FOR YOUR LESSON
1) Internet connectivity

The recommended bandwidth is 1.5 Mbps (up/down). Check your Internet bandwidth using Speedtest.

 We recommend at least 10 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload speeds for a good experience.

Additionally, you will need to be as close as possible to your router for a consistent connection.

The program used for piano lessons is

2) Software  
  • On Mac computer                                           

go the site http://zoom.us, and download for free the program

go to the site http://zoom.us, and download for free the program. 

  • On Windows computer                                       

Audio Setting configuration in Zoom

For a better audio quality set up, in Zoom, go to Settings, then Audio:

  • 1_Select Your speaker

  • 2_Select your microphone

  • 3_Deselect "Automatically adjust volume"

  • 4_Select "Automatically join audio by computer when joinin a meeting"

  • 5_Select "Advanced" to go to the next configuration

  • 6_Select "Show in-meeting option to "Enable Original Sound"from microphone

  • 7_Disable "Suppress Persistent Background Noise"

  • 8_Disable "Suppress Intermittent Background Noise"

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Set up 1 :

  • a laptop or a tablet

  • a strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, preferably being in the same room where your router is, or connecting the device to the router with an ethernet cable  for an even better quality video call)


3) Equipment  

Place the device in a position so you, your instrument, and your hands can be seen by the teacher while playing. Consider, while positioning the device, that you also have to be able to see the teacher. 

router

laptop

stand

Example configuration for piano lessons

Set up 2 :

  • a laptop or tablet

  • an external USB microphone that will give a better audio quality so your teacher can hear you better

  • an external webcam that can offer a better video quality and more freedom in positioning your laptop

  • Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection

Example configuration for piano lessons

router

external web cam

Laptop

Usb mic

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