06/28/2017

Visit us at the 2017 ClarinetFest in Orlando!!!

We are excited to be a part of ClarinetFest 2017!! The annual clarinet convention will take place in Orlando, FL from July 26-29. Tori recently returned from Buffet, where she and Richie Hawley hand-selected an amazing assortment of clarinets that will be available for trial. Also available will be Epplesheim’s Contrabass clarinet for testing. One […]

Virtual Tour of Our New Location

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 […]

05/15/2017

Schedule your instrument repair now!

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: […]

03/29/2017

Thank you for attending our grand opening celebration!

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 […]

01/26/2015

Instrument Cases – Is Yours Damaging Your Instrument?

As many players know, our instruments travel just as much as we do.  Our instruments spend quite a bit of time being removed from and placed into their cases.  If you’re investing in your instrument, be sure to invest in an instrument case that cares for your woodwind too. Many instruments that come through our […]

07/21/2014

Choosing the Right Instrument

The staff at Midwest Musical Imports has extensive experience performing and teaching on our respective instruments, in addition to the sales we do every day. We want you to make an informed decision and purchase an instrument that will serve you well for years  We hope that these guide will give you a more clear […]

02/12/2014

Reeds and Weather

The weather in Minneapolis took an upward turn overnight last night. Our temperatures are now in double digits above zero for the first time in weeks! With a dramatic change in weather you might find a change in your reeds. I don’t know if anyone has come to any scientific conclusions on how reeds react […]

08/15/2013

The problem with metronomes…

There’s at least a dozen jokes about metronomes, but they can be one of the most helpful tools for a musician to play with technical and rhythmical accuracy. There’s more to using a metronome than just setting the metronome to performance tempo and attempting to keep up. Here are some strategies for using  metronome more […]

07/31/2013

Back-to-School Audition Prep

For many of our customers the beginning of the school year means audition season, for high school band chair placement, or screened auditions for the college orchestra. Besides making sure you get your instrument out to practice the audition material, here are some things you can do to make sure you perform your best at […]

Dear Midwest, I just received my oboe and English horn back from you all in the mail, and of course couldn’t wait to get some reeds out and play them. All I can say over and over... read more >