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As the season of gift-giving and holiday performances approaches, in my teaching experience this means: preparing and perfecting holiday music (myself and with my students), printing recital programs, finding that sherbet punch recipe, wondering if “Susy” is actually going to get “Jingle Bells” performance-ready in time for the recital, deciding what I should give my students as a gift and….the list goes on.

What’ the purpose behind of all this holiday recital frenzy? Oh yes, sharing the gift of MUSIC! It’s amazing how the clutter of  the holiday season hides the true reason of why my doors are open for pianists from 6am to 6pm Monday through Friday, why parents submit monthly tuition payments, sometimes equivalent to a car payment if they have multiple children enrolled, why I schedule performance opps and, why I write this blog: MUSIC!

Earlier this summer I was fortunate to attend SMU Piano Institute for Teachers in Dallas. While shopping at the Pender’s Music Co. exhibit, a book caught my eye: What Music Means to Me. The picture book includes large pages with colorful images that capture the essence of various gifted musicians. Alongside each photo is a personal, touching essay about the profound impact of music on their lives.


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As we enter the Holiday Season, students are preparing for winter break, studio recitals, and parties. We hope to release dozens of new studio website themes within the next few weeks, as we are currently testing each template thoroughly making them available to our members.

Every week we post new features and fixes on our Facebook and Twitter page. Last month we will also begin posting the features and fixes weekly on our blog, as we are aware that many of you do not use social media accounts. You can also read current blog posts as well as the new weekly updates at the bottom of your MTH home page after you log-in.

Here are the Latest Updates made in November 2012:

New Fixes:

  • The Mobile Web App would not reconcile all day events. This has been fixed.
  • Inaccurate Automatic Invoicing sidebar widget calculation has been fixed.
  • Automatic invoicing was not sending out invoices. This has been fixed.
  • The PDF version of invoices will now shows the symbol for the chosen currency.
  • Under “Manage Students”, the Advance Search field is now working.
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