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Software Updates – Push Notifications Now Available for iOS & Android

What are Push Notifications?

Similar to text messages, push notifications are great for sending parents and students timely and relevant information, whether their app is running in the background or inactive. Push notifications are free for both student and teacher. 

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How Does it Work?

Students must install the Music Teacher’s Helper app from either the Apple or Google Play Store and open it once to allow notifications, but it’s not needed to be open to receive notifications. There are currently three types of notifications available and are described below.

Event notifications (Teacher and Student) 

This type of notification is currently for lesson reminders. We will be adding other notifications for this type consistently over time.

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Payment notifications (Teacher Only)

You can receive a notification when a student or parent makes a payment.

Announcements Notifications

Send announcements right to the home screen of your students’ mobile device using this notification type. This currently sends in real time only. However, we will be adding the ability to schedule Announcements soon. Also, note that only students who have installed the app and accepted notifications will be present in this list.

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Simply go to the Students Tab and you will see the new Push Notifications Subtab.

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Select the student(s), type your message, and click send!

Student Instructions for Receiving Push Notifications

Your students and their parents can use these simple instructions to start receiving push notifications on their mobile devices. Here’s that instruction link again:

http://bit.ly/MusicTeacherPushNotification

If you have any questions, please let us know by emailing support@musicteachershelper.com. Have a wonderful Friday.

 

 

About the Author

Rock Robbins
Rock Robbins is the Marketing Director at Music Teacher's Helper, and a tech enthusiast, musician, and music teacher out of Southern California.

7 Comments

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  2. Marc

    This is a great new feature thanks! My only suggestion is: I’m not sure why we need to enable push notifications on the teacher side for each student. Since the app asks the student if they want the notifications, seems like it would save time to have the feature turned on for every student by default and then they can choose on their end whether they want them inside the app??

  3. musicteachers

    Hi Marc,
    Thanks for your feedback.
    If the student turns off the notifications from the app, then they will not receive any notifications at all, so we would rather give the Teacher (and students) more granular control over which types of notifications they receive (more options will be added in the future). Plus not every student/parent will know how to turn off notifications on their phone, so we’ve made it easy for the Teacher to do it for them to avoid hassles.

  4. Marc

    Ah ok that makes sense, thanks for the response!

  5. Marcus

    Awesome! I have so far found the automated email lesson reminders a valuable way to cut down on students forgetting to attend lessons, and these phone reminders are a step up from emails.

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