Hal Leonard has always strived to bring the joy of music into the lives of anyone who wants to experience it. By providing clear learning tools and making music accessible to young and old alike, Hal Leonard helps stimulate brain activity as well as build self-confidence in every musician. Whether you are a beginner who is setting out to learn the basics, or a more skilled performer who is looking to enhance their abilities, Hal Leonard has the tools you need to get the most out of your instrument.
Hal Leonard was originally founded as a dance band by brothers Hal Edstrom and Everett "Leonard" Edstrom alongside fellow musician Roger Busdicker. Because of their experience performing popular music, the company quickly stood out for their arrangements of hit songs to be performed by school bands. In order to capitalize on this unique skillset, Hal Leonard knew they needed to get proper licencing for their arrangements. With this in mind the boys traveled to New York City's legendary Tin Pan Alley and set the ground work for their publishing business. With that, the world of sheet music would never be the same again. Read More >