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Do These Sound Familiar?

You secretly wish you could pick up your guitar and be able to play your favorite songs, or even write your own… The sight of your guitar gathering dust breaks your heart… Or you’re retired and you’re looking for a fun new hobby…Then now is the perfect time to check “Play my favorite song on the guitar” off your bucket list.

What If There Was A Way To…

Finally play a song all the way through… and your partner actually recognizes it!If you wanted to, you could even sing along. You aren’t afraid to play in front of other people anymore. Playing for your family, friends, or even leading your church through songs becomes a regular thing. Now you love to pick up your guitar. Practice isn’t a chore but something you look forward to every day. You notice your skills improving. Wouldn’t it be exhilarating to achieve something you always wanted to do?

I can help you make that happen. But before I show you how, we have to address these…

5 False Beliefs Keeping You From Enjoying Guitar


    You might think the ship has sailed when it comes to playing along with your favorite songs. Let me tell you; my oldest student was in his 90s! He was so excited to finally play Buddy Holly on his guitar. In fact, the majority of my students are in their 50s, 60s, and 70s.

    Even if your fingers feel stiff right now and don’t move as fast as they once did. And even if you suffer from arthritis. It’s not the end of your guitar career. I can show you some easy exercises to improve your finger dexterity and strength, so you won’t have to give up on your dream.


    I’m the living proof that some sort of magical natural talent isn’t needed to play the guitar well. In my family, I’m the only musician. You could say I inherited zero talent from my parents. Talentless as I was, I learned through consistent practice and good teachers. And I became really really good.

    You can do the same! Don’t even let a lack of rhythm discourage you. I can show you how to improve that fast.


    I’ve seen many of my students frustrated with their previous teachers. They were forced to learn complicated music theory, even though they just wanted to play a few songs.

    Or their teachers skipped the basics and started with skills that were way too advanced. Constantly feeling like their teachers were speaking a foreign language, they didn’t understand. No wonder so many guitar enthusiasts simply give up.

    You see, unlike most professionally trained teachers, I never studied music at a university. For the most part, I am a self-taught musician. That’s why my teaching style is VERY different from a lot of online and offline guitar teachers out there. I have a knack for breaking things down and making it as simple as possible. Something my students value a lot.


    You absolutely can learn the guitar on your own. It usually takes a lot longer, though. Some of my students started out with books that weren’t motivating. Or they watched YouTube videos. But those lacked an overarching structure and were often too fast to follow. Eventually, you’ll hit a plateau.

    I studied the guitar on my own for 10 years, even before YouTube was a thing. And I made some progress. But when I finally worked with a teacher, I learned more in 1 year than I did in the 10 years before that.

    So, from experience, I can say that following a structured program by someone who knows what she’s talking about will accelerate your progress immensely.


    It’s not a surprise hearing that regular practice is crucial to learning the guitar. No doubt about that. But how and what you practice matters.

    Without a plan and routine to follow, you’re likely jumping all over the place. And you’re never sure if you’re actually doing it right. After a while of not seeing much progress, you’re demotivated and ready to throw your guitar back into the closet….thinking that you don’t have what it takes.

But the truth is...Learning Guitar Is Much Easier Than You Think

…when you follow the right process and know what and how to practice. I found that the best approach is the one that lets you have fun with your guitar as fast as possible. That’s the basis for my system. This involves learning the 3 fundamentals of playing the guitar:

  1. Chords & Chord changes
  2. Finger Dexterity & Picking
  3. Rhythm & Strumming

Focusing on these essential elements as a beginner has produced the fastest results for my students. You’ll be able to:

  • Change chords quicker and smoother, so your guitar playing sounds more musical.
  • Move your fingers more nimbly, which makes playing easier and more effortless.
  • Improve your rhythm and strumming so you can play along with the songs you love.
  • And finally play a song that actually sounds like a song!

Most importantly, working on these 3 fundamentals will give you the confidence that you CAN learn and you WILL improve. It’ll give you a quick sense of progress, so you stay motivated to continue practicing and playing for a long time.

Yes, I want it

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…

‘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

That's Why I Created The 7-Level Guitar System

After a decade of studying what worked and what didn’t for my students, I developed a simple step-by-step system that focuses on the absolute of guitar.

You’ll learn how to play the guitar even if you’ve never touched an instrument before. This system provides a solid foundation that you can build upon endlessly to level up your guitar skills. The program is structured into 7 levels that teach what you need to know, exactly when you need to know it. Each level builds upon the skills you’ve mastered in the last one, so you don’t have to worry about what’s coming next. Once you complete in one level and achieved those goals, you graduate to the next.

It’s a simple, straightforward plan.

