guide to taking online lessons

What You'll Need: 

  • Device with 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 
    • Get an online video conferencing platform such as Zoom or Skype. They're free and very easy to use. I prefer Skype because the student can record the call on their end. For Zoom lessons, I will, with the student's permission, record the lesson on my side and make the recording available to the student.


  • For important info on Zoom settings, see section below.


  • 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.

For important info on Zoom settings, see section below.


zoom settings

Note: Zoom works best on desktop devices. Mobil devices will work but lack some of the important settings. 

You can also access settings by clicking on the arrow next to the microphone icon in the lower left corner.