​​​​​​​How To Take a Skype or FaceTime Voice Lesson




PRIOR TO THE LESSON TIME;


​​  1. PRIOR to your lesson, call, text or email Mary Walkley @ 305-733-4738 or email her at      theconnectedvoice@mac.com, re setting up a lesson  time.  She will do her very best to accommodate you.

  2.  Once you have a confirmed lesson time, PREPAY your voice lesson any one of the following 3 ways:
      -on Venmo to floridasings or to Mary Walkley;

      - via Zelle to 305-733-4738; or to

        theconnectedvoice@icloud.com        

   

  3.  Add Mary Walkley to your Skype contacts by sending her a Skype contact request.  She will respond and you will be connected. Also provide Mary via text YOUR Skype name.  

            Mary's Skype name is:  floridasings


  4.  If possible, email or message the sheet music for the song you wish to work on, to Mary.  You can also send her the link to a track, so she can be familiar with the music prior to the lesson.


  5.  Make sure you have a good, fast internet provider.  I have found that plugging your computer directly into the modem helps greatly.


​  6.  Have a good set of earphones or earbuds nearby, in case you need them.


  7.  Have a bottle of water, a pencil, and a notebook with you.


 8.  Have a working recording device available, and turned on, to record the entire lesson.  If you are taking a Skype lesson, you can videotape the session on the software.


  9.  Make sure your computer/ipad  is turned on, working, and has accessed the internet PRIOR to your lesson time.


​  10.  Have a working playback device, that plays loudly enough for you to hear the musical accompaniment while you are singing.  


  11. Have the accompaniment track(s) or karaoke track(s) for your music available and ready to play on YOUR end of the conversation.

AT YOUR LESSON TIME:

  1.  Mary will call YOU at your lesson time.  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CALL VIA SKYPE OR FACETIME BEFORE YOUR LESSON TIME!  YOU WILL BE INTERRUPTING ANOTHER PERSON'S LESSON!  


   2.  Mary may ask you to go to her website page, "Tools for Your Lesson".






GENERAL


  Skype is recommended for International and long-distance lessons.  


​  FaceTime may be used for voice lessons also, and many times works faster and better than Skype.  FaceTime can be accessed by clicking the FaceTime icon, and dialing Mary's number, 305-733-4738.


  If the connection fails (it happens sometimes), wait a minute; Mary will call you back.  If you don't hear from her, it's because she can't get through.  Try calling her yourself.  Texting can be used to communicate in such a situation. 


  

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