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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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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Posted in New Features and Fixes, Using Music Teacher's Helper

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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Posted in Customer Support, New Features and Fixes, Teaching Tips, Using Music Teacher's Helper

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 February 2013:

New Features:

  • Studio Policy: A new adult student or parent, when registering for lessons on your website, can be required to acknowledge and agree to your studio policy before completing the registration.
  • The New Updated iPhone App is released and can be downloaded on iTunes. You must first uninstall the existing app before installing the new iPhone App.
  • Music Teacher’s Helper is now available in Polish.
  • Three new affiliate banner ads have been added.
  • The page order can now be viewed on the edit pages screen.
  • You can now edit the mileage tracker entries.
  • Captions are now displayed on photos.

New Fixes:

  • When reconciling an event with the iPhone App, the event fee will now use the default lesson cost if the fee is left blank.
  • The iPhone App will now save lesson notes.
  • The help section and video tutorials were not showing. This has been fixed.
  • The iPhone App was not loading all payment categories. This has been fixed.
  • Currency symbols were not customizing in the “Paid During Lesson” section of the event reconcile screen. This has been fixed.
  • There was an incorrect date in the registration page for some users. This has been fixed.

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

The Daily (Email Lesson) Summary Report option has been moved from the bottom of the REPORTS Menu to the top, so the feature can be found easily.

The Daily Summary Report is the feature that, when activated, sends you an email daily of your student lessons itinerary for the day, including phone numbers, lesson notes from the previous lesson, and any fees that are due from a student.

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Posted in Customer Support, New Features and Fixes, Studio Management, Using Music Teacher's Helper

We are announcing a new feature, “Studio Policy“. Once you create your Studio Policy under Website Pages, a new adult student or parent, when registering for lessons on your website, will need to acknowledge and agree to your studio policy before completing the registration. If they do not check the box to agree with your policy, the registration will fail.

Below are instructions for activating and using the new feature:

  1. Go to the Website tab in your teacher account and select Website Pages.
  2. Edit the Registration page.
  3. Scroll down to the section Parent Information.
  4. The last option under Parent Information is Studio Policy, where you can click to enable the feature.
  5. Click Save at bottom of the page.
  6. You will now have a link on your homepage for your studio policy, and a new page is also created in your list of Website Pages entitled Studio Policy.
  7. By default, the Studio Policy page is blank. This is where you can create your Studio Policy page.
  8. If the Registration page is active, and the studio policy enabled, the new student/parent will see a check box on the Registration Page. They can acknowledge that, by registering, they agree to your Studio Policy. Otherwise, the registration will fail.

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Posted in New Features and Fixes, Site Announcements, Studio Management

A Fresh Start With Our Newsletter for 2013

Happy New Year! We hope your studio is off to a great new start for 2013! Now is the perfect time to review how you’re doing in your business, and your goals for the coming year. If you use Music Teacher’s Helper to manage your studio, you know how helpful it is to have your teaching business organized all in one place. If you’ve been with us for over a year, you also have the benefit of a full year’s worth of financial data, making it easy to run an income/expense report to help with taxes.

We are excited about the new venue of topics in our newsletter, and the features we released in December 2012. Exclusive content this month includes Frequently Asked Questions, Past Blog Articles of Interest, and a little Music Teacher Humor.

Survey: Resources Used to Learn Music Teacher’s Helper

We also ask that you take a few minutes and take our new survey on the resources you found most helpful in learning how to use Music Teacher’s Helper, and how you would prefer to learn about the many features of Music Teacher’s Helper in the future.

Click here to take our survey.

Here are the latest Features and Fixes made in December, 2012:

  • New Prime Website Themes for paying customers.
  • A Rating/Score entry to show up in the student profile when the student goes to Repertoire Tracker and clicks the “View” link located next to the piece.
  • An Improved Mileage Tracker which allows the user to select if a trip was “personal” or “business” miles.
  • Teachers can now set the Parent of the Students as default on the registration form.
  • Student management was added in the mobile web app, creating functions for adding, editing and deleting students.
  • Students can no longer register for an event in which they’re already registered.
  • When reconciling an event by the iphone,  the default lesson cost is assigned if the event fee is left blank.

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