Music Teacher’s Helper

Hey! Hope you are staying cool on a hot day in the USA!

As mentioned in a recent blog post, we are moving to the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area this summer. I’ll be starting a new gig as a free-lance clarinet performer, teacher, traveling clinician, etc. [Be sure to check out and “Like” my new Facebook Clarinet Business Page.]

When I made the decision to go free-lance, I also decided to try to upgrade my knowledge and use of computers, technology, and such – especially with respect to being a private lesson teacher.

One of the things I discovered is Music Teacher’s Helper (MTH). MTH is a powerful online program that helps you “manage the business aspects of running a private music teaching studio.”

Check out the below video. (FYI, there are lots of helpful videos that explain how it works.)

I’ve been using MTH for a few weeks now with my summer teaching. And so far, Music Teacher’s Helper ROCKS!!

ClarinetMike says, “Check it out!”

[In the future, I will try to post an update you on how well it works after a semester or two of use. At this point it looks pretty great!]

About ClarinetMike

American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as "world-class clarinetist and pedagogue," "consummate performer," "inspirational," "outstanding teacher," "super," "brilliant performer," and "one of the best clinicians I have ever seen." His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival 2017. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He's performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-read ClarinetMike Blog, in 150 countries on 6 continents. He was recently a tenured Associate Professor of Clarinet for 11 years at Southeast Missouri State University. He returned to his native Texas in 2012 due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, Bob Ackerman, and Pam Youngblood. His web page,, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.
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