Since 1896, Schmitt Music has been helping people pursue their musical dreams. We value our customers and want to say “THANK YOU” for your business! During October, we’re honoring several anniversaries in the music business, so we’ve got some special savings and great events! CLICK HERE to learn more.
You could win a $117 Schmitt Music Gift Card!
Play our “Anniversary Trivia Contest” and if you answer a question correctly, you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of seventeen $117 gift cards! We’ll have a new question every 2 days this month. Enter at your Schmitt Music store or LIKE US on Facebook to play!
We’re celebrating great brands and big anniversaries this month, like Steinway’s 160th and Martin’s 180th – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!
It’s Schmitt Music’s 117th Anniversary! In celebration of our musical milestone, our band and orchestra departments have a special “Bravo! Step Up” offer for you!
Our “Bravo! Step Up” performance quality instruments will help your child play more expressively and will make playing even more enjoyable. Your son or daughter may be ready for a performance instrument, but how do you know if it’s time?
Take the “Bravo! Step Up Instrument Challenge” today!
Have your child bring their instrument to the appointment, and be sure to bring the music that they’ve been practicing – this will make the challenge more meaningful.
Our specialist will help your student try out and experience the beautiful craftsmanship and performance features of our hand-selected “Bravo! Step Up” gallery of instruments. They will hear and feel the difference!
Anniversary Month Specials!
Just for trying and critiquing our “Bravo! Step Up” instruments, you will be entered to WIN A $117 Schmitt Music Gift Card!
During October, our regular low prices have been reduced to celebrate Schmitt Music’s 117th Anniversary!
If you purchase a “Bravo! Step Up” instrument this month, you’ll automatically get a $117 gift card for future purchases!
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT! Purchase a “WORRY FREE” Instrument Maintenance Plan with 2 years of coverage for only $117 — that’s a savings of 15% OFF the regular price! Offers valid through October 31, 2013.s
A superior quality instrument can help your student learn faster, play longer, and inspire them to stretch to the limit of their talent. There is no finer gift for a student, or one that promises more joy and pleasure, than a lifetime of incomparable music.
With our special BRAVO! package offer, it is always a good time to upgrade from a beginner instrument to a BRAVO! “Performance Level” instrument.
Contact your Schmitt Music store to make your appointment to take the “Bravo! Step Up Instrument Challenge” today!
Click here to learn more about the “Bravo! Step-Up Instrument Program.”
Schmitt Music is proud to host internationally acclaimed jazz and classical pianist, Kenny Drew, Jr. at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center. Join us on Saturday, October 5th at 2:00PM for this free clinic presented by JazzMN.
Known for his hard-swinging bluesy sound, Kenny has more than 50 recordings to his credit, and has performed at many of the world’s great jazz clubs and festivals, with some of the greatest names in the business.
Please RSVP to save your seat!CLICK HERE to fill out an RSVP form or call 763-398-5050.
His abundance of technique and drive, his sensitive keyboard arranging and his imaginative use of the instrument’s colors exhibit his salient musical virtues. - Chicago Reader
Check out Thelonius Monk’s “Straight, No Chaser” performed by Kenny Drew, Jr. and friends:
Kenny Drew, Jr. with the JazzMN Orchestra!
Join the JazzMN Orchestra for its October 5th season opener, featuring Kenny Drew, Jr!
Also joining the band will be Twin Cities vocalist Connie Evingson. The concert is Saturday, October 5th at 7:30 PM at The Auditorium at Hopkins High School.
CLICK HERE for event details. Get your tickets online, or by phone – call 1-800-838-3006 today!
Kenny Drew, Jr. is an internationally acclaimed jazz and classical pianist, and he’s known for his hard-swinging bluesy sound, and large, two-handed rooty chords contrasting with fast runs. Born in New York City, Kenny Drew, Jr. started music lessons at the age of four. After studying classical piano with his aunt, he branched out into the area of jazz music.
He has played with greats such as Stanley Jordan, Out of the Blue (OTB), Stanley Turrentine, Slide Hampton and the Jazz Masters, Charnett Moffett, Eddie Gomez, Smokey Robinson, Frank Morgan, Sadao Watanabe, Stanley Jordan, and the Mingus Big Band and others. Kenny has more than 50 recordings to his credit.
