Music Teacher’s Helper

 

Hi, everyone. As we head into Summer, we hope you’re enjoying maybe a break from the rigors of the school year, and easing into a relaxed summer lessons schedule. If you have more free time, now is a great time to learn more about some of the features you may not be using in Music Teacher’s Helper – like online billing, or building out your Music Teacher’s Helper website. If you need help, reach out to our support team and they can walk you through some of the basics.

This week we have a few issues to report that have been fixed…

  • A specific parent/student issue where, after entering credit card info and submitting it, the web page returns to the payment screen as if nothing happened – has been resolved.
  • An issue where changing the date of a rescheduled lesson makes the lesson disappear has been resolved
  • An issue where “Ghost” Students keep teachers from changing their plan level has been resolved

 

 

Did you know that you can hide the menu bar in Music Teacher’s Helper when you need to see the content (like the calendar, or a report) on the screen in a wider view?

Just click on the three horizontal lines to the left of your studio name to hide/show the menu bar. Click here to see the knowledge base article on this.

If you have any questions for us or experience any issues, please reach out to support team at support@musicteachershelper.com.

Happy teaching!

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Folk songs used to top the lists of school music classes. Now it’s rare to find a student who has even heard many of our country’s folk songs. Why not celebrate them in a recital?

This is my second article in a series of ideas from my sister Vicky Dresser, maker of magical music recitals.  And as I’ve shared hers, I’ve gotten a few of my own. You’ll probably think up even more as you read. I invite you to share them with MTH readers in the comments below.

Organize Songs by Type or Genre:

  • Old colonial Times
  • River songs and Sea Chanteys
  • Spirituals
  • Wartime songs
  • Novelty songs
  • Camp songs
  • Old time religion
  • Mountain music
  • The old west
  • Patriotic songs
  • Good old folk tunes (plain and fancy)
  • Hi-brow
  • Modern folk
  • Mining songs from the gold rush

This type of recital practically begs for variety. [···]

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Hi everyone. This week several updates were done in the background by our development team to keep the software running smoothly. In addition, there have been minor updates and fixes to the Android app with ones to the iOS app coming shortly.  

  • New Feature: Make Private Calendar Events – A small but big change! You can create a private event from the Add New event button in the calendar tab. That way, you can prevent a student from requesting a lesson during a time you are busy like a dentist appointment in the middle of the day or if you’re meeting with a prospective student that isn’t added to your Student List yet.
  • Updated: Studio Sites to use HTTPS – Information is now more securely sent when a registration form and other data is submitted on studio your site using SSL certificates. SSL (that extra “s” on HTTP) is used to better encrypt the transmitted information over websites.

Google also prefers more secure sites, therefore Google gives a ranking advantage in search engines to secure HTTPS websites. This helps your website show up when someone types in your studio, or music lessons and your geographic location.

You won’t need to change the way you type your studio address into web browsers. Any proper typing of your website will automatically direct to the more secure HTTPS.

  • Fixed: When using bulk email, it now only sends to the student list shown. For some teachers it was previously sending to all students, including Former students.

Let us know if you have any questions by reaching out to support@musicteachershelper.com. Happy teaching!

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