A phone can be used for lessons, but a tablet is better – and a laptop or desktop is best. We don’t know how long this isolation will last, so we recommend getting a good setup to make sure that your human-to-human connections (with everybody, not just music lessons!) are as good as they can be.
A separate webcam isn’t required, but if you have one, it’s nice to have a wider view, especially in drum or piano lessons. Did you know that some phones can be used as webcams? Droidcam, an app from the Google Play store, works well on android phones, and costs only $4.99 for the paid version.
A separate USB microphone, like the Blue Snowball, can also significantly improve sound, but isn’t required.