Register Online for Private Lessons? Never say Never...

by Gerry Cobley on Aug 9, 2011 10:29:00 AM

Music and Dance studios that have adopted online registration love the fact that they can fill classes without spending all their off-hours (or hiring admin staff) entering family, student and payment information in their record keeping systems.


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Quickbooks Accounting and Dance Studio Management

by Gerry Cobley on Jul 13, 2011 9:59:00 AM
After outgrowing and "graduating" from the spreadsheet management technique, I used Quickbooks for several sessions as my only management system for managing class enrollment in an enrichment studio. You can do a lot by defining families as customers, students as jobs and setting up memorized invoices for each class. However, very soon the limitations of using an accounting system as a registration database drove me to a more modern database approach.
Modern dance studio management systems for tracking family/student enrollments are the natural, and the best, place to keep on top of customer fees and payments.

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Dance School Management Software - The Big Picture

by Gerry Cobley on Feb 28, 2011 11:28:00 AM

There are lots of software options for management of your dance  studio, ranging from excel spreadsheets, to online scheduling services, to payment collection companies. I believe that if your goal is to make studio management a simple and effective process, and free yourself up for the fun things, like teaching, that give you your energy, then Integration is the answer.


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Help! (again) What would the best dance studio management system do?

by Gerry Cobley on Feb 14, 2011 8:00:00 AM
It seems to us at YourVirtuoso HQ that the needs of dance schools and studios for excellent management systems are not being fully met.

Our vision is a fully integrated system that pulls together your schedules and rosters, revenue and receivables, instructors, locations, recitals, website, blog and twitter accounts, photo gallery, online enrollment etc., - all in one simple but comprehensive package.


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Online Registration - Where do the customers come from?

by Gerry Cobley on Jan 28, 2011 4:15:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how your customers get to your website, and whether you are doing better or worse than your colleagues or competitors?


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Dance Studio Website Benchmarks

by Gerry Cobley on Jan 24, 2011 9:49:00 AM

I recently wrote about music teacher website performance, and realize that the same benchmarks should apply, within reason, to dance studio websites. I previously blogged on options for creating your teacher website, and some of the things to look for, but if you already have a website you are happy with, I thought you might be interested in some benchmarks for how well it is performing.


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Music Teachers Website Benchmarks

by Gerry Cobley on Jan 21, 2011 4:08:00 PM

I have blogged in the past about options for creating your teacher website, and some of the things to look for, but for those of you who already have a website you are happy with, I thought you might be interested in some benchmarks for how well it is performing.


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Is Online Studio Management For You?

by Gerry Cobley on Jan 14, 2011 4:46:00 PM

If you are looking at an online studio management system for your music school or dance studio, you will have come across online services such as YourVirtuoso and maybe you are a little uneasy with not having a CD of software to install?


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Can the Best Studio Software Generate More Revenue?

by Gerry Cobley on Jan 10, 2011 2:39:00 PM

A good studio management system can certainly help you maintain high levels of customer service in your dance or music studio, and this can help with retention and re-enrollment, but can it generate new business for you?


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Online Class Registration for Music and Dance Studios

by Gerry Cobley on Dec 21, 2010 1:46:00 PM

The business case for online class registration can be difficult to make if you don't know how many of your customers register for your classes because of it.


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