Some people fear online lessons are not as effective as in person lessons, but that is just a myth. All of my students have benefited equally from online and in person lessons, and you can too!
In fact, online lessons can have a few additional benefits:
– comfort: you can have them from home, avoiding the stress and cost of transport
– consistency: you can have from anywhere. That means that if you’re on holiday or if you’re travelling often you can still attend classes
– practicality: you’ll learn to sing in the same environment that you practice in
– efficiency: you can save time because you don’t need to get to the teacher’s studio. Also you can warm up prior to the lesson, saving some valuable time!
The only real difference is that I will not be able to accompany you while you sing, but that can be fixed with a few tricks, and by using backing tracks or working a cappella.
Setup your Zoom before our first singing lesson:
If you have never had online lessons you can help the lesson be smoother by taking care of a few bits:
– use a different device to play your backing track
– find a place where you have good internet connection and you can avoid being disturbed by noises or other people
– check your Zoom settings to set your Audio preferences as follows:
1 – Go to Zoom preferences and find “Audio”
2 – Scroll down to Microphone
3 – In Advance settings DISABLE (or set to the lowest setting) both of these options: Suppress Persistent Background Noise and Suppress Intermittent Background Noise. If you don’t have this options, select “Low” in the Suppress Background Noise Menu
4 – Deselect “Automatically adjust your microphone volume“
5 – You can check the box where it says “Show in-meeting options to “Enable Original Sound” from microphone”. You’ll leave that ON.