How Do I Set Up?
|Music Stand||Instrument (centered)||Camera|
|Slightly on your left||violin/viola/bassoon/saxophone|
|Slightly on your right|
|In front of you||flute/oboe/clarinet/|
|In front of you|
|Slightly on your right||cello/double bass|
|Slightly on your left|
- Distance from the device: with your camera being close enough to capture your instrument and face in “landscape” mode.
- Earphones or headphones: Because your instrument’s sound volume is louder than a computer speaker’s, you need an earphone so that you can play your instrument and listen to the reference soundtrack at the same time. Siblings are encouraged to have their own device respectively. Wearing earbuds is okay.
- Experiences during Zoom meetings: Apple computer works best; recent iPad or iPhone works better; Dell computer works well; Chromebook works poorly (video interrupted & audio noise). If you plan to purchase a new device, consider a camera-built-in laptop computer.
Where Do I Get Accessories?
- Music stand (please get a high quality one): click below to purchase online
- Tripod medium size 60-inch tripod (get a tripod if you use an iPad/tablet or iPhone/smartphone)
- Mount Mount Holder either for Smartphone or Tablet
- Piano: Overhead-Flexible holder (to capture keyboards) Flexible holder
- Laptop Stand: works as a riser to elevate the laptop screen/built-in camera click here (or you can stack books or put a box under your laptop computer)
- Click here to join Zoom meetings
Zoom Audio Setting: Original Sound
If your original sound is off, the Zoom will recognize an instrumental sound as a background noise and automatically mute it. Please turn on the original sound for music lessons.
- Computer: Click here to watch one-minute short video
- iPad/tablet: Click here to watch a video
- iPhone/smartphone: Click here to watch a video
More videos on Original Sound