Tom // Farnham

Laura is an excellent teacher.  She brings a wonderful energy to the lessons and she has a great way of playing alongside me so we play together rather than me feeling like I have to play for her.  Laura has really helped me diversify my music and she encourages me to share my music whenever possible as at the end of the day that’s what it’s really about. I have learnt a variety of skills and enjoy working through the grades.  Laura will help me with whatever I want to work on each week, so if I have a performance coming up at school she will help me get up to speed.  Laura is good at spotting the bits of guitar playing that I tend to neglect. She turns up for my lessons with different types of guitar to develop my skills in these areas.  This approach has helped me to diversify my playing.  She has a very creative approach so learning is fun as well as challenging and interesting.  I really recommend her as a teacher.  Recently we went to see her perform with her band, Parachute for Gordo, at the West End Centre, Aldershot.  It was an amazing gig, really inspiring, and I had a go at the open mic which was a first.  I have been having lessons with her for about one year and look forward to lots more.

Tom, Farnham 

 

Darryl // Farnham

My interest in music coincided with the arrival of the great groups of the mid to late 60s.  I always wanted to be able to play the guitar like Hendrix, Clapton, Zappa and  Santana but never got around to buying one. Now many years older and having the opportunity I decided it was time to learn.

I phoned Laura and she immediately arranged a lesson.  Since that first phone call it has always been easy to contact Laura by telephone, text or email and she always responds quickly.

During my time with Laura I have learned more chords than I thought existed, and have been able to strum along in my own unique way to many a song.  She has also taught me some theory which makes it more interesting when learning new tunes. The pace of the lesson has always been aligned with my ability on the day.If anyone wants to learn to play the guitar I would recommend that they contact Laura first as I doubt they would regret it.

Laura has a great deal of patience – which is just as well for me. Her interactive method of teaching and the encouragement she gives makes it a comfortable learning experience.

Darryl, Farnham

 

Steve // Guildford

We were looking for a change in approach for our daughter who was struggling with her classical guitar tutor at school and were particularly keen to find a female teacher to engage and motivate her. Laura has been teaching Caitlin out of school and has transformed her level of engagement, motivation and achievement.

Laura’s variety when it comes to her tutoring, including more contemporary styles, has been key to capturing our daughter’s interest. Laura has a gentle, yet fun and engaging approach to her tutoring and, as an active local musician, is an excellent role model for our daughter.

Steve, Guildford

 

Clive // Godalming

A very tolerant teacher who puts up with my many and various mistakes and inability to count to four.
Laura is gently leading me to be able to play some recognisable songs, both electric and acoustic, and to have a sound knowledge of the way it all works.
The lessons are always fun and enjoyable if sometimes a little discordant but I get there in the end.
She is also very flexible and able to accommodate  my sometimes erratic availability.

Clive, Godalming

 

Liza // Northcamp

I turned 40 and decided I wanted to play the guitar, I have no musical ability or musical background but Laura is fantastic.

My lessons have been stimulating, varied, achievable and enjoyable. Laura tailored her lessons to me and always sets achievable goals. She remains enthusiastic even when it must be hard with a complete novice.

Laura is versatile and flexible for sessions. It’s also so convenient as she comes to me.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Laura as a teacher, she’s simply inspiring. Her relaxed, patient but firm manner allows lessons to be fun, creating a good learning atmosphere. The hour just goes too quick. A great birthday present.

Liza, North Camp

 

Fiona // Camberley

Laura is a great teacher – I have learnt more with her in a short period of time than with other teachers. I like her easy manner and the way she integrates a bit of theory with the practical. She gives me confidence and gets me playing music that I might not have tackled on my own. I highly recommend her

Fiona, Camberley

 

Kate // Farnham

As a middle aged (but young at heart!) female looking to start learning the guitar from scratch I knew I would need a very understanding and approachable teacher and I am very pleased to say that I have found that in Laura.

Laura takes the time to understand what you want to achieve and helps you get there in an enthusiastic and encouraging way. She takes it in her stride if I haven’t had quite enough time to practice enough between lessons or if I am struggling with something. She will always look at different ways to approach something if I just can’t get my poor brain to understand it!

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Laura to anyone looking to realise their dream of being able to play a recognisable song on the guitar.

Kate, Farnham

 

Linda // Alton

I really enjoy my sessions with Laura. I come away enthused, confident and looking forward to my next guitar lesson! I had never had music lessons of any kind before but was given a set of guitar lessons for my birthday and I have kept them up ever since. Laura is a young, talented musician and this comes across in her approach to teaching, we use modern technology (You Tube, music apps, etc.), up to date songs and discuss all aspects of music as well as the theory.

Laura works in the music industry and is in a successful band, both of which add to her credibility as an inspiring guitar teacher.

Linda, Alton

 

Gary // Aldershot

After many years wanting to be able to play and having had a guitar given to me as a Christmas present I had a go at teaching myself, how hard can it be? After a couple of months a colleague recommended Laura as someone he thought could help.

After the first lesson I haven’t looked back. Laura is patient, encouraging, understanding and, when required, demanding in just the right amounts with a wry sense of humour to help move things along. I explained what my long term ambition is and Laura structures the lessons towards each goal and sets practice areas between lessons.

If there are any frustrations it is only with me at not practicing enough and not rewarding her lessons with more progress; but if it was easy anyone could do it.

Whatever your ability or whatever your goals are with regard to playing your guitar I would recommend Laura in a heartbeat, or is that a dotted crotchet, I’m sure I will have to find out.

Gary, Aldershot

 

Ginny & Rod // Aldershot

Our 14 year old has been taking acoustic guitar lessons with Laura for just over a year and we are delighted with how well she has progressed. As well as building technique and theory into sessions, Laura has worked closely to find out what music she likes and has tailored lessons to her, including learning some of her favourite songs. 

Laura supported our desire not to go down the exam route initially, instead focusing of developing skills and enjoyment of playing without any added pressure. After a while she suggested that as a focus, she may like to work towards a performance. This she did and played a set of 4 songs to family, with videos provided by Laura projected onto a wall in our lounge. She is now working towards her first acoustic exam.

Laura is professional, encouraging, extremely organised and also has a friendly and relaxed manner. As a practicing musician too she is inspiring and highly knowledgeable. We would have no hesitation recommending her classes to anyone who wants to start guitar or fine tune their skills.

Ginny & Rod, Aldershot