“Classical Guitar and Music Theory”
- online only
- beginning theory students only for fall 2021
British guitarist Louise Southwood’s career began at an early age with many competitive successes and concerts throughout the UK. Her musical world was opened up under the mentorship of the eminent guitarist Carlos Bonell, described as “one of the great communicators of the guitar world”. Under Carlos’s 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.
Following a number of years teaching at several prominent private schools and performing in London, Louise accepted a position at the Bermuda School of Music where she spent seven years teaching, performing solo, and as part of the ‘Southwood-France Duo’ with acclaimed violinist and educator David France. Together they performed regularly at The Bermuda International Guitar Festival and opened The Kodaikanal International Guitar Festival 2009 in India.
Louise’s most recent recordings, ‘Emergence’ and ‘Chrysalis’ illustrate her varied instrumental techniques and musical interests, with a selection of favorite pieces, ancient and modern, which have enchanted audiences around the world.
Louise is now settled in the Vancouver area where she teaches privately, at the Delta Community Music and the VSO School of Music.