Creating music flashcards with Sibelius

Katie Wardrobe (@katiesw1 on Twitter) is a wonderful educator and a music technology expert based in Australia. She worked for Sibelius for a while, before striking out on her own as a music technology consultant through her business Midnight Music. Now she has started a new blog, Music Tech Tips, and she promises to add […]

Sibelius and Virtual Drumline masterclass in Katy, TX

If you happen to be located in the Houston area, you may be interested to know that expert Sibelius and Tapspace Virtual Drumline user Bryan Harmsen of Visaudio Designs will be holding a masterclass in the Seven Lakes High School Band Room in Katy, TX on Wednesday 7 October at 7pm. The class costs just […]

Transformations plug-ins in Sibelius 6 help develop ideas

Sibelius 6 is so chock-full of new features that it’s easy for some to be overlooked (hence my little things series), but thanks to my pal, the lovely and talented┬áJames Humberstone, some more hidden gems are coming to light. Together with James and plug-in developer extraordinaire Bob Zawalich, we added a suite of plug-ins to […]

Westport, CT students excited by Sibelius

As a new school year begins in much of the world, teachers and students alike will get the opportunity to start working with Sibelius in the classroom. The local press in Westport, Connecticut, the Westport News, has printed an article about the technology investment that has been made in local schools, including investment in Sibelius: […]

Students start music publishing business using Sibelius

A group of students in the Music Business programme at Indiana State University have started a music publishing business to publish a teaching method for five-string banjo by Louie Popejoy, a well-known local musician. They’ve been using Sibelius to create the notation for the book, and were profiled by the local newspaper, the Tribune Star. […]

Learn Sibelius online at

Summer term at, the online continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, begins on June 29th, and Tom Rudolph‘s course, Music Notation Using Sibelius, will be running as usual. There’s still time to enrol if you’re interested in learning about Sibelius through Berklee’s online course system. You can get an idea of how […]

Learn Sibelius 6 in one hour

My friend and former colleague James Humberstone is a teacher at MLC School in Sydney. Among his many achievements in the decade he worked at Sibelius (he provided the UK voice over in Groovy Music City, fact fans!) was setting up the Sibelius Training Partners programme in Australia. There are now dozens of registered STPs […]

Using instrument changes, noteheads and layout tricks in Sibelius

Peter Kirn’s excellent blog, Create Digital Music, regularly covers Sibelius and other notation software. Peter was recently asked to speak about his use of Sibelius at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and put together a detailed tutorial that brings together a number of important tips and tricks for producing advanced layouts with […]