Dan has been a featured instructor at many institutions, festivals, music events and conferences.  Through his forty plus years of experience in the music industry, he has put together a carefully constructed program of instruction that is useful for songwriters of all levels of experience from the absolute beginner to the very experienced writer.  Workshops and courses can be custom designed to fit into particular schedules and events.  Dan has presented workshops that range from a one hour seminar to a complete two week course. Both fun and challenging, these workshops are highly interactive and involve a large degree of participation by those attending.

 

Interlochen Arts Academy / Singer/Songwriter Camp

“Dan continues to do an outstanding job as an instructor in the singer/songwriter program.  He has developed an engaging curriculum for his students that is consistently imaginative, well-thought-out and thorough.  Dan’s experience as a performer, songwriter, producer, sound engineer and educator gives him a broad base of experience and information from which to draw.  His comfortable manner and confidence with the material motivates his students and engender trust.  It is a pleasure working with him.”  Dick Siegel – Director, Interlochen Singer/Songwriter Summer Camp.

Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters

“I was more than happy to feature Dan Hazlett on staff this year. His workshop presentation was excellent and so was his performance at the concert.  And we had a lot of fun hanging around for the whole ten days!” – John D. Lamb, Director, Springfed Arts and Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters

Alcona Arts Retreat

Madison Songwriters Guild Retreat

“Thank you Dan Hazlett for leading two wonderful and different songwriter retreats for us. Dan is a wonderful teacher singer/songwriter. Madison Songwriters Guild is very fortunate!” – Rich Bauman, President – Madison Songwriters Guild

“I was sitting last night, starting a new song, when it dawned on me that my entire writing process has changed (I think for the better) on account of that weekend in Wisconsin…” – Laura Joy/Songwriter

Ann Arbor Huron High School

“I’ll never forget the brilliant song-writing work you did with my kids at Huron.” – Stan Bidlack, English Department. Ann Arbor Huron High School

Songwriters Anonymous

“Just a quick THANK YOU! for the class this weekend. I knew it would be good, but you really outdid yourself… I’m sooooo glad you were willing to put it on, and will be using the information for a long time to come I’m certain!”
Thanks a TON!!! – Keith Parmentier

 

FARM – Folk Alliance Region Midwest

Paint Creek Folklore Society

NorEast’r Music Festival

Thumbfest Music Festival

Songwriters Anonymous – SE Michigan

Waterford Community Education – Waterford, Michigan