Tips for Zoom Classes
October 15, 2020 | By Kimmi Neuschulz
Here are our top tips for a successful LUX class on zoom!
Have a device that has a good quality microphone and camera
Your device should be able to easily connect to the internet
For voice lessons, it is best to have a separate device to play your accompaniment tracks
- For example, you can use your computer for zoom and your smartphone to play your music
- Optional: use a speaker to go along with your music playing device in case your voice drowns out your smartphone speakers
It’s also helpful to download a free piano app if you don’t have a physical piano with you during your lessons if you need to check a pitch
Choose space that has minimal distractions & background noise
Make sure there’s good internet connection! (Do a test call with someone beforehand to check)
Find a location where you can have the option to sit or stand.
It’s best if your device is at eye level so you can keep a nice tall posture!
Either print your music out or you can use an electronic version of your music (this can be the from same device you zoom from)
Optional: if you choose to print out your music having a music stand or something to put your music on can be helpful
Zoom Audio settings
- Log onto your zoom meeting
- Click the small arrow to the right of the mute button
- Go to Audio Settings
- Click the Advanced button
- Tick the box that says “Show in-meeting option to “Enable Original Sound from microphone”
- Change both “Suppress Persistent Background Noise” and “Suppress intermittent Background Noise” to Disable
- “Echo Cancellation” should be set to Auto
(These setting will insure that when you are singing with a background track, the audio from that track won’t cut in and out when you start singing)
Have a great class!!!