Download and Set up Zoom for your Online Lessons

The main online platform that I use for teaching my guitar lessons over the internet is Zoom. If you’ve never used Zoom before, you’ll want to download it first. You’ll be able to download it and use it for free no matter what kind of device you’re using: laptop, desktop, iPad or a smartphone. The videos below walk you through how to download Zoom on a computer or a mobile device.

Also importantly, there is also an additional video below that will walk you through how to do a small adjustment in your Zoom settings to get the best sound for your lessons.


How to Download & Install Zoom on Your Laptop or PC

If you’re using a laptop or desktop, download Zoom for free here. Also the video below will walk you through downloading it and installing it, it’s easy.


How to Download Zoom to your Mobile Device

If you’re using an iPad, iPhone or some other mobile device, you’ll need to Download from the App Store or Google Play. The video below will walk you through the process.


How to Adjust Zoom for the Best Sound

Zoom is a great platform for meetings and conversations but it’s default settings will mute out any background noise, which includes music. Unfortunately, this creates a problem with teaching or taking lessons online because Zoom will mute out the sound coming from your instrument. So we have to adjust a setting in Zoom to tell it not to mute out the background noise. The video below walks you through that process. Please do this before taking your lesson on Zoom.

About Jimmy Cruz

I'm a professional musician, music teacher, husband, Dad, & Grandpa. I'm passionate about teaching & helping folks discover the joy of playing and excelling as musicians. I'm married to my beautiful wife, Cheryl. We have 5 adult kids & 2 sweet grandchildren. My wife and I are members of the First Baptist Church of Eagles Landing. I enjoy time with my wife, family, Christian fellowship, reading, writing/performing music and physical fitness.