Online Lessons

Lessons Via Skype

Now you can arrange to have a private voice lesson with Jill from anywhere in the world.

Please read these following instructions carefully to maximize your lesson time.

1) First, purchase the 1 hour private lesson (INTERAC EMAIL MONEY TRANSFER)

2) Email Jill at to set up your lesson date and time.

3) Carefully read the instructions below.


Make sure you've downloaded both Skype ( AND Sightspeed ( Sightspeed comes in handy at times if there are any problems with Skype. They are both free downloads and work with both Windows and Mac. Prior to our Skype video chat, we need to add each other to our “Contact List’ using our Skype and Sightspeed names. Once you’ve downloaded both programs, go to 'Contacts' at the top of your screen, then go to 'Add a Contact', put in Jill Samycia, you'll see me come up on the list, then add me. You’ll see that my Skype name is ‘jill.samycia’, and my Sightspeed name is 'jill.samycia'. You'll be directed to send me a message, which says "Please allow me to see when you are online".

Prior to our lesson time, make sure you quit all unnecessary applications on your computer. If you don’t have a built-in microphone on your computer, you’ll need to use a USB microphone. Otherwise the built-in microphone will work just fine. Set your Sound Input in your System Preferences to ‘built-in microphone’ or ‘USB microphone’.

At our lesson time, I will ‘invite’ you. Make sure your Skype and Sightspeed applications are open and that your volume is up. Let’s Sing!