Learn More about the Bassoon Department

Interested in playing the bassoon? Whether you are looking to play a new instrument or are an established musician, MMI’s bassoon department can provide what you need with the highest quality brands and bassoon specialists to help you with all of your needs. From accessories to financing options, we have the services for you!

Beyond the expert sales staff, we provide a stress-free trial policy designed to make sure you can select the right instrument for you. Every bassoon is played by Jessica or Katie before being shipped, and adjusted in our repair shop if needed. You also get an automatic extra warranty and service on your new bassoon after purchase.

Work With Our Specialists

Meet Katie and Jessica, Bassoon Specialists

Katie Bauernfeind

“As a bassoon specialist at MMI, I enjoy helping professionals match a new Heckel bocal to their bassoon and assisting students find their dream bassoon. Customers declare that my professional experience, 3 bassoon performance degrees (BM University of Minnesota,  MM and Performer Diploma Indiana University Jacobs School of Music), and vast knowledge of our bassoon brands from personal visits to their manufacturing facilities, gives them great confidence for their new bassoon purchase.”

Katie joins MMI with 13 years of bassoon experience. Katie completed her Master of Music degree and Performer Diploma at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.  Katie has performed with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and Reimagining Opera for Kids.


Jessica B. Nelson

“The greatest satisfaction that I have in working at MMI is being able to help other musicians find the perfect equipment to be their best.  There’s nothing better than seeing a customer’s face light up after finding the perfect bocal, bassoon, or reed-making equipment.  People are the reason behind what I do and I enjoy meeting customers and hearing how they are doing–even after they have purchased their equipment.  I also get to travel with my job and I’ve really enjoyed developing close working relationships with manufacturers, professionals, teachers, and students all over the world.”

After graduating from the University of Minnesota-Morris with a degree in bassoon and piano, Jessica lived extensively in Brazil where she studied bassoon with Alexandre Silverio and played professionally in symphonic orchestras and bands.  She currently is 2nd bassoonist in the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra where she also serves as treasurer on the board of directors.  She maintains a private teaching studio in Minneapolis.  In her free time, you can find her enjoying the great outdoors, working in her garden, or spending time with her 3 one-eyed Shih Tzus.


Buy New

Are you looking for a brand new bassoon? MMI carries the finest instrument brands available. Let our bassoon specialists help you find the perfect instrument for you, or browse our selection online today.

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Buy Used

Interested in finding a refurbished bassoon? Our specialists guarantee that our inventory of used instruments is in peak condition. Contact one of our specialists to find the perfect used bassoon, or browse our inventory online today.

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Other Bassoon Services

Interested in other services for your bassoon? From rental to repair and more, select a service below to find out more.

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