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.
Today, Hal Leonard is the premier distributor of sheet music and scores in the world. Whether you're interested in the classics, modern musical scores from films and television, or popular music from yesterday and today, Hal Leonard has an incredible depth of material for you to check out. If you're not at that level, Hal Leonard also produces the material you need to improve your skills. With learning material for nearly every instrument from the ukulele to the keyboard, you'll have the option of learning through good, old fashioned theory, or more modern techniques like interactive DVDs. Whichever learning style works best for you, Hal Leonard will have you covered.
From Disney's Frozen to the Foo Fighters' Greatest Hits, there's a Hal Leonard book for almost any genre or interest. And if you'd rather create your own hit songs, Hal Leonard can also provide you with the learning materials needed to excel at your instrument. By encouraging musicians of all skill sets to explore and achieve their full potential, Hal Leonard continues to provide a wonderfully important service to the music world.