New RCM Celebrate Theory: History Books Special Offer
January 17, 2017

RCM Celebrate Theory: History Set, Levels 9, 10 & ARCT The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) is continuing the roll out of their new theory series, Celebrate Theory. The advanced level history books of this series are now available at The Leading Note.

We are pleased to offer a 25% discount on the complete set of history books. This set includes the history books for Level 9, Level 10 and ARCT.

 

Celebrate Theory is an essential resource for developing well-rounded musicianship. Through the study of theory, harmony, analysis and history, students will engage more meaningfully with the music they hear and play.

RCM will have a one-year crossover period from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. Theory examinations written in the Winter, Spring, and Summer sessions will include alternate questions to accommodate students who have prepared using either the 2009 or 2016 syllabus.

Please note that a $10.00 shipping charge will apply if you would like this set delivered to you (sorry, but we can’t afford to give you a 25% discount plus free shipping).

It’s Christmastime at the Leading Note!
December 12, 2016

It’s almost Christmas time and the elves have already visited the shop (check out our Facebook page for pictures)! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the musician in your life (be they teacher, student, professional, or just a passionate music lover), here at the Leading Note, we have you covered! Check out some of our gift ideas below!
 

 Musical Instrument Colouring Book New to the shop just a few weeks ago is this super cool Musical Instrument Colouring Book! The intricate designs are perfect for older children and adults alike! You may even see some instruments you don’t recognize…

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New RCM Celebrate Theory Special Offer
July 11, 2016

RCM Celebrate Theory Elementary-Intermediate Set, Levels 1 - 8Have you heard? The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) has just released a new Theory Syllabus along with a new theory series, Celebrate Theory! The elementary and intermediate parts of this series are available at The Leading Note now, with the advanced portion of the series planned for early 2017.

As always, The Leading Note is your best source for this new series! We are pleased to continue to offer a 20% discount on the complete elementary-intermediate set of theory books.

Celebrate Theory is an essential resource for developing well-rounded musicianship. Through the study of theory, harmony, analysis and history, students will engage more meaningfully with the music they hear and play.

RCM will have a one-year crossover period from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. Theory examinations written in the Winter, Spring, and Summer sessions will include alternate questions to accommodate students who have prepared using either the 2009 or 2016 syllabus.

This complete elementary-intermediate set includes the books and answer books from preparatory through level 8, along with the new 2016 syllabus — 12 books in total!

Please note that a $15.00 shipping charge will apply if you would like this set delivered to you (sorry, but we can’t afford to give you a 20% discount plus free shipping).

Introducing SiR – Sistema-inspired Resources
April 27, 2016

SiR - Sistema-inspired ResourcesSistema GlobalThe Leading Note would like to announce a partnership with Sistema Global to introduce Sistema-inspired Resources (SiR), a project that will be the most comprehensive source and creative hub of Sistema-inspired print music and pedagogical resources worldwide.

 

Sistema Global has long provided free repertoire and pedagogical resources meant for everyone in the global El Sistema community. To complement this, The Leading Note side of the project is intended to provide resources for sale that reflect the recommendations from a number of Sistema programs and their members. The resources on the SiR product page will consist of:

  • commercially available music from established publishers that has been proven to work for existing Sistema programs:
    • this evolving project will provide a forum for programs to recommend and share ideas about published works that kids love to play.
  • original compositions and arrangements in a wide array of styles (classical, jazz, world, pop, rap, etc.) that are suitable for Sistema programs:
    • this will encourage programs and composers to create a revenue stream by using the platform to sell their own successfully performed arrangements and compositions, and
    • it will include multi-level and flexible-instrumentation works that accommodate a wide range of ensembles.

A 15% discount will be offered to all programs registered with Sistema Global for all music on our site (in addition, a percentage of each sale will be donated to Sistema Global).

Please contact us if:

  • you have any recommendations for commercially available music from established publishers that you have found to work well for your group, or
  • you have any material that you would like to be sold through this site. Given that all copyright considerations are successfully met, all original music will be added to the SiR site and a percentage of the proceeds will be directed to Sistema Global.

 

Bärenreiter’s Complete Mozart Solo Piano Works
March 18, 2016

Mozart - Complete Works for Piano Solo (5 Volumes in a Slipcase)The Leading Note is pleased to be able to offer Bärenreiter’s Complete Mozart Solo Piano Works for an incredibly low price of $117.95!

Valued at over $200, this five-volume boxed edition of Mozart’s complete oeuvre for solo piano contains the definitive Urtext from the “New Mozart Edition” in a well-presented, full-sized format. For the first time, everything written for solo piano by the man who was perhaps the greatest genius in music history is presented in this unique special edition. All works have been meticulously checked to reflect the latest in musicological research.

Included in this collection are:

Detailed prefaces in German and English provide information on the genesis of the music and details on its performance – an editorial coup and the buy of a lifetime!

 

Christmas is Here at The Leading Note!
December 1, 2015

The official countdown is on – Christmas is fast approaching! This Christmas season, give the best gift of all, the gift of music! The Leading Note is the perfect place to find gifts for the musicians in your life – including yourself. We have a wide selection of gift items to fill your holiday home galore!

 

Mug - Black With Red Notes BurstWhat better way to start the morning with a burst of music (and coffee of course).
Check out our collection of music-themed mugs and glasses.

 

Fuzzy Socks - G Clef RedKeep your feet warm and festive with these plush fuzzy knit socks. We have socks of many different colours and patterns.

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Bach to School Sale!
September 5, 2015

The Leading Note is pleased to announce our annual Bach to School Sale! From September 5 to 18, 2016, save 20% on all books by Johann Sebastian Bach.

As Johannes Brahms said:

“Study Bach: there you will find everything.”

Choose a category below to see what books are on sale for your instrument, sorted by popularity:


Piano Sale ItemsOrgan Sale ItemsHarp Sale ItemsGuitar Sale Items
Vocal Sale ItemsChoral Sale ItemsPercussion Sale ItemsEnsemble Sale Items
Violin Sale ItemsViola Sale ItemsCello Sale ItemsDouble Bass Sale Items
Flute Sale ItemsOboe Sale ItemsClarinet Sale ItemsBassoon Sale Items
Saxophone Sale ItemsRecorder Sale ItemsTrumpet Sale ItemsFrench Horn Sale Items
Trombone Sale ItemsTuba Sale ItemsBooks on SaleCDs on Sale

Year-End Gift Ideas!
June 11, 2015

Now that the school year is drawing to a close, so too are music lessons. Will you or your students be participating in year-end recitals? Recitals are a great occasion for students to show off what they have learned, for teachers to showcase their studio and the progress of their students, and for parents to see what their child has accomplished! From my experience as both a student and teacher, there is nothing more rewarding than the year-end recital.

Recital

As recital season quickly approaches, now is the perfect time to start to think about teacher gifts, as well as student gifts. We have a wide variety of musical-themed gifts here at the Leading Note that are a great way to say thank you to your teacher, or to congratulate your student on a job well done!

Brooch - Violin (Sterling Silver with Green Amber)
We are now carrying beautiful amber jewellery from Kamila’s Amber. These unique Canadian designs are made with sterling silver and authentic amber from the Baltic Sea!
We have many designs in earrings, brooches, and pendants that range from music notes, to treble and bass clefs, and instruments. These items are a beautiful way to thank your music teacher for all the hard work, patience, and guidance they have provided in the last year.

 

Mug - Latte (Tall)
What better way to start the morning with a burst of music (and coffee of course).  Browse through our various mugs and glasses.

 

Cookie Cutters - Music Instruments Set
Turn those plain round cookies into masterpieces with this 7-pc set of cookie cutters. Includes: grand piano, 3 sizes of 8th notes, violin, guitar, and treble clef. We also carry individual cookie cutters.

 

Note Pad - Chopin Liszt
These notepads are not only useful, but have musical puns (a musician’s favourite)! Browse our many different Note Pads/Books.
Bach 5 Inch Composer Statuette
Does your teacher have a favourite composer? These composer statuettes are a great little accessory for the home or even at the piano.
From Bach to Beethoven to Mozart, we carry a wide variety of composers and sizes.

Students deserve gifts too! From pencils, to bookmarks, to musical straws, we have many small gifts that would be a great way to congratulate your students. And, of course, there is much, much more! Visit our Gifts product page to browse our full range of gifts.

Can’t quite decide on that perfect gift? Gift Certificates are a particularly good choice for your teacher/student. Gift Certificates can be used to expand a musician’s repertoire library, to fund teaching supplies, to procure rare or special editions, or to encourage students to pursue their musical goals.