There’s no skipping around or learning things in the wrong order, which leaves you frustrated, trying to figure out things that are too hard for you. With the 7-Level Guitar System, you’ll never feel overwhelmed or like you’re in over your head. You’ll progress steadily, accomplishing goals at each level, giving you the confidence and motivation to continue. The system is completely self-paced, so you can practice at your own speed on your schedule. There’s no pressure, but you also won’t get bored, I promise!

What’s Included

70+ video lessons

Using terms that are easy to understand, I’ll only introduce music theory concepts when you need them. And you can stop and go back or replay the video as many times as you want.

90+ practice lessons and play along videos

…To help you improve the speed of your chord changes. These are easy songs ideal for beginners. I’ll show you several ways to play a song, and it’s a fun challenge to keep up.

PDF course workbook

…With instructions, tips, exercises, chords, and strumming patterns. The workbook follows the 7-Level System and outlines goals to aim for and helpful tips.

The Perfect practice worksheet

The Perfect Practice Routine Worksheet to help you create and organize the perfect practice session every time.

Lifetime access to all lessons

Rushing through my program is that last thing I want you to do. Once you buy the course material, you own them. Students love progressing through the course at their own pace. This is YOUR guitar journey. Take as long as you need.

Song suggestions & tips for singing 
and playing

You’ll always know which songs will be at the right level for your playing ability at that point in the course.

- Jeffrey Gillis

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

- Jeffrey Gillis

Here’s What We’ll Cover In The 7-Level Guitar System


    In 10 short videos that you can watch in just 60 minutes, you’ll learn the fundamentals of working with your guitar. This makes sure that you’re off to a great start.

    • How to get the most out of your practice
    • The pros and cons of electric and acoustic guitars

    • What essential guitar accessories you’ll need

    • How to use a metronome in your practice

    • How to hold your guitar the right way

    • How to hold your guitar pick

    • How to tune your guitar

    • How to read a guitar tab

    • The absolute basics of the musical alphabet

    • How you can prevent wrist tension and pain


    Chords are the very foundation for playing along to songs and sounding good on your guitar. From the Em & G chords all the way to 12 Bar Blues, you’ll master them all step by step. And instead of fumbling between muted chords and not sounding musical, you’ll be able to switch between chords faster and play much clearer. Your chord changes will be smoother, better sounding, and easier than ever before.


    In the beginning, it can feel like your fingers just don’t want to move or seem to have a mind of their own. We’ll develop your muscle memory with easy Pick Control and Spider Exercises. Over time, your hands will become faster and more nimble. You’ll notice that you can move around your guitar with more control and change chords faster.


    Eventually, you don’t want to play the same one or two strumming patterns over and over again that are out of sync with your music. You’ll learn simple strumming patterns that sound great and improve your rhythm. With the basics covered, you can apply fun strumming patterns to any songs you learn to sound more like a guitar player.

You’ll learn all of these wonderful things PLUS much more inside of the 7-Level Guitar System.

- Lori Bennet

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

- Lori Bennet

Still Not Sure the “7-Level Guitar System” 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 “7-Level Guitar System” 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… that is, if you actually use the “7-Level Guitar System.” 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 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?

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Plus, You Get These 3 FREE Bonuses!


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Perfect Practice Routine

In this bonus workshop, you’ll discover the steps to getting the most out of each practice session. This is how I went from a flailing self-taught guitarist to playing on stage in front of 20,000 people. It comes with a helpful workbook you can use to create the perfect practice sessions EVERY time.


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Amp & Pedalboard Workshop

If you’re ready to plug your electric or acoustic into an amp this workshop is the perfect guide to learning about the different sounds and effects you can use with your guitar. Learn how to use your amp, what a pedalboard is and how different effects will impact the sound of your guitar.


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3 Month All-Access Pass To Lauren

Inside the “Fellowship of the Strings” community, you’ll find a real family. We are a tight-knit group of friends who support one another and cheer each other on. As a member, you’ll enjoy 3 months of FREE access and some wonderful benefits including monthly live calls, bonus lesson materials and a support network like no other.

Start having fun playing guitar for $2.81 per lesson

8 Ways To Know If You’re Ready To Make Significant Progress With Guitar...


You’re just getting started. As an absolute beginner, you might not even be confident that you’re holding your guitar properly. Don’t worry, I’ll show you everything you need to know.


You’ve tried learning the guitar for months (or even years), but haven’t had much success and are about to give up on your dream. I believe everybody has the ability to play the guitar in their own special and unique way. You, too!


You care about setting a solid foundation for your guitar practice that you can build upon. When you’ve mastered the fundamentals, you’ll be able to tackle more advanced techniques with ease.


You’re willing to put in at least 15 minutes 3-5 times a week to learn and play. Because you know that every bit of energy you invest is a strategic and meaningful step forward. And it will be!


You’re already investing time and energy practicing the guitar, but without a clear plan to follow, you haven’t seen much progress. I’ll set you up with a proper routine and goals to ensure that you steadily improve.


