How Cincinnati Strings Uses MoonClerk to Streamline Its Music Academy
Posted by Dodd Caldwell · Dec 4, 2014
We recently chatted with Dominic DeStefano, teaching partner at Cincinnati Strings, about how MoonClerk has helped streamline the administrative tasks at his music academy.
Can you tell us a little about Cincinnati Strings?
Cincinnati Strings offers a premium music academy experience directly in the homes of our clients. With extremely qualified teachers and all the features of full-service music schools brought straight to clients, our goal is to make the logistics of violin, viola, and cello lessons as minimal as possible so that parents can focus on their child’s success.
What are your overall responsibilities at Cincinnati Strings?
As a teaching partner, I coordinate and oversee all violin, viola and cello students and teachers as well as teach my own students. I also perform administrative tasks typical to all small business owners, which is only made possible with the streamlining provided by tools like MoonClerk.
How did you get started?
After 10 years teaching violin and viola in a wide variety of settings, my partner and I found a niche that needed to be filled in our area and set out to fill it. We started small and are now focused on growth, for which MoonClerk has been very well suited.
What have been some key factors in growing your business?
The key factor is providing consistent quality and personalized attention in our violin, viola, and cello lessons for all clients as the vast majority of new business in this market is from word-of-mouth. Working with our client’s children is an incredible privilege and responsibility that we always keep in mind.
What do you use MoonClerk for?
We use MoonClerk for all of our receivables. Our clients pay a level monthly price for all the services they use during the year. In addition to simplifying this for us and our customers, it also reinforces the fact that student success requires consistent year-round attention.
What made you decide to use MoonClerk?
The subscription service fits our business model perfectly and the graduated pricing is great for growing start ups.
What do you like about MoonClerk?
I was seriously shocked at how easy it was. There wasn’t a single problem and it probably took less than half an hour to set up and coordinate with Stripe and our website. MoonClerk is simple, clear and fairly priced. It really made all the difference in our accounting.
How has MoonClerk helped your business?
MoonClerk fits perfectly with our mission to minimize administration so that parents can focus on their child’s success in music. With this simple tool, parent, teacher and student can all focus their energy on what’s important.