Why MMI?

As musicians, we take great pride in helping you find exactly the right beginner or professional instruments—whether you are in the market for oboes, bassoons, clarinets, saxophones, or instrument accessories. Whatever your musical queries, we’re here to help.

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Holiday Hours 2021

December 2021

12/20-12/23: Regular Hours

12/24-12/25: Closed

New Year 2022

12/31-1/1: Closed

1/3-1/4: Closed for Inventory

It is with heavy hearts. . .

‘It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of our owner and founder, Michael Aamoth.

With a simple idea, Michael established Midwest Musical Imports in his home in 1983 offering Loree oboes and a few accessories. Throughout the years that followed, Michael slowly grew his business turning MMI into one of the leading single and double reed importers in the country. His years of experience as a professional musician and educator created a warm and welcoming environment to clients of all ages from all across the country and the world. His commitment to music and the community he loved will be carried on by his staff through the legacy he created. Nearly 39 years later, we will continue what he built and strive to honor his memory with the same dedication and passion for all of our customers past, present, and future.’

How we are responding to COVID-19

UPDATE AS OF 6/10/21: We have created new guidelines for operations. Please review them before making a trip in to the shop. Don’t forget, you can reach us by phone at 800.926.5587 with any questions you may have.  Adjusted hours: Monday 9am-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm

Face Coverings:

  • In accordance to CDC Guidelines and local guidance, face covers in shop will be based on vaccination status. If you are fully vaccinated, a face-covering/mask is not required. If you are not vaccinated, we ask that you please continue to wear a face-covering while in-shop. We are relying on an honor system and hope that you will do what is right both for yourself, other clients, and our staff. Please note that some staff will continue to wear face-coverings with clients in the shop.

Repair Shop Protocol:

Updates to our repair shop procedures are as follows –

  • Our repair department is now available to receive instruments in-store or curb side. We welcome you to meet with our repair staff to discuss your specific repair needs at drop off. We will do our best to perform an evaluation on-site or within 24 hours of drop-off.
  • WALK-IN REPAIRS – we are able to do small repairs while you wait but are limited to no more than 45 minutes
  • Each of our repair technicians will clean/sanitize their work stations between working on each instrument.
  • They will also clean and sanitize tools and work spaces throughout the day as well.
  • Instrument cases will be cleaned and sanitized as well, both inside and out, before the instrument is returned to its case.

Instrument & Bocal Trials:

In order to ensure the safest possible circumstances for instrument trials, the following will be enacted until further notice.

  • All in-store instrument and accessory trials will be by appointment only. We are not accepting walk-in or unscheduled instrument trials. You must schedule an appointment ahead of time.
  • You will be required to bring your OWN SWAB in order to clean instruments you are trying.
  • Now offering in-store, pick up or shipped mouthpiece trials. All mouthpieces go through an extensive sanitizing procedure prior/between trials. Mouthpieces also sit a minimum of 5 days between each trial.
  • Should you or anyone around you become sick during the trial or have been exposed to COVID-19, please notify us immediately so the necessary precautions and actions can be taken.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at any time!  (612) 331-4717

Our Message

Like the rest of the world around us, we are simply left speechless and broken hearted by what has transpired in our beloved city. The racism and injustices that face our Black communities is unprecedented and we have long passed the time for silence and inaction. We stand with each and every one of you for making your voices heard and standing up against the systematic racism and inequality that has been all too present in our society.

We have taken the time to listen and further our own education. There is still much work to be done and we want to do all that is within our power to be an ally and speak up against these atrocities. While we will never fully understand the magnitude of what these communities face daily, our most sincere hope is to help protect and lift up those that have been marginalized throughout history. We wish for justice to be served, we wish for change and meaningful action, but most importantly we wish for peace.

We see you. We hear you. We stand with you.

With love and respect,

Midwest Musical Imports

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Learn More About Our Space

In January of 2017, Midwest Musical Imports moved a few blocks down the road to our current location where we doubled the square footage of the store!  Our repair staff now is in a large shop with big windows (they even have an avocado tree growing!) and plenty of space for all of their machinery including room for future expansion.  The sales staff is spread out in a very roomy area with lots of light and windows.  We increased our retail sales floor so you have the space and comfort you need while browsing for your supplies.  And last but not least, we added teaching studios and a recital hall to host all sorts of events!  We are very proud of our new space–stop by when you’re in the area, we’d love to show you around!

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