Rhythm & Strumming

Discover the Rock-Solid Basics of Rhythm & Strumming So You Won’t Suffer from the Guitar “Starts & Stops”, Each Time You Try to Play a Song

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“ It’s only been three months but my strumming and chord changes are very much improved.”

- Lori Bennet

It’s One Thing to Learn Some Basic Chords… It’s Another Thing Entirely to Play “In Time” With Proper Rhythm & Strumming Patterns

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Dear Fellow Guitar Enthusiast,

Picture this…

Your family spends the weekend camping, and you have the time of your life, providing some fun campfire entertainment with your guitar and a family sing-a-long.

“Wow, grandma! You really CAN play the guitar!”

How much fun will that be?

The problem is…

Without a solid sense of musical rhythm, your strumming falls apart.

The #1 question I get asked by students when they hear me play guitar is…

“Why does your guitar always sound better than mine?”

The simple truth is, it all begins with rhythm and strumming.

Unfortunately, many beginners get so frustrated by the challenge of conquering rhythm and strumming that they give up.

If only they’d stick with it a little more and apply my 3-step process…

They’d be playing with confidence and enjoying the fun of providing the campfire entertainment.

If you want to avoid the “guitar stutters” and play songs around the campfire so people can sing along… without confusing them or embarrassing yourself by having to stop and start over and over again…

Then you’ll want to grab your copy of the “Expressive Rhythm & Strumming” course I’m offering you on this page.

After 10+ years of teaching thousands of guitar students (online and in person), I’ve figured out how to shortcut the entire process for you.

That's exactly Why I created

Expressive Rhythm & Strumming...

Because I want to help you, within a relatively short time, learn to add real emotion to your guitar playing in a step-by-step manner.

I want you to feel good and impress others with your playing abilities.

But most of all….

I want you to have fun with your guitar!

So if you finally want to learn the secrets behind what makes a rhythm guitar player sound OK versus great….

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"This course taught me a lot about how to basically "get into" the songs I was playing. Instead of the normal strumming patterns I had learned, I was now improvising by using the lessons learned in the course. I was actually throwing strumming patterns into songs, without even thinking about it. If you're looking to spice up your playing, I highly recommend the Expressive Rhythm & Strumming. Thanks to Lauren Bateman and her team for providing older players a chance to learn and improve their guitar experience."

- Rick Baird

Right Now

you're struggling with...


Playing the same strumming patterns over and over again for an entire song.

Maybe you’re still a beginner and looking for ways to expand your playing beyond the basics.

Or perhaps you’re someone who has been learning guitar for a few months or years but feel like you have hit a plateau and desperately want to hear your guitar truly sing.


"The way she teaches is totally unique. She kind of has an out of the box way of thinking…It’s probably the best investment I’ve made with my guitar journey considering I was ready to give up with the other guitar instructors."

- Chris Ward

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Meet Your Guitar Guide

So Who Am I & Why Should You Choose Me To Teach You Guitar?

Hi, I’m Lauren Bateman! You and I have a lot in common…

We’re both passionate about music. We both always wanted to learn the guitar (it’s such a fun instrument!). And we both don’t have a formal music education (mine was in Biology and Archaeology actually). After 10 years of dabbling in the guitar, I decided to take real lessons so that I could actually get good. And I did!!

While I may own and operate three music schools and have taught thousands of students to play guitar over the years… I still remember very well what it was like to struggle through every practice session, the trial and error of randomly jumping from parts of one song to the next. And the frustration of not knowing what lesson I should study next while feeling like I should be a lot further along.

That’s why I teach the guitar in a non-traditional style. I don’t start with boring music theory or terminology. No need for mumbo jumbo that you don’t understand or need. Instead, I focus on the fundamentals – these are the skills you need to have fun with your guitar as soon as possible…so you can start impressing your family nd friends with your tunes! And my students seem to agree with my approach…


What's Included

This is a program that will help you learn...

Percussive Rhythms

Learn how to make your guitar sound like a drum when you’re playing alone and how to recreate those cool accented rhythms you here in rock and pop music alike.

Expressive Dynamics

How to change up the volume of your playing and how to play the same strumming pattern in multiple ways to change the feel or energy of the songs you’re playing.

Lots of Strumming Patterns

There will be no shortage of strumming patterns. It’s the only way to develop real rhythmic freedom and get your strumming hand to have a mind of it’s own.

30-day Money Back Guarantee

Still Not Sure the “Expressive Rhythm & Strumming” Course Is Right For You?

