As a minimum, you will need a smart phone and have either the Zoom or Teams app downloaded (we will tell you which). Please experiment with these apps and see which works best for you. The lesson will work better on the highest quality equipment you have. A tablet will probably work better than a smart phone and a laptop probably will work better than both. However, you know what works best in your house, please decide accordingly.
The lesson may work better if the student wears earphones and you might experiment with this (including one earphone on, one off etc).
Background noise can be a major problem during online tuition, especially in a music lesson. Try and find a quiet place in the house. NB – if this is a bedroom the responsible adult must be visible at all times.
Find somewhere stable for the phone, tablet or PC and be prepared to experiment. The teacher may ask you to move the device to get a clearer picture of how the student is playing the instrument from time to time. You may also need to think about lighting in the room. For example, a bright light behind the student’s head will make it hard to see what is happening.
Make sure that any books, printed music or backing tracks etc that may be needed are ready before the lesson starts.
Please continue with the arrangements you have with your school. If you are told otherwise please get in touch with email@example.com