Meet the Shop

We here at Olivas Music are proud to say that we have one of the best repair shops in the Southwest. Ranging from Brass, Woodwinds, and Strings - if you have an issue with your musical instrument, chances are we can help you fix it. We have many options, so click to the left for all our repair shop has to offer or take a look below at our roster of repair shop technicians.

 
 
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Mike Middleton

The lead brass technician in our shop, Mr. Middleton, under the current tutelage and training from our veteran staff, has caught on strong to brass repair. A professional trumpet player who has over 34 years playing experience, Mike graduated with a Masters Degree from Northwestern University. Not only does he have nearly 10 years of education experience in the classroom, but on the side he also currently performs with the group, "Note Works" and recording extensively for Catfood Records here in El Paso, Tx.

 

Larry Thompson

Mr. Thompson has had an tremendous background over the years in the field of music which has led him to become one of their veterans of our repair shop. Mr. Thompson has achieved a MM from Baylor University. He has also performed with the U.S. Army Field Band, the Ft. Worth Symphony Opera and Ballet for over 15 years. Mr. Thompson has also subbed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera as well as 3 contemporary music groups in the city of Philadelphia and performed at the legendary Carnegie Hall. Not only does Mr. Thompson have an impressive musical background resume but he has also been repairing woodwinds for the past 8 years. He is the go to guy to make sure you get your instrument back quickly and efficiently.

 
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Danny F. Garcia jr.

Our woodwind technician, Danny, has been involved with music since 1955. Starting off as a teacher in 1980, he has had experience with woodwinds for nearly over 60 years. With a Bachelor in Music Education from NMSU and a Masters from UTEP Danny has been a local staple in the area. His specialties include preforming on Saprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone Saxophones as well as Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, recorder, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet. Danny is also the first in the region to bring along the option to reface mouthpieces. For more information please click the link below.

 
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 Julio Moralez

Our dedicated string repair technician, Julio, has been repairing string instruments since 2001. He received his certification for strings in Dallas Ft. Worth and apprenticed under Larry Phettaplace (Master Level Lutherine). He has worked on all orchestral instruments as well as all types of guitars. His experience includes high level professional signature series instruments as Chet Atkins, Bach Stradivarius, Gibson Les Paul, Schectors and Fender Strats. For more information on his work please click the link below.

 
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Angie Montalvo

Angie is our newest member of the repair staff. As a woodwind musician herself, she is primarily learning solely woodwind repair under the tutelage of our senior woodwind technician, Larry Thompson.