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  1. Allow Attendance page to filter by day

    I often cannot check off attendance until the following day, and I have around 20-25 lessons per day. It's frustrating and time-consuming to have to individually set attendance for that many previous day's lessons.

    If I could filter by day, then I could globally set all on a day as attended (which should be the default, not canceled, by the way), without accidentally setting attendance for events that haven't happened yet.

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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Teacher and studio contact information needs to be available

      It would be great to have contact information easily accessible for parents. For example if their teacher showed up under people with the teacher's contact information including, email, phone number etc. It would also be great if under the studio name there was a place to add an email address, phone number, and physical mailing address. Currently it is difficult for parents to figure out how to email their teacher and there is no other contact information available to them other than that.

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        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you for the suggestion. We would have to review this because many do not want that information available. The students have an email tab in their profile and if they click the teacher’s name the email box will come up so they can email the teacher. If the teacher wants to give out that info they can. That’s how it works for now.

      • Allow Staff to filter family accounts report by instructor

        Please allow the staff members to filter the family account report by Instructor. As the admin I am able to do this and it makes collecting the tuition's much easier because I can give this specific report to each instructor as needed

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          0 comments  ·  Money  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Sibling discount or Roadshow Promo discount

          I noticed there was a similar suggestion put up under review already. It would be helpful to add this in and automatically calculates the final figure. I only need it in the form of a %discount eg. 5% or 10%. Similarly, a late fee option inclusion ( % or nett) is helpful too.

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          • Allow the option to customize email templates with a pop up screen each time you send an invoice

            I think that it would be very helpful if when sending emails/invoices there would be a pop up screen that would allow you to customize the email template each time you send vs having to go into another screen to create a blanket email template. For example, when choosing to email from the invoice list it uses the current invoice email template - My current template for invoices is for invoices that are coming due - if I have past due invoices that I need to send reminders out for, I would have to go into a separate screen to…

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              Thank you for your suggestion. However, I think a better solution would be to have a link to choose either the regular template that goes with an invoice or choose an overdue notification template. That way you wouldn’t have so many steps to do or if you forgot to change the original template back, they would not go out with wrong wording.

            • I really think we should have an option to show how much the parents are paying for each lesson. I log in as a teacher and when i check "

              Hi cathy, I really don't think the teachers should see how much the parents are paying. As I log in as a teacher, i clicked "report", "Lesson Taught" and checked "show lesson cost", it shows that he supposed to make $1440 instead of $820 what I am paying for. He will feel bad about working for me and take all the students away from me. Please give the administrator to have an option to show the lesson cost or not.

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              • possible event enrollment to show in the side column when the parents logged in?

                Would it be possible to make "special event enrollment" to show up in the side column when the parents logged into the site? Please guide me step by step. Thank you!

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                • Auto-Update "School, Grade" field

                  Right now, there is one field in the registration form called "School and Grade". Is it possible to make this into two fields, "School" and "Grade", and have the grade section automatically advance by one at the end of each August?

                  There is no way we can afford to pay a staff member to update the grades manually one by one each year, and if the field can't stay not up-to-date, it is useless.

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                  • Miss-Clicks deleting classes

                    We have had several classes deleted in error, and not picked up on untill a teaches says their pay is short.

                    When you click on a class in the calendar a dialogue box opens, At the bottom of the box are: EDIT, DELETE, CANCEL EVENT, [SPACE] to lower the instances of "miss-clicks" it would be helpful to reorder as EDIT, [SPACE] CANCEL EVENT, DELETE

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                      planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Practice Log

                      Add a search box for instructors to search on the students' name when pulling up their record. I use the Practice log to post student weekly homework assignments when they are at their lesson, and for students to log their daily practice time. It would also be nice to rename this tab so it would have a dual function. Being able to post homework assignments online is more efficient than writing in an assignment book. Additionally, when posting a new homework assignment, I need to be able to keep the view of the previous weeks' assignment as I am typing…

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                      • Male, Female... and that's it?

                        When adding new people to the system, Studio Helper only gives two gender options, male and female, and it automatically defaults to male.

                        Could Studio Helper please recognize that there are people who fall outside the gender binary? We have several in our studio, and it is not right for them to be forced to choose one or the other when neither or both could be correct.

                        Please add some more options so that everyone could be represented. Better still, please add more options and also have the gender stop defaulting to male and have a blank space instead. That…

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                        • make the categories display in a set order

                          It would be great to see the categories display in a set order, rather than according to the date they are created. This would make it easier and faster to add events to the schedule. Is it possible to have them display alphabetically, or better yet to allow studios to customize their order? We could have all the piano teachers together, all the voice, etc. What do you think?

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                          • Updating status

                            Is is possible to update the status of all family members of the a student at the same time the status of the student is changed.

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                            • set new students as 'primary billing contact' by default

                              It's currently possible to create and schedule a new student without identifying a primary billing contact, so that when invoicing is run from the calendar, if no billing contact was selected, no invoice is created for that student. If the 'primary billing contact' box was auto-checked (with the option to assign a different family member, if needed) this would eliminate that risk. Although this likely doesn't affect a studio whose clients are mostly children in families, this adjustment is necessary for any studio who works with a largely adult student population!

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                              • Add total number of Active Student Classes in Overview

                                under The Overview, please also show the total number of Active Student Classes. Now it only shows no.ofactive students. But as there are some students who takes multiple classes, it is helpful to have a glance of how many classes sign up.

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                                • CRM Capability (Ability to log and track client communications)

                                  It would be fantastic to have a tab available under the student or family to accurately log calls, emails and communication.

                                  Even a simple text box such as this would be sufficient.

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                                  Tues. Feb. 24 - client called to cancel lesson tomorrow. Teacher notified via email.
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                                  Tuesday Jan. 17th. Was able to accommodate a new lesson time on Wednesday @ 4:30. Confirmed with parent over the phone, teacher notified by email.
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                                  Monday Jan. 16th - Client called in and they would like to change lesson times but keep the same teacher. They are available…

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                                  • Create a "Preferred method of Contact" for Students, Parents, Teachers

                                    Today, I had a teacher with several students need to cancel lessons. I used StudioHelper to email the affected students and parents, but learned that while some got the email in time, others don't/can't check email, and needed a phone call or text.

                                    I suggest you create something that allows a "preferred method of contact" with the ability to include an email, or text number, or telephone number, and some way to see that information in a list of contacts.

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                                    • Alphabetize Registration drop down menu

                                      Hey,

                                      We run a music school with a LOT of different course offerings. Students often take more than one lesson (vocals AND ukulele AND a group class, etc) and want everything available as a line item on their bill.

                                      As a result, we have had to make a huge number of packages in the registration section.
                                      Right now, if I go to the registration section of SH...all of the packages sort alphabetically.
                                      If I try to pick a registration package the drop down menu on the student's page...the packages appear chronologically (according to creation date).

                                      This makes searching among our…

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                                      • Birthday report

                                        Please have birthdays for only active students. Or at least give option for active or former

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                                        • create an alternative Practice Log design appealing to children

                                          I'm curious whether the practice log feature has been popular in studios amongst the young students. Because I find the display is fine for adult students but for children it wouldn't be appealing enough to begin using it or to continue to do so in the long term. It would be nice to have an alternative display that has bubbly graphics, maybe something with stars or like this for instance:

                                          http://www.rewardcharts4kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/musical-reward-charts-4.jpg

                                          http://www.musicmotion.com/images/1525_l.jpg

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