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"I’ve learned more in 4 months with [Lauren] than I have in 2 years with in person instruction."

– Joanne Inzinna Buffalo, NY

"Before the course I couldn’t even put my fingers in position to play a barre chord, let alone play a barre chord. My 90-year-old mother lives with me and it’s really been fun to be able to play the guitar and for her to join in and sing."

– Heather Milburn

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"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


When I turned 60 a couple of years ago, I started to search the internet looking for stuff for beginner guitar players. There were plenty of teachers about, but I found they showed you, but they didn’t teach you. I wasn’t comfortable holding my guitar anymore, my wrist started to hurt and I was starting to find excuses for not playing it.

It was at this stage I stumbled on Lauren Bateman. Lauren makes it personal, like it is one on one, and she is always available to answer any questions you might have. The other thing I like about Lauren is that she will post videos of herself practicing and yes, she makes mistakes too. There is no obligation to go any further than the free stage, but I was that impressed with the way Lauren goes about her teaching I signed up for a lifetime membership the same day.

I have never met Lauren, probably never will, but I work through the lessons because I enjoy it and I feel I owe her and want to make her proud as well.

– John Taylor

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

When I turned 60, I wanted to take guitar lessons. I signed up for classes at a well-known music store. Four instructors, two music schools and two years later, I didn’t feel like I had learned very much. I decided to try to learn on my own with Youtube. I came across some videos by Lauren Bateman. After watching a few videos and seeing what I liked, I signed up for Lauren’s online classes. She is a great instructor, very patient and very concise. It’s only been three months but my strumming and chord changes are very much improved.

– Lori Bennet

“I would whole heartedly recommend the on line course and Lauren to anyone interested in learning how to play the guitar.”

As a fairly new member (four months) to Lauren's online course, I can say without hesitation that I am enjoying the course and making headway on progressing through each level at my pace, which is very important to me. I feel that Lauren has structured the course to fit anyone's schedule and teaches each level to make learning easy at any experience level. Combining the video instruction with practice materials really clarifies each objective for me, as someone with a limited musical background.

– Jeffrey Gillis

“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

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

”I’d had trouble with other online lessons not showing strum patterns clearly, but Lauren breaks it down to the very simplest steps that things just really began to click with me. I started lessons with her about 3 months ago and I led worship at church this week for the first time playing my acoustic guitar.

– Pamela Yates

“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

“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're an awesome teacher!! Thanks again!

– Dave Chinn

“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.

“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.

“Although Lauren is thousand miles away, it’s as though she is just around the corner.”

“I had researched a number of online guitar teachers and discovered that Lauren’s methodology and demeanor reached out to me. The teaching builds a up from zero guitar experience and allows the learner to work at their own pace without any pressure.

The Facebook group is very supportive and makes you feel that although your learning is distant, you are never alone. I have contacted Lauren on a number of occasions for guidance and she always responds quickly with sound direction. Although Lauren is over three thousand miles away, it's as though she is just around the corner.

In the few months I have been learning, I am able to perform songs using 9 chords and picking. This has enabled me to play songs which is something I have always wanted to do. I cannot thank Lauren enough for bringing me this gift."

– John Conway

“I can't say enough about Lauren, her business coaching and her incredibly well-done business modules.”

I can't say enough about Lauren, her business coaching and her incredibly well-done business modules. When I started working with Lauren I had absolutely no website and no idea how to go about building my business in a constructive way. With Lauren’s help, I was able to build a professional website that was generating real customers for my photography business. I am so happy that I went through Lauren’s course. It has completely paid for itself and I have already booked 5 wedding clients within a month. The modules were outstanding and jam packed with valuable information. I would highly recommend working with Lauren.

– Lisa G.

“Lauren's business acumen, coupled with her sincerity to help every student and teacher at their point of need, is a valuable asset to anyone who is seeking a coach for their business.”

When I first met Lauren, my music school only had 19 students. Whilst business was 'stable', I remembered a quote that "tomorrow's problems cannot be solved with today's thinking", specifically seeking Lauren for advice on lead generation and customer service. In 12 weeks, after following Lauren's course on website development and follow-up procedures, I received 26 inquiries from my music school, in which 12 became my students. I highly recommend Lauren Bateman as a coach and mentor to your music teaching business.

– Justin, Leaders of Rock

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