Who Uses This Software?

Individual music teachers, and studios with multiple teachers, who need affordable, easy to use software, to manage the core aspects of their teaching business.

Average Ratings

416 reviews
  • Overall 4.9/5
  • Ease of Use 4.7/5
  • Customer Service 4.9/5
  • Features 4.7/5
  • Value for Money 4.9/5

Product Details

  • Starting Price $16.95/month
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  • Pricing Details $16.95/mo for a single teacher plan. $3.95/mo for additional teachers.
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes, get a free trial
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training Live Online
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Port 443
  • http://www.port443.io/
  • Founded 2004

About My Music Staff

My Music Staff is the #1 studio management software that automates the way you run your music studio. Schedule lessons, create invoices, record payments and more! If you're looking for a solution that has everything all in one place and saves you time and money, then your search stops here! My Music Staff was designed specifically for music teachers. Discover why more music teachers are choosing My Music Staff. Start your FREE 30-day trial today. Free unlimited phone & email support.

My Music Staff Features

  • Attendance Management
  • Class Management
  • Online Registration
  • Practice Log
  • Repertoire Management
  • Scheduling
  • Student Management

My Music Staff Most Helpful Reviews

Couldn't run my music school without it

Reviewed on 07/08/2019
Matthew B.
Owner / Music Director
Music, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is extremely simple and easy to use. I only use the Students, Family and Calendar portions of it, and it serves well beyond what I need it for. So easy to view schedule and filter and organize it based on location, teacher, student, etc. i LOVE , as do the parents, the 24-hour in advance automatic reminders auto-texted or e-mailed (your choice).

Cons: Besides a couple of very minor workflow impedances, it would be nice to integrate the calendar with an existing website, rather than only having the option to do so with the current website.

Piano Teacher

Reviewed on 14/12/2019
Verified Reviewer
Cake & Cupcake Baker
Education Management, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
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Comments: I love using My Music Staff for my music education company. I cannot imagine being successful at my job without it.

Pros: As a piano teacher, My Music Staff saves me countless hours. I used to try to stay organized by myself! I didn't send reminders for weekly appointments and as a result, I often had no-shows. I also didn't have a great system of tracking payments. Now, My Music Staff keeps track of my calendar, clients and their information, invoices, payments, late fees, and annual tax information. At the end of the year, I can simply click a button and see how much money I have earned. It also tells me how much money I have spent on piano books and fees. It sends reminders through email, text or both to my clients. I can also keep a running database for all of my students and have a list of former students. It is essential for any kind of music teacher!

Cons: I don't love paying $12.95 per month for this software. It is worth it so I have been a customer for years. At first, it was difficult to set up the automatic invoices and autopay for interested clients. I did need to contact their customer service and they were extremely helpful.

A great All-In-One Business Manager and Scheduler

Reviewed on 22/10/2019
Julia P.
Director/Instructor
Music, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
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Comments: The scheduling alone and automated charges and billing are amazing - so much easier to keep track of everything. I'm also loving the additional features and ease of communication to students and parents from one place.
The improvements they've made over the past 2 years (most especially becoming more friendly to syncing to Google Calendar) have been unobtrusive and are generally making the software easier to use - and all at a reasonable cost!

Pros: First of all, the price is fantastic for a small business - you pay per teacher you're managing and the base subscription price is outstanding! Any equivalent scheduling software charges as though you are a large company and was many times the price for just me and my partner! The scheduling interface is easy and pretty intuitive, and I love that I can opt to allow people to change their own times (but only to a time that I've already set aside for teaching). I continue to have control over the times and days that I teach, and I have to deal with fewer make up lesson headaches! I've only started using some of the other functions this school year (file sharing, practice tracking, sending notes to parents/students, etc) so only a few months, but so far it's working really well and I love being able to contact the parents with concerns or suggestions when the child is not present.

Cons: 1. Most of my students pay on an automated monthly tuition model, and I would love to be able to set the month beginning/end dates for something other than the 1st. (mid month starts, 2nd pay period, etc)
2. While it is great to be able to message parents with notes, notifications of uploads, etc, it would be great if there were a way to group all those messages together instead of spamming them the day after the lesson.
3. Sometimes changes I make from my mobile device don't save properly (attendance is bad for this)

Piano

Reviewed on 12/09/2018
Diane M.
Piano instructor
Music, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
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Comments: Good

Pros: Calendar keeps up with apointmments and like the posting of payments

Cons: Having trouble with posting payment and when I post a payment it shows a balance

Easy to use!

Reviewed on 19/09/2019
Dana B.
Owner, Educator
Fine Art, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
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Comments: I use MMS daily and it is a crucial resource for the success of my studio. The price point is fantastic. Overall I am a very pleased customer.

Pros: I have used my Music Staff software for almost 3 years. I've tried other programs but I believe that MMS is the BEST resource for your money!

Cons: The only issues I've run into are just minor in detail. I kinda would like there to be an app and maybe a better functionality on mobile devices.

Vendor Response

by Port 443 on 25/09/2019

Hi Dana,

We're happy to hear My Music Staff is working hard for you and your business! You'll be happy to know our team is currently working on a number of enhancements to improve the mobile experience.

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