MuseScore is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG music notation program that offers a cost-effective alternative to commercial programs such as Sibelius, Finale and Capella. You can print beautifully engraved sheet music or save it as PDF or MIDI file.
WYSIWYG, notes are entered on a "virtual note sheet"
Unlimited number of staves
Up to four voices per staff
Easy and fast note entry with your keyboard, mouse, or MIDI keyboard
Integrated sequencer and FluidSynth software synthesizer
Import and export of MusicXML and Standard MIDI Files
Again this year I had students come to me with playing problems that should have addressed in the first week of playing their instruments! In some cases we were working to correct bad playing habits that they had been faithfully practicing for 6 months or more. These were all keen intelligent students, some from band programs some had lessons with a "cheaper teacher".
If you allow me to digress if you are picking your teacher on the basis of price then you are making a big mistake. It's not cheaper in the long run when the student quits because it doesn't work(and at some point that is what will happen) or has to spend twice as much time unlearning all the bad habits they have picked up. Sometimes I hear people say "well they are only starting so a cheap teacher and instrument is all they need" Absolutely wrong! In more enlightened countries only the best teachers are allowed to work with beginners during their crucial formation on their instruments. Again this year all the top flute clarinet and sax players were my students, quality of instruction does make a difference
I use this daily and have just renewed my membership. A years membership is the same as buying 1 book at the music store. The music comes with accompaniments at different tempos and the quantity of music you can download and play is staggering. For a family with kids in music it would be one of the best investments you could make
Private performance April 14
PGSO April 21
Wind World Alban classical school show April 23 and 30