Chris D.Rental Cleanup/Repair
Chris moved to Florida from Pennsylvania several years ago. Chris started playing the Flute when he was 10 years old, and a few years later he picked up the Piccolo as well. In High School, he also learned how to play the Bari Sax so that he could join the Jazz Band. He has had a wide variety of work experiences, mostly in different Customer Service areas ranging from retail to incoming Call Center work. Too many years later, he once again started getting back into music, which happily led to him working in the Music Showcase Repair Shop. Chris does a variety of tasks at Music Showcase, including Rental stocking, handling many of the day-to-day administrative details in repair, as well as prepping and repairing instruments. In his spare time, he enjoys restoring his 1930s Martin Master Typewriter style Bari Sax, motorcycling and reading.
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Ryan H.Brass Repair
Ryan has been repairing instruments in the Tampa Bay area for many years. He is a graduate of Minnesota Southeast Technical College where he studied under John Huth and Ken Cance. He is versatile in repairing all brass and woodwind instruments and has even done minor custom work. He is a member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technians.

Customer comment:
"Ryan is meticulous. He pays attention to details. He takes his job seriously and does it with excellence. He is on time and very fair with his prices. He fixed my horn that had been broken for three years and got it done in one day." Denver Bierman
Joe B.Percussion Repairs
Joe has been a loyal employee at Music Showcase for almost ten years. He is willing to help a customer at any time to fulfill their musical needs. He can find what you're looking for!!! He is also an accomplished drummer and is well known throughout the Tampa jazz community. Music Showcase is lucky to have Joe on our team.
Jason P.Guitar Luthier, String Repair
I learned to work wood from my father who owned a store in Highlands, NC for several years. There we made and sold many woodcrafts and wooden signs which gave me a great deal of experience with shaping, gluing and finishing. Later I joined the U.S. Army as a diesel mechanic and worked there for 4 years on all types of equipment, providing me with experience with mechanics, hydraulics, cranes and winches. After my tour I went to Georgia Southern University for a year studying mechanical engineering and using computer assisted drafting programs. All the while I was playing music on guitar and mandolin so I decided to take my interests and combine them by becoming a luthier.
I attended Luthier’s International Guitar Repair and Building program in Stone Mountain Georgia in 2001. After completing my certification I have constantly been repairing stringed instruments professionally for clients, friends and several music stores in North Carolina and Georgia. I have been at Music Showcase since October 2004 first in charge of guitar repairs and then, soon after, I took over the orchestra instrument repairs as well. We currently service around 100 schools in the area plus many walk-in and student instruments. I have gained a broad knowledge of repairs of many kinds and if I do not have the capabilities to repair an instrument I will find out where to refer it for proper care. I am constantly researching and developing new techniques and implementing them throughout my work. I see all repairs as a challenge. I am always looking for ways to perform more in-depth techniques and even make the “easy ones” more efficient. No instrument whether student or vintage gets any less effort from me to make it play and look the best.