Let Me Take All The Risk!

Here’s Your No-Questions-Asked, 100% Money-Back, No-Strings-Attached, “Happiness” Guarantee. Here’s my promise to you…The course will help you play songs you love with ease and confidence. Soon you’ll be sitting with friends and family around the campfire providing hours of sing-along fun to your favorite songs. You have everything you need to get started right here in this course. I guarantee you’ll see BIG results. I can’t practice for you. But I’ve given you everything you need, and much more, to see real, steady progress! As soon as you enroll, you’ll get an email giving you complete and immediate access to all the videos and tools. All you have to do is put them to use and sit back to enjoy the results.

And if you’re not satisfied for ANY reason…just let me and my team know with a quick email to info@laurenbateman.com within 30 days of purchase, and we’ll send you a full refund.


This Is a “30-Day” Money-Back Guarantee

Which means you have 30 days to go through the course and bonuses before you decide if you find it valuable. If you’re not satisfied with the course for any reason, let us know so I can send you a refund. Sound fair?

Start having fun playing guitar today!


“My strumming has dramatically improved. The chords are much smoother and sound much more musical. My timing has improved and I have a lot more strumming patterns in my arsenal. I now have the confidence to play in front of others. I would highly recommend Lauren's Expressive Rhythm & Strumming course.”

- Jay Quigley


Here's how it works

  1. Scroll down and click the ‘Join Today’ button to grab your digital course.
  2. Check your inbox for an email with your login info.
  3. Follow the workbook and step-by-step lessons.
  4. Start having more fun with your guitar!

“I would have never dreamed success would come so quickly.”

- Pamela Yates

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What our students are saying

4.9 rating from over 6000 students
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“Overall Lauren’s teaching style is by far the best I’ve found for beginner lefty of righty!”

As a left-handed player I had some apprehensions about learning from a right - handed player. After watching a few of Lauren's instructional videos I became aware that left or right makes no difference rather the distinction is the fretting hand and the strumming hand. The chord charts are also easy to follow since your fingers are numbered the same no matter left or right.

- Lisa Ahlquist

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“I started the course about four months ago and cannot get over how far I have come.”

I’ve wanted to learn guitar since I was a teenager, but I never believed I had the talent or the coordination to do it. Now 61, I thought it couldn’t hurt to at least try, so I purchased an inexpensive guitar and started looking at YouTube videos. Many were too fast-paced for me to follow or didn’t show me how to form the chords being played.

Happily, I came upon a video by Lauren Bateman. The course is beautifully organized and designed to take you, at your own pace, from absolute beginner to intermediate player.

Everything from choosing a guitar and pick to working in a logical progression to create chords, strum, and pick is laid out in a clear format with ample support, encouragement, and recognition of the difficulties faced at each stage as you develop strength, dexterity, stamina, and self-confidence.

- Daryl Holmes

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“After trying roughly 20 to 25 courses I found yours.”

I took up guitar lessons which I've wanted to do since I was a child. Now, at 75 years old, in my 3rd childhood:-) After trying roughly 20 to 25 courses I found yours. I can't express how excited I was after trying your first free online courses, which I must say are VERY extensive. Thank you so much for quitting your previous profession! I can certainly see where your passion and heart is with these courses. God Bless.

- Dennis Baus

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“You take everything step by step and that's just what I need.”

Hi Lauren, I just wanted to take a minute to say Thank You. In the short time I have been in your course I have learned more than all the time I spent in the other course I tried. I was enrolled in _ _ for about a year, but their teaching method just didn't resonate with me. I ended after a year in about the same spot I began. Struggling, no increased speed, no smooth chord changes, so it got real boring, real fast. You take everything step by step and that's just what I need. What a difference!! You'r an awesome teacher!! Thanks again!

- Dave Chinn

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“I can say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made.”

I’m a 53 year old lawyer with three teenagers. I have no music background and no “natural talent”, but I love music. I look forward to my weekly lessons because it’s a total change from the rest of my life. After a year, I’m playing the Stones, Eagles and Buffet with enough skill to earn compliments from my wife and kids, difficult critics to say the least.

- George M.

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“Lauren can help you turn that dream into reality.”

Most importantly, I love HOW Lauren teaches. The knowledge she so expertly shares combined with her down-to-earth, conversational style takes any guitar-related topic and puts the student in a learning comfort zone. This is serious, results-oriented learning…but it also puts a smile on your face as you're learning.

– Carolyn Z.

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