Midwest Musical Imports Blog

Virtual Tour of Our New Location

June 28th, 2017 by

We absolutely love our new location and think you will, too!!  The store has doubled in size!!  We’ve added practice/lesson rooms, a recital hall, increased the size of our repair shop and sales floor.  Please stop by for a visit!  We’d love to show you around!

Our new showroom and sales floor!

Our repair staff working hard in the new repair shop!

Our new recital hall with seating capacity of 60!

One of our new teaching/practice studios!

A street view of our new space.

We look forward to welcoming you in the store soon!


Closed for Independence Day

June 28th, 2017 by

We will be closed July 3 & 4.  (Our online store will be open!)

Happy Independence Day!


IDRS 2017

June 14th, 2017 by

Please come visit us at this year’s International Double Reed Society Convention in Appleton, Wisconsin!  We’ll have a full selection of instruments, bocals, and accessories to try and purchase. Come by and say hi to bassoonists Jessica & Katie, oboists Jeff & Steven, as well as free repairs offered at our table by Eric, Virginia, and Allen.

We’ll have oboes and english horns by Loree, Marigaux, Fox, Howarth, Yamaha, & Buffet. Bassoons by Fox, Wolf, & Puchner.  Bocals for English horn by Hiniker and Loree as well as Bassoon bocals by Heckel, Yamaha, Puchner, and Fox!

We’ll see you in Appleton!


Mindful Wellness for Musicians

June 7th, 2017 by

Join MMI’s Ginny Dodge for a two-hour event on mindfulness, healing and intentional goal setting on Saturday, June 17th.  Stop by in person or virtually with our Facebook Live broadcast.  We’ll be offering four interactive and informative sessions on popular topics in personal development and holistic wellness, specific to musicians!  Learn about and try essential oils, practice using powerful vocabulary, learn why goal setting hasn’t worked in the past and what to do about it, and build your knowledge of breathing exercises and meditation.

10:00-10:20 Session I: Meditation and Breathing Exercises
10:30-10:50 Session II: Affirmations, Gratitude and Mindfulness
11:00-11:20 Session III: Essential Oils for Musicians
11:30-11:50 Session IV: Goal Setting in the World of Music

We’re excited to see you!


Memorial Day 2017 Holiday Hours

May 26th, 2017 by

In honor of Memorial Day, we will be closed the following hours –

Saturday May 27th – Closed

Sunday May 28th – Closed

Monday May 29th – Closed

Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday May 30th at 9am central time.


Schedule your instrument repair now!

May 15th, 2017 by

Our repair department wants to remind you all that now is a great time to get your instrument repaired!

We are currently at a 1 week turn around!  This is the fastest we’ve ever been!  Send your instrument in for repair now to beat the summer rush!!!

As a reminder, here are your servicing options:
  • Daily Walk-in RepairsSame Day Turnaround Convenience
    Walk-In Repairs will be limited to one hour maximum bench time.
  • Appointment System: 1 Week Turnaround; Choose Your Repair Date
    This flexible option allows you to be without your instrument for the shortest time.
    As the summer nears, we may not have as many appointment slots available.  Call Tori, our Scheduling Coordinator, for more details.
  • Regular Repair Queue: 1 Week Turnaround as of 4/20/17
    Call for details about our current wait time, especially as the summer nears.
    We request Regular Repair Queue horns to stay at MMI before being serviced.
  • Rush Repairs: Limited Availability at an emergency rate.
    Please note that emergency work including body restoration, crack pinning and key maintenance may be a multiple day process.
For further details, please visit our repair shop webpage:
https://www.mmimports.com/repair-services/
Call us today to see how we can help keep your instrument in top playing condition!
We look forward to meeting you!
Best wishes,

Eric, Matt, Ginny, Caleb and Allen

 


MMI Clarinet Fest

April 18th, 2017 by


Buffet Rebate!

April 17th, 2017 by

Now through June 30, 2017!! Receive a $200 rebate on the purchase of any Buffet-Crampon R13 Clarinet or Buffet-Crampon Tradition Clarinet!

http://store.mmimports.com/buffet-crampon-r13bbnickel
http://store.mmimports.com/buffet-crampon-tradition-bb-nickel-plated-keys/

Call Tori or Brandon today to arrange a trial on one of these lovely new clarinets!


Thank you for attending our grand opening celebration!

March 29th, 2017 by

I would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to everyone that came to our grand opening celebration! For those of you that came, emailed, sent flowers or called with your best wishes, we are extremely grateful. Below are some photos from the event.

A big thank you again to our generous sponsors/vendors: Buffet-Crampon, Fox Products, Loree, Puchner, Heckel, D’Addario, Peak, and Clark Fobes.

We look forward to many more events and please keep an eye on our calendar for updates!

Best wishes,
Jessica Nelson, General Manager

 

 

An overview of the reception after the recital on Friday night.

Owner and founder, Mike Aamoth gets a thumbs up after the Friday night reception from long-time customer, David Braslau.

Katie with customers at the Friday night reception.

Friday night reception.

Friday night reception.

 

Friday night reception.

Eric thanks a customer after work in the repair shop.

Our first customer during the celebration on Friday!! Jessica with her friend and oboist, Siri Garnaas

Friday was repair technician, Matt Reich’s birthday! We surprised him with a cake.

Julie Gramolini William, Chris Marshall, and Greg Williams, of the MN Orchestra during their trio performance
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Recital Space and Teaching Studios available!

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Now available!  Teaching studios and recital hall for rent!   Our recital hall has great acoustics, a baby grand piano, and seating for 60!

Rates are:  $10/hour for studio use.

Recital Hall use:
$20/hour for rehearsal during business hours
$25/hour for performance during business hours
$50/hour for performance after hours

Please inquire with Jessica for more details.  Jessica@mmimports.com 612-331-4717

Recital hall with audience seating, dimmable lighting, and a baby grand piano.

One of the studio rooms

 


Thank you MMI for all the knowledge, care and wonderful service you have provided for so many of us over the years! You are an invaluable resource for musicians everywhere!