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We’ve taken your feedback to heart and are excited to announce some major improvements to the Music Teacher’s Helper Calendar we just released. Here are some of the highlights:

  • 100x Faster. Everything from cycling between days or weeks to turning filters on and off is now incredibly faster.
  • Drag & Drop. You can now drag & drop events to change their dates and times in all views.
  • Change Time Slot Duration. Time slots have always been shown in 30 minute increments. But if your lessons end at the quarter hour or in 10 minute intervals, you can now change the time slot interval to make it more clear.
  • Hide days and times. Don’t teach lessons before 6am or on weekends? You can now make the calendar show only the days and times you teach.
  • Easier Access to Student Info. When you click an event, the info bubble that appears will now let you click any student in the participant list to be taken to their profile. Or if you click “View” you can see the email and phone number for each participant in the event.
  • Change Start Day. You can now have the week and month view start on Monday or another day rather than just Sunday.
  • Improved Appearance. We’ve improved the look & feel of the calendar, and made a few interface improvements such as easier access to edit categories and locations within the filter area, and no need to refresh after selecting filters.

Here are some other more minor changes we made in May, 2012. We appreciate your votes on our Feedback page letting us know which features are important to you, and we continue to listen to your ideas and suggestions.

  • On the registration page of the Music Staff template, studio names with an apostrophe were not showing properly. This is now fixed.
  • The font size of the quote in the sidebar of the Music Staff template was too large. This is now fixed.
  • The Payment Category drop down list in the mobile app now shows all of the payment categories you’ve created.
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We’re having a contest starting on June 15th, 2012 and ending on June 30th, 2012 with several prizes including a free subscription to Music Teacher’s Helper for life! This contest will judge an article or video you submit about how you use Music Teacher’s Helper to manage your music teaching business. Your submission can include advantages that MTH gives you, a comparison of your life before and after MTH, as well as other creative ways you use MTH. Winners will be announced on August 1st, 2012 in the Newsletter, Blog and Facebook.

Contest Rules:

  • Write and post an article on the benefits and/or creative uses of Music Teacher’s Helper on a blog or website (either your own or as a guest blogger on someone else’s), or create a video and post the video on YouTube.
  • Articles needs to have at least 300 words to qualify. Videos need to have a minimum length of 2 minutes.
  • Tell us about your article or video by posting a link to it on our Facebook page. Copy and paste the link into the status box on Facebook. The intro to the article from the blog, and photo, should be pulled into the status box along with the link to the article. If you’re unable to post the link, send it to ronnie@musicteachershelper.com and I’ll post it for you.
  • Send me the link to your post as well at ronnie@musicteachershelper.com. This will ensure that I have your link to the blog post.
  • Use one of the  keyword phrases below in the title of your article, and one to three keyword phrases in the first half of the article. If you are submitting a video, use a keyword in the title, and one to three keywords in the description. If possible, make the keyword a link to http://www.musicteachershelper.com.
  • Contestants can not be an employee or subcontract labor for Music Teacher’s Helper.
  • Contestants do not have to be an active subscriber to Music Teacher’s Helper.

Keywords or Keyword Phrases:

Use any of the following keyword phrases in your article or video title and contents/description. [···]
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