Mr. Hayden

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Hermosa Vista:  480-472-7570

Longfellow Elementary:  480-472-6565

Welcome to Music at Longfellow and Hermosa Vista!  I began teaching in 1994 in Illinois, where I grew up.  I attended 1st - 12th grade in the same school building and graduated with only 46 in my class.  I attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois and majored in both Elementary Education and Music.  I move out here to Arizona after spending my last winter where the temperature dipped down to -20 degrees!  I love it out here! 

I currently have two Huskies, Koda and Jedda.  They are a lot of fun and they are currently in school, learning to become Therapy Dogs!

I taught General Music and Band at Adams Elementary in Mesa and decided to make a change and focus on teaching General Music.

I have recently completed Orff Schulwerk certification in Levels 1, 2, 3 and Masterclass at ASU and have been a Certified Teacher Educator for Recorder at ASU since 2016.

What is Orff Schulwerk?  American Orff Schulwerk Link

This page and its links will provide you will useful information about the musical happenings here at Longfellow and Hermosa Vista.  Click through the links on the left to learn more.

Donate to the Longfellow or Hermosa Vista Music Program!

Through the Arizona ECA Tax Credit program, individuals may donate up to $200 and married couples may donate up to $400 to a school program of their choice and receive that money back as a credit on their state taxes!  What a great way to help support our Music programs.  Click on the ECA Lable below to link to the Mesa ECA site to donate today.  ANY amount is accepted and greatly appreciated!

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