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Repairs

The Music Den is the go-to place for musical instrument repairs.


For over 3 decades experienced-pros and beginners alike have depended on The Music Den to keep their instruments in top playing condition. Our Repair specialists are players, craftsman, educators, and most importantly they are here to provide great service.

1) Drop off your instrument

Upon arrival at our store, a sales associate will check in your instrument at the front counter. They will create a service ticket with the instrument serial number and any information that pertains to your repair or service.

2) Complete Work or Estimate

Once in our shop, our staff will check, play test and diagnose your instrument. If your repair or service is going to cost more than approximately $60 we will call with an estimate and get your 'OK' before completing any work.

3) Pick up your instrument

A sales associate will call when your instrument is ready to be picked up. You can then pick it up at your earliest convenience.

Our Technicians

Repair Technician Assistant


Julie Tummillo

Julie Tummillo

I started working at The Music Den in 2015 as a part time employee and went full time in November 2018. I oversee the maintenance process of all rental brass and woodwind instruments, as well as ordering and restocking all rental supplies. Musically, I have been playing the trumpet since grammar school and continue performing as an active member of the Jefferson Township Community Band and Jazz Band.

Woodwind Technician


Joe Russo

Joe G. Russo

Joe went to Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory of Music, and SUNY at Plattsburg, and has a Bachelor of Arts in music composition. A graduate of Allied Repair School, he has been repairing woodwind instruments since 1989.

Orchestral String Repairs


Dave Rutan

Dave Rutan

Dave Rutan is our orchestral strings technician. He came to us through his interest in woodworking and trained under Jerry Scognamiglio. Dave has worked for us several years. He is responsible for maintaining the shop's rental instruments as well as client repairs including re-hairing bows.

Brass Repairs


Pete Tumillo

Pete Tummillo

Peter Tummillo is our Brass Specialist. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Music Education from Montclair State University. Peter worked for 31 years as Director of Bands at Jefferson Township High School and has been our Brass Repair Technician for almost 20 years.