Zoom lesson set-up


After you confirm your lesson time, I will email you a ZOOM LINK. With this link, you don't need a ZOOM account.

At least 24 hours in advance, please scan or photograph your music with your markings and email me. (If that is impossible, email me the exact title/opus #/composer/edition of your piece.)

Tech set-up 


VIDEO: Click on the link I send you and allow 5 minutes for set up and camera angle.

Make sure both your face and your hands are visible in the camera. I recommend a side table with a box on top, or a music stand that adjusts to a horizontal angle. Make sure bright windows and lights are in front of you, not behind. We can adjust camera angle for pedaling as needed.

3. CONNECTION: On the lower left corner, make sure the mike and camera icons do NOT have a line through them, and press "Join Audio" if you see it. 


Blue Yeti plug in mic $130 is the most popular and what I use.  Tighten the two stand screws so it's vertical, start gain dial at 10 o'clock, start the "pattern" dial at 1 o'clock cardiod (upside down heart shape), plug into laptop, go to Zoom bottom left to mic icon then select "Yeti" for your input.  The Yeti should stand vertically straight up at mouth level. 

Please keep your mic at least 2 feet away from your computer speakers to avoid echos. Blue Snowball at $50 is a good cheaper option.  

You don't need a Zoom account, but if you want to, go to  https://zoom.us/download.

Video Lesson: You can either use your phone and forward to my email, or video- record via laptop using the Zoom app and attach the file to an email. (If your email size is limited, gmail accounts will automatically convert a large file into a  google drive link. You can also use dropbox.) We will watch this together one segment at a time.  

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