You’ve had a bad experience with a teacher. Maybe they were too impatient, had no structure, or insisted you spend hours learning music theory. My focus is on you having fun playing your guitar as soon as possible.


You’re excited about a fun, easy way to learn chords, strumming, and picking on your guitar. I’ll show you the simplest possible way to learn the fundamentals of the guitar. And easier versions of tricky bar chords.


You feel confident getting the course because you know you have 30 days to test out my system. If you’ve worked through the intro classes and first level, and STILL don’t see any progress with your guitar, I will give you your money back.

If you caught yourself nodding your head to at least 4 of the 8 points above, then I absolutely can't wait to meet you inside the 7-Level Guitar System.

- John Taylor

“I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone that wants to learn the guitar.”

- John Taylor

Questions your fellow guitar enthusiasts asked before saying “yes” to the 7 Level Beginner Guitar System

  • Will This Really Be Worth IT?

    Obviously, you don’t want your money wasted. And it won’t be. I’ll let my student Lori Bennet tell you why:

    “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. As each instructor moved on, each new instructor taught in a different style and I always felt like I was starting from square one. 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. I love them. She is a great instructor, very patient and very concise. Her course is laid out very well and I love Lauren’s videos. They are easy to understand and easy to follow along with. I would highly recommend Lauren Bateman’s online course.”

  • How Exactly Do Lessons Work?

    This is a self-paced course that starts with 10 short intro videos covering the basics of your guitar, followed by 7 levels you’ll work through. The lessons focus on the 3 fundamentals of playing the guitar that every beginner should focus on to see real progress: Chord & Chord Changes, Finger Dexterity & Picking, Rhythm & Strumming. A downloadable PDF-workbook runs in order with the 7 Level System and gives you suggestions for goals to aim towards and tips when needed.

    You will watch a video and use the corresponding PDF and exercise to practice along. When you have completed all of the items in one level and reached the goal, you then graduate to the next level. This way, you don’t have to worry about what to practice next.

  • How long will I have access to the lessons?

    How does lifetime access sound?

    You will have access to the course materials for as long as your need. Students love progressing through the course at their own pace. This is YOUR guitar journey. Take as long as you need.

  • What If I Need Help or Have A Question?

    While the course is self-guided, we do have a support team to help you out 7 days a week. Have trouble logging in? No problem! Shoot us an email and we will help you as soon as we can.

    Looking for advice, suggestions or encouragement? No problem! Lauren has written out the answers and recommendations to the most commonly asked questions. You can be sure our support team will be able to help. If not, you may even get a response back from Lauren herself!

  • What Happens If It's Too Difficult For Me?

    The difference between private lessons and an online course is that a course provides a general framework that works for most people, but maybe not work for everybody. That’s where I come in as your teacher.

    I may suggest a different goal or practice plane for you based on what you are having difficulty with. For some students, hitting a goal of 100 beats per minute on an exercise is no problem, and for others it can be rather difficult. So we can make adjustments as needed to ensure you are working through the course at a good pace while continuing to build on the 3 fundamentals at each level.

  • Do You Teach Songs In Your Course?

    Due to copyright laws, I cannot teach copywritten music in a paid course. I do incorporate some songs in the Common Domain for use as examples. Remember a huge problem that students face is focusing only on songs. The course teaches you the skills and techniques you need to play ANY popular song.

    Throughout the course I make suggestions for songs you can learn that are located on my website or on my YouTube channel. This way you know which songs might be best for your based on the level you are at in the course.

  • Do You Offer Any Type Of Guarantee?

    I know you are going to be happy with my 7 Level Guitar System and to ensure you make progress, I have included a 30 day guitar challenge to jump start your playing. But, if after 30 days, you are not satisfied with your progress on the guitar, I will give you your money back with one simple caveat. You logged in to the course and at a minimum tried working through the first level of my guitar system. I’m more than happy to give anyone their money back, but, I definitely want you to at least try the materials before making that judgement. I wouldn’t be a very good teacher if I didn’t at least make you try.

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

- Pamela Yates
- Pamela Yates

Take the 30-Day Guitar Challenge

The 7-Level Guitar System will introduce you to an easy-to-follow way of learning the guitar, one that finally makes it fun to practice so you can…Feel happy doing something you love…Get relief from a stressful job or life…Share your gift with family, friends, or your church…And have the satisfaction of achieving something you always wanted to do. But unlike other programs, I don’t want you to wait weeks or even months before you kinda, maybe, sorta see results. You can learn to play two songs within the first 30 days of the course. Yes, you read that right! And not just a little piece of a song. I’m talking beginning to end. I firmly believe that you can achieve that with 15 minutes of practice 3-5 times a week.

Are you up for the challenge? Great! Then meet me inside my 7-Level Guitar System.


  1. Scroll down and click the ‘Enroll 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!
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