Each month Software Services 4 Education will showcase new innovative products or services from a range of suppliers and publishers.

Music Technology Training from

LoNote Music


LoNoteMusic is a Software Training company in Glasgow, specialising in Music software and iPad training.

All of their courses are flexible, designed to ensure that each participant gains as much as possible from their attendance. Courses are usually delivered in the host school, using their own equipment, allowing the staff the opportunity to discover how to get the most from the software and hardware they already own. LoNoteMusic are also independent Music Technology resellers, and as such are able to offer professional impartial advice on how to spend your limited technology budget wisely, on either Hardware, Software or Training, always ensuring the biggest benefit to your school and your pupils.

School based courses are bespoke to the host school's individual requirements but are usually based around the following


  • iPad in the Music Classroom
  • Using the iPad in Education

Notation Software

  • Getting started with Sibelius 7.5
  • Using Sibelius as an Interactive Teaching Tool
  • Sibelius Masterclass
  • Getting Started with Finale

Sound Engineering

  • Teaching Music with Technology (with Cubase)
  • Teaching Music with Technology (with ProTools)
  • Teaching Music with Technology (with Logic Pro)

Practice and Assessment

  • SmartMusic for Music Teachers
Primary Music
  • Primary Music Teaching for the non-specialist using Charanga

LoNoteMusic have also developed a series of affordable and professional tutorial videos for Sibelius 7 and 7.5 which are available for a FREE TRIAL at www.LoNoteMusic.com Running to over 7 hours playing time, these tutorials can be used as a whole-class teaching tool, as a way of introducing Sibelius concepts to individual pupils, or simply as a terrific way to up-skill the teacher.

For more information on the courses above or to discuss your requirements, please email LoNoteMusic.com

About LoNoteMusic

LoNoteMusic is owned and run by Martin Thomson, an award-winning teacher with over 30 years' experience at all levels from Primary to FE, and over 15 years' experience of designing and delivering professional CPD training.

Recognitions from Software Companies include:

  • Masterclass Instructor - Avid Sibelius
  • Master Instructor - Avid Sibelius
  • UK Ambassador - MakeMusic Finale and SmartMusic
  • Regional Training Manager (Scotland) Charanga
  • Product Specialist (Office 2010) Microsoft

Recent Clients include:

  • East Renfrewshire Council (Sibelius and iPad)
  • East Dumbartonshire Council (Cubase, Sibelius and Charanga)
  • Edinburgh College (Sibelius)
  • Glasgow City Council (Charange, ProTools and iPads)
  • St Aloysius College (Sibelius)
  • AMIS (Finale and SmartMusic)

Here is some feedback on the training that has been succesfully delivered by LoNoteMusic

Most informative training day. Most beneficial course in many years! CD - Barrhead

Great information & resources - excellent presenter! CJ - Newton Mearns

Fabulous, very helpful. Need more like this PL - Troon

Excellent - tailored to our needs MK - Dumbarton

Learned lots and now I can't wait to start using the equipment LM - Inverurie

Will definitely recommend to colleagues BD - Aberdeenshire.