Online Music Lesson Guidelines and Tips!

Starting with Zoom

Zoom is an app that allows people to meet face-to-face online with video and audio features. It’s free and safe! Zoom works on all devices: laptops, tablets and smartphones. It also works on all operating systems.

Downloading Zoom

  • Start by downloading the FREE Zoom Cloud Meeting app on the device you will be using for your lesson:

iPhone or iPad

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Phone or Tablet

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Desktop or Laptop

Setting Up Your Zoom Account

  • “Please enter your name.” You’ll see this the first time only. Type your name in the field.
  • “Zoom Would Like to Access the Camera.” Choose OK.
  • “Join with Video.” Press the blue button.
  • “Zoom Would Like to Access the Microphone.” Choose OK.
  • “Zoom Would Like to Send You Notifications.” This is up to you.
  • In “Advanced settings” on laptops choose “Enable original sound.” This means music will come through clearly without being suppressed as background noise.

Online Lesson Tips

One hour before your lesson…

  • Be sure your device is fully charged.
  • Gather all of your music books/sheet music and assignment book.
  • Make sure you have a pencil and eraser.

10 minutes before your lesson…

  • Make sure you’ve already used the washroom.
  • Remind other members in your household that it’s time to limit their internet use. If someone in your home were streaming a movie, it would create a very poor connection for the online lesson. 
  • Be ready at your instrument. (Very young students be ready with your parent helper.)
  • Set up your device as suggested.