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MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

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Mission

THOMAS NIEBRZYDOWSKI

Thomas Niebrzydowski is the owner of Major 10th School of Music. He offers lessons in classical guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and piano. 

 

Thomas offers lessons to students of all ages and skill levels.  He teaches most styles including:  jazz, blues, rock, folk and specializes in classical guitar. He is also willing to offer lessons in less common instruments such as Irish tenor banjo and Greek bouzouki. 

 

He uses a variety of methodologies in an aim to cater to the needs and goals of the student. He believes in encouraging the students to want to know the “why” in how music works. 

 

He performs regularly in the Iron Mountain area as a solo guitarist as well as collaborations with other musicians and the Dickinson County Community Chorus. 

 

Thomas considers himself a lifelong student and is constantly learning new songs, styles and instruments to compliment him on his musical voyage through life. 

 

Prior to opening the school of music in April of 2021, Thomas taught at The Concert School of Music in Wilsonville, OR (1999-2009) and Thunder Island School of Music (2010-2017). He then opened Major 10th Music Studio in Iron Mountain which relocated and expanded into the School of Music in 2021.

 

He holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of Pittsburgh. 

Vision

LORNA MARCH

 

Lorna March joined Major 10th School of Music in May of 2021. She has been teaching voice in the Iron Mountain area for the last 29 years, and piano and guitar for the last six years.

 

Mrs. March specializes in teaching classical voice and piano, and guitar to beginning and intermediate students of all ages. She incorporates many creative techniques in her studio, in concert with each individual’s needs, abilities and goals.

 

Mrs. March is director of children’s ministry with an emphasis in worship music, and associate adult choir director at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. She is also very involved in the praise and worship team where she plays guitar, piano and sings.

 

Before coming to the U.P., she was an active vocal soloist and voice teacher in the Northwest Ohio area. She received a Bachelor of Music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, where she studied voice performance and piano.

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LOGAN GALINDO
 

Logan Galindo joined Major 10th School of Music in June of 2022. He has been teaching in public schools in the Iron Mountain / Kingsford area for the last 3 years, and is excited to start taking on private lesson students.

 

Mr. G specializes in teaching band instruments, but is also able to teach beginning piano and vocal students. Using his knowledge of public schools, he is able to cater the learning experience to help improve students of all levels.

 

As a dedicated lifelong learner, Mr. G is always looking to improve, and to pass on his passions to his students. He believes that the most important thing in music education is "to foster a lifelong love for music" and stresses the importance of "finding the joy in music".

 

Mr. Galindo is very familiar with the school systems in the area, including: Kingsford, Iron Mountain, Norway, Pembine, North Dickinson, Niagra, and more. This allows him to help cater the needs of the student to match their specific music program. If students are falling behind or want to get ahead, Mr. Galindo can help.

 

In addition to performing and teaching, Mr. Galindo is able to perform minor-to-moderate repairs on band instruments. Having taken master classes on instrument repair as well as daily repairs in the public school system, he is dedicated to honing this craft.

 

Mr. Galindo received his Bachelor's of Music Education from Northern Michigan University. In addition to his time in public schools, he has conducted many ensembles including the Negaunee City Band, Norway City Band, and Dickinson County Area Band.