All You Need To Know To Set Up A Skype Account

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SET UP AN ONLINE LESSON

MOVING ONLINE

From Thursday 19th of March 2020 both schools at 16 Benton Road and 21A Coast Road will be temporarily closed until further announcement.

IMPORTANT: Please send us the email you used to set up the Skype account and your Skype Username as soon as you have created an account.

SETTING UP

Skype is a free software you can use for video calling.

Skype can be used on a PC or laptop.

Skype can be downloaded on Ipads, Android and Amazon fire tablets.

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

  • Web Camera
  • Microphone
  • Internet Connection
  • Pen, Pencil, Rubber, Ruler
  • Practical and Music Theory books student is currently learning from

    Please note: most devices such as laptops, tablets and Ipads have a webcam and microphone already built in.

BEFORE YOUR LESSON

  • Fully charge your device
  • Make sure it is connected to the internet
  • Please check the positioning of the camera
  • Tip for PIANO students: when playing via Skype place the camera on top of the piano with the camera pointing at your hands or to the side of the piano.

 

  • Tip for GUITAR and UKULELE students: when playing via Skype place the camera on the opposite side with the camera facing you.
  • Tip for the MUSIC THEORY part of the lesson: please make sure you can sit at the desk/table and comfortably make notes and do exercises.

SIBLINGS

We have several students who have lessons at the same time as their brother/sister. Please provide us with 2 different Skype usernames so that each teacher can contact each student. If there is one device to use between both children – please get in touch so we could reschedule one of the lessons to a different time.

As there maybe only one instrument in the household, the lessons will be spilt: one student does practical part of the lesson first and the other does music theory first, then we swap.

SUPPORT FROM PARENTS

The younger the student is – the more support they will require in their online Skype lessons.
Please assist your child with the device to ensure safe environment.

If you are available – please watch and participate in student’s online lessons, as it is a great opportunity to follow the progress and spend more musical time together.

 

COMMUNICATION

IMPORTANT: Please send us the email you used to set up the Skype account and your Skype Username as soon as you have created an account.

People from all over the world use Skype so we won’t be able to add you from just your first and last name.
Please check emails regularly to ensure that you are made aware of any changes.

From all the teachers at Little Beethovens Music School we would like to thank you for your continuing support.
We do understand it is a very difficult time for everybody and we will help you as much as we can.

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