Art Teacher Doubles as Disc Jockey


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In his spare time, art teacher Chad Hardin earns extra money as a Disc Jockey.

Art teacher Chad Hardin draws, but he also draws people’s attention when he says he is a Disc Jockey (DJ).

Hardin said he started DJing 10 years ago to earn extra money for his daughters.

“I’ve always loved karaoke,” Hardin said. “After going out and paying to sing karaoke, I thought, why don’t I just make my own business for fun.”

Hardin formed a company with his brother-in-law, Reed, who was in a band and had the equipment needed for DJing. They named the company Reach, which is short for Reed and Chad later, Hardin bought the company from him.

“I think it is really cool that he is a DJ,” Junior MacKenzie Lopez said. “I think it is cool that he can do all of the technical parts of DJing.”

Teacher Robert Dombrowski said he joins Hardin in his DJing sometimes and they get together with each other’s family and say they have a fun time.

“I think it is a great way to get people to join and loosen themselves,” Dombrowski said. “He has done a party for my wife’s job.

Hardin said he does not DJ because of the love he has for music, but the feeling he gets when making the crowd feel comfortable.

“I want everyone to have a good time enjoyment for the crowd it takes time for people to warm up to the party,” Hardin said. “The crowd can be kind of slow so you have to go up and sing and I want everyone to have a good time.”