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  1. Registration Fee

    I require Registration Fees to be paid upon registering for my studio. This is to 1) reserve the students place in my lists, and 2) make sure they are serious about taking lessons and allows me to begin planning the classes with family schedules.

    It would also be nice to allow them to pay this fee immediately upon registering, as well as automatically creating a line item in the invoicing.

    It would also be nice to have a checkbox on the Registration page for "I agree to and understand the studio policy [available as a popular window as well as…

    22 votes
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    • Allow for additional tabs to label students into groups

      Right now the students are labeled waiting list, former student, and active student. I would like to label my students piano students, voice students and possibly another category.

      53 votes
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      • have a way to enter repertoire in a students file.

        Instead of having to go into the repertoire tracker tab, it would be cool to be able to add repertoire from right within the students file.

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        • Auto-populate last week's notes as reminder

          If you could offer a button to opt in on auto-populate this week's lesson with last week's lesson (so you have a reference) it would be SUPER helpful! As it is, before every lesson I go in, copy and paste last week's lesson in to remind me of what I assigned, add to it, etc.. With thirty students, this time adds up! So an auto-populate option would be a dream come true! Thanks for considering it!

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Admin →
          • automatic late fees

            i would like to have an option for an automatic late fee, maybe part of automatic invoicing. wehn setting up the automatic invoice, have a box to check for automatic late fee. when checked have box open that allows you set an amount of days, say 20 days from when invoice is sent where an automatic late fee is applied to any students account who has not paid yet. the late fee would then show up on next months invoice as 'late fee for previous month.'

            74 votes
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            • Reverse the sorting of studio announcements

              The current system is that the higher the number the higher in the list a studio announcement is listed. This means that if you want to list an event in the far future you need to use number 1 for this. Every time you add a new event you must re-number everything becuase 1 is, by definition, the lowest possible number. If this were reversed, events in 6 months' time could be entered as number 20 and events soon as number 1, giving the opportunity to enter 18 other events in between, and enter a new event in 7 months'…

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              • Create a Projected Earnings Report

                It would be nice to look at the beginning of the month before everyone has paid and see what the projected income will be without having to enter anything......

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                  8 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Admin →

                  Good news! We’ll be looking into a helping you calculate your projected earnings in the new version of Music Teacher’s Helper that we’re working on! Thanks for your feedback. It helps us serve you better.

                • allow a way to archive old categories and locations.

                  I have a lot of old categories and locations that I cannot delete because they are still in use by events on the calendar. Since I cannot delete them, it would be nice if we could archive them so they won't show up on our list of choices any longer.

                  I put the letter 'z' in front of some of my old locations (z - McNiel Middle School) hoping they would at least go to the bottom of the lists, but most of the lists are not alphabetized.

                  7 votes
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                    Great suggestion. Currently, the only way to remove categories is to change all the events that use that category, and set them to a different category. In our new version, we’ll be sure to look into an easier way to archive or hide unused locations and categories. Thanks.

                  • Be able to set default Category and Location

                    I never teach anywhere except my studio, but there is no way to make that the default location, which means I have to select that option with each calendar change I make. If I could remove *all* the other options (home, student's home), that would be one less thing to edit.

                    12 votes
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                    • Allow email notifications for new practice log entries

                      I would like to be notified anytime a student enters a new practice log. My students really like how I comment on their practice times, answer questions, give encouragement, etc. However unless I remember to manually check every day (which I don't) often times several days will go by after a practice log is entered before I notice it. An email notification of a new practice log entry would be wonderful.

                      9 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Practice Log  ·  Admin →
                      • Make-up Lesson only available for credited students

                        Is there a way to create a make-up lesson open to only those students who are owed a make-up lesson? Right now, if I create an "open make-up" time, anyone from the studio can sign up. But some students are not allowed a make-up. So, if we could choose which students could actually sign up for the lesson, and therefore the open make up slot will not appear for the students who are not owed a lesson, that would be great.

