Sibelius – An Introduction (Code: SB101)

2-day course

Aimed at composers, arrangers, publishers and music teachers, this one-day course is the first crucial step in mastering Sibelius, the most popular music notation software in use today.

You will discover and develop foundation-building themes and new ways of working with the software, as well as a clear understanding of the Sibelius interface. You will also become comfortable with using shortcuts while learning how to create, edit and print your score quickly and efficiently.

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.

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 the Sibelius interface and an understanding of how to use shortcuts
  • When combined with SB110, this course provides the foundation for Sibelius User Certification.
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