How to set up for online piano lessons

Student Requirements

You don't need a huge suite of tools to set up for piano lessons online.

In fact, most of the required materials you'll already have!

A good quality piano

This can be either an acoustic or a digital piano. If you are buying an electronic piano such as a keyboard, do make sure the keys are properly weighted! Ask us for more info should you get stuck.

A laptop or iPad with Skype 

You'll need to set up a laptop or iPad next to you and have a free Skype and Zoom account. All this is easy to set up, just follow the instructions in your studio welcome pack.

Headphones

Having headphone ready is handy should we experience a lot of echoes or feedback during our lesson. It can also help increase your concentration and block out distractions.

A good internet connection

A fast, stable internet connection is important to be able to see me clearly and to transmit your video and audio to me. We will check out the connection when we do our pre-lesson consultation, and should internet become an issue during our lessons, we have some fair policies in place to deal with that.

Example set up for online lessons


Online lesson set up is very easy.

Pop your iPad or tablet on an iPad stand (bought from eBay, Amazon, or many other online and offline stores) next to your piano, facing your hand and the keys.

OR

Put a laptop next to your piano on a chair.

Connect to your lesson meeting (if we are using Zoom) or wait for the teacher to call you on Skype.

That's it! Enjoy your lesson! 

Online lesson set up is very easy.

Pop your laptop on a chair or your iPad or tablet on an iPad stand (bought from eBay, Amazon, or any other online and offline stores) next to your piano, facing your hand and the keys.

Connect to your Zoom lesson or wait for the teacher to call you on Skype.

That's it! Enjoy your lesson! 

Online Piano Lessons Student Set up


Teacher Studio

online piano lessons teacher studio

I teach using a high quality digital piano (Yamaha CLP 575)

A quality recording-grade microphone delivers optimal sound

Multiple camera angles capture technique demonstrations

Ability to stream 2 video cameras at the same time

Shared iPad Pro screen serves as a digital whiteboard 

Excellent view of your playing through large, 27-inch iMac screen