MuseMinder 2.5 Offers More Clients More Calendar Power

With more views available in MuseMinder's already interactive calendar, this online service makes managing busy music schools, dance studios and arts organizations much easier. For a low monthly fee, keep teachers, staff and clients on the same page.

Monrovia, CA, July 09, 2010 --( Clerestory Systems, Inc. has announced the release of MuseMinder 2.5, an updated version of their innovative web-based studio management system. With its latest enhancements for chorus, dance studio and music class management, MuseMinder makes life easier for studio staffers, choir management, teachers and other arts organizers. New interactive calendar ‘dashboard’ views that display classes and events by month, by week, and by day, as well as by staff and location, allow users to change scheduled entries with just one click. These user-friendly displays extend the program’s business management feature set – scheduling, accounting, event administration, contact management – to give MuseMinder an edge in a wider market. Music conservatories and private music instructors, whose scheduling is dynamic and fluid, now have a superior resource-management tool. Managers can learn more by browsing all of the key features at

MuseMinder is a web-based business tool and client portal especially designed for teachers of the arts. The secure online system allows studio administrators to track performers and parents, volunteers, staff, members and donors, instruction offered, attendance, fees, accounts, events and performances, and even the music library. Studios can contact members through customized email messaging, and they can even issue a personal, secure login to clients, performers, parents and other contacts, so these members can access a personalized studio calendar as well as their own accounts and invoices. Studio clients can also make payments online, and update their contact information as needed.

By bringing so many critical functions together and offering round-the-clock access, this revolutionary system helps solve a host of logistical issues for schools and groups alike. “Moving operations to this system has transformed the front-office experience for our clients, and for their clients as well. Teachers, parents and students, for instance, can access schedule and other information online, without juggling multiple flyers and notes. They can get answers when they need them, with everyone on the same page,” beams Margaret Cribbs, Clerestory’s president.

Developed by experienced database programmers whose other clients include some of the biggest names in the tech world, MuseMinder is powerful and flexible, accommodating studios and ensembles of all sizes, organizing the busy world of the arts. The principal developers are firmly grounded in the arts, and the system has been developed with the close collaboration of their early clients. The system also offers a “green” bonus: MuseMinder helps earth-conscious businesses radically reduce their paper consumption. The system is flexible enough so administrators can easily serve those who are less tech-savvy, so no one is left out of the loop.

The result is a powerful, full-featured online service, and the company is ready to spread the word. “I believe that MuseMinder is a product whose time has come,” Cribbs says, “and our new goals will shift our energies from building the program to managing its growth.” In order to make this resource available to groups and studios of various sizes and to individual teachers, the service is currently offered at an introductory rate of only $40/month, and new pricing schedules are in the works which will adjust for various levels of need. The very low price also includes personal customer service and tech support: “[The team] works very closely with each client to make sure their initial data is set up correctly, show administrators how to use the system and the online user’s guide, and answer questions as they arise. We want them to succeed, and want their experience to be positive, so they can focus on what they ‘do’ best -- the arts.”

To learn more about MuseMinder, go to, where you can browse a full description, features, and pricing.

To learn more about Clerestory Systems, please visit

Clerestory Systems, Inc.
Margaret Cribbs, President