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New Calendar Report, Birthday Emails and More


This week we’ve made a number of smaller changes to My Music Staff while we work on some bigger things behind the scenes.

Here’s what new this week:

  • We’ve added a brand-new calendar report on the Calendar page (use the black “Print” button to access it). You’ll get a printable version of whatever month is currently visible in My Music Staff in the typically calendar “grid” format. You can change what’s included in the printed calendar by changing the visible month, and/or filtering by student, event type and/or teacher.
  • We’ve added a new Birthday email reminders feature and email template. You can enable this feature in your account  from the “Studio Settings > Email” tab and My Music Staff will automatically email a message to your students on their birthdays.
  • The Event Reminder email template now has two new placeholders that can be used to customize the email message (%StudentFirstName% and %StudentLastName%).
  • We’ve changed the “Download” button to say “Print” on the calendar page to better reflect it’s purpose.
  • Payments can now be edited directly from the “Recent Payments” tab on the Families & Accounts page (this makes it easier to find and fix data entry errors).
  • You can now select all “Waiting” parents from the Email page (i.e. any parent whose children are all set to “Waiting” status).
  • An email notification is now sent to teachers when a parent/student unsubscribes from email reminders.
  • For multi-teacher studios: Non-admin teachers can no longer add/import students (or change the teacher assignments of a student).
  • Last but  not least, we’ve improved the student import feature and made a number of smaller internal changes to My Music Staff.

In addition to the software updates listed above, we’ve also made some behind-the-scenes changes to make My Music Staff work better if you’re on a mobile device and switch from WiFi to 3G (or vice-versa) while using the site.


  • July 15, 2014

    I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all you guys do at my music staff!!
    My husband (secretary) and I are so impressed with the regular updates, as well as the features already offered.
    And my students absolutely love the reminders, they keep everyone on track and on time.

  • Carolyn
    July 15, 2014

    THANK YOU for all the changes – I love how you site is always looking for ways to upgrade and improve – keeping up with all the ways to help us in our endevours to teach music! Love the new changes, and appreciate so much the behind the scene changes for better mobile app helps!

  • July 21, 2014

    Thank you so much! 🙂 I just noticed too, the “easier to see” calendar attendance markings. I love it! Thank you!!! You guys are so fast to update features, and it makes our jobs so much easier. I can’t recommend MyMusicStaff enough – I tell everyone about it.

  • Christine MacKay
    July 21, 2014

    As a new-be to this program I am so excited with all the features you have to offer. It seems that no matter what questions I have to ask you guys reply really quickly with easy to understand computer lingo. My students love this site also. Once I can understand your program completely I wish to present it to our national music school. We are a wide network of home studios/school studios. I am very greatfull that your program is available here in New Zealand. I have been looking for something like this for a long time. So congratulations to you all. And thank you!