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My Music Staff - Music Studio Management Software #2825236
03/11/19 06:59 AM
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Does anybody have any experience using this program? I'm on day 3 of the free trial, and I love it so far. Lately, I feel like I've been scrambling to reschedule and keep track of payments, so I plan to transition my studio to My Music Staff since my studio has quickly grown to 28 students in only 6 months. Some of my favorite things: parents can reschedule their lessons without contacting me directly, auto-invoicing, make-up lesson credits, and enforcement of cancellation policies. This makes organization and tax season so much easier, and for only $12.95 a month. If you haven't heard of it, do read about it in the following link and watch some videos, and maybe you'll incorporate it into your studio too.

https://www.mymusicstaff.com/overview/

For those of you who don't use this, how do you manage your studio effectively? Would you consider using this software? Tell me what you think!


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Re: My Music Staff - Music Studio Management Software [Re: RyanThePianist] #2825424
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Originally Posted by RyanThePianist
Does anybody have any experience using this program? I'm on day 3 of the free trial, and I love it so far. Lately, I feel like I've been scrambling to reschedule and keep track of payments, so I plan to transition my studio to My Music Staff since my studio has quickly grown to 28 students in only 6 months. Some of my favorite things: parents can reschedule their lessons without contacting me directly, auto-invoicing, make-up lesson credits, and enforcement of cancellation policies. This makes organization and tax season so much easier, and for only $12.95 a month. If you haven't heard of it, do read about it in the following link and watch some videos, and maybe you'll incorporate it into your studio too.

https://www.mymusicstaff.com/overview/

For those of you who don't use this, how do you manage your studio effectively? Would you consider using this software? Tell me what you think!


I can't comment much, but a student tried it and there are severe limitations. As far as I know Finale and Sebelius are the best, so you can practically flip a coin. I use Finale.


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Re: My Music Staff - Music Studio Management Software [Re: Gary D.] #2825528
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Originally Posted by Gary D.

I can't comment much, but a student tried it and there are severe limitations. As far as I know Finale and Sebelius are the best, so you can practically flip a coin. I use Finale.


Hi Gary,

My Music Staff is not a music writing program. It helps organize your studio more efficiently.


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Re: My Music Staff - Music Studio Management Software [Re: RyanThePianist] #2825664
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Originally Posted by RyanThePianist
Originally Posted by Gary D.

I can't comment much, but a student tried it and there are severe limitations. As far as I know Finale and Sebelius are the best, so you can practically flip a coin. I use Finale.


Hi Gary,

My Music Staff is not a music writing program. It helps organize your studio more efficiently.

My apologies, Ryan. There are a number of programs around that claim to write music, but all crippled or with horrible limitations.

For the thing you are talking about I have no program. I just do things on my own.


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Re: My Music Staff - Music Studio Management Software [Re: RyanThePianist] #2825834
03/12/19 10:54 AM
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I have looked into these in the past, but I found that it wasn't very difficult to do so for free. I already own Quickbooks for my business, so I email invoices. Actually most of my students don't even look at email anymore and just know to pay me at the beginning of the month. If they forget, I send them a text, but that is rare since they've all been with me a while.

But that is pretty automated. If a student needs to reschedule, I do limit how many they can, but they text me and we figure something out, or wait until our next lesson to figure out when we can do a make up.

This works for me, but I am good at organizing and bookkeeping. If you're not that type, then something like this could be very valuable.


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