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


Jay Quigley

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 the arsenal. I now have the confidence to play in front of others. I would highly recommend Lauren's Expressive Rhythm & Strumming Course.

It’s One Thing to Learn Some Basic Chords… It’s
Another Thing Entirely to Play “In Time” With Strumming Patterns That Sound Good


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 with those annoying guitar starts and stops.

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....


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.

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.

Imagine If...

You could get more freedom in your strumming hand and feel good about your guitar playing.

When you strummed your guitar it actually sounded great.

You could play an entire song from beginning to end without thinking...and someone actually complimented you on your playing.

So...why am I sharing this right now?

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 finally decided to take some 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 feel like my guitar playing sounded horrible. Hearing friends playing their guitar and wondering why they sounded so much better than me even though we were playing the same thing. And the frustration of not knowing where to go 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 and the skills necessary to have fun with your guitar as soon as you can start impressing your family with your tunes. 

And my students seem to agree with my approach…

Rick Baird

"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."

Here's What You'll Learn Inside
Expressive Rhythm & Strumming

The Rhythm Kickstart Guide

Whether you have been playing for years or months, in order to get to the next level, you need to make sure you have a solid foundation. This series of 9 videos lessons will ensure that you have all the basics and late beginner skills needed to push your playing to the next level.

Percussive Rhythm

Learn how to scratch, palm mute and turn your guitar into a living drum with different percussive elements that make your guitar playing come to life.

Dynamic Presenations

Learn how you can take 1 strumming pattern and play it 5 different ways to provide a different energy and feel to songs you are playing. Learn how to use softness and loudness to transition between parts of songs and keep your listener entertained.

Tips To Sing And Play

Probably one of the most common questions I get asked when it comes to rhythm guitar. I will give you my tips and secrets for getting your rhythm playing in place so you can sing and play along to your favorite songs.

Complete Lesson Guide Book

Pages of exercises, strumming patterns, practice tips, chord and more. Print it out at home or download it to any device to take with you.

50+ Strumming Patterns

The only way to develop real freedom in your strumming hand is to learn and play as many strumming patterns as possible. There's even lessons for you to play along with me! I don't want you to be able to play rhythm, I want you to be able to feel it. With 30+ lessons, there no shortage of rhythm excellence.

Holy cow that's a lot of stuff for just...$147?

Yes! If you had to take lessons at my music school in Boston, it would cost you $1,470 for 30 lessons.

This course provides so much value at 1/10 the cost of private instruction.

Not only that, with my Expressive Rhythm & Strumming course you can go back and watch the lessons as many times as you need. If you watch a lesson and forget what I said, or need to review something a second time, you don't have to wait until the following week to see me. You can instantly go back, review and play along with me as many times as you need.

You can also work the course at your own pace which my students love.

I don't want you to feel good about playing your guitar someday...I want you to get started TODAY.

So I've priced it so you don't have to hem and can just grab it and go!


Will You Be Our Next Success Story?

Chris Ward

"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."


Joanie Inzinna

“I’ve learned more in 3-4 months with [Lauren] than I have in 2 years with in person instruction.”.

Lori Bennet

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

Questions your fellow guitar enthusiasts asked before saying “yes” to the Expressive Rhythm

Who is this course for?

Absolute Beginners

Absolute beginners ages 18 and up that have just started with the guitar and know a few chords but not much about rhythm. This course will ensure you have the right timing foundation.

Struggling Strummers

Beginner to intermediate players struggling with playing the same patterns over and over again and looking for a way to bring their guitar to life.

Frustrated Learners

Students frustrated with an unorganized system for learning guitar when all they want to do is play a song from the beginning to the end and sound good. 



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