Midwest Musical Imports Blog

Save on new Marigaux 2001 oboes!

January 11th, 2018 by


For a limited time, we are offering huge savings on brand new Marigaux 2001 oboes!  These fantastic oboes won’t last long–call Jeff or Steven today to set up a trial!

Big Savings on slightly used Buffet clarinets!

January 10th, 2018 by


For a limited time only, save big on slightly used Buffet Crampon clarinets!

View our used clarinet inventory

USED – Buffet Crampon R13 Silver Bb Clarinet S#675010

USED – Buffet Crampon RC Bb Clarinet S#669493

USED-Buffet Crampon RC Prestige Bb Clarinet S#679961

USED-Buffet Crampon RC Prestige Bb Clarinet S#683829

USED-Buffet Crampon RC Prestige Bb Clarinet S#686671

USED-Buffet Crampon Tosca Bb Clarinet S#692876

USED-Buffet Crampon RC Prestige Eb clarinet S#680859

USED-Yamaha CSVR A Clarinet S#1692


Fox Renard 240 bassoons on sale!

January 10th, 2018 by


We currently have a special on our brand new Fox Renard 240 bassoons!  Save $300 for a limited time only.  Call today to set up a trial!

Holiday Hours

December 19th, 2017 by

We will have special end of year hours for our physical location in Minneapolis. As usual, our online store is ALWAYS open!

Sat., Dec. 23rd–OPEN 9-3
Sun., Dec. 24th–CLOSED
Mon., Dec. 25th–CLOSED
Tues., Dec. 26th–OPEN with limited staff and no repair staff
Wed. Dec. 27-Sat. Dec. 30th–Normal hours
Sun., Dec. 31st through Wed. Jan 3rd–CLOSED for New Year’s and our annual inventory.

Thurs. Jan 4th–Normal business hours resume. Normal business hours are Monday to Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-3.

Thank you for you understanding and we wish you much peace, joy and success in 2018!!

Happy Holidays!

December 1st, 2017 by

Happy holidays from all of us at MMI!

Our tree is up, the decorations are hung and we’re celebrating the holidays!  From now until December 25th, 2017, we are offering special in-store and online savings. 

IN-STORE–Select an ornament from our tree (pictured above) and reveal special savings on accessory purchases and new instruments!

ONLINE–All orders of $75 or more will receive free standard shipping! Purchase a new instrument from us and we’ll refund your shipping charges and give you a $100 off!

Thank you for your business and we wish you a very happy holiday season!


Free Shipping!

November 21st, 2017 by

To celebrate the start of the holiday season, we would like to offer all of our customers free shipping!  Any online order placed from Thursday, Nov. 23rd through Monday, Nov. 27th and shipped in the US will receive free shipping!

Small Business Saturday

November 21st, 2017 by

Shop small with us!!  Saturday, November 25, 2017 is Small Business Saturday!  We will be offering 10% off on all accessory for IN-STORE purchases.  If you are not able to come in to the store, we will be offering free shipping within the US on all online accessory orders!  Thank you for supporting your small woodwind shop, we greatly appreciate you, our customers!!!

Black Friday Specials

November 21st, 2017 by

Our physical store will be closed on Friday, but our online store will be open!!

Shop online and receive 10% off your accessory order, and get free shipping within the US!!!  Valid only on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017!

Happy Thanksgiving! Holiday Hours and Savings

November 20th, 2017 by

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at MMI!!!  We will be closed on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the holiday with our families. We will reopen on Saturday, from 9-3!

Our online store will remain open during this time.  Please shop www.mmimports.com  We will have a special online only deal on Black Friday (10% off all accessories!) and we will be offering free shipping the entire weekend for orders shipped within the US!

Have a wonderful holiday and happy music-making!

Ramón Wodkowski – Mouthpiece Craftsman Visit

November 10th, 2017 by

We are excited to announce that Ramón Wodkowski will be in Minnesota November 13-16, 2017.  He will be visiting the clarinet studios at the University of Minnesota and St. Olaf College on Monday, Nov. 13 to give a lecture about his unique craft. On Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 16 Ramón will be in the Recital Hall at Midwest Musical Imports from 9am-5pm.

Please email Tori at Tori@mmimports.com or call the store at 612-331-4717 to schedule a 30 minute to 1 hour appointment with Ramón.   He will have his line of customizable mouthpieces available and will also be able to reface your current mouthpiece.  Time slots may fill up fast so don’t wait to make an appointment!

Ramón Wodkowski is the leading clarinet mouthpiece craftsman of his generation, having garnered international acclaim from many of the world’s leading soloists, orchestral musicians and teachers.

A native of Michigan, Ramón graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy before earning his bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and master’s degree from the Yale University School of Music. Ramón became interested in mouthpiece design whilst at Yale, and pursued studies in mouthpiece crafting with James Kanter and Everett Matson.

Ramón’s interest in the British clarinet tradition led him to study at the Royal College of Music in London, where he gained an Artist Diploma, won the prestigious Frederick Thurston prize, and was subsequently awarded the 2005-06 David Bowerman Junior Fellowship.

A professional clarinetist himself, Ramón understands what players need from a mouthpiece, and his in-depth knowledge and experience with both the American and European clarinet traditions provides him the versatility to customize each mouthpiece to suit its owner’s individual playing style.

To learn more about Ramón please visit his website at www.ramonwodkowski.com

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