About

Welcome!  My name is Katie Wardrobe and I began this blog as a way of sharing tips, news and more importantly, step-by-step tutorials about the use of music technology with a particular focus on its use in the education sphere.  I run a music technology training business in Melbourne, Australia called Midnight Music and I’m a qualified teacher and a Sibelius Training Partner.

Although people find it hard to believe, I really do like reading software manuals and I enjoy passing that knowledge on to  teachers, students and other musicians that don’t have the time nor inclination to sit through page of instructions.

Previously, I worked for Sibelius Australia as an Education and Support Specialist, presenting workshops and demonstrations and writing training materials.  I’ve also worked as a freelance copyist, music arranger and transcriber for more than 20 years and continue to offer these services.

If you’d like to contact me, send an email to katie@midnightmusic.com.au

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7 Responses

  1. I found your site through the Sibelius blog. Good stuff so far. I’ve already sent a link to your site to other music teachers in my district.

    Thanks for starting this site up.

  2. Thanks for the videos describing making rhythm and melodic flashcards. They’re a Katie-sent for teachers.

    Now if only I could get the “Add Note Names to Noteheads” plugin to be easier to read for notes on lines , as well, I’d be worshipping Sibelius beyond any reserve…

    Keep up the good work, and thanks again,
    Andrei

    • Thanks Andrei. Yes, the note names can be a little difficult to read on lines. Sometimes I find that enlarging the Staff Size a little in Layout > Document setup can help.

  3. p.s.:
    do you or someone else know if it is possible to “notate” relative solmisation in Sibelius in a way that the syllabeles are written in the noteheads ?
    And is it possible to change the syllables
    (I prefer “Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti”)
    best regards
    Jo

    • Hello Jo,

      Thanks for your comments. The “Add Tonic Sol-fa” plug-in (Plug-ins > Text > Add Tonic Solfa) will add relative solmisation above or below the notes in a passage, but not inside the noteheads. Have you tried it? It just uses the first letter of each syllable though (d not doh). Then there’s the “Add note names to noteheads” plug-in, but that will only add letter names or absolute solmisation to the noteheads. Maybe you should suggest your version to the people at Sibelius? 🙂

  4. Hi Katie,
    Wondering if you remeber me !! and hoping you might have time for a chat……

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