Composer and educator David MacDonald describes in detail how he teaches composition using the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and a suite of apps, and why he can’t imaging returning to the dead-tree way of doing things.
An eight-part video tutorial series is newly available: Get Started Fast with Sibelius for Educators is designed to help teachers understand and learn some of the many educational features in Sibelius.
A few thoughts on school and music teachers at the start of the academic year.
Engela Fullard of Note-So-Easy is offering a unique targeted workshop intended for music instructors. She told me recently that “when I ask music teachers what they would really like to be able to do in Sibelius, I usually get 2 answers: 1) ‘I want to be able to scan in a piece of music so […]
The Avid Community site features a number of blogs from other people around Avid, and it’s worth checking out if you’re interested in the wider world of Avid products in the fields of digital video and audio. The Buzz blog is currently running a series of four posts written by guest blogger Martin Smith, who […]
For the past several years Avid, and before that Sibelius Software, have been privileged to sponsor Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year competition, which seeks to recognise six of the most inspirational music teachers in the UK’s schools. There are categories for primary, secondary, special needs, peripatetic and newly-qualified teachers. This year’s winners will […]
Last Thursday I had the pleasure of running a break-out session at the British Dyslexia Association’s first Music Conference, which was held at the Royal Academy of Music. I was invited to speak about how Sibelius could be used by musicians with dyslexia, and over the course of a lively session we discussed a number […]
Educator and blogger Chad Criswell, whose site is MusicEdMagic.com, has posted a review of the new version of Sibelius Student, and says: Sibelius Student has greatly improved its utility as an educational tool for both classroom and home use. He concludes: Sibelius Student is an excellent value and provides an excellent set of included features […]
Tom Rudolph’s latest post is about the Worksheet Creator in Sibelius 4 and later. He says: If you are a Finale user, you might want to purchase a copy of Sibelius just to have access to these worksheets. Finale has a few helpful worksheets, but I think Sibelius has enough to make it worth the […]