New Website Features!
May 21, 2014

The Leading Note is excited to announce the launch of new website features that we are sure you will find extremely useful for making purchasing decisions. Our homepage now features a series of Leading Note Product Guides, including:

Guides to RCM Graded Materials

The Leading Note Guides to RCM Graded Materials

  • - An amazing resource for teachers and students alike!
  • - Find graded materials quickly and easily including both the standard publications from Frederick Harris and all supplementary editions listed in the various RCM Syllabi
  • - Includes links to repertoire, studies, popular selections, theory texts, and more
  • - Now available for piano and voice with violin and other instruments coming soon!

Guide to Products on Sale

The Leading Guide to Products On Sale

  • - The Leading Note has hundreds of books on sale for all instruments
  • - Use the guide to easily browse sale titles by instrument
  • - Save 30-50%, while supplies last!

Guide to Choral Music Repertoire

The Leading Guide to Choral Music Repertoire

All three guides are an ongoing project for us with the goal of making our website a rich source of information for all of your print music purchasing needs.  We are always open to feedback and suggestions for improvement! Please leave a comment below or contact us here.

The Leading Note:
Selection, Information, Expertise, Service, Community
Why would you order anywhere else?

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!

Quick Guide to our Online Catalogue
May 9, 2013

The Leading Note’s online catalogue is a great tool to find the music you are looking for. There are numerous features that can help you track down the specific book you need. This guide will introduce you to these features.

The best place to start when searching for a book is to use the general search field in the top-right corner of every page:


You can enter any keywords in this field including composer, arranger, title, instrument, opus number, etc. In general, less is more—the fewer search terms the larger the results will be. Spelling needs to be correct but you do not need to include complete words; for example, “concert” will help you find concerto, concertos, concerti, concertinos, etc. (Read more…)

List of Teachers on our Website!
July 15, 2011

Did you know we have a list of local music teachers on our website?

Yes we do!

Click here and choose an instrument from the column on the left.

Are you a teacher? Would you like to have your name on our list? Send us an e-mail with your details (instrument, location, etc.). We will happily advertise your name free of charge.