BLACK HORSE MUSIC – About Us
In September 2020, founder Ron Mulhall made the decision to retire after many years of owning the store, and we wish him well! But don’t worry, he has placed the business in the capable hands of long time employee and master technician Patrick Brose and NEMC, a national leader in school music.
As a result of this new management, we are excited to offer the same local service you have come to expect and deserve plus a wider assortment of accessories, sheet music and instruments all at competitive prices.
Patrick Brose, Instrument Repair Technician, Site Manager
Patrick was trained in woodwind repair by the founder and former owner of Black Horse Music, Ron Mulhall. Ron’s decades of experience and apprenticeship under the late master technician Hans Moennig of Philadelphia made him a meticulous and demanding teacher. That, along with guidance from the veteran staff at BHM, offered Pat a wealth of knowledge in both woodwinds and guitar repair. With over 20 years of experience at the repair bench, Patrick approaches each instrument with the care of a skilled craftsman. He is honored to have many loyal clients, both students and professionals alike.
Josh Stavola, Band & Orchestral String Instrument Repair Technician
Josh Stavola studied music education at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He studied euphonium under Dr. Stephen Allen and Scott Mendoker, while playing euphonium, trombone and tuba in multiple ensembles. In 2011, he accepted an apprenticeship at Dillon Music in Woodbridge, NJ as a repair technician. In 2016, he relocated to Philadelphia where he worked in a variety of musical instrument repair shops to further develop and expand his skill set in brass, woodwind, orchestral string, and percussion instrument repair. He was selected as a clinician for the 2020 New Jersey Music Educators Association Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Josh is a member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT).
Chris Angelino, Educational Representative
A longtime resident of Camden County with 20+ years of experience in the musical products industry, Chris excels at building relationships with educators through his dedication to service and focused attention to detail. He is a member of the local music scene as a professional bassist and credits his successes as a musician to the tutelage of his mentors Douglas Mapp and Joseph Federico. In his free time, he loves spending time with his family, helping with his daughter’s softball team, playing gigs and craft beer.
Fred Pasqua, Educational Representative
With over twenty years in the music industry Fred loves working with music teachers and their students. He has created several workshops for music educators including music reading sessions, instrument testing sessions and the very popular NEMC Summer Workshop. A graduate of TCNJ’s music department and student of the great saxophonist Al Regni, he has performed with local and regional acts on both saxophone and bass. In his free time, he enjoys hitting Philly hot spots with his wife and spending time with his three daughters.
Monday – Friday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed