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 continue to offer a 20% 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 20% discount plus free shipping :-( ).

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).

Complimentary Workshop on New RCM Piano Series!
April 14, 2015

New RCM Piano SeriesThe Leading Note will be hosting an informative, complimentary workshop on the morning of Friday, May 8, 2015.  The workshop will cover all of the aspects of the brand new RCM Celebration Series® for Piano and will be led by Dr. Kent McWilliams, a senior member of the Royal Conservatory’s College of Examiners. This will be a not-to-be-missed workshop for all piano teachers and advanced students!

 

Here are all the pertinent details, including information on how to RSVP. Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot today!

  • Date: Friday, May 8, 2015
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (refreshments will be served)
  • Location: First Unitarian Congregation (30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, just off Richmond Road)
  • Transportation: Ample free parking – also served by buses 2 and 87 (stop at Cleary Avenue and Richmond Road) – accessible by bicycle from the Ottawa River Pathway
  • Admission: FREE!
  • Door Prize: Books from the new Celebration Series
  • RSVP: Please reserve in advance through the RCM website (scroll down until you find the May 8 Ottawa/Gatineau workshop) or with The Leading Note directly by emailing (info@leadingnote.com) or phoning (613-569-7888 or 1-866-569-7888)

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New RCM 2015 Piano Series Special Offer
February 17, 2015

THE NEW RCM 2015 PIANO BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!

 
RCM 2015 Piano SeriesHave you heard? The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) has just released a NEW Piano Series!

As always, The Leading Note is your best source for this new series! We are pleased to continue to offer special discounts on a variety of different sets to all of our loyal customers. And, we will be hosting a workshop on the new series on Friday, May 8, 2015. See our blog entry for more details.

 

Special Discounts Available

Now that the books are available, we are pleased to continue to offer the following discounts:

20% discount on the following sets:

15% discount on the following sets:

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New Christmas Gifts Now In Stock
November 4, 2014

The Leading Note is the perfect place to find gifts for the musicians in your life – including yourself. We’ve expanded our selection this year with dozens of new gift items in stock – from socks to mugs, ornaments, and more, we have many items to fill your holiday home galore!

Here’s a small sampling…

 

Mug - Black With Red Notes BurstWhat better way to start the morning with a burst of music (and coffee of course).

Check out our extensive collection of music-themed mugs and glasses.

 

Socks - Keyboard Neon Green Keep those tootsies warm with these stylish cotton blend women’s socks in a classic keyboard pattern. Be the envy of all of your friends and never get lost in the dark in neon green.

Check out our extensive collection of music-themed socks.

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New Christmas Music Now In Stock
October 28, 2014

Stop by soon to check out these new Christmas music titles, just received at The Leading Note!  Our entire selection of music for the holidays is now on display.  Here are some old and new favourites to keep your days merry and bright!

Classical Christmas CarolsNew arrangements of Christmas Carols in the setting of classical favourites by Cindy Berry.

Also of note are similar classical arrangements by Carolyne Taylor.

Classical Christmas Jazz for Solo PianoFeeling jazzy?  Craig Curry has put together a selection of “spicy” settings of Christmas Jazz for Solo Piano.

Other jazzy favourites include arrangements by Christopher Norton and Martha Mier.

The Christmas Variations: 8 Classic Carols Settings for Piano DuetFor piano duet, we have The Christmas Variations, arrangements of classic carols by one of our favourite arrangers for piano, Phillip Keveren.

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Bastien’s Piano for the Young Beginner in French
October 20, 2014

Bastien Piano pour les Tout-Petits

One of the most popular piano methods in French is James Bastien’s Méthode de Piano Bastien. The graded series includes four books at each level: Piano, Theorie, Technique, et Récital. This is an excellent series for preparing students beginner students.

Unfortunately, the French series has always been incomplete compared to its English equivalent. The English series includes two preparatory levels for younger students called Piano for the Young Beginner that were not available in French.

We are pleased to announce that Niveau Preparatoire A and Niveau Preparatoire B are now available in French, each including Piano pour les Tout-Petits and Theorie & Technique pour les Tout-Petits.

This is great news for our community because the options for French piano methods has always been somewhat limited!

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Une des méthodes de piano les plus populaires en français est la Méthode de Piano Bastien de James Bastien. La série graduée comprend quatre livres à chaque niveau: Piano, Théorie, Technique, et Récital. Il s’agit d’une excellente série pour la préparation des étudiants débutants.

Malheureusement, la série française a toujours été incomplète par rapport à son équivalent anglais. La série anglaise comprend deux niveaux préparatoires pour les étudiants plus jeunes appelés Piano for the Young Beginner qui n’étaient pas disponibles en français.

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que Niveau Préparatoire A et Niveau Préparatoire B sont maintenant disponibles en français, les deux niveaux y compris Piano pour les Tout-Petits et Theorie & Technique pour les Tout-Petits.

Ce sont des excellentes nouvelles pour notre communauté parce que les options pour les méthodes de piano en français sont toujours plus limitées!

 

New: RCM Series for Clarinet
August 12, 2014

RCM Clarinet Series

The Royal Conservatory of Music and Frederick Harris have released a new series of graded books for clarinet. This new series is similar in design to the recent publications for saxophone and trumpet, featuring graded materials to help the student develop technical and artistic control through the RCM’s respected curriculum. Now clarinetists can enjoy the same benefits that come from an organized, graded series of method books that their flute-playing colleagues have enjoyed for several years!

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