A new feature has been added to the File Area that allows you to create sub-folders. You can also create a folder without uploading a file.

Other improvements made this week:

  • Updated announcements so that the date is not displayed on the announcement.
  • Added the ability to sort lent items in the lending library.
  • Fixed 16 issues reported by the Quality & Assurance Team.

Summertime downgrade verse Annual Pricing

Are you thinking about downgrading your Music Teacher’s Helper plan for the summer months as a way to save money? We introduced annual pricing a while back to save studios the trouble of having to shift students to former status in order to reach the below plan. Annual Pricing is equivalent to two months free and is available to our long-time members that are “grandfathered” from previous pricing. For Basic plans, that’s less than $12 a month!

Another reason we introduced Annual Pricing is because members wanted to be charged once a year, instead of monthly. If you would like to switch to Annual Pricing, please check out these instructions on how to do so.

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This week, we updated the HTML invoice template to make payment options clearer. This makes it even easier and self-explanatory for parents and adult students to pay you for lessons.

Other Improvements made this past week:

  • Fixed a scenario where students could cancel a lesson after the lesson was given.
  • Updated the birthday list to include only Active students.
  • Made 34 minor improvements and bugfixes reported by the Quality Assurance Team.

Let us know what improvements you’d like to see by giving your feedback here. And if you experience an issue while using the software, or just have general questions, please do not hesitate to contact support@musicteachershelper.com or 1-800-517-2811. Thank you for using Music Teacher’s Helper. Have a great week!

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 Improvements made this past week:

  • Fixed 29 bugs and improvements reported by the Quality Assurance Team.
  • Added Barbados Dollars to currency options.
  • We removed the requirement for an email address when creating a student.

Let us know what improvements you’d like to see by giving your feedback here. And if you experience an issue while using the software, or just have general questions, please do not hesitate to contact support@musicteachershelper.com or 1-800-517-2811. Thank you for using Music Teacher’s Helper. Have a great week!

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This past week we migrated over to a new hosting provider. It required a bit of downtime for the site over the weekend, but now that the transition is through, you should be seeing a noticeable difference in loading speeds within your account and on your music studio websites.

Other changes made this week:

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Did you know that Music Teacher’s Helper has several team members whose job is to use the software and find issues with the current and future updates? We call them our Quality & Assurance Team and we love having them around. For instance, 27 minor bugs and improvements were made to the software this past week that they found.

They’ll keep working hard to improve Music Teacher’s Helper and make sure future versions of it are just as great. If you every experience an issue using the software, please let us know by emailing support@musicteachershelper.com and we’ll make it a priority to fix.

Coming up:

  • Several cool features for both the iOS and Android app  planned to release mid-May.
  • We are also hard at work modernizing and securing the underlying technologies that power Music Teacher’s Helper. That helps our members by making the site will run more smoothly and allow us to respond to your feedback more quickly.

Thank you for using Music Teacher’s Helper.

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Thank you for using Music Teacher’s Helper. This week’s implemented updates can be found on the list below. Please contact one of our support reps if you are experiencing an issue and we’ll get on it right away. If you have an idea for a new feature, please submit it here. Many of the current features were ideas submitted by members!

This week’s feature updates & fixes:

  • Multiple files can be selected in file area with control-click on Windows or command-click on Mac.
  • Files can be deleted by dragging them to the trash can icon.
  • The default behavior for file sharing with students has been updated to not select all students as requested.
  • Fixed 17 small bugs reported by our Quality & Assurance Team.
  • Made minor updates released for 3rd party dependencies.

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We hope you had a great weekend. Below are a few changes you might be interested in knowing about. Most notably, you can now drag and drop multiple files to the recently improved file area.

 This week’s feature updates & fixes:

  • Updated several libraries used in our codebase to use the latest versions.
  • Corrected 4 minor bugs the Quality Assurance (QA) team found in the calendar view.
  • Corrected 4 bugs the QA team found in the Repertoire tracker.
  • Fixed 5 issues the QA team found with the Studio websites feature.
  • Fixed 3 issues that were specific to the reporting Teacher’s account.
  • Added the ability to drag and drop multiple files in the file area.

Please contact one of our support reps if you are experiencing an issue and we’ll get on it right away. If you have an idea for a new feature, please submit it here. Many of the current features were ideas submitted by members. Happy teaching!

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This week, many small changes to our error messages and notifications were made.

The next releases to the iOS and Android apps were tested and verified. The biggest change you’ll see with this update is that the apps will have the ability to create and send invoices! Thank you to everyone that has provided feedback on their experience with the apps. We look forward to adding more features to the app in the future.

Happy teaching!

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These smaller feature tweaks and fixes announced each week is just a portion of what our programming team spends their time on. The majority of their time is spent working to bring you a much-improved user experience that include new and overhauled features based mostly on member input. We will continue to release these larger feature upgrades gradually and be sure to let you know with in-software announcements and emails. Great changes are coming that we know you will be so pleased with.

This week’s feature updates & fixes:

  • Added the ability to upload multiple files at once to the File Upload area.
  • Fixed a bug that occurred when copying and pasting events on the calendar.
  • Fixed some bugs in the display of blocked dates on the calendar.
  • Corrected a Google Calendar sync issue that occurred for teachers with a high number of events.
  • Increased the allowed size of the text box for lesson notes on the multiple lesson reconciliation screen.
  • Fixed a handful of technical bugs.
  • Corrected and optimized several issues reported by our internal Quality Assurance team.

Please contact one of our support reps if you are experiencing an issue and we’ll get on it right away. If you have an idea for a new feature, please submit it here. Many of the current features were ideas submitted by members. Happy teaching!

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We are always working hard behind the scenes to add and edit features, as well as fix minor issues that pop up. This past week we fixed several minor bugs and recently launched an updated file area.

This week’s feature updates & fixes:

  • Fixed a bug that input multiple entries of a parent’s payment when multiple Music Teacher’s Helper tabs were open in the same browser.
  • Corrected a bug where the “Set Attendance” screen opened as a new window in some versions of Internet Explorer.
  • Changed the styling of a few field on the event creation screen to make it more intuitive.
  • Corrected a bug that occurred when affiliates signed up with invalid fields on the affiliate form.
  • Fixed an Internet Explorer bug that occurred when deleting an event.
  • Updated Teacher payment entry fields to allow more than 3 digits for those high rollers.
  • Handful of small technical bug fixes.
  • Corrected a small number of accounts at Teacher’s request.

iPhone app recent updates:

  • Fee list bug correction. 
  • Blocked dates are now visible on the calendar. 
  • Total amount owed added in billing section. 
  • Tapping no event date on the calendar allows you to add an event. 
  • Mileage entry now allows for decimals. 
  • You can now resend an invoice from the app.
  • Credit list/create/edit/delete ability added. 
  • Help portal UI updates. 
  • View an existing invoice with additional details like due date, date period, last sent date.
  • Moved the logout button to the side tray. 
  • Student details state province picker updated to be easier to use.

Contact one of our support reps if you are experiencing an issue and we’ll get on it right away. If you have an idea for a new feature, please submit it here. Many of the current features were ideas submitted by members. Happy teaching!

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