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British guitarist Louise Southwood’s musical world was opened up at a young age under the mentorship of the eminent guitarist Carlos Bonell. Under Carlos’ guidance Louise’s playing blossomed leading her to the prestigious Royal College of Music in London from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Music (honours) degree in 2000.
While attending the Royal College Louise had the privilege of studying further with critically acclaimed guitarist Gary Ryan, as well as participating in master classes with some of the world’s most renowned guitarists. Numerous engagements within the UK were highlighted by appearances at the Trinity Chapel in Cambridge, the National Gallery and St. Martin in the Fields, in addition to international performances throughout Europe, Australia, India and North America.
Following a number of years teaching at several prominent private schools in London, Louise accepted a position at the Bermuda School of Music where she spent seven years teaching and performing.
Louise is now settled in the Vancouver area where she maintains a busy performing and teaching schedule. Louise works with students of all ages and abilities and believes in a well rounded education, incorporating technical exercises, scales, sight reading, varied repertoire and ensemble playing into her lessons. She is dedicated to helping students achieve their musical goals, whether it be performing a favourite piece or achieving a high mark in an RCM examination and makes the journey fun and fulfilling.