At this moment, in the Spring of 2020, we are all adjusting to restricted movement in order to be socially responsible during the COVID-19 crisis. Zoom lessons offer a useful alternative to in-person lessons. They are also handy in that sessions can be easily recorded, a great tool for referencing information between lessons and hearing your own playing!
Zoom Lesson Setup:
- Zoom is a free online video conferencing platform.
- I will send an invitation link prior to the lesson time.
- For computers, you can download the Zoom application from this invitation.
- For tablets and smartphones, you will need to download the Zoom app prior to clicking on the invitation link.
Recommendations for a successful Zoom Lesson experience:
- Ensure that your internet connection is reliable.
- Take a few minutes prior to the lesson to set things up so that you are in a space without distractions and are situated so that I can see you clearly. Generally, I like to have students standing so that the bow arm is facing me. I may ask you to re-orient depending on what we are working on. Try to get your entire upper half in the video picture. Obviously this will take a little getting used to, but should be no problem with a little experience.
- We may need to trouble-shoot the sound a little. I will be prepared with information should this be an issue.