There are plenty of upgrades you can make to your equipment to improve the quality of your session, but I’ll start with a bare bones setup which should be enough to get you off the ground.
Here’s the minimum setup you’ll need:
Learning online is a very important decision to make, to help you decide here are some points you should consider.
Quality of the teacher: I believe it is better to be taught with an excellent teacher than it is to have in-person lessons with a mediocre teacher. Using online resources gives students even more options to choose from when looking for a teacher since they are not restricted to their small local region.
Weekly Convenience: Students don’t have to travel 10 or 20 minutes to their teacher’s studio. Also, when a student is 5 or 10 minutes late, I give them a courtesy call in case they forgot, but if they live 15 minutes away and they have a 30 or even 45 minute session, it’s hardly worth it for them to come late. Learning online means no missed lessons due to forgetfulness since the student and teacher can connect on Skype 30 seconds after the courtesy call.
Convenience of Recording: While students always have the option to record their face-to-face lessons, that never happens (at least, in the history of my teaching). But students can easily record the session for review at a later time with software like Evaer and SuperTinTin (audio only: Pamela, MP3 Skype Recorder, and VodBurner).