Kenny has performed at many of the world’s great jazz clubs and jazz festivals, and he was the 1990 winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition. He has appeared as a leader at many major festivals, including the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Kyoto Jazz Festival, Savannah on Stage Festival, Clearwater Jazz Festival, and the Newark Jazz Festival and more.
Join us at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center, Sunday, September 15, 12:30pm to 1:30pm for a special in-store clinic & performance with legendary saxophonist Ernie Watts!
Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts is one of the most versatile and prolific saxophonists in music. He’s been playing sax for over 50 years! Don’t miss this special appearance, sponsored by The Sax Shop at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center!
You’ll also get a chance to ENTER TO WIN a THEO WANNE mouthpiece, or a TORPEDO BAG Classic in our prize raffle!
Please RSVP to save your seat! Call 763-566-4560 or CLICK HERE to fill out an RSVP form.
Catch Mr. Watts performing as a soloist with the Doc Severinsen Big Band on Monday, September 16 at The Dakota Jazz Club – 2 SHOWS – CLICK HERE for details and tickets!
“He is one of the greatest living tenor saxophonists, at the top of his game.” – Ian Patterson / All About Jazz
Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts is one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players in music. It has been more than fifty years since he first picked up a saxophone, and from age sixteen on he has been playing professionally, initially while still attending school. Watts has been featured on over 500 recordings by artists ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa, always exhibiting his unforgettable trademark sound.
The Minnesota Concert Opera presents The MINI-RING – Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle abridged to one four-hour performance – September 13 & 15 at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts. Click here to learn more!
The MINI-RING is performed in concert with chamber orchestra; Abridged score by David Seaman; Conducted by Jonathan Khuner. Starring Grammy Award-winners RICHARD PAUL FINK and JAY HUNTER MORRIS, with Lori Phillips, Sarah Heltzel and more accomplished performers. Learn more about the Minnesota Concert Opera at mnconcertopera.org.
Schmitt Music customers can GET 20% OFF original price tickets for either show when you use the code “Schmitt” to buy tickets by phone or online!!
Please call The Cowles Center box office at 612-206-3600 or purchase discounted tickets online: CLICK HERE to learn more and buy tickets now!
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403
Remember to use the code “SCHMITT” when you order tickets!
Purchase a qualifying new Kawai acoustic grand piano NOW through August 31, 2013 and you’ll receive up to $1800 in Factory Rebates! Contact your Schmitt Music Piano Specialist to set up a personal showing, or visit your Schmitt Music store today. You’ll see and hear why Kawai pianos and the choice of those who know!
Visit your Schmitt Music piano store today and get Kawai Factory Rebates on in-stock Kawai RX BLAK Series grand pianos. Learn more about the KAWAI RX BLAK SERIES here. You’ll get from $1000 up to $1800 back!Click here to find your Schmit Music Piano Specialist now. Rebates not valid with other offers. Purchase must be made between August 1 and August 31, 2013.
We’re proud to be Kawai’s “Dealer of the Year”!
Schmitt Music was honored by Kawai Pianos with the 2012 “Dealer of the Year” award at the Winter NAMM Show in California. The award represents an extraordinary achievement by Schmitt Music’s Piano Specialists, who sold more Kawai pianos than any other company in the U.S. last year! Click here to learn more about our Winter NAMM awards.
Send us a picture of you making music over the summer, and the best photo (as voted on by Schmitt Music) will WIN a $100 Schmitt Music Gift Card! This contest is open to all ages. Enter the Summer Vacation Photo Contest NOW through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. CLICK HERE for contest details and to submit your entry today!
We are proud to announce that Schmitt Music is the winner of the “Best Marketing & Sales Promotion” and “Best Support Music Advocacy” as recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) at the Top 100 Dealer Awards. The awards ceremony took place on July 12, during the Summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the categories we won at the Top 100 Dealer Awards!
Schmitt Music President, Tom Schmitt (pictured on right), receives the award for “Best Marketing & Sales Promotion” from event host, American country music star, Steve Wariner (left).
Schmitt Music was also nominated for “Dealer of the Year” at the July 12th event, and was honored as one of the Top 100 Dealers in May 2013. Learn more about Schmitt Music’s awards here: www.schmittmusic.com/nammawards