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3
Dec

Ready for Delivery!

‘Tis the season for some new feature updates! We’ve been keeping our ears open for your feedback around email deliverability and have been continuously monitoring everything we can to make sure your studio emails are being successfully received by your families. This week’s update focuses on our new Deliverability Report, which can be found in the …

25
Nov

Stay Connected: Getting Started with Social Media

It’s estimated that there are over 3 billion social media users all around the world. Obviously, it’s become a very powerful tool, but social media for personal use is quite different from your business use. In order for it to work for your business, you need to have a plan. Determine your goals Take a …

21
Nov

Introducing: Our New Student Portal!

It’s a big day in the My Music Staff office! Today we’re launching an opt-in beta version of our new Student Portal – complete with an updated and modern interface. The new Student Portal is functionally identical to the current Student Portal, but is rebuilt using significantly newer technology that opens the door to exciting …

11
Nov

Get Paid Online and Save Your Time

Did you know that choosing to accept online payments means that you’ll receive payments 2x faster? Many music teachers still only accept cash and check, but fewer people carry cash or have a checkbook at all. If your clients usually carry credit cards instead, you should offer more convenient payment options. Families have far fewer …

28
Oct

Automate, Automate, Automate!

When you’re running a business, one of the most precious commodities of all is your time. Psychology Today defines time management as “the ability to plan and control how someone spends the hours in a day to effectively accomplish their goals.” Notice the words plan and control. How many times have you said “I don’t …

16
Oct

Laundry List of Changes!

This week, we’ve got loads of little improvements to help you during this busy fall season (and yes, that is a laundry pun). The bulk of this week’s improvements are aimed at enhancing the user experience and making life a little easier by saving you some clicks. We made several changes throughout the app that …

14
Oct

Simplify Your Billing

Do you have a collection of students that all pay different rates? Are some families invoiced at different intervals? Just the thought of this sounds stressful and time-consuming juggling act. It sounds like it might be time to simplify your billing practices. When you first start out, it may be simple to manage multiple rates. …

30
Sep

Music Lesson Reminders

People are busy and their music lesson might not be top of mind. A timely email or text message can be very helpful to remind them that they have an upcoming music lesson or recital. Of course, it is possible to have too much of a good thing! So, what are the best practices for …

26
Sep

We’re (Pay)rolling with Excitement!

Dealing with payroll may not be the most exciting part of your job, there’s no need to be shy about it. That’s why with My Music Staff, all you’ve got to do is set your teachers up with their payroll rates and leave the rest up to us! Easy peasy, right? To kick things up another …

17
Sep

Understanding Those Pesky Payment Processing Fees

One of the big decisions you have to make when running your business is how to collect payments. And if you’re going to accept online payments, you’ll need to choose the payment processor that works best for you. Regardless of which one you go with, you’ll be paying processing fees on your transactions. Here are …

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