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 Ann Russell, Ed.D., M.M., B.M., N.C.T.M. is an expert piano instructor who emphasizes mindfulness, relaxation, creativity and technique in personalized piano lessons and master classes online.