Giving Back With Your Studio

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Each December, I like for my students to participate in some type of performance for charity. This year, we held our second annual “Piano Play-a-thon“, where students put together a program of up to five minutes, solicited sponsors to donate money to a local organization, and performed their pieces at a casual recital. This year,… Read more »

Recent Fixes To Calendar!

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SH is pleased to announce that the calendar issues with the attendance, the reports section are now fixed. If you have experienced problems with this, please check to make sure everything is working correctly. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you notice anything not working correctly. Thank you for your patience in this… Read more »

Remote Calendar Feature

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You can now embed your StudioHelper calendar on your own website so parents or potential clients can view lessons and lesson schedule, this makes it much more convenient for you and your clients. To place this on your website, please guidelines below. – Login to your StudioHelper account – Go to Settings – Go to… Read more »

10 Steps to Organize a Masterclass in Your Studio

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In a recent post, The Masterclass: Then and Now, I discussed the purpose and importance of a Masterclass. Masterclasses are an integral part of my studio and I usually hold two or three per studio year. I enjoy the benefits of having my teaching validated by another colleague and it is so helpful for students… Read more »

More New Features for Studio Helper!

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In an effort to bring you the best studio management program, Studio Helper has released two more new features! Navigation Link Now Available in Calendar Event! There is now a navigation link in edit mode within a recurring calendar event.While in Edit mode, you will now see “Go To Other Events” on the left hand… Read more »

The Power of Your Event Schedule

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When potential and current customers visit your studio website, they should be able to tell that you are an active studio with plenty of events designed to motivate and inspire. When students are working towards events, they are motivated to practice, listen and focus, making for a group that progresses well and is easier to… Read more »

The Case for Summer Music Lessons

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It’s that time of year where parents and students alike are gearing up for summer. Vacations are being planned, plane tickets booked and everyone looks forward with great anticipation to relaxation and good times. What most people are not gearing up for are summer music lessons. I’ve heard many arguments both for and against summer… Read more »

Updates For April

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It is wonderful to have the cold winter behind us and to look forward to warmer weather including a sense of rebirth in the air! We have had a lot of compliments about how lightning fast Studio Helper is. That is wonderful news that at the end of the day, through the rough spots, the… Read more »

Preparing Students for Success

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Festival, exam and competition season is upon us. How do you prepare your students for these events? I take this part of my teaching very seriously, mostly because I had a negative experience at a music exam as a student myself. My first piano teacher registered me for a piano exam and I had absolutely… Read more »

Giving Thanks to Your Customers

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“Gratitude is the best attitude.” ~Author Unknown The holiday season is a time for giving thanks. Do your customers really know how much you appreciate their business? What do you do to express your gratitude? In order to develop good customer service and build your brand, recognizing your clients for their loyalty goes a long… Read more »