This week, we bring you the reigning beard champion of the store, Mike Malinowski. He's currently the head of our Lesson Department, coming from 15 years here at The Den. He started as a teacher himself, and had spent the last few years as a sales associate before taking on the mantle of the lessons. While he still does lessons himself, he works tirelessly to schedule and coordinate with all the other teachers we have here to match a student up with the perfect teacher to maximize the learning experience. He comes as a graduate of the William Paterson University Music Department, and serves as a faculty member at the Sparta Summer Arts Workshop. You can spot him plying his craft as a ridiculous bassist and guitarist on a few websites/social sites here: www.instagram.com/addicted2strings www.diamondeyejack.com www.lelicamusic.com His hobbies outside of here are going to concerts, camping, and long walks on the beach..