We are pleased to announce the new features and fixes last week.

New Features: 

  • The new and improved iOS app has been released. Click Here for more information.
  • We  will be releasing a new Android app within the next few weeks.

Fixes: 

  • Former student events are now being removed from the calendar.
  • Files on the resource page can now be opened.
  • The letterhead for the Overdue Invoice was scrambled. This has been fixed.
  • The Menu Error when using Safari on the iPhone has been fixed.
  • The Due Date was incorrect on saved invoices in the invoice history (1.0). This has been fixed.
  • The Edit page is now showing the same format on the homepage website.
  • Payments not entered into parent account has been fixed.
  • Invoicing 1.0 and 2.0: Flat fees were not reflecting on scheduled invoices being sent out. This has been fixed.

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iOS app for music teachersWe are proud to announce that the newest update for the Music Teacher’s Helper iPhone app is now available in the iTunes App Store. A lot of thought, resources, and testing from current users went into this completely redesigned app that compliments the Music Teacher’s Helper web app. We’re confident you are going to love it. And it’s free to download.

 

How to download the Music Teacher’s Helper iPhone App:

  1. Select the App Store icon from your iPhone.
  2. Click the “Search” function from the bottom menu.
  3. Type in “Music Teacher’s Helper”.
  4. Then click the cloud icon with a downward facing arrow.
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App Store icon.

If you already have the app downloaded, you will see an update available in the App Store. Go ahead and click update to view the new version.

Why use the Music Teacher’s Helper app?studentlist_app

The iPhone app allows you to do and view most functions as the web app version of the software. Here are some examples where the app could come in handy:

  • Easily add, view, or edit student information and call or email them with one click from your phone.
  • View your schedule when not in front of your computer or laptop.
  • Add mileage right from your iPhone before stepping out of your car (make sure to park first!).

There are many more reasons to use the app. Different teachers use it for different reasons.

We haven’t forgotten about Android! 

We are finishing testing for the initial Google Play Store release to support Android devices. We will make an announcement once it’s available.

We’re committed to releasing future updates, and ensure the app runs smoothly. If you have any specific feedback about using the app or encounter any issues, please email support@musicteachershelper.com. That will help us make the app better.

Also, please take a minute and leave a review at the App Store.

To check out the Music Teacher’s Helper iTunes page, click here.

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updatesWe are pleased to announce the new features and fixes last week:

  • The new and improved iOS app is being released in a few days. Watch for our email when the new app is released.
  • We  will be releasing a new Android app within the next few weeks.
  • Invoicing ver 1.0- Due date set was behind one day. This has been fixed.
  • Invoicing Ver 2.0- Automatic Invoices: Invoices weren’t created. This has been fixed.
  • Duplicate parent records can now be deleted.
  • Teacher’s Website was limited to showing six posts. The number of posts showing are now unlimited.
  • The cell showing minutes is now larger.

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updatesWe are pleased to announce the new features and fixes in August:

  • The new and improved iOS app is being released in a few days. Watch for our email when the new app is released.
  • Blog categories can now be filtered.
  • Added the ability to copy and repeat existing events to another date.
  • Made registration form fields optional (teacher can select required fields.
  • Updated alignment on PDF invoice details section.
  • Updated the No-Reply tag on emails.

We  will be releasing a new Android app within the next several months.

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Andrew

Invoicing Feature Improved!

June 21st, 2014 by

We’re excited to announce that the invoicing feature has been improved and the new version is now available in your account. Here are the five changes:

1) Streamlined forms with fewer inputs/clicks
2) Convenient invoicing templates with pre-set settings
3) New Sidebar lets you preview the dates that will appear on the invoice.
4) Easier invoice scheduling – Only add a name to the invoice schedule now
5) Now schedule invoices right from the invoice form.

 Click Here to watch a 7 minute webinar on using the new invoicing system.

If you want to keep the old invoicing feature, you may revert back by clicking “Settings” in the top right corner of your dashboard and then “Studio Settings”. There you can choose to use the old feature. Make sure to click “Save Preferences” before navigating away.

 

Here is a step by step walk through, with screenshots, on how to generate invoices with the changes.

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Posted in New Features and Fixes

updateIn 2013 we released many new features and updates for you. We want to thank you for your support and great suggestions throughout the year.

Below are a few features and updates now available or expected to be available in the upcoming weeks.

Website Blog: We are in the testing phase of the new Blog feature, and plan to release the feature soon. When the feature is released, we will send you an email, informing you of the release of this feature requested by many of you.

Simplified Invoicing System: Our programmers continue to enhance and simplify our invoicing system.

iOS Update: The latest Ios app release 1.5.7 is now available for download at the Apple Store. You will need to delete the older version before downloading the new release.
Some of the new iOS additions include:

  • Income and earnings report
  • About tab that now easily identifies the version of the app and basic information
  • Terms of Service displaying properly

iOS issues resolved include:

  • The student name missing after changing status
  • Lesson notes not saving
  • App crashing after entering payment

 

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Posted in Customer Support, New Features and Fixes, Press, Site Announcements

New-FeaturesWe are excited to announce two student management features, Batch Processing and Student Summary. Many of you have requested these two features, and we heard your requests, and acted on providing these features for you. Both features are available to you in your student management page of your website. Go to STUDENTS > MANAGE STUDENTS.

Batch Processing: You will notice checkboxes next to your students in the Active, Waiting and Former Student sections. You can check the boxes next to the students to move more than one student from one section to another section. For example, If you need to move four students from the Active section to the Former Student section, check the box next to each student, and select the task from the dropdown window above the student list.

Student Summary: You can view all of a student’s information in their profile. On the Manage Students page,  you now have a View option next to each student. By clicking on View, the student’s profile will appear. There are now eight tabs above the student profile: Basic Info, Invoices, Payments, Lessons, Upcoming Schedule, Lent Items, Makeup Lessons, and Repertoire. Clicking on any of the six tabs will show the selected information for the student.

These are great and exciting student management features, and we will be releasing more new features for your website in the next few weeks and months. Thanks for your support and ideas, and we look forward to more great ideas from you at http://mth.uservoice.com/forums/116093-submit-your-ideas-here.

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Posted in New Features and Fixes, Site Announcements, Studio Management, Using Music Teacher's Helper

The following are new Features and Fixes on May 6, 2013:

  • Group events to be reconciled will now use each student’s default lesson cost if the Cost field is left blank.
  • You can now edit the time on Repertoire tracker.
  • You can now edit a studio expense without having it affect any future recurring expenses.

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Every week we post new features and fixes on our Facebook and Twitter page. We also post features and fixes weekly on our blog, as we are aware that many of you do not use social media accounts. You can also read current blog posts and new weekly updates at the bottom of your MTH home page after you log-in.

Here are the Latest Updates made in March 2013:

New Features:

  • Free plan websites now show advertisements.
  • Fixed several issues with the iPhone app (details can be seen on the app itself in iTunes).
  • When exporting data to Excel, the date format can now be sorted in Mileage Tracker.

New Fixes:

  • The iPhone app will now show the event status.
  • Choosing students with the iPhone app was duplicating students. This has been fixed.
  • The Japanese version is now showing the correct currency format.
  • Cheque showing as default in U.S. instead of just the U.K. This as been fixed.

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Patience for Music Teachers

March 24th, 2013 by

What is patience?

Patience is the sate of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way: or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one can take before negativity.

(Thanks to Wikipedia for the description and picture – (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patience)

Patience, engraving by Hans Sebald Beham, 1540

 

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