Long gone are the days of writing music out by hand. With a few exceptions, most music is written on a computer. It’s easier, faster, edits are quicker, and you don’t have to worry about someone not being able to read your handwriting. Are you a composer? If so, you probably have a favorite program already that you swear by.
If composing isn’t your thing just yet but you would like to get into it, then it’s important to know what’s out there in terms of software. There are some similar products out there, but they definitely aren’t all priced the same.
In the 90s my parents bought some software that was connected to our computer that taught me the basics of piano. I never took actual lessons until high school, but the lessons on the computer were fun and started me in the right direction. That was 15 years ago, and now there is some amazing software out there that can help you or your students towards your goal of learning how to play piano. Most of the software out there is best used in conjunction with piano lessons, but if price is an issue, a lot of this software can help a beginning student through the beginning stages of lessons.