Music Notation & Theory

The Fastest, Smartest, Easiest Way to Write Music & Teach Notation

Create beautiful, captivating scores more quickly than ever before with the world’s best selling notation software. Trusted by hundreds of schools and institutions teaching music the world over, it brings a thorough and professional approach to teaching music theory to students and aspiring musicians learning at your facility.


What the professionals say about Sibelius?

Sibelius is an instrument that is organic and brilliantly organized so a musician can think quickly and rely on it for ease of movement. Its design makes creativity a distinct possibility and always just a keystroke away.
Pro Tools and Sibelius are tools that allow me to be more creative, by allowing me to think about the technology as little as possible.
When first exploring computer notation software, I tried the major programs available and found Sibelius to be the most musically intuitive and consequently I was able to begin writing almost immediately.
Sibelius allows me to work quickly and efficiently and I use the system as a tool for writing my ideas. There are lots of features that I’m sure other users rely heavily on, but for me, it’s all about notation.



Sophisticated enough to meet the demands of the world’s top professional composers, arrangers, and publishers, yet simple enough for students of all ages, Sibelius is the superior choice for learning and teaching music notation, composition, and music theory.
With flexible licensing for institutions and built-in classroom management features, Sibelius is the ideal solution for your classroom or lab.


Make music easier to learn

Music doesn’t have to be so black and white. With the latest Sibelius, you can now color individual notes and/or chords, giving students a more enhanced and visual way of learning to read and write music notation.


Academic pricing

If you’re a student, teacher, or educator, you can get a substantial discount on Sibelius for Education. See if you qualify for academic eligibility. Plus, Sibelius now includes the new Annotate feature and optimization for pen input with Microsoft’s Surface Pro, opening up new possibilities for educators and students to teach and learn notation.
Sibelius and Surface Pro for Education


Get started fast with Sibelius for Educators

This new 8-part video series helps teachers understand and learn some of the many powerful educational features in Sibelius.
Watch the series


Sibelius Worksheet Creator

If you teach music, you’ll know how long it can take to produce good curriculum materials. That’s why we invented the unique Worksheet Creator, in collaboration with experienced teachers and educators.
Learn about Worksheet Creator

Easy classroom control—only in Sibelius

Available only with Sibelius, the network version helps teachers manage a lab of Sibelius copies from a single computer, and ensure that students are doing what they’re supposed to be doing.
Explore the network version

Sibelius Network License Server

No matter how many Sibelius network licenses your school owns, the Sibelius License Server makes it easy for students to access them from any networked computer in the school.
Read about Sibelius Network License Server



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