Ian Tyson, Freelance Clarinetist, New York, NY
I recently purchased a Buffet R13 from Midwest Musical Imports. The entire process was incredible. Clarinet specialist, Tori Okwabi, was so professional and thorough throughout every step of the process. She truly made me feel like a valued customer. Tori went above and beyond in customer service. Her knowlegde of the clarinet is top notch. I cannot say enough good things about Tori. She is definitley a key factor in me wanting to become a returning customer, as well as encouraging others to use MMI for all of their woodwind needs. I was very impressed with the new store space, large inventory, and professional staff. One other staff member I must mention is Jessica Nelson. She was also incredible to work with--such attention to detail and passion for what she does. Thank you, Midwest Musical Imports for the fantastic experience! I look forward to the next one.
Norbert Nielubowski, Minnesota Orchestra
For buying and selling new or used instruments and double reed supplies, MMI is a great place for all your bassoon needs. With their excellent staff and their extensive inventory of new and used bassoons, bocals, and supplies, MMI is a full service shop for all your bassoon needs whether you are a professional, student or amateur. I’ve always had great service from MMI- their great bassoon specialists are always ready to answer my questions about bassoons, bocals, or the latest reed-making equipment. MMI is my first choice.
Catherine Van Handel, Principal Bassoon, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
I happily endorse Midwest Musical Imports for all of your bassoon-related needs. Not only do they sell the finest products at reasonable prices and offer excellent instrument repairs, their customer service is second to none. The staff is personable, knowledgeable, and engaging. I know that I am in good hands with Midwest Musical Imports.
Ben Kamins, Rice University
Thanks for the incredible support you and your colleagues serve my students. It really makes an enormous difference for their success in the profession.
William Short, Principal Bassoon, Metropolitan Opera
MMI's combination of high-quality merchandise, reasonable prices, and knowledgeable staff have made them my go-to double reed supplier for years. Whether I'm stocking up on cane for the next opera season, helping my students look for bocals, or just splurging on the latest gadget, they're the best!
Frances Colón, Former Principal Oboe, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra
"I have been a customer for over a decade and have always received the most amazing customer service there is. Products are shipped immediately and arrive fast extremely well packed and taken care of. Thank YOU, Midwest Musical Imports for your service to the music community! Bravo!"
Raymond Santos, Kansas City Symphony, Principal Clarinet & Buffet-Crampon Artist
Midwest Musical Imports has been a wonderful resource for me. They've been able to help me sell several of my instruments on consignment, which took the stress out of the instrument selling process. Additionally, it's been a great place for me to visit and try their inventory of clarinets. Tori has a great selection of instruments, and it was very easy to find a set of clarinets that fit my needs. I highly recommend Midwest Musical Imports to students and professionals.
Joshua Baker, Principal Bassoon, The Florida Orchestra
Midwest Musical Imports is a music store specializing in all of your double reed needs. Midwest has been my primary double reed shop for years now. I've bought and sold instruments through them because I know they put trust and responsibility into their work. They also have a wide selection of bocals, reed making tools, and sheet music making it a one-stop shop for even the most finicky musician. Whatever the transaction may be, Midwest has always been friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Thank you Midwest Musical Imports for your service!
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We’re a group of conservatory trained musicians that live and breathe music. Whether our expertise is in repair, performance or teaching, we all believe in quality instruments and service. We’d love to share our knowledge and passion with you — contact us today!Meet the Team