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More Widgets, Sales Tax and More…


Today’s update is a little later than usual, but we think it was worth the wait. Here’s what’s new:

Sign-Up Widget

Today we’re launching a new “Sign-Up Widget” that complements the “Login Widget” that is already available. The sign-up widget allows new students to register for lessons from your website, and automatically create a student record in your My Music Staff account. In the past this feature had been available to members that host their sites with, but external sites didn’t have this luxury.

Well, those days are over. Now you can use the Sign-Up Widget to embed a sign-up form directly in your site, just like hosted sites do! To get your widget HTML code, log into your My Music Staff account, and click “Website” from the main menu on the left. You’ll see some new options that control how your widget works, and the code that you need to embed on your site.

Along with these changed, we’ve also added a new option to the “Website” page to make it easier to setup an externally hosted site. Now, at the very top of this page you can select if you wish to host your site with us, or externally.


New Options for Externally Hosted Sites

New Options for Externally Hosted Sites

Sales Tax Beta

Today we’re beginning the beta test of sales tax support in My Music Staff. This feature allows you to include sales taxes on the invoices you create with My Music Staff as well as track sales taxes paid on expenses. This is a large change to My Music Staff and we’d like to test it on a small sample of our members before we roll it out to everyone. If you’d like to help us test this feature out, email and we’ll enable this feature for you.

We’ll provide more information and documentation on this feature when it’s available to everyone.

Create Multiple Sales Taxes

Create Multiple Sales Taxes

Track Taxes Individually

Track Taxes Individually

Other Changes

Here’s a list of smaller changes that we’ve made to the site:

  • From the “My Preferences” page you can now fine tune your calendar display including:
    • Student Name format (Last, First; First Last; Last Name Only; First Name Only)
    • You can disable the Event Category Name (i.e. “Lesson”)
    • The iOS/Google Calendar feed can include All Teachers in a Multi-Teacher studio (this is only available if you are an Admin in a multi-teacher studio)
  • At the bottom of the “Families & Invoices” page, on the “Family Accounts” tab you can now see the total outstanding balance (and total credit with you)
  • The “Hide $0 Due” filter on the Invoices tab now hides invoices that are marked as paid
  • When adding new teachers in a multi-teacher studio, “No Charges” is now an option for the Default Billing settings
  • The agenda will now look for “Past Notes” in the last lesson the student attended (if they were absent the previous week)
  • The date picker calendar “popup” now closes automatically when you select a date (one less click)

We hope you enjoy these changes. Have a great week everyone!


  • Karin Foglesong
    August 19, 2014

    Since the update yesterday, when I enter a new lesson, it won’t let me select a time other than 5:00pm. Also, it is not updating any changes and students are calling, concerned that the calendar update we made isn’t reflected and the reminder is for the wrong time. Can you help?

    • admin
      August 19, 2014

      Hi Karin, thanks for letting us know about this problem. It turns out that the icons on the time picker’s up and down buttons were not appearing (we made some internal changes yesterday to the way the icons are displayed on My Music Staff). This problem should be resolved now, you may need to hit the “Refresh” button in your browser to pick up the change.

      Please let us know if the problem persists.

  • January 14, 2015

    I have added the Login code successfully on my website, however, the sign up code is not working. It just comes up blank.
    I host my website with Weebly.
    Is there a way to fix this?

    Thank you.

  • admin
    January 15, 2015

    Hello Maddison,

    We’re sorry to hear you’re having some difficulties with the sign-up widget. Please contact us at so we can get a few more details from you and we will do our best to get you up and running.