I’m Rock Robbins and I want to welcome you to Music Teacher’s Helper. I’m here today to help you quickly set up your account and start using the uber helpful features right away.
As a fellow music teacher, I know how overwhelming tracking all the details of a music studio can be...
- Students’ names and details
- Parents’ details
- Lesson dates/times
- Recital dates
- Practice logs
- Sheet music and books lent to students
- Lesson notes
- Reminding students of lessons
- Billing rates (maybe more than 1)
- Invoicing your students and families
- Receiving payments (hopefully online)
- Creating an online website, etc.
Whew! That’s a lot of necessary, and likely time consuming, tasks; and all these details are probably spread out over your phone, tablet, laptop, email, spreadsheets and notebooks, or however you track all of this.
If you’re like me, you have a lot of other life going on in addition to your music studio, so I want to quickly walk you through the basics so you can see the immediate benefit of Music Teacher’s Helper.
I want you to have the “light bulb” moment I did when I realized how much this would help me. This was when I sighed and realized that the craziness was coming to an end.
My favorite story was of a flute teacher, Angela, (see her video story here) who had a notebook for every student in a bag she brought to lessons. After about 30+ plus students, and dragging around a ridiculously large notebook bag, she realized that this wasn’t working for her. She saw where this was going and decided to do something different.
And that’s where Music Teacher’s Helper came in to save the day.
Let's jump right in with...
Getting Started with Your Basic Settings…
So, the first thing we need to do is get your basic settings into your account.
If you'd like to watch the video version of this, click play on the video below, or keep reading...
To start off, you'll need to get into your Settings. click on your name in the top right of the screen and select Settings.
Now that you're in the Settings area, notice that the Studio tab is selected.
This is where the basic information and settings are about you and your music studio.
The basics are filled in, (feel free to adjust your Studio Name) but scroll down to the Sitewide Preferences and select your...
- Date Format
- Region (Country)
- Time Zone
And finally in the Instruments section... put a check next to all the Instruments you teach.
Don't worry if you don't have everything filled in, you can always come back here later.
When you're done, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the green Save Studio Settings button.
Now that you’ve got that set up let’s move on to the next very important step of…
Creating Your Rate(s)