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GUIDE | SETTING UP FOR SINGING LESSONS ON ZOOM

PREPARING FOR YOUR ONLINE LESSONS VIA ZOOM

IN SHORT you need 

  1. A device to view Zoom on 

  2. A device to view your digital singing folder on

  3. A device to play Youtube/Music at your side when you sing.

(Depending on what set up you have this may be on 1 or more devices)

​Below you will find tips of how best you can prepare for your online singing lessons at RONNI.

Ronni is happy to organise a FREE Zoom Test Call for new customers who need it, at a mutually convenient time, to make sure students are all set up correctly for their booked lessons.    Have a read of the tips below and get in touch if you still need help getting set up. 

Tips- What you need
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INTERNET CONNECTION & WIFI

  • It can benefit to close any unnecessary programs or windows running on your computer.

  • Ask anyone else in your household to avoid downloading large files or streaming movies during your lesson to avoid a fight for bandwidth.​​

CAMERA HEIGHT & ROOM PREPARATION

  • Camera & Mic | You will need to use a device that is connected to a camera and microphone.  

  • Prepare your Video Camera Screen Height | You will need to place your video call device (computer, iPad or mobile screen with audio & camera) so you can stand (or sit) as straight as possible and still see the screen.   Try not to hunch over a screen.

  • Check you have good room light.  Ideally in a well lit room with light aimed towards your face rather than a bright window light behind you which can sometimes make you look in shadow dark on the screen.    Try different layouts to find your best set up.

  • Ideally in a Private Room for your lesson so there are no distractions. 

  • Be Prepared - Have your singing folder and and access to 'You Tube' for music ready.

NOTE ABOUT THE TIME DELAY: 

 

Ronni will play music from her side as and when needed, for example when giving a vocal demonisation amongst reasons, however, relying solely on Ronni playing music from her side during a lesson is not ideal as there is a delay between teacher and student and therefore this is not the best option.  The person singing ideally needs to play the music from their side when singing. 

OPEN ZOOM APP or click link & LOG IN (Downloading the app will give you more access to options with the audio set up)

Topic: RONNI | Online Singing Lesson With Ronni Bailey

Join Zoom Meeting 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/644063523?pwd=bjc3N1VmOSs0MEZOYmQvUW1Ubm9BUT09

Meeting ID: 644 063 523

Passcode: ******* (Given to students with lessons booked - ask Ronni if unsure)

Plugging in direct to the router via ethernet works best when trying to create a good internet connection.  However many of our students also log on via wifi successfully without any additional help needed during their lessons.   However if you find you are struggling with your wifi connection, sometimes a wifi booster can be helpful and in some cases an ethernet cable ca plug direct into this also.    (There are also various low priced USB connectors that will connect an ethernet cable to your computer for those who don't have the option to connect direct - I bought one of these connectors for my Mac for under £5 and that works just fine for me and I do get a much better and faster connection direct)

Tips-Internet Connection & Wifi
Tips-Camera Height & Room Preperation
Tips- Zoom App How to access your lessons

AUDIO Settings in ZOOM

ON MAC / PC

Try to alter your audio settings as follows for a better Zoom experience.

ON A COMPUTER 

  • Computer Settings in Zoom |  The little flower cog top right on the home page                   

  • or when window Zoom is open you can  go to the 'audio settings' via the arrow next to the ‘Mute’ button or by  clicking the settings icon the 'Audio'.

 

IN AUDIO SETTINGS

 

  • Go to ‘Advanced’ at the bottom of the audio settings page

    • Under Music & Professional Audio - click “Enable Original Sound”  This one is really important. Some of the software, designed to help speech, mistakes sustained notes as background hum and cuts them out. 

    • Disable “Suppress Persistent Background Noise” or “Suppress Intermittent Background Noise” if it gives you this option or click it on LOW.

    • Makes sure “Echo Cancellation” is turned on or set to auto,  this will improve audio quality.

  • Untick ‘Automatically Adjust Microphone Volume’

ON IPAD (Tested on iPad Pro Jan23)

  • Ipad Setting In Zoom | 

    • Click top left arrow  <   In the Zoom App on an Ipad to get to the 'Home Page'

    • On the home page click More ...3 dots 

    • Then from the menu click Meeting Settings

    • Turn on Use Original Sound (This will disable noise suppression so we can hear the intricate details of your singing voice)

ON A PHONE 13 (Jan 23)

  • Click top left arrow  <   In the Zoom App on an Ipad to get to the 'Home Page'

  • On the home page click More ... 3 dots 

  • Then from the menu click Meeting to go to Meeting settings

  • Turn on Use Original Audio (This will disable noise suppression so we can hear the intricate details of your singing voice)

  • Auto Correct Audio - OFF

ON AMAZON FIRE (tested on Fire HD 10 (11th Gen) Jan23

  • Whilst you mic is on audio and activated....

  • Click screen in zoom to see the bottom menu appear

  • Click More ... 3 dots.   

  • Click on 'Enable Original Sound'  (If it says doable original sound - it is already on). 

Tips-Check Zoom Audio Settings
Tips-Split Screen on Ipad

Split Screen on IPAD with Zoom, Singing Folder & You Tube

1) OPEN YOUR BOWSER OF CHOICE ie Google/Safari etc…. (Drag the app so it is

available in the bottom finder menu bar if its not already there

2) OPEN SINGING FOLDER Go to www.ronni.uk top right or click this link to log in to your singing folder or click this link https://www.ronni.uk/account/my-singing-folder. 

