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Meet Clarinet Specialists Tori and Simon
TORI OKWABI, D.M.
“My passion is clarinet performance and education and as a clarinet specialist I get to do both. I enjoy helping people of all levels find their voice on the clarinet. My patience and attention to detail allows players to try several options and ultimately decide on the right fit for their individual sound. With a no pressure approach, I find that most customers feel more relaxed and are able to make an educated decision after talking through the process and learning about what they truly want in an instrument. ”
Tori is an active performer and educator who regularly attends national and international music festivals where she serves as a clinician and guest performer. She can be found playing with the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra as principal clarinetist where she won the 2015 WSO Concerto Competition. She received a Doctor of Music degree in clarinet performance from Florida State University.
“As a specialist at MMI, my goal is to use my personal and educational experience to help players find the best instrument and equipment that suits their musical voice. Since I was young, I have held a keen interest in all “things” clarinet. Because of this, I hope to be a resource to anyone looking to improve their playing whether it be a new instrument, gear upgrade or practice method.”
Simon received a Performer’s Diploma and a Master of Music Degree in Clarinet performance from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music from St. Olaf College. He is actively performing in and around the Twin Cities metro while also building a private clarinet studio to inspire the next generation of players.
Clarinet Department Mission
At MMI, our clarinet department strives to educate and provide the best quality products available. Whether you’re a seasoned musician or just started playing the clarinet, we have the team and services you need.
Our clarinet specialists, Tori and Simon have the unique ability to tailor our selection to your needs and are here to help. With years of performing experience and collaboration with the country’s top clarinetists and repair technicians we have honed our skills to meet almost any performer’s need. We take special care in selecting high quality instruments directly from the factory and set-up our instruments in a manner that ensures a great seal no matter what climate you live in. Every instrument is play-tested by either Tori or Simon, ensuring you receive your clarinet in the best possible working condition!
Whether it is a day-to-day accessory order, a clarinet rental, or an instrument purchase, Tori and Simon are here to provide exemplary customer service. We’re only satisfied if you are completely happy!! Call us today to see how we can help you!
MMI offers only the best clarinet brands and all of our instruments are set-up by our repair specialists. Stop in to work with one of our specialists, or browse from our online selection and find a brand new clarinet today!Show New
If you’re looking to purchase a clarinet, but looking to spend a little less, consider our inventory of refurbished clarinets. Browse our selection online or stop in to work with a specialist to find the perfect instrument.Show Used
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