music teaching software updates

Hey, everyone. We hope your week is off to a great start. Here’s are updates from this past week:

  • In the new version, Billable attendance statuses being were showing up on invoices as Not Billable, even when set to be billable for some teachers. This has been resolved.
  • In the new version, a second contact listed under a child student were not receiving lessons notes even when selected to, and only one contact was receiving the notes. This has been fixed so all selected contacts will receive lesson notes.
  • In the new version, custom term dates in the Rate Packages that were longer than one month were billing monthly for some teachers. This has been fixed to reflect the exact range set by the Rate Package.

Did you know that you can individually set attendance for group lessons?

In the Attendance tab of the Calendar, you have the flexibility to set attendance for some or all past lessons at once. Plus, you can set individual group lesson attendance and leave lesson notes for each individual in a group, or for the entire group. This article walks you through in detail how to take advantage of the Attendance tab so you can start saving even more time after lessons!

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

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Hi, everyone. We hope you’re having a great week so far. Here are a few updates from this past two weeks:

  • In the new version, the previous balance was not calculating correctly on generated invoices but are now matching transactions in the billing area.
  • In the new version, lessons changes that are marked for a non-billable status in the Edit Attendance area (i.e. cancelled, late, rescheduled), were still being invoiced for some teachers. This has been resolved and going forward, lessons changes marked as non-billable will not show as money owed on invoices.
  • When adding a fee or a payment from the Attendance page in the calendar, notes were not always saving. That has been resolved so your notes will be visible and save properly.

Did you know that you and your students can record audio and video on the app?

If you haven’t downloaded the Android or iPhone app to your mobile device yet, we encourage you to do so! We’ve heard from several teachers that calling a student from their contacts list while they’re out, to checking schedules on the go, and tracking mileage for lessons outside the studio have been a lifesaver. Here’s a list of everything you can do with the app.

The app also has some functionality only found on the mobile device, such as the ability for you and your students to record audio and video. These recordings are then automatically uploaded your File area to view. Read this article on more specifics for recording audio and video.
If you have any questions for us or experience any issues, please reach out to support@musicteachershelper.com. Happy teaching!

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Hi Everyone. It’s almost here! Soon, you’ll be able to access all the features we’ve been announcing the past few weeks. And we’ll announce just a few more below. Of course, this is just one set of new features we’ll be releasing this year.

We’re working hard to get them ready for you, and update our software code so we can release features much faster moving forward. We’re excited about all the ways we’re continuing to make Music Teacher’s Helper even better for you so that you can run your studio more easily and effectively and connect better with your students. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder, we’re first releasing these features as a beta version and instructions will follow for access.

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Improved calendar filtering and searching, and option to show student birthdays automatically on calendar

Filtering options are moving to above your calendar, and we’ve made it easier to see what’s filtered and to change it. You also have the option to show student birthdays and blocked dates automatically on the calendar.

Option to charge a per-person fee for an event

Special events or group lessons that require different pricing can be accommodated with per-person fees. With group lessons, you can track attendance and charges separately.

Set custom attendance statuses, and whether or not they’re billable

Create your own attendance statuses in your Studio Settings, and set whether or not they’re billable. Some example statuses could be: Teacher Absent (not billable) or Student Late (billable).

We’ll be sending an email as well as an in-software announcement when the Beta option is available. Keep an eye out for the announcement and if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact support. Have a great week!

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