Several years ago I got tired of all the office work involved in the business of teaching music. I just want to teach children to play the piano! I realized with thousands of teachers just like me, there had to be many that were also frustrated with running the office of their small teaching business. That very day I searched the web hoping someone had developed software to make this part of our job easier.
My piano fingers quickly typed words, “music teachers help” into my search bar and instantly found Music Teachers Helper! I couldn’t believe my luck when my search produced results for what I was looking!
Keeping the lesson schedule organized before I found the MTH web calendar was often overwhelming. I found keeping records of schedule changes most inconvenient. Additionally, parents and students often forgot what time lessons were scheduled and even more so when there was a schedule change.
As I began using my calendar I found many wonderful features that not only keep the schedule neat and organized but with the option of color coded categories, I am quickly able to view my calendar and note colors that instantly remind me of changes. Being very busy and also very visual, a quick look at my calendar shows me canceled, swapped, or make up lessons on any given day. I also color code such things as; part time students, reminders to myself of notes to send every year or on a set date of each year or month, reminders to myself to change my lesson notes, and even add my own personal information when I think it will be helpful.
I look forward to sharing some of my ideas with you as I begin to blog with MTH and look forward to hearing all your ideas as well.
May the rest of your day be hassle free because you are using MTH!