Zoom Settings

Additional Zoom Settings for Music Lessons

Here are some options if you are experiencing some audio issues with your lessons. These settings are only for computers, not for smartphones or tablets, unfortunately.)

Try to make these changes to your settings.  If you don’t see these settings, you will need to update your Zoom software (if you just recently downloaded zoom for the first time, you will be good).

Log into your Zoom room

Find the Advanced Audio Settings Panel

Optimal Settings for Music Lessons
The the advanced panel, mark the settings as follows:

  • Show in-meeting option to “Enable Original Sound” from microphone – Checked*
  • Suppress Persistent  Background Noise – Disabled
  • Suppress  Intermittent Background Noise – Disabled
  • Echo Cancellation – Auto

*In addition to being enabled, Original Sound needs to be switched on in the video window, explained in the 3rd step below.

Enabling Original Sound
Checking the box for Original Sound in the advanced settings panel will give you the ability to enable it on the video window, but it comes switched off.

Switch it on, and you’re good to go!

(It’s good to keep an eye on it from time to time in case it switches off by itself)

These settings should prevent Zoom from filtering out musical sounds that it might consider as “background noise.”

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