A Quick look at Sibelius!

Posted by on 21 February 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Do you have 4 minutes? Do yourself a favor and get a quick overview of Sibelius. It is that easy! Whether you are a beginner or a novice, this is for you… This software is so easy to use and there is a user-friendly manual or you can of course contact me for a free consultation and to discuss some training. You can also download a 30-day trial, which is fully functional. Just create your Avid account, which is free, to have access to the trial version.


Watch this space for Sibelius online courses!

Posted by on 28 April 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

How would you like to learn Sibelius or improve your skills in your own time? Soon you will be able to access something like this: Sibelius Music Notation Software – Look and Feel

Contact me and let me know what you would like to learn. There is no such thing as a stupid question!


Music Notation Software Presentation

Posted by on 27 March 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Learn all about Music Notation Software at a Presentation for Music Teachers at the 95th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the SASMT Conference, Frank Pietersen Music Centre in Paarl, Western Cape on 1 April 2017.

It’s Easy!

  • Don’t be intimidated by you learners that (think they) know more than you about music technology. I will show you just how easy it is to master music notation software.
  • Forget about using manuscript paper and pen to arrange music for you choir or ensemble.
  • Jot down your creative ideas and improve them as you feel inspired.
  • No more cutting (with scissors) and pasting (with glue) of theory exercises.
  • Transposing of music by writing out notes in a new key is definitely old-fashioned.

Be Adventurous!

Contact me to arrange your personalized one-on-one online training session with an expert! You can do it, so what are you waiting for? Empower yourself!

Music School of the Future Conference

Posted by on 18 August 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Just returned from the amazing Music School of the Future Conference hosted by Kingswood College in Grahamstown. Our keynote speaker was Ed Sarath, all the way from the University of Michigan.

The other presenters were really inspiring. I had the privilege of introducing Dorico, new notation software from Steinberg. My music notation presentation, which included Sibelius, MuseScore and the soon to be released, Dorico, was well received. There were about 75 delegates from all over South Africa, but also from Botswana!

Dorico: new scoring software from Steinberg

Posted by on 20 May 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Dorico: new scoring software from Steinberg

Steinberg will be releasing Dorico, the next generation scoring software in the last quarter of this year. It promises to be everything you ever wanted in music notation. The first release may not contain all your favorite features from similar programs. These will however be added, as the brilliant development team, under the leadership of Daniel Spreadbury, continue to improve their “new baby”! Valerio Dorico was one of the most important music printers in Rome during the 16th century, from there the name “Dorico”. Read more…

All serious musicians can look forward to getting their hands on this professional music notation application. Will keep you posted!


ISME-PASMAE International Conference

Posted by on 29 July 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

We had a lovely conference with wonderful speakers and workshops at the 9th ISME-PASMAE International Conference between 27th June and 1st July 2015. All this happened at Bundu Lodge, White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa. The theme of this conference was “Musical Arts Education for cultural, social and economic development in Africa”.

Some of the ISMAE-PASMAE delegates

ISMAE-PASMAE Conference in Nelspruit 2015

Marimba workshop with Joan Lithgow

Marimba workshop with Joan Lithgow

Liz van der Merwe, part of a workshop at the conference

Liz van der Merwe, part of a workshop at the conference

Sibelius online training during May!

Posted by on 21 April 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

May is the month to enjoy Sibelius online training with an added saving benefit! Get 10% discount for a one-hour session and 15% for a two-hour session.

Send an e-mail with the word “MAYING” in the subject line to: 
and I will get back to you with more detail!!! 

Sibelius online Training

Posted by on 29 January 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

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Sibelius Online Training

Learn how to master Sibelius at your own pace! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced user, there is always room for improvement. Contact me for further information regarding Sibelius online Training. All you need is Teamviewer (free) on your PC/laptop/Mac and a headset. Let me know what you want to learn and I will customize your Sibelius online training session. If you can Skype, you can learn Sibelius in the comfort of your home/office/classroom!

Happy 2015!

Posted by on 31 December 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

To all my music(al) friends: best wishes for a very happy 2015! Let’s do some Sibelius on-line training early in the new year. You have 365 days to reach your goals.

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