Sibelius — A Comprehensive Introduction (Code: SB100)

5-day course

This extremely comprehensive three-day course combines ‘Sibelius – Introduction’ and ‘Sibelius – Essentials’ (course codes: SB101 and SB110).

Upon completion, you will have a thorough understanding of how to get the best from the world’s best-selling music notation software at User Level.

Areas covered:

  • Navigating and understanding the Sibelius interface
  • Making selections
  • Creating a new score and inputting score objects
  • Introduction to note input
  • Editing pitches and rhythms
  • Step-time note input and adding score objects
  • Working with text styles
  • Finishing and printing your score
  • New methods of note input
  • Introduction to multiple voices
  • Using the transpose feature
  • Working with repeats
  • Creating chord symbols
  • Inputting lyrics
  • Changing notehead types
  • Creating a lead sheet
  • Using multiple voices and hide/show
  • Using the reduce, explode and arrange features
  • Editing and creating instrument changes
  • Working with drum mapping and notation
  • Importing MIDI files
  • Using advanced filtering, finding and editing
  • Using the worksheet creator
  • Using the transformation options
  • Working with the ideas panel
  • Introduction to layout and formatting
  • Exporting and sharing options.

What’s included:

  • Tuition from certified trainers
  • Individual workstation equipped with Mac Pro or iMac
  • All course-related materials
  • Avid Certified User Examination.


  • A basic understanding of music theory, notation and how to read music
  • Some familiarity with Mac Computers and basic keyboard skills.


  • In-depth knowledge of how to get the most from Sibelius at a User level and the accompanying User Certification upon successful completion of the examination.
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