“Over a year and a half ago I decided to begin learning guitar for my DofE skills section. Laura has been a fantastic teacher, her passion for music is very contagious and so the lessons have been a perfect balance of fun and challenge. I knew that I didn’t want to take grades, and so Laura takes great effort to tailor each lesson to my interests, including my taste in music. In addition to this Laura has been extremely helpful in working around my busy college timetable, even with the irregularities of public transport. In each lesson Laura takes care to help me through difficult parts, including hopping on the drums when I’m struggling with a rhythm, whilst also stretching my playing where she can. I come away from every lesson itching to play at home; it’s safe to say if you want to learn guitar – Laura is the teacher to see! ”
Jonathan , Farnham
“I initially tried to teach myself guitar using a mixture of books, DVDs and YouTube videos, however I felt I was making very limited progress and this led me to Laura. When I first visited Laura, she took the time to find out what my musical tastes are and to understand what I could and couldn’t do before putting together lessons tailored to my needs. I’ve now been taking lessons from Laura for almost a year and I’ve made significant progress. Every lesson is a fun and rewarding experience designed to stretch my abilities. Since the lessons are designed to challenge me, I make many mistakes but luckily Laura has the patience of a saint and is nothing but encouraging. I can’t recommend Laura highly enough.”
“I found out about Laura via the recommendations on the web and they were not wrong. I used to play music as a child but have not touched an instrument for at least 15 years. I had never played the guitar before but wanted to have something to allow me to unwind and switch off from normal life, but at the same time be stimulating.
She has been teaching me for a few months now. I have gone from absolute zero to being able to play a few tunes in no time at all. More importantly she makes the guitar enjoyable and approachable. Laura is a fantastic teacher and has a great knack for sensing what I need as a student to keep me enthusiastic and engaged. Her lessons are not formulaic or prescribed, but are very much tailored to your needs and skills. I am absolutely hooked!”
“Having taken early retirement I needed a new & exciting challenge that would keep my mind focussed. Laura provides that and so much more. She takes the lead from me & the kind of music I show an interest in. Laura is calm, encouraging & we have a lot of fun. It’s a wonderful new hobby & I look forward to my lessons enormously.”
“I can’t recommend Laura of Farnham Guitars highly enough; she makes learning lots of fun, whilst being endlessly patient (even through my stressy ‘why can’t I do this?’ moments!). For a complete beginner like me, Laura has made my weekly lesson something to look forward to, relevant to what I would like to achieve and is very realistic about the work/life balance.”
“Laura has been my guitar teacher for two years. She is a very talented guitarist and teaches in a steady pace and a gentle approach. When I first started having lessons with Laura, I was able to start playings songs I know and loved from the word go, even though I had never played the guitar before and had no idea where to start.
Laura has been very supportive and patient, preparing me excellently for my exams; making sure I felt ready and I was comfortable with everything I would be expected to do.
She has been a great, encouraging teacher who is a really kind and fun person”
“I would recommend Laura to anyone who is looking for a talented teacher who can not only teach all aspects of guitar playing, but makes it enjoyable and interesting to learn, at the same time. My son (age 12) has been having lessons for a year now and made really good progress and enjoys the lessons…”
“I started learning the guitar 10 months ago after years of thinking about it. I am so pleased with the progress made in this time. Laura is great to work with – with her help I was able to pass my grade one with flying colours after just 6 months and I am now very much looking forward to the challenge of grade 2. Laura is a very knowledgeable and highly qualified musician and I have absolute confidence in the techniques and theory being taught. She makes the lessons enjoyable and varied covering a range of musical styles – ones that she knows I will like but also some that are new to me to demonstrate various techniques/sounds. She goes at just the right pace for me – enough to stretch my skills and interest but not to overwhelm – a pace that I feel comfortable with and can keep up with.
I am so pleased that I finally took up the guitar and have found an excellent teacher and am very much enjoying my musical journey”.
I can highly recommend Laura. My teenage daughter has been learning guitar with Laura for less than a year, she has thoroughly enjoyed weekly lessons and been motivated to do lots of practice, hence made great progress. Laura quickly got to know the sort of things my daughter wanted to play and she has helped and encouraged her. She is learning tab, experimenting with acoustic and electric guitar, learning different techniques and tackling a wide variety of music. Laura has tailored the lessons to my daughters’s interest and we could not be happier .
Laura is a really great teacher! She makes the effort to come to our work in Fleet once a week to teach us songs that we love. We have the privilege of winding down and enjoying playing guitar after a stressful or busy day at work. Her enthusiasm for music and instruments really shows in her teaching and playing. She’s extremely reliable, flexible, patient, and fun and has given us many chances to rock out even though we are beginners! Laura adapts each lesson to our level, and to suit us and our tastes. She encourages us to play music together as a group and to try different instruments. She makes us feel very comfortable and when we are struggling she will jump in and play along, she’ll give us great tips and pointers on how to improve and practise which really help. We started lessons with Laura in January 2015 and we look forward to many more! We recommend Laura.
S.E.Riordan Jewellers, Fleet