04/17/2015

Instrument Financing Application

We are pleased to offer instrument financing through First Mutual Bank. The application can be done entirely online, and is at the bottom of the page. The interest rate for this program is 12.99%, and the terms are anywhere from 6 months to 60 months (your choice), with no prepayment penalties. The below link will […]

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 […]

12/11/2014

ANCIA Saxophone Quartet Festive Evening w/ Libby Larsen

ANCIA Saxophone Quartet Festive Evening with Libby Larsen Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Studio Z, 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200 St. Paul Please join us for an evening of wonderful music by the ANCIA Saxophone Quartet. Libby Larsen will speak about her new composition for saxophone quartet, Confluence, commissioned by […]

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 […]

05/13/2014

Saxophone Camps at Shell Lake Arts Center

At Saxophone Summer at the Shell Lake Arts Center, there’s 7 great weeks of playing and studying to choose from, with 19 saxophone faculty artists from classical to jazz.  Shell Lake contact info listed at bottom of post.

04/18/2014

Spring Savings!

Just in time for the arrival of Spring in Minnesota, we’re offering up savings on Instruments, Bocals, and Accessories!  Check out our sale sections for oboe, bassoon, and single reeds for all of sale items! And don’t forget about our spring shipping rebate!  Now through May 31st, if you purchase an instrument from a trial […]

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 […]

05/30/2013

Choosing the Best Saxophone Brands

The first thing you’ll need to do is familiarize yourself with brands and models.  There are many different brands and models of saxophones and it can be a daunting task to wade through the sea of instruments available to the prospective buyer.  There’s endless amounts of information online but for many this can add to […]

I've only heard great reviews about this trial procedure with [Midwest Musical Imports, it was very convenient.