Music Teacher's Helper Blog

Upcoming Features: Charge and Track Attendance for Group Lessons Separately, Plus More.

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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  1. Sarah

    I’m really excited about these – especially the makeup credit update. When will this take effect?

  2. musicteachers

    Hi Sarah – Any day now! Our programmers are finishing up testing, which can sometimes be unpredictable timing wise. We’re excited as well to bring these features to you! When it’s ready, you’ll receive an email and in-software pop up message.

  3. Karmyn Tyler Cobb

    Hi! Have the calendar changes taken effect yet? I may have missed the email! Very excited! 🙂

  4. Marilyn Petrie

    It’s been two months since this announcement and others before that saying it was ‘soon’. Can you give a better time of when to expect these changes?

  5. musicteachers

    Hi Karymyn and Marilyn,

    Our latest newsletter from last week has an update on the Beta Mode:

    It says that our Our Beta Testers will be providing feedback this week and then we will release it to everyone once any final changes are made. We’ll be sure to email and publish a blog post, but you’ll also see a popup when you log into your account letting you know it’s available.

    We apologize it’s taking longer than promised. We are working swiftly to make sure the features work great and ready to make available. We are excited to make the new features available and we appreciate that you (and others) want them available as well!

  6. Marilyn Petrie

    Thanks, you are right – I am looking forward to the changes. Thanks to the beta testers and the developers, they have quite a job to do and it is typically more complex than most people realise.

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