Welcome to a new day and new way to manage your busy studio! Are you ready to save hundreds of hours, dollars, and headaches? Like learning to operate a new vehicle, you're going to need to spend just a little bit of time getting comfortable with our teaching management system. We designed our program to give you complete freedom to teach what you want and how you want, we wanted to create something that catered to all kinds of teachers . Follow the below steps to set-up your business profile, studio settings, and teaching locations. Once you get this down, invite your members and start scheduling your classes! You're about to find some peace of mind. Step 1: Adding course settings 	Before anything else, begin adding your course settings. This will help pre-fill any data when creating courses, saving you time when creating lessons or classes. Start by entering the teaching categories or subjects that you offer, then move onto the course Type (individual, group, trial), followed by the Duration (in minutes) of your sessions, and lastly the age groups and levels you teach (optional). If you'd like a complete rundown of each of these sections, keep reading, if you've got it down, scroll through to the next section, Step 2: Add Holidays and Closed School Dates 1. Categories Categories indicate what you teach. For most instructors, this is their primary instrument or practice. For example, a clarinet teacher would just type clarinet; however, if they teach multiple instruments, we give them the option to add as many categories as they wish! For studio businesses, you can add all the different teaching categories that your school may offer (flute, clarinet, drums, guitar, etc.) Again, you decide the name… that means underwater horseback riding is a GO! Just be careful... You can even set a preference so you can quickly create lessons or classes under the course creation page. 2. Types Lesson or class types display the kind of course it is. Individual or private lesson, group class or camp, masterclass, trial… again you decide! We recommend adding Individual and Group options from the get go. Again, set preferences to quickly create your courses. 3. Durations The duration is how long the lessons are. Our system puts it in terms of minutes. We suggest inputting the normal 25, 30, 45, and 60 minute session durations. You can also select your preferred duration to quickly create courses. 4. Age Groups This is an optional field for larger studios to use in order to filter out multiple instructors. You can use this option to add specific ages taught by an instructor. You may decide to use it to specify adult vs. child students or middle school vs. high school students. Please note that this is not a necessary step for Individual Pro users since it’s just you teaching. 5. Levels This is another optional field to filter out instructors by grade/playing levels taught. You may use to set different grades (6th, 7th, 8th) or playing levels (beginner, intermediate, advance). Like age groups, it’s not necessary to fill out for individual instructors. Step 2: Add Holidays and Closed School Dates We want to ensure your vacation days stay unharmed. So grab your calendar real quick and add any upcoming holidays or closed school dates within your system settings in order prevent scheduling lessons on your time off. Visit [System Settings] (purple gear icon) Scroll to the ‘Scheduled Closed/Holiday Dates’ Click [+Add] Include a title and the start/end date Click [Update] when finished Step 3: Adding business information & locations 1. Add Business Information First, add your business contact information, a brief studio description, and your business lesson policy. Note that all this information inputted can be seen by students, parents, instructors, and staff members from their account view. 2. Add Location Information For studio businesses, add your location(s) of your school or studio and the categories that are taught. Have multiple locations? No problem! We give you the option to add as many as you need. For individual instructors who teach at public schools or have their own home-studio, we recommend inputting your main teaching location and put yourself as the contact person. When creating lessons, you will have three options for locations or sites: in-studio, client, or online. In-studio is at your business location, client is at the client’s location (home or school) and online is a Skype-powered lesson through our system. Like your course settings, you can also set a location preference. Step 4: Add your Online Payment Information (optional) If you’re wanting to receive online payments through our system using PayPal or Stripe, please visit the following guides: Adding PayPal Payment Option Adding Stripe Payment Option Step 5: Updating your personal information The last step to this guide is updating and verifying your personal information. Visit your profile/dashboard and add your information. Once you've added all of your course details and locations, you can finish setting up your personal profile. After adding your personal contact information, select [Additional Information] and add your teaching categories, availability, and more. Once you’re done with this, click [Save].