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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Lower Repair Rate for Spring 2021

With Spring Break right around the corner, it’s a fantastic time to take advantage of our spring repair rate! We are now offering a special of $20/hr off our standard repair rate of $75/hr. Whether you’re in need of a quick adjustment or you’d like to have your instrument in for a full general maintenance servicing, our techs are here to take care of you. With a one-week* turn around you’ll have your instrument in and back to you in no time. Go ahead and give us a call and take advantage of the spring savings!

Our Covid protocols are still in place for the health and well-being off all clients and staff. Instrument will have a 48-hr quarantine period upon arrival before the shop will begin any work. Please plan accordingly when you schedule your appointment.

*one-week turn around dependent on number of instruments in the repair queue. Repair turn-around time subject to change.

How we are responding to COVID-19

UPDATE: 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

In light of the recent health crisis facing our nation, we here at Midwest Musical Imports are deeply committed to the health and safety of our staff, clients, and community. Luckily, no one in our shop has been exposed to the Coronavirus at this time and we are directing all staff to stay home and away from the office if they’re not feeling well. It is imperative that during this time we protect ourselves as well as each other.


Pursuant with guidance from the State of Minnesota and the Department of Health, we will be operating at 50%. This means that we will continue to have reduced staff in shop.

  • No more than 3 walk-in customers will be permitted in the shop at any time. Staff will be responsible for monitoring the number of customers.
  • Individual appointments for shopping/browsing can be arranged, please contact the office and set that up with one of our specialists.
  • Curbside pickup/drop off for accessories and repairs will remain an option for those not wanting to come into the shop.
  • The waiting area will be closed until further notice – no snacks or beverages will be permitted.

Face Coverings:

*Face coverings/masks will be required for all customers entering the shop. This also applies to children as well. Our repair staff and specialist will also be wearing face coverings/masks as well. Refusal to wear a mask/covering will result in denied entry. Please do not remove your face covering while you are 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. A free in-depth evaluation and phone consultation will be completed within 48 hrs.
  • NO WALK-IN REPAIRS – we are able to do small repairs but they will be required to be dropped off and picked up accordingly.
  • Repair technicians will wear latex gloves while working on all instruments and masks where applicable.
  • 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.
  • MMI staff will NOT be permitted in the same room during instrument trials. All paperwork and questions will be done outside of the trial room/hall.
  • 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.
  • All instruments will sit for 48 hours before trials and after trials before being disinfected and made available for the next 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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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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