06/28/2017

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 […]

06/10/2014

Oboe Summer Goals

Not going to a festival or studying privately, but want to up your musical game between the summer months?  What can you do on your own to improve your playing?  Grab a tuner, metronome, and one of these methods!  Challenge yourself with my picks for the top oboe method books for practice and self-teaching: Barret […]

05/12/2014

What to Know When Purchasing an Oboe

Thinking about purchasing a new or used oboe? Here’s a helpful guide to what to look for when shopping for that perfect oboe for you. Materials Wood is the typical material to make an oboe, with Grenadilla at the top of the list. More exotic, such as Cocobolo, Rosewood, and Violetwood are occasionally used for […]

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 […]

11/12/2013

Your Oboe and Winter- What you need to know

As most oboists know, the winter months can be grueling on our reeds and instruments – especially for those of us who live in cold, dry regions.  While there is no real ‘preventative’ measure to keep a wood oboe from cracking, there are things you can do to help significantly reduce the risk. Remember that […]

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!