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