 

Have your singing folder open on the ipad ready before your lesson ideally. ABOUT THE FOLDERS - At Ronni each singing student is provided with a personal digital singing folder. The folders are really handy during lessons to share lyrics, music and notes which you can then access anytime you log in at home in-between lessons. You will need to request to become a site member, or you will receive an invite to become a site member and will need to set your own password to access (free to join - folders activated for active customers) Here is a link to the folders page, At Ronni each singing student is provided with a personal digital singing folder. The folders are really handy during lessons to share lyrics, music and notes which you can then access anytime you log in at home in-between lessons. You will need to become a site member, you will receive an invite to become a site member and will need to set your own password to access (free to join) Here is a link to the folders page, you will see your email on the view access links once your membership has been approved. https://www.ronni.uk/account/my-singing-folder. Alternatively if you have not got the link to hand, you can also log in top right of the home page www.ronni.uk during or in between lessons and scroll down the members menu to ‘my singing folder’ you will see your email on the view access links once your membership has been approved. https://www.ronni.uk/account/my-singing-folder Alternatively if you have not got the link to hand, you can also log in top right of the home page www.ronni.uk during or in between lessons and scroll down the members menu to ‘my singing folder’

3) MUSIC & BACKING TRACKS Ideally have should have 'You Tube' available, this can be in a second tab or on a separate divise. (You may need to request parental permission to be able to access you tube during your lessons for the purpose of playing songs and backing tracks)  Alternatively, you will need to have another way to easily access and play music and backing tracks from your side during the lessons.

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Split Screen on Computer with Zoom, Singing Folder & You Tube

ON A MAC

 

1) OPEN YOUR BOWSER OF CHOICE & LOG INTO YOUR SINGING FOLDER via Google/Safari etc

Go to www.ronni.uk top right or click this link to log in to your singing folder or click this link SINGING FOLDER

Have your singing folder open on the computer ready before your lesson ideally. ABOUT THE FOLDERS - At Ronni each singing student is provided with a personal digital singing folder. The folders are really handy during lessons to share lyrics, music and notes which you can then access anytime you log in at home in-between lessons. You will need to request to become a site member, or you will receive an invite to become a site member and will need to set your own password to access (free to join - folders activated for active customers) Here is a link to the folders page, At Ronni each singing student is provided with a personal digital singing folder. The folders are really handy during lessons to share lyrics, music and notes which you can then access anytime you log in at home in-between lessons. You will need to become a site member, you will receive an invite to become a site member and will need to set your own password to access (free to join) Here is a link to the folders page, you will see your email on the view access links once your membership has been approved. https://www.ronni.uk/account/my-singing-folder. Alternatively if you have not got the link to hand, you can also log in top right of the home page www.ronni.uk during or in between lessons and scroll down the members menu to ‘my singing folder’ you will see your email on the view access links once your membership has been approved. https://www.ronni.uk/account/my-singing-folder Alternatively if you have not got the link to hand, you can also log in top right of the home page www.ronni.uk during or in between lessons and scroll down the members menu to ‘my singing folder’

2) MUSIC & BACKING TRACKS Ideally have should have 'You Tube' available, this can be in a second tab or on a separate divise. (You may need to request parental permission to be able to access you tube during your lessons for the purpose of playing songs and backing tracks)  Alternatively, you will need to have another way to easily access and play music and backing tracks from your side during the lessons.

OTHER Useful Links  HOW TO SPLIT SCREENS

Tips-Split Screen on Computer Online-guide

Split Screen on AMAZON FIRE with Zoom, Singing Folder & You Tube

You can split your screen to view Zoom, Your Singing Folder and play music from You tube on 1 device.

You will need have 

  • 'Silk Browser' or a browser of your choice app ready to open.

  • Have the Zoom App downloaded on your tablet.

Here's Get Your Singing Folder Open and Ready.

  1. Open Silk browser and go to www.ronni.uk

  2. LOG in Top Right on home page with your members username and password

  3. Click the members drop down menu and choose 'My singing Folder'

  4. If the folder is activated you can choose between - View Folder or View and Edit to open your folder accordingly.

  5. Your One Note Singing Folder will then be open and ready to use.

Open Zoom from your singing folder

  1. Go to Useful Information tab (Ask Ronni for this if you do not already have it in your folder) & click on Zoom Log In tab where you will find the Zoom ID and passcode & link.  Click the link and click open with Zoom.  You may need to make a not of the ID and passcode before.

When Zoom is open to SPLIT SCREEN.   

  1. Tap the Task Switcher (square icon in bottom right) to see recently opened apps.   i.e Zoom & Singing Folder in Silk Browser.

  2. Tap the app icon (ie zoom) and select Split Screen from the small top menu.

  3. Select a second app (ie Silk-singing folder open ready) to open in split screen view alongside the first.

This Might be easiest to view with the Amazon fire in LANDSCAPE VIEW

NOTE You can play music tracks from inside the singing folder and scroll up to see any notes made on your lyrics, or you can open up You Tube links on a new tab as an alternative.

 

Tips-Split Screen - Amazon Fire - online-guide
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