Reynolds Music

Reynolds Music is now Schmitt Music Anoka! Your source for band & orchestra instruments and accessories, sheet music & books, lessons, repair and more.

Operating as usual


If you have an active contract from Reynolds Music for a band or orchestra instrument and are thinking of upgrading, the Schmitt Music Selection Event is your chance! A credit allowance from your band or orchestra instrument contract can be applied to many of the instruments that will be available at the Schmitt Music Selection Event, Saturday Dec. 11 from 9am to 6pm. If you would like more information, please contact Brian Glenn at Schmitt Music Anoka.
phone: 763 421 1062
email: [email protected]


We just received word that Gary Erickson passed away over the weekend. Those of you that were Reynolds Music customers probably met Gary when you came in for lessons or picked up music books. Gary stayed with the store through the transition to Schmitt Music before retiring in March of 2020. He stopped by the store regularly to see how things were going and to talk about drums and cars, two of his favorite things.


Hello, Anoka area friends!

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This former Reynolds Music account will soon be unsupported. Reynolds Music is now Schmitt Music Anoka! Your source for band & orchestra instruments and accessories, sheet music & books, lessons, repair and more.

Reynolds Music updated their business hours. 03/28/2020

Reynolds Music updated their business hours.

Reynolds Music updated their business hours.

Timeline photos 02/06/2020

The 2020 Steinway Junior Piano Competition is coming to Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center in April. Apply today!

Showcase your talent at the Steinway Junior Piano Competition, open to pianists 18 & under residing in the USA and Canada. Visit to learn more!

Timeline photos 01/23/2020

See the Lux String Quartet Friday & Saturday:

Tidying up some loose ends for our concerts this weekend. Catch us at The Baroque Room in Saint Paul, Minnesota, this Friday at 12 noon for free and this Saturday at 3pm for $15 admission. David Serkin Ludwig, Composer's Pale Blue Dot and


Introducing Hall Pass from the Minnesota Orchestra

What an amazing opportunity for the next generation of music makers! Check out the Minnesota Orchestra's "Hall Pass" initiative...


HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Best wishes for a healthy and happy, marvelous and musical new decade.

Schmitt Music is OPEN UNTIL 4PM today (New Year's Eve), and CLOSED on New Year's Day (Wednesday, January 1, 2020).


Schmitt Music Anoka – formerly Reynolds Music – is proud to support the music community in the northern Twin Cities suburbs!

"We are thrilled to bring our unique products, services, and expertise even closer to our friends in the Anoka area." – Tom Schmitt, 4th-generation owner and president of Schmitt Music

For over 40 years, Reynolds Music served the Anoka area under the direction of late founder and owner, John Reynolds. Sadly, John passed away last year.

When Schmitt Music learned that the store’s assets were to be sold, we were curious to find out more. We are excited that Schmitt Music was the winning bidder to own and operate the former Reynolds Music, starting November 18, 2019.

We knew that Reynolds employees do good work and contribute to our local musical community, and we feel it’s important to help them remain in the music business for as long as possible.

As advocates for the Anoka-Hennepin music programs, Schmitt Music is eager to further support students, families, and educators to the best of our ability.

We hope to see you soon!



As many of you know, John Reynolds, the founder and owner of Reynolds Music, passed away New Years Eve of 2018. One of his last wishes was that Reynolds Music would stay open. Since that time the store has been operated by the employees under the supervision of the executor of his estate, Jim Jensen. It was an arrangement that worked, but could not continue forever. The store was put up for sale last spring, and there was immediate interest. As time went on some potential buyers dropped out, and others were only interested in buying the store with the intent of taking over rental contracts and selling off everything else and shutting the store down. There was only one potential buyer that made it clear all along that they were interested in buying the store and keeping it open to continue to serve the northern suburbs. Jim has been negotiating with that buyer for a number of months, and it is now official. As of November 18th 2019, Schmitt Music has purchased Reynolds Music. All of the current staff has been retained, so we will continue to do our best to provide the same great service we were known for. Thank you for supporting Reynolds Music for the past 41 years; we hope you will continue to think of us as your hometown music store.

Trumpet Mouthpieces 10/09/2019

Used trumpet mouthpieces

Rent, Buy & Sell Instruments in Downtown Anoka | Reynolds Music 09/27/2019

Rent, Buy & Sell Instruments in Downtown Anoka | Reynolds Music

Our new website is up and running!
We've moved into the 21st Century, thanks to the team at Iceberg Web Design. Please give it a visit and let us know what you think.

Rent, Buy & Sell Instruments in Downtown Anoka | Reynolds Music We provide instrument rentals, music lessons, new & used instruments for sale, and repairs. Give us a call today - 763-421-1062.

Photos from Reynolds Music's post 09/25/2019

Before and after! Our ukulele wall had gotten pretty thin, but it's been restocked. Ukuleles of every size - and a few colors - starting at $49.


Next up - band and orchestra rentals for Osseo District 279! Our rental plan is: $50 for 4 months for flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, violin and viola, and $32/month after; $65 for 4 months for alto sax, cello and bass, $54/month for alto sax and cello, and $74/month for bass after. We have a good selection of instruments available. Please feel free to call, message or email.


More Anoka Hennepin Middle School Instrument Displays!
Tuesday 9/10 - Oakview 4 - 7
Wednesday 9/11 - C**n Rapids 3:30 - 6
Thursday 9/12 - Northdale 4:30 - 7
Reynolds Music will be there, but if you can't make it to your schools' display (or want to avoid the crowds), stop by our store. We are open until 8pm those nights.


