Frequently Asked Questions
Joining and Using MusicPeeps.com
- What is MusicPeeps and MusicPeeps.com?
- I am a private music teacher and am interested in joining MusicPeeps.com. What is the cost to join and create a listing for my studio?
- What type of content can I post to market my studio?
- How do I make updates to my site listing?
- How much do I pay for the student leads I receive through MusicPeeps.com?
- Will there be advertisements for other companies on my MusicPeeps pages?
- How do I create my free listing?
- What if I get stuck or need help while using MusicPeeps.com?
- Something on my website doesn't seem to be working properly. How do I report a problem?
- Can I make suggestions for improving MusicPeeps.com?
- What is BizMaestroTM?
- Do I need to install specific software on my local computer in order to use BizMaestroTM?
- I currently manage my own studio. How is BizMaestroTM still a cost-effective tool for me?
- I currently work for a company that manages my studio for me. Should I still use BizMaestroTM?
- What if certain times of the year I do not teach private lessons? Do I still have to pay for BizMaestroTM even when I'm not teaching lessons?
- What does it cost to use BizMaestroTM?
- So my students can pay for lessons automatically with a credit card or directly from their bank account? That sounds great, but will BizMaestroTM be safe and secure?
- I'm interested in using BizMaestroTM, but I'm still a little nervous to try something new. What should I do?
- When will BizMaestroTM be available for me to use?
Joining and Using MusicPeeps.com
Q:What is MusicPeeps and MusicPeeps.com?
A:MusicPeeps, Inc. is a company dedicated to helping music teachers make their lives eaiser through automated billing and scheduling management. MusicPeeps.com also offers private music teachers a free listing in our teacher directory to help them market themselves online and find new students. To learn more about MusicPeeps, visit our About Us page.
Q:I am a private music teacher and am interested in joining MusicPeeps.com. What is the cost to join and create a listing for my studio?
A:Nothing. Join MusicPeeps.com to create your free personalized site and start marketing yourself online today!
Q:What type of content can I post to market my studio?
A:You can add photos, audio files, and links to your YouTube videos or your other websites. Upload Word or pdf documents and add content to promote your education, experience, lesson policies, and professional references.
Q:How do I make updates to my site listing?
A:Easily add, delete, or edit the contents of the pages of your site listing by logging in to MusicPeeps.com and clicking on the Edit Website tab.
Q:How much do I pay for the student leads I receive through MusicPeeps.com?
A:Nothing. MusicPeeps wants to help you grow your business. You will never pay for a lead whether your lead signs up for lessons or not.
Q:Will there be advertisements for other companies on my MusicPeeps pages?
A:No. MusicPeeps wants to maintain the focus of our site searchers on private music teachers and therefore made a decision not to sell ad space on teacher listings.
Q:How do I create my free listing?
A:Complete the easy two-step signup process and have your free listing up and running in two minutes! No credit card or other payment information is required, as membership is free forever. To get started, click here.
Q:What if I get stuck or need help while using MusicPeeps.com?
A:You can always get extra help by emailing our Teacher Help and Support Team at email@example.com or by calling the Teacher Help and Support line at toll free 1-866-277-7800 option 2.
Q:Something on my website doesn't seem to be working properly. How do I report a problem?
A:Please report any problems to our support team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Be as descriptive as possible when reporting your problem so we may best serve you. You may also report problems by calling toll free 1-866-277-7800 option 2.
Q:Can I make suggestions for improving MusicPeeps.com?
A:Absolutely! We are here to serve you, and we want to continually improve your MusicPeeps.com experience. Email your suggestions to email@example.com. See our Contact Us page for our mailing address.
Q:What is BizMaestroTM?
A:BizMaestroTM is software that was built for teachers, students, and parents who want to automate lesson payments and important communications. Most teachers would love to spend less time making calls and collecting payments and more time doing what they love - teaching and learning music. If you have billing and other management frustrations, BizMaestroTM was built just for you!
Q:Do I need to install specific software on my computer in order to use BizMaestroTM?
A:Most likely, no. All you need is an Internet connection and the latest version of your Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari) along with the Adobe Flash Player. You likely already have the Flash Player installed, but if you're not sure, click here to install it.
Q:I currently manage my own studio and do all of my billing, payment collections, etc. myself. Why should I use BizMaestroTM?
A:BizMaestroTM will cut your administrative time by at least 75 percent. In short, if you are one who is looking for a more efficient way to manage your studio so you have more time for more students and yourself, BizMaestroTM is the answer!
Other benefits include automatic collection and deposit of all lesson payments. With the BizMaestroTM AutoPay payment options, parents will thank you for allowing them to pay via secure bank transfer or credit card. With these options, your business is more credible and more professional.
Q:I work with a company that manages my studio for me or provides me with similar studio management support and tools. Why should I try BizMaestroTM?
A:As you know, studio management companies must take a significant percentage of a teacher's income to cover costs (some as high as 40 %) and often dictate teachers' rates, policies, and schedules. BizMaestroTM exists to help you run your own business. You set your own schedule, policies, and rates, and BizMaestroTM supports you in your endeavors. It is important to us that you have the tools you need to be successful, all while preserving the autonomy of your studio business!
Other software tools may help you keep your payment and student balances organized, but you must still manually collect the bills, remind students, deposit checks, and reconcile discrepancies. Such is the beauty of the BizMaestroTM AutoPay service, which handles your entire revenue cycle automagically!
Q:What if certain times of the year I do not teach private lessons? Do I still have to pay for BizMaestroTM even when I'm not teaching lessons?
A:No. Our business grows only as we are successful in helping you automate your revenue cycle and grow your business.
Q:What does it cost to use BizMaestroTM?
A:There is no cost to use the scheduling management, online student enrollment, and other student management features of BizMaestroTM. For teachers and students who desire to automate their payments using the BizMaestroTM AutoPay service, just 4 cents is collected from students and teachers for every dollar processed. To see all the other benefits BizMaestroTM has to offer, click here to learn more.
Q:So my students can pay for lessons automatically with a credit card or directly from their bank account? That sounds great, but will BizMaestroTM be safe and secure?
A:Yes and yes. BizMaestroTM and MusicPeeps.com were built utilizing industry-standard data security protocols. When your student securely enrolls for lessons online, BizMaestroTM allows your student (or parent) to choose secure bank transfer (ACH) or credit card to pay for lessons. You won't manage any of their payment information - that's BizMaestro's job. You just tell BizMaestroTM where you want your lesson payments securely deposited.
MusicPeeps takes data handling and data privacy very seriously. All payment information is transmitted safely and securely using the very best industry-standard encryption techniques. All payment information is securely transmitted and stored in an encrypted format within a PCI-compliant data storage facility.
Q:I'm interested in using BizMaestroTM, but I'm still a little nervous to try something new. What should I do?
A:Start small and see whether it's right for you. Take BizMaestroTM for a test drive by bringing just a few of your students online. When the time is right, bring more and more of your students online until you are realizing the full efficiency intended for BizMaestroTM users.
Q:When will BizMaestroTM be available for me to use?
A:Very soon! BizMaestroTM version 1.0 will be available later this year, and we are working diligently to ensure that BizMaestroTM 1.0 is as secure and user friendly as possible. Be sure and create your free listing now so you can be notified when BizMaestroTM becomes available.