Hi, Everyone! Over the next several months, we will continue launching many updates to existing features, and some very exciting new features. Some of these updates will be ones you’ve been requesting, but others will be completely new features that we think will dramatically enhance the way you run your studio and connect with students.
Stripe Autopay Subscriptions for Families
First, an important new feature that is live! You can now bill and charge your families automatically each month for whatever amount they owe. Once you enable this feature, and the student/parent has entered their credit card information, you can set up the recurring billing option for that student, and never have to chase after money again! Your students will also save time in making payments to you, as it will be automated each month. A big thanks to those of you who helped us out as beta testers and offered input.
(Students can upload a credit card in their login for you to bill them automatically)
For full instructions on how to setup and use autopay, please refer to this knowledge base article.
We also have two improvements to the student management area that will be available by August 31st. (Note: This is just a small part of everything we’re releasing by August 31, to whet your appetite. We’ll be announcing more as the month rolls on.)
Allow Separate Parent Records in a Family
Entering contact information for a child student can be difficult if their parents have different last names or addresses, or if someone other than the parents is paying for the lesson. Soon you’ll be able to accommodate this by including separate contact records for a child student. This can also include grandparents or others who should be receiving student notifications. For instance, if someone other than the parent(s) or guardian is paying for lessons, you can add that person as a contact and invoice them directly. You’ll be able to add an unlimited number of contacts per student so you can stay in communication with everyone necessary.
Switch a Child Student to an Adult Student
Sometimes students taking lessons grow into adults students and begin paying on their own. Now, you have the option of switching that student from child to adult without having to re-enter any information.
Additionally, sometimes the parent of a student decides to start taking lessons and you will have the ability to switch them to a student while maintain their status as the primary contact for their child.
Thank you to our members that provide feature suggestions and feedback. That communication allows us to make the product better and teachers’ studios’ run more efficiently!