Online Music Lesson Guidelines and Tips!

Starting with Zoom

Zoom is an app that allows people to meet face-to-face online with video and audio features. It’s free and safe! Zoom works on all devices: laptops, tablets and smartphones. It also works on all operating systems.

Downloading Zoom

  • Start by downloading the FREE Zoom Cloud Meeting app on the device you will be using for your lesson:

iPhone or iPad

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Phone or Tablet

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Desktop or Laptop
https://zoom.us

Setting Up Your Zoom Account

  • “Please enter your name.” You’ll see this the first time only. Type your name in the field.
  • “Zoom Would Like to Access the Camera.” Choose OK.
  • “Join with Video.” Press the blue button.
  • “Zoom Would Like to Access the Microphone.” Choose OK.
  • “Zoom Would Like to Send You Notifications.” This is up to you.
  • In “Advanced settings” on laptops choose “Enable original sound.” This means music will come through clearly without being suppressed as background noise.

Online Lesson Tips

One hour before your lesson…

  • Be sure your device is fully charged.
  • Gather all of your music books/sheet music and assignment book.
  • Make sure you have a pencil and eraser.

10 minutes before your lesson…

  • Make sure you’ve already used the washroom.
  • Remind other members in your household that it’s time to limit their internet use. If someone in your home were streaming a movie, it would create a very poor connection for the online lesson. 
  • Be ready at your instrument. (Very young students be ready with your parent helper.)
  • Set up your device as suggested. 

Why Choose Us

Highly Trained Faculty & Diverse Curriculum

With a dedicated faculty offering multiple instruments, voice, and dance styles, we can find a teacher or class to fit your unique needs.


All Ages Welcome

The Music & Dance Academy provides a robust music or dance education. Private lessons and group classes are available for all ages, including Music Funtime and Mommy & Me classes for toddlers all the way up to Adult classes and lessons. Families can find something for everyone at our school.


Community & Performance Opportunities

Our relationship with the greater Tucson community provides our students with opportunities to grow their performance skills, participate in events, and volunteer with community service projects to become well-rounded artists.