Bel Air Music Studios

Located just north of Baltimore, MD the Bel Air Music Studios (BAMS) provides music instruction for piano, violin, and viola. With a goal of providing students with the highest quality private music instruction available in the greater Baltimore area, they have built a reputation as the premier private music school in the area for serious piano and violin students.

After moving into an expanded facility and bringing on board additional instructors, BAMS not only needed an enhanced web presence but a web based solution to automate scheduling, invoicing, and payments. As a result, Venture developed an integrated solution that leverages Freshbooks, PayPal, and our proprietary booking module. The result is a remarkably user friendly system that automates most of their monthly and semester invoicing while allowing students to register for trial lessons thanks to real time booking availability.


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Automated booking: Streamlined signup for trial lessons with real-time availability.

Seamless integration: Custom forms link student registration to Freshbooks for automated invoicing.

WCAG Compliant Accessibility: We believe music should be accessible to everyone. The website adheres to WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) standards.

Absence tracking: Students easily notify instructors of absences, updating automated billing.

Mobile-friendly: Large buttons and touch-friendly design ensure a smooth user experience.

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Don’t Sacrifice Speed for Beauty

Great design is crucial, but it’s not the whole story. Many arts organizations choose agencies solely on design strength, neglecting the critical role of development. This often results in stunning websites that crawl on mobile or load painfully slow.

At Venture, we understand the unique needs of arts & culture clients. We deliver award-winning design coupled with lightning-fast performance.

Dr. Christopher



Bel Air Music Studios
We have received four trial lesson reservations (one by phone and one using the booking system) in 48 hours after our site went live. Needless to say, I’m delighted! The Venture Platform system is very easy to use. I have managed all of it, including locating details of the trial lesson bookings like phone numbers and email addresses, from my smartphone. I’m astounded at your ability to integrate all of its aspects at my end for maximum efficiency and intuitiveness, and at the user’s end for maximum beauty and elegance. I’ve also already used the Freshbooks invoices to encourage parents to catch up on their September payments. Very effective, and very easy to adjust for credits, discounts, and transaction fees. It is simply magical the way new user’s registration goes directly to Freshbooks, and allows me to use it immediately without any data entry on my part. Your system does all of that! Your support makes me confident that no matter how our music school grows, you’ll always be able to help me understand how to adjust our website and its integrated communications, registration, and billing solutions to maximize our potential to better serve our artistic community.


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