No More Passion Smashing Paperwork!
Thinking through all the actions, and potential pitfalls, involved in running your own music school or studio can be daunting - especially for a teacher new to running a business.
While individual lessons have generally been paid on amonthly basis, because group classes have set schedules and durations, the most common form of payment has been "Up Front", or a deposit and balance at first class.
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.
There are lots of software options for management of your music school or music 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 creative things that give you your energy, then Integration is the answer.
It seems to us at YourVirtuoso HQ that the needs of music schools and studios for excellent management tools are not being fully met.
Have you ever wondered how your customers get to your website, and whether you are doing better or worse than your colleagues or competitors?
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.