Mac or Macbook: TakeLessons Classroom System Requirements

As long as your Mac desktop or laptop is less than 5 years old, you should be able to join a group class, or take private online lessons with TakeLessons Classroom.  However, Safari is NOT supported at this time.  

Download Google Chrome for Mac

Make sure you have:

  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome.  Download here
  • Internet: Download speed of at least 3.5 Mbps, upload speed of at least 0.5 Mbps.  (Learn more)
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer with the latest updates installed
  • Processor: Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better recommended)
  • Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory
  • Sound Card: at least 16-bit
  • Microphone: working onboard mic, or USB-connected mic
  • Speakers: working onboard speakers, or USB-connected speakers
  • Webcam: working onboard webcam, or USB-connected webcam

 For the best learning experience, we recommend:

  • A headset with microphone makes it easier for your teacher and classmates to hear you.  You’ll also hear them better!
  • A quiet environment with no distractions.  If your TV is blaring in the background, you might even make it hard for other classmates to learn!

Test your setup here:


Learn more:

How do I enable my USB-connected microphone or webcam?

I just registered for my first live online group class - now what?

How do I join my classroom from a Mac?