8 Tips For
Online Zoom Lessons
Tech Tips For
Music Teachers & Students
Create a separate reoccurring Meeting ID with a password for each student. Do not use a personal meeting ID, as this is less secure.
Use Your Strongest Connection
Move as close to the WiFi router as possible. If your WiFi connection is not strong enough, consider using your phone with WiFi disabled if you have an unlimited data plan.
Consider an External Mic
A dedicated instrument mic can greatly improve your sound quality. There are several affordable USB mics that can attach to computers, tablets, or phones.
Balance and Back Away
Balance your sounds by adjusting the gain settings on your mic and the input level settings on both Zoom and your computer. Don't sit or stand too close to the mic to avoid distortion.
Stereo and Original Sound
Go to the Zoom website and allow both Original Sound and Stereo Audio in Advanced Meeting Settings. In the Zoom Desktop Client, check Enable Stereo in Audio Settings and Original Sound in Advanced Audio Settings.
Use of headphones prevents speaker sound from being picked up by the microphone and provides the highest quality audio.
Test It Out
Set up a test run with a friend or colleague on Zoom to make sure everything is working properly before your lesson.
As a teacher or student, communicate during your lesson about how things are working for you to make adjustments as needed.