Are you on our teachers’ lists?
August 21, 2013

Dear teachers,

Did you know we have a list of local music teachers on our website? We sincerely appreciate the support of local teachers; this list is one small way we can give back to help grow your studios!

Are you on our list? If not, this is a great time to get on board!

Send us an e-mail with your name, phone number, e-mail and other useful information about your teaching. What instruments do you teach? How about theory and history? What system do you use (RCM, Music for Young Children, Suzuki, Conservatory Canada, etc.)? In what part of town do you live?

As the new school year approaches, this is a good time for teachers already on our list to make sure your information is current and accurate. Check your listing under the appropriate instrument and contact us with any changes.

Best wishes for a successful season!

Canadian Music History at The Leading Note
August 8, 2013

The bookshelves at The Leading Note are always getting more full. We recently added a few new books to our shelves that tell the stories of major Canadian musical institutions. One of these, The National Arts Centre, is very close to home—only a few blocks away. Other books cover opera, musical theatre and choral music. Read on for more information.

Art and Politics: The History of the National Arts Centre

Sarah Jennings

Art and Politics is the story of the creation and first four decades of one of Canada’s pre-eminent cultural organizations. While it documents the history of the country’s National Arts Centre in Ottawa, it also describes the arts in Canada from the 1960s to the present… Written in a documentary style, moving from episode to episode, the story is enriched by the personal memories of those who participated in the making of the NAC, including the leading artists, managers, officials, and politicians who were involved.

We also have two new books that narrate the history of the theatrical musical productions in Toronto, both opera and music theatre: (Read more…)