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I am very sorry to say that one of my students had his PA system and bass rig stolen recently.  The value of all the stolen equipment was well over $10,000.  It was all stolen from his trailer in his driveway.  Another friend lost all of his career related gear (guitars, amps, computer, textbooks from GIT)  in an apartment fire a few years ago.  And we’ve all heard stories about the musicians who suffered in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and the benefit concerts that were given so that their instruments could be replaced.

So here’s a question for you…what would happen if your music equipment was stolen, lost in a fire, or destroyed in a natural disaster?  How would you replace it?  Since you make your income from music, homeowners and renters insurance won’t pay out to replace your equipment.  I’ve had too many friends and co-workers who have learned this lesson the hard way!

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Hello music teachers!

We’re happy to announce several new updates this month, as well as some announcements. Thank you for your great feedback. We get so many comments about how much you love the site and we’re glad that you do. Here are the latest updates to Music Teacher’s Helper in October.

New Features

  • Birthday Greetings! MTH can now automatically e-mail your students a birthday greeting. Enable the option in Home -> Preferences and customize your birthday greeting under Home -> Email Templates.
  • The Student Registration Form now allows you to choose which fields are “Required”.
  • Parents and adult students now see the Amount Due on their home page. The amount pulls from the Student Account Summary Report.
  • You can now see a history of your payments to Music Teacher’s Helper from the “My Account” page. (Just click “Payment History” in the sidebar.)
  • Students can now change their username and password when they login, and parents can change their students’ logins as well. [···]
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