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2
Aug

Organization is Key

Between setting up your studio’s fall schedule, dealing with new student enrollments and making time for that glass of wine at the end of the day – how do you stay organized? It may look easy enough to the untrained eye, but the My Music Staff team knows better. This update includes organizational touches that …

22
Jul

Crafting the Perfect Teacher Bio

  Becoming a successful music teacher doesn’t just happen overnight – it takes years of hard work! So it makes sense that you’d want to list all of your achievements, qualifications and experience in your teacher bio. However, that’s not always the best way to communicate to students who you are. So, how do you …

12
Jul

Ping! You’ve got a notification!

Ping! Check your devices, you’ve got a notification from My Music Staff! Between working on new software updates, preparing for the Summer NAMM tradeshow and playing leapfrog (still kidding!), things in the office have been busy as ever. Our development team is still working tirelessly to deliver some large-scale, exciting updates that will improve how …

8
Jul

Effective Exit Interviews

  Nobody wants to lose customers, but it’s a reality of running a business. However, it’s a great opportunity to review studio policies or best teacher practices. Here are a few ways you can conduct exit interviews: Create an online survey using something like Survey Monkey, and email it to your students. Give your families …

24
Jun

Get Sent Straight to the Inbox

  Spam detection has grown more sophisticated over the years and there’s a chance your studio emails are getting sent to the junk folder. Something called Sender Engagement is now a factor in determining which emails make it into your recipients’ inboxes and which make it into their junk folder. So, what is sender engagement? Email …

20
Jun

Cloudy with a Chance of Uploads!

  Our development team are working their fingers to the bone writing code, testing functionality and playing leapfrog (just kidding with that last one!) We are undergoing renovations – literally in the office and figuratively in the way that My Music Staff is organized. It’s a huge undertaking and that’s why our updates are recently …

10
Jun

Benefits of a Student Portal

An online portal should be a student or parent’s first stop for the answers to their questions. No need to repeat yourself any longer. An online portal is also a great way for your students to engage with your studio outside of their scheduled lesson times. They can bring part of that in-studio experience home …

27
May

Document Disconnect

  Does your studio use multiple programs to keep track of your day to day business? How many tabs do you have open in your browser? Do you find yourself losing countless hours scheduling everyone in your Google Calendar, while their billing information is stored in an Excel spreadsheet? Do you open your Word document …

7
May

Skip a Beat

If you manually invoice your studio in bulk, we have a cool new feature for you! Bulk invoicing now has an option to skip invoices that would display $0 owing. Previously, this was only available if you were using the auto-invoicing feature. Now you can easily avoid creating invoices when nothing is owed. And don’t worry, …

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