While I prefer face-to-face lessons, for students that are geographically too far away, I offer Skype lessons. These work best for more advanced students. There are several things you need to have in place in order to make this a productive experience:
- A fast and reliable computer with a good webcam – This can be a desktop, or laptop. I don’t recommend doing this with your smartphone. Here are the minimum Skype requirements. The faster your system is, the more reliable your connection will be.
• Good microphone – The built in mic in most computers is easily overpowered by the sound of the saxophone. I recommend you have a good USB mic like this one.
• A fast and reliable internet connection – You must have a high speed connection and it can be on a wired or wireless network. Realize that a wireless network can occasionally be sketchy. A wired connection will be the most reliable.
• Good speakers or headphones – Unless your laptop has very good internal speakers, I would suggest that you get good external speakers or use good headphones. This is a necessity in order to really hear the subtleties of tone and clarity.
If you are not sure if you have everything you need, or if your internet connection is fast enough, contact me for more information or to set up a free, no-obligation trial test of your system.
Skype lessons need to be paid for in advance through my Square account:
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