Instrument names missing


I have created a score but the instrument names are not appearing on the side.

Where is the option to add them?


When shown to the left of the initial barline, instrument names are “staff labels” and you can hide/show them in each layout. They tend to be hidden for solo pieces, like solo piano, where that information is superfluous.

There are two versions of the Piano when one explicitly chooses a Piano (as in Change Instrument). Dorico provides a grand staff with label or one without. You could use the Change instrument in Setup mode to convert your grand staff to one labeled if you wished.