Remote lessons - Tips!
Updated: Jan 14, 2021
Tips for a smooth online lesson
In order to get the very best from your lesson here are some suggestions you may like to consider:
Internet connection issues. If you or others in your house are streaming, downloading or uploading during a lesson it may not be the best possible connection for us. Disabling wifi on other devices or limiting notifications on phones etc temporarily if viable is worth trying if connection becomes an issue. Also bear in mind that usually reducing the distance from the device to your router should enable a better connection.
Ideally, I’d need to see your hands, arms, the piano keys and your face. This will help us improve your posture and reduce tension too. For something like an iPad, a music stand is a good option.
I recommend wearing headphones if possible so we can hear each other clearly. Obviously longer length leads are a big advantage so your hands do not get tied up!
It’d be ideal if I have access to any sheet music before the lesson.
In Zoom there is a setting called ‘enable original sound‘. Choose this if you can as I will hear the piano better.
If I speak too fast or if there are any other issues, don’t hesitate to say something!
Though the list seems long, they’re more things to check if it doesn’t seem as smooth as you’d imagined. In most cases I’ve experienced very positive connections and I’m very happy to offer a trial to check connections and discuss your musical ambitions.