I am curious. Does the teacher really see and hear what you are doing? Or do you need very decent equipment on both sides to make this work?
crappy microphone on student side?I don't see any reason why a Skype lesson wouldn't work. Maybe not ideal, but still viable. I've learned some things off YouTube videos, depending on the teacher, not an issue. I built a lap steel during Covid, having never played one before, and I've learned some blues licks, some Stones riffs, and a few technique concepts that way.
Those things you mention don't seem to be that expensive. Can that be plugged into any laptop?Last Saturday I gave a Skype lesson to a girl in Florida from California and it worked fine. Sure, it would be better if she had a Scarlett 2i2, mic, stand, and a JamKazam account, but she's a friend's 15 year old who is a total beginner. I tried to not make the poor kids hands and fingers hurt too bad. There was a little video latency, but audio pitch-wise we were perfectly in tune.
Yes. You'll also have to get an adapter that goes from Ethernet to mini USB. If you plug the Scarlett directly into the wifi router, you may need a fairly long cable too. You get a much more stable connection. One on one, wifi through the air is fine. But we'll sometimes get 6 or so people all jamming at once, so you need all available bandwidth for audio. We turn off the cameras at that point, if it's the whole band. Monthly it's $20.00 per JamKazam account.Those things you mention don't seem to be that expensive. Can that be plugged into any laptop?
I took lessons in CA many many years ago. I missed my old teacher and was thrilled to have Zoom lessons.Can you elaborate on why you got lost? Bad audio or video? Technology issues?