For me, the effort to make online piano lessons work is all about human connection through music!
While CCISD schools are closed for physical distancing, all piano lessons will be conducted via Web — no in-person lessons. For the online lessons, desktop or laptop is preferable for a side view of the student and keyboard and to turn Original Sound ON in Zoom’s desktop/laptop app’s Audio-Advanced settings. If you only have a tablet or smartphone available, let’s make do! I am also willing to try out my Google Meet account, Skype, Facetime, and What’s App. Just let me know of your interest!
To get ready for your first Zoom lesson, create your free basic Zoom account at zoom.us . When it’s almost time for the lesson, click on the link in the lesson reminder text. You will be prompted to download the Zoom app, which improves quality. Project your voice toward your device’s microphone.
Before each lesson, log in to your Musikhaus Texas Portal to read News and Lesson Notes so you know what to expect from the coming lesson. Close other Internet browser tabs. Place all piano lesson books, recordings and a pencil and eraser within reach. Ask others in your household to refrain from using the Internet during the lesson.
Attached are peeks from beyond the screens of my current online lesson setup.
Hi again, Musikhaus parents and students! I will no longer send you Zoom links for piano lessons. It’s much simpler for you to set up a free basic account at https://zoom.us/ and “Join” me on Zoom by inputting my Personal Meeting ID. That’s what I’ll be sending you this week, and you’ll join all lessons with it even when we reschedule. Use a desktop, laptop or tablet for the lesson so the screen is big enough to see what I am doing. Online piano lessons are getting better day by day!