02/22/2017

Grand Opening!!!!

Join Us for the Grand Opening Celebration Come Celebrate the official opening of our new store!  Prizes, food, & beverages will be included.  Come listen to great recitals, chat with our repair specialists & instrument specialists, and browse our shop. Parking Located in the lot on 16th Ave SE and along 16th Ave SE as […]

04/30/2016

We’re Hiring!

Midwest Musical Imports is looking for a full-time woodwind repair technician for our growing repair department.  Applicants should be experienced in all aspects of woodwind repair, preferably with a focus on oboe and bassoon repairs.   We pride ourselves on quality repairs—we are not a production shop.  Instruments we repair include:  oboes, English horns, bassoons, contrabassoons, […]

12/10/2015

Crack Repair

Ever wonder what goes into the crack repair process on your oboe or clarinet?  Take a look!  Eric, our head repair tech, takes you through the process of repairing a crack.

02/24/2015

Example of some bassoon keywork customization from our repair shop

Bassoon specialist Trent Jacobs has his bassoon further customized by our head repair tech Eric Anderson. Check the description and photos on his blog. After careful consideration, I decided I wanted to add a right hand Eb trill and offset the C# trill on my bassoon. I had Eric Anderson at Midwest Musical Imports again […]

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 […]

11/24/2014

Meet our newest repair technician, Ginny Dodge

We are very pleased to announce that Ginny Dodge has joined our repair staff!  Ginny comes to us from the East Coast, where she was a repair technician at Charles Double Reed Company.  She is a graduate of the Red Wing Band Instrument Repair Program, and holds a degree in music from Ithaca College.  Ginny […]

08/28/2014

Labor Day 2014 Hours & Specials – Free Shipping

Happy Labor Day!  In honor of the holiday as well as back-to-school we’re offering FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on all domestic online & phone accessory orders starting this Friday, August 29th through Monday September 15th.  Take advantage of the 2 weeks of savings and get all of your woodwind accessory needs! Labor Day 2014 Hours: Saturday […]

07/09/2014

Now Hiring: Woodwind Repair Technician

Update 9/15/2014: The position is now filled. We will be announcing our new staff member soon. Midwest Musical Imports is looking for a full-time double reed repair technician for our growing repair department. Applicants should be experienced in all aspects of woodwind repair, preferably with a focus on oboe and bassoon repairs. We pride ourselves […]

01/30/2014

On Winter and Binding Keys

Those of us living here in the upper half of North America have been experiencing an unusually frigid winter. As a result, here in the repair shop we’ve been seeing some severe binding of keys and mechanisms with Grenadilla instruments. Wood is a natural fiber which will tend to “breathe” and either contract or expand […]

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