Getting started with Monogame

I need to help someone learn about game programming. This person already knows some C#, and so I suggested MonoGam. Can someone tell me what the steps would be as far as the software development tools needed? I think the below steps are correct as far as tools needed, but I am not sure, so please tell me if the following steps are correct.

  1. Install Visual Studio community edition (Would it be Visual Studio 2019 ??)
  2. Install Monogame (I think version 3.8 ??)

MonoGame 3.8 is a pre-release. I would recommend to start out with 3.7.1

Visual Studio 2019, and MonoGame 3.7.1 (3.8 is in beta).