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CASCIO MUSIC SUPERSTORE
13819 W. National Avenue, New Berlin, WI 53151
Phone: 262-789-7600

Retail Store Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm

The Cascio Music SuperStore has grown from a small Milwaukee music store in 1946 to today's spacious 30,000 square foot retail floor... it's Wisconsin's largest musical instrument store! Spend time browsing our guitar and bass collection, drums and percussion, band and orchestra instruments, PA equipment, amps, keyboards and pianos, plus studio and recording gear and sheet music. The expert gear specialists in each department are knowledgeable and musician-driven, with experience as teachers, sound engineers and gigging Milwaukee musicians.



Store Manager | Band & Orchestra | Drums | Guitars | Pro Audio | Media | Customer Service | Repair Technicians



STORE MANAGER | Back to Top


Craig Johansen

Craig Johansen

Store Manager
Celebrating 6 months at Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 439-5806
Email: cjohansen@casciomusic.com

Craig grew up shopping at Cascio Music, learning drums in grade school and playing in the Bay View High School marching band. He has drummed in Milwaukee area bands for almost 30 years, currently performing with Ghost Cuts. He spent many years touring the country in the pop-punk band Alligator Gun, recording albums in basements and top studios. Craig built a recording studio in his home and works with multiple area bands. Before coming to Cascio Music in 2019 he was a store manager with Barnes & Noble.

Craig is a fan of all genres of music but has a soft spot for classic indie rock and anything DIY. He uses a vast array of recording gear, synthesizers, drum kits and percussion instruments. Craig loves having the opportunity to help new musicians of all ages starting their journey, and to share his experience the way others did for him at Cascio Music.

  • Favorite band: Wire
  • Favorite TV show: The Wire
  • Favorite album: My Bloody Valentine “Loveless”
  • Favorite horror movie title: My Bloody Valentine
  • Favorite live album: Miles Davis “Live Evil”
  • Favorite bootleg: Prince “The Black Album”
  • Favorite 80s show: The Replacements at UWM
  • Favorite 90s show: Fugazi at The Rave
  • Favorite 00s show: Femi Kuti at Summerfest
  • Favorite 10s show: Bon Iver at The Pabst



BAND & ORCHESTRA | Back to Top


Andrew Spadafora

Andrew Spadafora

Band and Orchestra Sales Specialist
Celebrating 3 years at Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 439-5832
Email: aspadafora@casciomusic.com

Andrew studied music at both Milwaukee Area Technical College and UW-Parkside, and has a background in Jazz Improvisation and Live/Studio recording. He has been a professional musician for more than a decade, performing with groups that include the Paul Spencer Band, the Dead Man's Carnival, and Tweed Funk.

A WAMI award winner for Reeds and Brass Player of the Year in 2008, he holds numerous nominations with multiple groups within the Wisconsin Area Music Industry. He is a multi instrumentalist performing primarily on the entire family of Saxophones as well as incorporating clarinet and flute, and has a strong passion for woodwind and brasswind instrument design characteristics.




DRUMS & PERCUSSION | Back to Top


Peter Treuden

Peter Treuden

Drum Sales Specialist
Celebrating 15 years at Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 439-5809
Email: ptreuden@casciomusic.com

Peter Treuden brings knowledge of a wide variety of musical styles to the Cascio Music team. He has performed with many pop/rock, jazz, theater, and classical groups, both live and in the studio. From heavy-hitting rock to orchestral solo work, he has well-rounded experience as a player.

Peter has a discerning ear to all of the different sounds available to today's drummers and percussionists. Putting together drum kits of all types and sizes, he has seen and heard just about every available option. His own gear is a mix of many brands, and he switches gear often to fit the needs of the gig.




GUITARS & BASS | Back to Top


Al Reitman

Al Reitman

Guitar Sales Specialist
Celebrating 12 years at Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 957-4513
Email: areitman@casciomusic.com

Al Reitman has been a guitarist for over 40 years in various bands and many open jams. Currently, Al enjoys running his Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster through a Super Reverb or an 80's Super Champ. For heavier stuff he likes using his old Paul Reed Smith with a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier.

Al has a soft spot for listening to any blues rock/classic rock, but is especially interested in a lot of the new, current, up-and-coming original bands working their way to the top. He's said how lucky we are in the Milwaukee area to have such great talent, and tries to watch as much live music as possible! Al's other life passion is boating. If he's not working or watching live music you can find him on the open waters!


Chris Hehling

Chris Hehling

Guitar Sales Specialist
Celebrating 1 year at Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 957-4589
Email: chehling@casciomusic.com

Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Chris grew up listening to good ol' Rock N Roll and the blues. Quickly finding a love for guitar, Chris began taking lessons at Cascio Music for over 4 years. His passion and interest in both old school and modern guitar and amplifier technologies led him to working in the Guitar Department at Cascio Music, where he loves helping customers find exactly what they need. Chris enjoys playing through his Line 6 HX Stomp and Fender American Professional Telecaster, saying that 'When you combine both old and new, you get something beautiful.' When not working the floor, you can find Chris serving at his local church where he plays in the worship band. His strong faith and love for people plays a pivotal role in his life and he'd love to share it with you.



