music Therapy. At SRU, she was drum major of the marching band, secretary for the Mid-Atlantic Region of Music Therapy Students, and won the SRU Student Conductor's Competition. She was principal clarinetist of the Symphonic Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Dixieland Band. During her years at SRU, she served the marching band as president and secretary, the Music Therapy Club as secretary, and Mu Phi Epsilon as president and vice president. She taught clarinet privately while at SRU and at Johntonbaugh's Music Center in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.

She was a Board-Certified Music Therapist at the Matheny School and Hospital in New Jersey and worked to enhance the lives of clients with Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome. Ms. Hazlett collaborated with physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, recreation therapists, physicians and special educators.  She worked as a Private Practice Contract Music Therapist at the Allegro School in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey and served children with autism. She performed with the Bound Brook Orchestra which she conducted for a season, Grace Fellowship Handbell Choir and performed in local pit orchestras each spring.

A Board-Certified Music Therapist, Ms. Hazlett served students in seven elementary schools the Austin (Texas) Independent School District with physical, emotional and behavioral disabilities in self-contained classrooms. She performed with the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, Austin Chamber Winds and taught clarinet lessons to students in three school districts each week.

Ms. Hazlett was the Fine Arts Department Head and Band Director at Pine Castle Christian Academy in Orlando for six years and turned a band program with just 12 student in grades 6-12 into one with over 100 students and earned Superior Ratings at each adjudication.

She is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, Mu Kappa Gamma, WVEA, NAfME and WVMEA. In Jefferson County Schools, Ms. Hazlett worked one year at Shepherdstown Middle School and was Washington High School's Assistant Band Director when it opened its doors in 2008. She has been Washington High School's Band Director since September 2019 and she teaches beginning guitar, wind ensemble, marching band and jazz band.  Lisa is blessed to live in Charles Town, West Virginia with her awesome sons, Patrick, Parker and Peyton.