The Mynett Music StoryMynett Music has been a mainstay of the Northeast Indiana music community since 1933, providing a full school music service department, lesson program, repair shop, and a large selection of new and used woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments and accessories. Founded to support school music programs in the Greater Fort Wayne area and beyond, Milt Mynett put a strong emphasis on the repair side of music. That legendary reputation continued as his son, Chuck Mynett, virtually “grew up” in the business. Chuck expanded services to deepen the partnership with schools in recruiting band students, providing top-notch musical instruments and accessories for those students, and maintaining their instruments so that the teachers’ sole focus could be the musical growth of their students. In 2015, Mynett Music was purchased by Sweetwater owner Chuck Surack. Chuck has been a customer of Mynett Music for over 45 years, since he was a middle schooler developing a passion for the saxophone. As he progressed from school bands to playing professionally, Chuck has always trusted the service of his instruments to Mynett’s dedicated and experienced staff. Both Mynett Music and Sweetwater share a passion for music and the relentless pursuit of providing an uncompromising customer experience. Both companies, as with all of the Sweet Family of Companies, center their customer service approach around the simple principle of always doing the right thing. Sweetwater is the nation's #1 online music equipment retailer, selling guitars, keyboards, drums, and pianos, along with pro audio technology and accessories.
Brad grew up in Central Indiana and graduated with a degree in Music Education from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Brad is a French Horn player and is excited to support musicians and music-makers across the state of Indiana!
Sally attended Western Michigan University and Trinity College in London. She plays French horn, piano, and organ. Sally joined Mynett Music in 1985.
Associate Sales Managerkevin@mynettmusic.com
Kevin recently retired from teaching after 28 years. He has a B.S. in Music Education from Ball State University and a Masters Degree from St. Francis University. Kevin is our Percussion Department manager.
Educational Sales Managerdavid@mynettmusic.com
Dave was a Band Director for 11 years before joining Mynett Music in 1987. He has a MME from Eastern Kentucky University and B.S. from Ball State University. Dave is a trombone and euphonium teacher, adjudicator, and performer. Dave directs our Road Sales Department.
Terry has over 31 years of music education experience, most recently having been at DeKalb High School. He performs regularly with the New Millennium Jazz Orchestra, Old Crown Brass Band, and several other brass ensembles and is also an adjudicator for many ISSMA events. Terry is a member of Phi Beta Mu and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He earned degrees from Ball State University (BME), and Bowling Green State University, where he received a Masters in Music.
Head Repair Technician/Woodwind Specialistpatrick@mynettmusic.com
Pat is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and trumpet player. He is the moderator of Repair Forum for TrumpetplayerOnline.com. Pat has been working at Mynett Music since 1983 and is well respected and renown by professional musicians throughout the Fort Wayne area.
Repair Technician/Brass Specialistdeb@mynettmusic.com
Deb is a graduate of Red Wing Repair School and an Iowa native. She has been with Mynett Music since 1991. Deb loves to work on all brass instruments, especially Tubas.
Repair Technician/String Specialistsam@mynettmusic.com
Sam is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Music where he received a B.S. degree in Education in 1970. He is a member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic where he is principal tubist. He has also played string bass with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and nearly every other orchestra in the northern half of Indiana as well as in the Lansing and Flint Symphonies in Michigan. He taught instrumental music at the former Geyer Junior High School and orchestra at Concordia High School and in the schools of Pontiac, Michigan. Sam started string repair with Karl Conner Strings in Fort Wayne and became the full time string technician. He is dedicated to doing accurate repair of your bowed string instrument in a timely and cost effective manner.
Josh is a graduate of the Red Wing band instrument repair program at Minnesota State College. He toured Europe when in high school and was an Ambassador of Music for the state of Indiana. He is an accomplished french horn player.
Retail Sales Associatejesse@mynettmusic.com
Jesse is a native of Fort Wayne. Before coming to Mynett he taught music for 12 years as a band, orchestra, percussion, and guitar instructor. As a marching band instructor Jesse has worked with dozens of bands around the state as well as several drum and bugle corps. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from Valparaiso University and his M.Mus.Ed from Boston University. Jesse studied saxophone with Stacy Maugans and loves to play guitar as well as various other woodwinds in his Irish rock band.