guide to taking online lessons

What You'll Need: 

  • Device with a fast, stable connection 
    • You'll need a video capable device with a fast, stable internet connection. 
    • If at all possible, connect your device with an ethernet cable. Wi-fi connection is by nature slower. You'll experience a faster, more stable connection by plugging in. 

 

  • Platform 
    • I teach online lessons using Skype. It's free and very easy to use. I prefer Skype because the student can record the call themselves and use it for practice. 

  

  • Microphone 
    • You can use your device's built in mic, but if possible, use a high quality microphone. You can use a USB mic that plugs directly into your computer, or a non-USB mic that connects through an audio interface. Either way, the better mic you use, the better you'll be heard and recorded.

 

  • Headphones
    • Wearing headphones during your lesson will eliminate echoing problems.  

Things to keep in mind: 

- Test audio/video settings before lesson. 

- Have water on hand. 

- Record your lesson. Your lesson recording is a very important resource to practice with and refer to. 

 

Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.