About Skype Vocal Lessons

In order to take a voice lesson with us via Skype or FaceTime you will need High Speed Internet Access in a quiet, private area free from noise, other people or distractions, as well as Skype or FaceTime.

The following is voice lesson etiquette and is much appreciated for conducting a timely, useful voice lesson:

  • For students under the age of 18, parental consent must be given at the beginning of each lesson. Parents or guardians may remain in the room while your lesson is being conducted.
  • We ask that all questions be written down and saved for the end of the lesson. if they are not questions directly related to the exercise you are performing.
  • Phones must be silenced and turned face down if using Skype. If using FaceTime, we ask that whatever device you are on remain still and free from noise.You may need to figure out a way to mount your device so you can stand still and we can see you whole body.
  • Please be sure to be well hydrated, rested and ready to work. Use the restroom before we call. Have water handy, and take sips of it during your lesson.
  • Be sure to have access to the audio files.  I will send you specific audio files that we will use in our lessons. These audio files are the exercises you will sing. Because there is sometimes a delay, it is preferred that we do not play the exercises to you and have you sing them back to us. The audio files below should be downloaded and installed on an iPod, MP3 player, or burned on to a cd. You will need to listen to these exercises in a pair of headphones while you sing to us. This also allows the best clarity for Joe to hear just your voice.
  • You must have a reliable computer or device for us to communicate with you. All programs, even those running in the background on your computer or device must be exited out of. We recommend closing all applications, windows, and restarting your computer. For optimum speed performance, be sure that applications are not automatically starting up when the computer does. See Instructions Below.


If you are using Skype for your lesson, you will need to download the application from Skype.com and create an account. Once you have your account, you will need to add “joegenuardi3” to your contacts. Be sure to include your Skype username when booking your lesson.

How To Disable Windows Start Up Programs

If you’ve noticed a program starting automatically, and you want the behavior to stop, sometimes the easiest solution is to explore the program’s settings directly.

  1. Open the program.
  2. Find the settings panel. Typically it will be available under a menu labeled Settings, Preferences, Options, or Tools.
  3. Find the option to disable the program from running at startup. The language for this type of option varies, but it should be easy to find if it exists.

When you restart the computer, the program will no longer launch. You’ll still be able to start it manually, so don’t be deterred if the application asks you if you are sure you want to disable its automatic startup.

How To Disable MAC OS Start Up Programs

One of the easiest ways to remove Startup Items is by navigating to System Preferences > Users & Groups. Once there, click your username, and then click on the Login Items tab.

Here, you can see all of the items that you’ve selected to launch at startup. To remove an item, select it in the list, and then click on the minus (-) button. You can optionally check the box to “Hide” applications in this list after loading.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding lessons, exercises or anything else, feel free to contact us. You are a premium member and we will answer any questions you may have. You may email Joe at joe@joejams.com or you may call Joe at 407-738-8401