PRO AUDIO & KEYBOARDS | Back to Top


Brian Heumann

Brian Heumann

Pro Audio & Keyboards Sales Specialist
Celebrating 1 year at Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 439-5808
Email: bheumann@casciomusic.com

Brian Heumann bio to come! Make sure to say hello when you see him in the store!

Jake Williams

Jake Williams

Pro Audio & Keyboards Sales Specialist
NEW to Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 957-4541
Email: jwilliams@casciomusic.com

A self-taught piano player and multi-instrumentalist, Jake has been performing live since age 16, and has played most of the Milwaukee area's biggest venues and festivals including Summerfest, Miller Park, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Known for his utilization of the Boss RC-30 Loop Station and his uniquely orchestrated covers, Jake performs both as a one-man band and has contributed to several Milwaukee area bands in the last decade, most recently performing as the keyboardist and lead vocalist for popular Milwaukee-area cover band "The Toys." Also a former head chef, Jake enjoys cooking in his spare time and makes a killer surf and turf.

  • Favorite color: Blue
  • Cats > Dogs
  • Favorite band: Radiohead
  • Rainy > Sunny
  • Favorite TV show: It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia



SHEET MUSIC & MEDIA | Back to Top


Joe Magestro

Joe Magestro

Media Buyer
Celebrating 3 years at Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 439-5807
Email: jmagestro@casciomusic.com

Joe Magestro graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in Business Administration and minor in music. He has over ten years of experience as a percussionist, and has played in a wide variety of ensembles. Before coming to Cascio Music, he owned a start-up music publishing company, where he produced musical works for solo instruments, small ensembles, and concert band.

Joe has written for and instructed at several schools including Saint Francis High School and Franklin High School. In his free time, he performs with his world fusion band, Astral/Subastral. He is also a huge Packers fan, and enjoys casually plunking on his piano. He would enjoy long walks on the beach on a sunny day, but you know...we're in Wisconsin!



CUSTOMER SERVICE | Back to Top


Hailee Grap

Hailee Grap

Customer Service Specialist
Celebrating 2 years at Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 439-5802
Email: hgrap@casciomusic.com

Hailee Grap bio to come! Make sure to say hello when you see her in the store!

Deepa Chadha

Deepa Chadha

Customer Service Specialist
Celebrating 1 year at Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 439-5801
Email: dchadha@casciomusic.com

Deepa Chadha bio to come! Make sure to say hello when you see her in the store!

Lily Rutowski

Lily Rutowski

Customer Service Specialist
Celebrating 6 months at Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 789-7600
Email: lrutowski@casciomusic.com

Lily Rutowski bio to come! Make sure to say hello when you see her in the store!

Chase Haggard

Chase Haggard

Customer Service Specialist
NEW to Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 789-7600
Email: chaggard@casciomusic.com

Chase Haggard bio to come! Make sure to say hello when you see him in the store!

INSTRUMENT REPAIR TECHNICIANS | Back to Top



Bob Ackerman

Bob Ackerman

Electronic Instrument Repair Technician
Celebrating 33 years at Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 439-5815
Email: backerman@casciomusic.com

Bob is an active member of the Musical Instrument Technicians Association (MITA), and has shared his services and expertise with Cascio Music since 1986. Bob is an expert in tube technology and the servicing of vintage equipment. His specialty includes amplifiers, recording equipment, effects units, lights, audio equipment and more. Outside of work, Bob is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys the music of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Bill Baldridge

Bill Baldridge

Brass Instrument Repair Technician
Celebrating 22 years at Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 439-5823
Email: bbaldridge@casciomusic.com

Bill Baldridge received his certificate band instrument repair in 1997 from Southeast Technical College in Red wing MN. He has been Cascio Music's brass and percussion technician for 20 years.

Falcon Casteel

Falcon Casteel

Guitar & String Instrument Repair Technician
Celebrating 1 year at Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 439-5819
Email: fcasteel@casciomusic.com

Falcon Casteel bio to come!

JIll Streator

Jill Streator

Woodwind Instrument Repair Technician
Celebrating 21 years at Cascio Music!

Phone: (262) 439-5822
Email: jstreator@casciomusic.com

Jill Streator has been servicing Cascio Music's woodwinds for over 18 years! She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from the College of St. Benedict (St. Joseph, MN) in 1993 and Southeast Technical College (Red Wing, MN) with a certification in Band Instrument Repair in 1998. Jill enjoys working with customers to get their instruments in top playing condition! Jill is a private woodwind instructor at Cascio Music and has been teaching for over 20 years. She enjoys spending quality time with her 3 children and husband, watching movies, and playing her saxophone.


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