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                        • Somewhere to Record Lesson Plans

                          There are many similar ideas saying we want a free text box in which to write plans for next time, ask get decided saying you might do it "in the future". It's another year on, I'm suggesting it again! I currently use the "private notes" box to write, while it's fresh in my mind, what I intend to cover with that student next time, so I don't have to remember it based on the previous lesson notes. It would be better to have another box so I can use private notes for the intended purpose, plus pull up a daily…

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                            planned  ·  RonnieRonnie responded

                            Peter, we are still considering a To Do List and a place for teachers to make notes in the next version of MTH later this year. For now, you can put lesson notes for future lessons in a private blog post. Many teachers are doing this. Thanks Peter.

                            Rose, I love your ideas. :) Keep them coming. So you know, lesson plans and assignments are something we’re working on for the next version, and it will be much more useful than an extra text box. We’re not sharing the details yet, but I’m confident you will love it. :)

                          • Show the last Attended lesson notes in Daily Summary, if last lesson was cancelled

                            On the Daily Summary report, in the area where it shows Last Lesson Notes, if the last lesson was cancelled, it only shows the student's name and contact info, without notes (obviously).

                            It would make more sense for the system to skip lessons where students have not attended and instead show the lesson notes for the last lesson that actually attended to, and then in notes just state something like they did not attend on .../.../... date.

                            This would be far more useful than trawling through the calendar to see when they last showed up.

                            16 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Admin →

                              In the new version of Music Teacher’s Helper that we’re working on, the daily summary will continue showing the notes from the last lesson, whether it is cancelled or not. But if it is cancelled, then we’ll also look into pulling the lesson notes from the last attended lesson as well. Thanks for the suggestion.

                            • Mileage linked to lessons

                              I teach many lessons to students exclusively at their houses (i.e. I never see them anywhere else) and consequently log a lot of mileage that is linked to recurring events. I would like there to be a way to set mileage for a given event (whether or recurring or not) so that if a lesson is added or canceled with a given student, the mileage will automatically be added (or not) in the same way that lesson charges are tracked like this. This would be LOTS more convenient for me than setting up recurring mileage that is separate from all…

                              24 votes
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                              • Allow us to customize the daily summary report

                                Allow us to customize the Daily Summary Report. I don't teach every day so I would like to turn it off for the days I don't teach. Also, choosing which contact information is on the report would be helpful! Someone mentioned phone numbers but I would also include addresses as I only teach in students homes. Check boxes could solve this.

                                24 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Admin →
                                • To-do list with reminders

                                  It would be nice to see a feature where I can add a message about a particular student. In the form of a pop up sticky note or something in the system so that on a certain day it pops up to remind me about something I may need to do for them.

                                  58 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                  • Lesson notes

                                    Add a box on home page called NOTES next to STUDENTS, HOME, BILLING, etc. Under NOTES be able to quickly pull up any student to type info you want to record on lesson progress--it would be nice to see a whole page and not a little box with all notes from the year and previous years. The current notes option takes too long to find and I don't like scrolling through a small box. You could also use the NOTES feature to record info on books you wish to look into, teachers' phone numbers, schools with certain music focus, etc--all…

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                                      planned  ·  RonnieRonnie responded

                                      Thanks for your suggestion. The new 2.0 MTH, to be released later this year, will have most features such as this available from the homepage.

                                    • I would really like to see an export option to save as spreadsheet for the income and reports like it does on the mileage tracker.

                                      The mileage tracker has a option to save as a spreadsheet (Xcel), but the income and reports don't have this option. I would like to see this option available for both reports.

                                      15 votes
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                                      • Be able to Import from Excel

                                        It would save alot of time if we could import information from an excel spreadsheet. We could enter everything in excel (say for example payments), and with the click of a button, it would all fall into place on MTH rather than pulling up each student individually.

                                        15 votes
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                                          7 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                        • Sync 9 months into the future instead of 6

                                          I rely on the sync feature so much, and this is difficult. I rely on the sync when making my calendar for the school year. I plan out more than 9 months and need to be able to resolve schedule conflicts. Syncing 9 months into the future covers the school year.

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