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Mastering MuseScore: Complete Online Course

The ultimate resource for learning MuseScore, created by the world's foremost MuseScore expert!

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Learn how to easily create beautiful scores and master the world's most popular music notation software, MuseScore! This self-paced course - created by MuseScore co-developer and Director of Education Marc Sabatella - offers both a quick introduction to jump start your experience and a more in-depth exploration of each and every feature of the program.

Following the outline of his acclaimed reference guide Mastering MuseScore, Marc begins with an introduction to the basics of creating and working with scores, allowing you to be productive within minutes even if you are a complete beginner. He continues with in-depth explanations of how to enter and edit every type of musical notation you can imagine, and then goes on to cover more advanced topics such as generating parts, page layout, score style settings, manual adjustments, and program customizations.

There are more than nine hours of video content in all, divided into over one hundred easily understood lessons, allowing you choose your own path. Spend as much time as you like on the basics, pick and choose the lessons that interest you most, or go through it all in order - the course is as flexible as the program itself! In addition, there are real-world demonstrations and exercises as well areas for discussion where you can engage with other students and with the instructor.

There is no one more knowledgeable about or experienced with teaching MuseScore than Marc Sabatella. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to study with the most-recognized MuseScore expert in the world!

Scroll down to see the class curriculum and check out one of over a dozen preview sample lessons!


"I use MuseScore daily and figured I’d give the course a try (the price was too low to pass up). It’s great – I’ve picked up a bunch of time-saving tricks and learned about some features I never knew existed. I’ve just been poking around at particular topics of interest but little by little I’m sure I’ll watch the whole thing. Thanks for this great resource!" - Jeff L.

Your Instructor


Marc Sabatella
Marc Sabatella

Colorado-based musician Marc Sabatella is Director of Education for MuseScore. A long-time contributor to the project, he is one of the developers of the software and the author of the comprehensive resource Mastering MuseScore, offered as an online course, a paperback available in both English and French, and a Kindle edition. He has been been a pioneer in online teaching since the dawn of the world wide web, and his Jazz Improvisation Primer was one of the very first music education sites ever to appear on the Internet.


Frequently Asked Questions


What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? If you choose the standard enrollment option, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. If you choose a subscription option, you have access to this course for as long as you maintain your subscription.
Can't I learn MuseScore for free?
Of course it is possible, and there are many resources out there that can help get you started. But if you are ready to take the next step, I guarantee that you will find nothing that even comes close to the clarity and the depth of this course. As the Director of Education for MuseScore, one of the developers of the software, and a lifelong professional musician and educator who has been teaching online since the dawn of the world wide web, I am quite simply the most qualified MuseScore instructor there is. This course represents the culmination of all my experience, and I can't wait to share it with you!
What do I need to get started?
You need a computer capable of running MuseScore. While you can access this course on any device with a web browser, you will need a computer running Windows, macOS, or Linux in order to actually run MuseScore. If you have not already done so, I recommend you visit musescore.org to download and install the latest version of the software before enrolling in this course. But that's all you need - I will be your expert guide from there!
I already know a thing or two about MuseScore, is this course for me?
Absolutely! The course is called "Mastering MuseScore", and that is exactly what you will learn - not just the basics, but everything you need to truly master the software. You can skip the lessons you already know about or are not interested in and get right to the topics you want to learn.
I've never used notation software before, can I really do this?
Yes, you can! MuseScore is used by millions of people just like you. It was designed to be easy for beginners and yet powerful enough for professionals. This course will get you started quickly and will grow with you.
What if I have questions while taking the course?
We won't leave you stranded! There are areas for discussion at the end of each section of the course. Learning is enhanced when you engage with your fellow students, and the instructor himself also participates in these discussions!

Class Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Your First Score
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  Alternative Notation
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  Printing and Graphics
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NOTE: if you are a student or teacher at an educational institution, please check out the options below for receiving group discounts on subscriptions. I want to make Mastering MuseScore: Complete Online Course available to your entire school for a single low price! The first 50 people to subscribe at the Silver or Gold levels will also receive a paperback copy of our comprehensive guidebook Mastering MuseScore at no additional charge! Also, please join our free MuseScore Educational Partnership program to receive further benefits and support in your use of MuseScore.

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