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Studio-wide Switch

Hi [PARENT],

Due to [INSERT REASON] we will be switching to online lessons for this week. All lessons will be at the usually-scheduled time, but will be conducted via video call instead of at the studio. It’s so great that we have this option as it means that everyone can stay home and safe and still make great progress in their piano studies!

I will be using Zoom for these lessons, so here’s what you need to do to get ready: 

  • Download the Zoom app on whatever device you will use for the call. I recommend picking the largest screen you can (e.g. laptop or iPad), but if you need to use a phone that’s fine, too.
  • Find a way to prop up the device so that I’ll be able to see your child’s hands and they will be able to see the screen. Try not to put it on the piano itself as the vibrations can distort the sound. A careful pile of books is often the best option!
  • Have headphones plugged-in and ready if possible to improve the audio quality. 
  • Have all current books, practice folder and some blank paper and a pencil ready to go beside the piano at the lesson time. 
  • If you have a way to plug in a wired internet connection (ethernet cable) please do so. If not, please tell others in the house to avoid streaming video or playing online games at the lesson time.
  • Watch this video for more tips on how to make the most of online lessons.

You will receive your Zoom link in an email a few days before the lesson and you can use this link to log in at any time if you want to make sure everything is set up and ready to go. (You won’t be interrupting other lessons as each student gets their own unique link.)

That’s it, simple as that. If this is your first experience with online lessons you might be surprised how effective they are and how similar to normal in-person lessons! 

If you have any questions or need any more help getting set up, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Warm regards,

[YOUR NAME]