Piano lessons with Vicki
2020 Zoom Lessons
What you can do to prepare for zoom lessons
Hardwire the computer directly into your router with ethernet cable. This will enable a slightly faster and more reliable connection. I bought myself a 25’ cable for less than $10.00.
Position the computer at the end of the piano and raised 4-5’. Then angle the screen down so that I can see the students head and most of the piano keyboard - I don’t need to see the extreme ends. Nothing fancy needed to have the computer high enough...tables, books, etc. Experiment!
Try to not have others in the house doing high load wifi tasks during the lesson eg movies.The load on the line is more likely to cause problems of image freezing, loss of sound, or sound delay.
Adjust sound settings in zoom
Click the cog wheel, then Settings, then Audio, then Advanced.
Under Audio Processing:
Disable ‘suppress persistent background noise’
Disable ‘suppress intermittent background noise’
Echo cancellation Auto
5. To optimize your lesson time, have the computer set up in advance, have your music ready,
and have a pencil (and eraser!) close by.
I’m very much looking forward to the day when I can teach in person again!