As a soloist Louise has performed extensively in the United Kingdom, Australia, India, Bermuda, the USA and Canada. Performance engagements within the United Kingdom were highlighted by appearances at The Trinity Chapel in Cambridge, The National Gallery, Westminster Cathedral, and St. Martin in the Fields in London.
While teaching at the Bermuda School of Music, Louise performed regularly for vice-regal functions and private engagements, headlining the Bermuda International Guitar Festival and the Kodi Kanal International Guitar Festival in India with the talented violinist David France as the 'Southwood-France Duo'. During their time together Douglas Lora of the acclaimed 'Brazil Guitar Duo' composed a piece 'From Summer to Fall' in dedication of the duo.
Louise has released two CDs. Emergence and Chrysalis which vividly illustrate her varied instrumental techniques and musical interests. With a careful selection of favourite pieces, ancient and modern, they have enchanted a diverse audience around the world.
“She is a very fine guitarist”
Andrew York, Grammy Award winning guitarist/composer
"As soloists they are renowned. Together, they are remarkable."
The Vancouver Guitar Duo has created a new spark on the classical guitar scene. Louise joined forces with fellow classical guitarist and VSO School of Music colleague Stanton Jack in 2017.Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of fantastic original duo guitar arrangements, including Renaissance and Baroque lute works, Brazilian Sambas and Bossa Novas, and fiery Spanish dances.
Louise holds a Bachelor of Music honours degree from the prestigious Royal College of Music in London where she started her career studying under renowned classical guitarists Carlos Bonell and Gary Ryan. This was an intense performing period and involved collaborations with numerous other musicians as well as master classes with some of the world’s most gifted guitarists.
Louise has taught at some of the most prestigious private schools in London, the Bermuda School of Music and conducted Master Classes around the world.
Now based in Delta, it is this repertoire of teaching techniques and experience she brings to her home studio, the Delta Community School of Music and The VSO School of Music in Vancouver. Louise teaches a wide range of students from newcomers to professionals in all aspects of classical guitar technique and performance. She also teaches all levels of music theory using the RCM syllabus.