Prior to his appointment at Lynbrook, Mr. Pakaluk taught music in Connecticut, Albuquerque, and in California. He served as the Instrumental Music Director for five years at Cabrillo High School in Lompoc, California. During his time at Cabrillo he developed a successful concert, marching, and jazz program and implemented an AP Music Theory course into the curriculum.
Mike Pakaluk has studied trumpet with Jay Lichtmann, Roger Murtha, Vince DiMartino, Jeff Piper and Jon Dante, and has performed with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, The San Luis Obispo Symphony, PCPA Theaterfest, the Lompoc Pops, the Santa Maria Philharmonic, the Central Coast Jazz Collective, the Central City Swing Band, and the Damon Castillo Band. Mr. Pakaluk currently plays trumpet with the Mission Peak Brass Band and the Menlo Brass Quintet.
Mr. Pakaluk is a native of Massachusetts. He enjoys golf, skiing, starbucks, and he is an avid Red Sox fan.
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