1. Charge your devices : If you have multiple devices and you aren't sure which one to use, have them all charged and ready to go. You may develop a preference for one particular device over the other. You will know once you try them out and find the one that works best.
2. Connect Online: Make sure you are connected to the internet, you download Skype and the environment is appropriately lit, quiet, and as comfortable as possible.
3. Angle your device : Be sure that your device is facing you and your instrument. Have cushions, a table, chair or stand incase you need to adjust the height of your device. Plan to take a few extra minutes to connect online with your teacher to make sure everything is set up at the angle that works best for you both.
Jodi Russell, B.M.,M.M.,NCTM