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  1. 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!

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    • 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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      • Have a spot to enter the child student's age and gender

        Under "Student Information" "Miscellaneous Information" there is no
        spot for the child's age. If we enter the Child's birthday, it should be
        calculated (and updated) automatically in a box labeled "Age"
        Under "Student Information" there is no place to mark if the child is
        a boy or a girl. You can't always tell by the name. These days you
        probably need a third box you can check marked "other" and a comment box to go with it so you can write notes like boy, but wants to be called a
        girl.

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        • Create more modern templates

          It's 2016 now, and the templates are looking very dated. I note they were last updated in 2013. Fixed width templates with small fonts look very dated and are not at all mobile friendly.

          Is it possible to have some new templates that reflect the times? Responsive layouts, with social media widgets, larger default fonts, hero images etc?

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          • Make entire description box show on calendar without having to edit (as it was before changes)

            In the past One could view the entire description box but hurry over clicking on the lesson. Currently you have to click edit to see everything you have written. Please repair it so it works as it did before. Thank you.

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            • Include a music note font when writing up the lesson notes

              Could you perhaps look into including an option to use a music note font when writing up the lesson notes, so teachers can explain which rhythms they'd like students to work on - it would be much better than "semiquaver/quaver/semiquaver", which is what I had to write yesterday!

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              • manual overdue invoice

                Automatic overdue invoicing is a nice option. It can also result in unnecessary or incorrect emails being sent to students. For example, if I am a day late entering a payment from a parent, they will get an automatic overdue notice. Being able to send overdue invoice notices manually would be a welcome feature.

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                  planned  ·  RonnieRonnie responded

                  Good news, Lauren! We’re planning on adding a manual overdue invoice feature to Music Teacher’s Helper very soon. Thanks for letting us know what’s important to you.

                • Send a walk through video to new students automatically showing them the basics

                  I would like MTH to automatically email and sms text a video to new students showing them how to log in and set up payment options as well as explain all of the features that are available to them so I don't have to explain it to them myself. Then I won't have waist valuable class time talking about that instead of teaching.

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                    planned  ·  RonnieRonnie responded

                    Hi Joe. We are working on new videos for our members and students. Because of the new design of MTH being released along with new features, we will be putting most of the videos together for the new MTH.

                    I have used MTH for over 10 years and had over 40 students. They all understood how to use MTH with no problems, as the student side is not complex as the teacher site. I do recommend that you create yourself as a student so you can log in and look at what students and parents see.

                  • Allow for a 5% discount for prompt payment (within 15 days)

                    I like to encourage students to pay on time by offering a 5% discount for prompt payment by check or cash. Currently I then have to "issue a credit" for the remainder shown owing on their invoice, and also calculate the 5% myself to check they are right.

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                      planned  ·  RonnieRonnie responded

                      Thanks for the suggestion! This is a popular request and we are planning it in a future release, as early as later this year.

                    • 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.

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                          planned  ·  RonnieRonnie responded

                          Good news! We’re planning on adding the ability to issue make-up lesson credits when reconciling lessons in the app to Music Teacher’s Helper. Thanks for letting us know what’s important to you.

                        • Add "customize invoice" to the knowledge base.

                          I was trying to add my banking details to the invoice template. After searching for "customize invoice" the knowledge base for nearly an hour I finally gave up and sent an email to the MTH support team. The response came back within about 12 hours (thank you!), but the ticket could have been avoided if the search criteria pointed to that article.

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                            planned  ·  RonnieRonnie responded

                            Hi Lauren. I love your suggestion, and I have sent it to our team to implement. We will be putting this together in the next few months, if not sooner. Thanks again for the insight.

                          • Offline version of the phone app would be great.

                            Offline version of the phone app would be great. And we would be able to sync the data once we get cell phone coverage or wifi. Some of the schools I go into are like a bank vault and have no service at all. I am trying to enter notes or payment information and the app doesn't work. If we had an offline version it would be a great help.

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                              planned  ·  RonnieRonnie responded

                              Hi Jason. Yes, I can understand how the offline version of the app would be invaluable.

                              We do plan on adding this feature to the app to work offline and sync when service is available after we completed adding all of the features to the app.

                            • Eliminate by-the-minute scheduling

                              I know of NO teachers that would reasonably schedule students at, say, 4:13pm....

                              Having 60 options for the minute in the drop-down menu is extremely cumbersome.

                              I'm sure most teachers would be perfectly happy with 00,15, 30, 45 as options, but evening narrowing it down to every 5 minutes would be much more streamlined.

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                                Some teachers do schedule lessons or events at exact times, but we’re we’ll be releasing a new time entry method soon that will accommodate all teachers well. Thanks for your feedback!

                              • Create Events in Calendar Recurring Indefinitely

                                Let's say I have a new student who has a lesson on Saturdays at 1pm. I create it as a recurring event, and it should theoretically continue indefinitely (until they graduate, quit, or have to change lesson times -- at which time I can just "delete all following"). But instead I have to post some sort of random end date. I know I can just put like 5 years in the future, but it seems unprofessional.

                                Can we just create the event to recur indefinitely?

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                                  planned  ·  RonnieRonnie responded

                                  We will be adding this feature for recurring events in the 2.0 MTH to be released later this year.

                                • 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. :)

                                  • 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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                                    • Add an assignment sheet with an assignment history to your program

                                      I recently started using MTH and love it! Prior to signing up for MTH I had purchased the Moosic Studio App for my i Pad. I wasn't happy with most of the features, however the one feature I really like is the assignment sheet. I like the fact that it has a practice log at the top of each sheet, it's much easier to read than my chicken scratch, and it gives me a complete assignment history which makes planning much easier. Are you familiar with the app?

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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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                                        • Allow different attendance categories

                                          Currently we can choose Reschedule, Missed, Cancelled and Attended. In my opinion missed could mean they just didn't turn up. In my studio the following can happen:
                                          1.) Student attends
                                          2.) Student is a no show at school, or are not at home when I arrive (missed) and I had no notification or warning
                                          3.) Student cancels within my notice period
                                          4.) Teacher cancel the lesson due to sickness/unforeseen circumstance

                                          I am sure other teachers have other similar situations and possibly different ones so it would be great if we could edit the attendance categories to reflect our own studio…

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