To our U.S. members, we hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! Here is a list of software updates made this past week:

  • Corrected a bug that caused an incorrect time stamp for manually generated and sent invoices.
  • Made the header row clickable on the days of the week in the calendar’s week view so it’s easy to open the day’s view.
  • Corrected a bug that occurred when clicking to subscribe to calendar link from student profiles.
  • Updated the parent and student login time stamps to remove any possible inaccuracies.
  • Made it so that emails sent using personally created templates are displayed correctly in the email history.
  • Optimized the calendar syncing process so that it is faster and more reliable.
  • Added an “Inactive” status to the blog column that contains the “Preview” option (previously it was blank).
  • Increased the width of the “Birthday” column on the student contact list report so that the date is on one line.
  • Removed time stamps from announcements display.

Have you found any great music teaching (sheet music, supplies, etc.) deals online this weekend? If so, let us know in the comments section!

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This week, we made the following improvements:

  • Solved an issue with sort ordering and saving on the announcement page.
  • Modified repeat options for blocked dates to reduce confusion and errors.
  • Clarified the Calendar tab of the settings page for students, parents, and adult students.
  • Updated to solve bug and permissions issue with practice records modifications.
  • Clarified help messages on the “Student Contact List Report” page.
  • Updated the make up credit selection drop down when reconciling a lesson to only show make up lessons of relevant students when adding a new event.
  • Corrected a bug on the Make Up Lessons page when logging in as a student, parent, or adult student.
  • Solved an issue with Japanese time zones and the calendar page header date display.
  • Corrected a bug that caused broken links when logged in as an adult student or parent and clicking links to blog posts.
  • Removed a bug that caused html to show in the message preview on the announcement page.
  • Added support for the Israeli Shekel currency symbol.

To all our U.S. members, have an excellent Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday!

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We hope you had a great week. Some minor updates made this week:

  • Updated the notification that appears when editing a blocked date for clarity to reduce confusion.
  • Solved a problem when setting attendance from the Calendar that caused status to not be saved in specific cases.

In addition to the updates, we are finalizing the new Music Teacher’s Helper look! Currently,  we’re testing to make sure the software works great on all devices, including tablets. What device do you primarily use Music Teacher’s Helper on? Let us know in the comments. 

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This week we released a major codebase improvement as part of our ongoing efforts to modernize the software and increase speed, stability, and security. We hope that you are seeing the results with fast response times and zero downtime. Other improvements made this week:

  • Corrected a bug that caused an “Invalid Format” error for some members to appear when entering parent email addresses.
  • Made the date field required when creating an invoice.
  • Added a notification that appears when a link is deleted from the links area to make the process more clear.
  • Updated the student registration form to make selecting student birthdays easier in the date picker popup.
  • Solved a bug that occurred when navigating to the student homepage and teacher announcement page for some members.
  • Fixed the search function on the Fees and Credits page to show correct results.
  • Added several help prompts and info boxes to help teachers navigate the site more effectively.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Have a fun and safe Halloween this weekend! The following improvements were made this past week:

  • Updated the days of the week in the calendar settings “First Day” setting to start with capital letter.
  • Made the Link Title and Link URL fields required on the “Add or Edit a link” page.
  • Added a page title on the Account Summary report page so that it shows in the browser tab.
  • Solved an issue that caused an error for some users when downloading a file.
  • Removed the announcement date from the announcement template as it is not used anymore.
  • Updated the message that appears after deleting a file from the file area for clarity.
  • Corrected the sort order of the fees page so that it sorts from newest to oldest.
  • Corrected a student contact list printing bug.
  • Clarified the the message that appears after deleting a credit record on the “Edit Credit” page to reduce confusion.
  • Solved an issue with the resources area file links on studio sites that had an error when downloading files.
  • Corrected a bug with the student lists check boxes when uploading a file and selecting permission.

Have you or will you be doing anything special in your studio with your students for Halloween? Candy, spooky music, or something else? Let us know in the comments.

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We hope you had an excellent week of teaching! Last week, we introduced Stripe as a newly available payment method. Let us know in the comments if you’ve created a Stripe account yet. This week, the following improvements and fixes were made:

  • Corrected an issue that synced iCal and Google calendars 1 hour off from the correct time in some cases.
  • Updated the website preferences to make it easier to input correct URL format.
  • Modified the mileage tracker repeat options so that the repeat options are available when editing a mileage record (before they were available only when creating a record).
  • Updated the ordering of columns in the csv export of the Fees Charged list to match the table that appears on the site.
  • Corrected an issue with manually generated invoices so that they have the correct time stamp according to user’s preferences.
  • Updated the behavior of the Parent’s “Back to Reports List” link on the “Account Summary” page so that the parent is linked to the expected page “Reports List”, instead of home or login.
  • Made improvements to the calendar syncing function so that it is faster, and will reflect changes more quickly.

Also, Music Teacher’s Helper is getting a new, enhanced look that will make you even more organized and productive. No date announced yet, but we’re working hard and can’t wait to show you. 

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Stripe is an additional way you can receive credit card payments from parents and students. Don’t worry, the ability to accept payments from Paypal and will not change. We’ve just added Stripe because it’s simple to use and easier for us to build additional features on top of so you can do more with accepting payments within your Music Teacher’s Helper account. 

Why Stripe?

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For this week’s updates we:

  • Updated the Student Account summary page so that the “From Date” is populated with today’s date by default.
  • Updated the Student Contact list report page so that the “Select All” checkbox works correctly after unselecting student(s).
  • Added a “Select All” option to Push Notification Announcement sending screen.
  • Updated the student list table layout on Push Notification Announcement sending screen.
  • Made a handful of small layout and text cleanups to the Push notifications sending page.
  • Corrected account specific issues reported by Teachers.

Have you been using the recently added Push Notifications and Audio/Video Recording features on the Music Teacher’s Helper App? If so, let us know in the comments section below what you think of them so far. Happy teaching!

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New to the Music Teacher’s Helper Mobile Apps, you can now access the file area, record audio and video, upload, and create new folders with the app. Select the Files tab on the sidebar menu and click the + symbol on the top right to use these new functions. 

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Your students can also now record practice sessions in audio and video, save, and it automatically uploads to your file area in a sub-folder with the correct permissions. Students can also access other files shared with them by you. Read more…

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What are Push Notifications?

Similar to text messages, push notifications are great for sending parents and students timely and relevant information, whether their app is running in the background or inactive. Push notifications are free for both student and teacher. 

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How Does it Work?

Students must install the Music Teacher’s Helper app from either the Apple or Google Play Store and open it once to allow notifications, but it’s not needed to be open to receive notifications. There are currently three types of notifications available and are described below. Read more…

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