Darin Bergsven, Music Instructor
Darin is a music teacher and guitar player. He earned his B.A. in Music Education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth in 2002. Darin currently performs solo and with Tangier 57 and has performed with jazz duo Perfectini, the North Shore Big Band, and the Big Time Jazz Orchestra. He appears on many recordings including his solo debut Out of Nowhere (2012), Tangier 57’s It Is People (2009), and Big Time Jazz Orchestra’s Fanfare From Some Flounder? (2006). When he’s not playing a gig or teaching at MRC, Darin teaches high school music at Harbor City International School.
James Geisler, Music Instructor
James is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth who studied communication, business, and philosophy. James is also a hip-hop musician who focuses on life, dreams, and positivity. In teaching at the Music Resource Center, James is hoping to help students use music to express themselves and to promote a positive message.
Mark Eskola, Music Instructor
Johnie Ostman, Volunteer
Johnie has been a volunteer at the Music Resource Center for the last two years. Johnie opened for Mitch Ryder at the Armory back in 1969. He is still an active guitarist who enjoys playing a wide variety of styles and genres.
Mark Poirier, Executive Director
Mark is the executive director at the Armory Arts and Music Center. He has been working to restore the Armory for the last four years. Mark has also worked with the Music Resource Center during this time.