It's Back To School, which also means the start of a new year for beginning band and orchestra. This week the instrument displays will be at Weds. 9/4 from 3;30 - 6 at Anoka Middle School, Fred Moore Campus, and Thurs. 9/5 from 4 - 7 at Roosevelt Middle School. If you need an instrument but can't make it your school instrument display night, stop by our store! We will be open until 8 pm both nights.


At Reynolds Music, we do our best to be helpful, whether it's answering questions, diagnosing a problem or simply tuning a stringed instrument. Most of the time, we don't charge for those things - even if it's an instrument from another store - and people really seem to appreciate it. If that's something that's important to you, please remember us during the upcoming instrument rental season. If you have conflicts on the night of your school display, or simply want to avoid the crowds, you can stop in at our store and we'll be happy to take care of you. We hope to see you soon!


The final week before school starts again for Anoka-Hennepin students is here! If you need a band or orchestra instrument for a beginning student, please come see us. Monthly rates start at $32.


If your child will be playing in the band or orchestra in one of the Anoka-Hennepin schools and you're looking for an instrument to rent, please come see us. Our rates are $32/ month for most instruments, $54/month for saxophones, oboes and cellos, and $74/month for basses. One benefit of stopping in at our store to rent is that your next payment (after the initial one month down payment) will not be due until October. There is another benefit to renting at our store -besides not having to fight the crowds at the Display Night - a music stand at no charge! We hope to see you soon.


We want to let everyone know about this event! It is a benefit for Dawn Necas (Nelson), who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. Dawn's daughter Emily took lessons at our store for many years, and both Dawn and Emily had stopped in earlier this summer. Please think about attending and/or donating to the silent auction.


We had someone stop in this morning with 2 string bass bags that they had found draped over the railing in the parking ramp behind the store. There's no identification of any kind on either bag, and we've been trying to figure out what happened - were they left by accident? Were the basses stolen and the bags left behind? All theories are welcome; or better yet, if you are their owner, let us know!


Big weekend coming up in Anoka - The Food Truck Festival and Sidewalk Sale, Sat. July 20th! We're going to kick things off a little early by offering 10% everything in the store* starting Friday July 19th. We'll have the air conditioning on so you can stop by to cool off as well. Hope to see you!

*except lessons and repairs.


It's Riverfest!!! If you're in Anoka today, everything in the store* is an extra 10% off. It's supposed to be warm, so stop by if you need a break from the heat.

*except lessons and repairs.


We have a couple of big weekends coming up for Anoka and Reynolds Music. Saturday, July 13th is Riverfest, and Saturday July 20th is the Food Truck Festival and Sidewalk Sale. Everything in the store will be an additional 10% off! (Except lessons and repairs). We will also have a bargain table for the Sidewalk Sale. Please stop by!


If you have a beginning band student in one of our neighboring school districts, you do have a choice! We have very competitive rental rates for band instruments. Please contact us if you'd like more information.
763 421 1062 or [email protected]


Reynolds Music will be closed Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day. Please take some time to remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The American Legion Edward B. Cutter Post 102 Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 10 am 5/27/19 at the new Riverfront Memorial Park, 2201 2nd Ave N. Music will be provided by the North Suburban Concert Band.

Excellent Educator: Anoka Middle School Teacher Brings Fun To Orchestra Class 05/15/2019

Excellent Educator: Anoka Middle School Teacher Brings Fun To Orchestra Class

Congratulations to Jesse Peterson of Anoka Middle School for the Arts - he truly is an Excellent Educator!

Excellent Educator: Anoka Middle School Teacher Brings Fun To Orchestra Class WCCO This Morning visited Anoka to surprise a teacher who is getting kids to give orchestra a try, Kim Johnson reports (2:38). WCCO This Morning – May 15, 2019

Photos from Reynolds Music's post 04/26/2019

Going through some boxes here at the store I found a program for a concert that was before my time, but John Reynolds was heavily involved.


Our website and email are back!


We're having some issues with our email, [email protected]. You can message us here, email us at [email protected], or call us at 763 421 1062. Thanks!

Photos from Reynolds Music's post 04/09/2019

I'm going to resist the urge to say something clever like "We're Beginning to See the Light!" at Reynolds Music. Instead, a couple of photos - Before, on the left, and After:
Reynolds Music is in an old building, and the the old fluorescent lighting system was from the 70's, at least. Fixtures in the old system had failed and couldn't be replaced. So last fall, Mr. Reynolds gave the go-ahead on replacing the old lights with a new LED system. The new light panels had to be ordered, then shipped, and finally installed. We knew it would be a few months before the project would be completed; what we didn't know was that Mr. Reynolds would not be around for its completion. In one of my last conversations with him, he asked how the project was coming. I told him that it was still a ways off, but that we had figured out the layout for the panels, and that we wouldn't need as many panels because the new ones would be so much brighter. He nodded, and I expected him to say something like "it should be brighter with what it's costing me!" Instead, he said "It should look nice". John, I have to agree with you. Thanks for getting the project started, and I wish you were here to see it finished. Thanks also to Jason Pawelsky at EAG-LED for putting the whole project together.


We're moving along with the new website. More to come!

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108 E Main St
Anoka, MN

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We are located on Main Street in downtown Anoka. There is ample parking in the back of the building and in the parking ramp west of us.

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