Tips for Zoom Classes

October 15, 2020 | By Kimmi Neuschulz

Here are our top tips for a successful LUX class on zoom!

Device

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

Location

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!

Materials

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

  1. Log onto your zoom meeting
  2. Click the small arrow to the right of the mute button
  3. Go to Audio Settings
  4. Click the Advanced button
  5. Tick the box that says “Show in-meeting option to “Enable Original Sound from microphone”
  6. Change both “Suppress Persistent Background Noise” and “Suppress intermittent Background Noise” to Disable
  7. “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!!!

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