News & Events

December 2013 – Opening for Assistant Store Manager

The Leading Note has an opening for an assistant manager starting in early January 2014. Please see the pdf-file job description for details and we’ll look forward to hearing from you.

March 2013 – Royal Conservatory Violin Series Now Available

Attention all violin teachers! The long awaited 2013 edition of the Royal Conservatory Violin series is now available at The Leading Note.



Past Events of Note

Canada’s Small Business Saturday – October 20, 2012

The Leading Note music store participated in Canada’s Small Business Saturday by offering 10% off all Holiday themed music (Christmas, Chanukah, and Hallowe’en selections) purchased on October 20th. Read our blog entry for more details on the in-store sale.

Podium 2012 Choral Conference – Ottawa, May 2012

  The Podium 2012 Choral Conference took place at the Lord Elgin Hotel in downtown Ottawa on May 17-20, 2012 and was a resounding success. The Leading Note hosted a Children’s Choir Reading Session on Saturday, May 19, led by the wonderful Jackie Hawley, esteemed director of the Cantiamo Girls Choir and the Ottawa Children’s Choir. We also had a display at the Podium MarketPlace Trade Show (see photo at left with Sheilah Craven).

For more information on Podium 2012, see our blog post on the event.

Rockin’ Sidewalk Sale

Our Rockin’ Sidewalk Sale (read on to see why it was called this) took place on Saturday, July 31st.  Many thanks to everyone who came out and made it a very fun day.  As a result of the event, over $1200 was donated to The Leading Note Foundation’s OrKidstra & KidSingers Programs!

However, the sale is not quite over!  We still have a large number of items remaining and they are available in the store for drastically reduced prices!

Some background information: at a recent trade show, we were the lucky winners of an entire booth of Alfred publications and were inundated with hundreds of books, DVDs and CDs that are not normally found at The Leading Note. We have it all:

  • rock and pop songbooks from The Rolling Stones, Rush, Led Zeppelin and many others, in easy piano, p/v/g, and guitar tab formats
  • collections of sacred music
  • collections of jazz standards for vocalists
  • big note, 5-finger, and easy piano collections of all styles
  • instructional DVDs
  • CDs from the “Wee Sing” series for children
  • great supplementary material for winds, brass, and strings
  • all sorts of method books for rock guitar and drums
  • the list goes on and on!

Truly something for everyone at DRASTICALLY reduced prices (at least 50% off).  Look for the special displays in the store and don’t hesitate to ask our helpful staff.  And remember that all of the proceeds from these items will continue to go to support The Leading Note Foundation’s OrKidstra program!

The Leading Note Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

As hard to believe as it may seem, The Leading Note music store celebrated its 10th anniversay of operation in December 2009!  We owe a great deal of thanks to our many customers who have helped to make the store a success over the years.  In order to show our appreciation, we decided to donate 10% of all in-store sales for the entire month of December to local music organizations.  It was up to our customers to decide where they wanted to direct 10% of each purchase.  As a result, over $3,000 was donated to 97 different arts organizations throughout the city!  Many thanks to all of our customers who supported this initiative.

The Leading Note Foundation OrKidstra Program

The sixth (yes, that’s sixth!) year of our OrKidstra program just finished in June, 2013!  Visit the The Leading Note Foundation web site for the latest news.

Concert Tickets

The Leading Note is constantly selling tickets to concerts of local musicians and groups. Check out our concerts page or click here for a listing of tickets currently on sale.

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