So, you want to have music lessons? You're in the right place.

Carrie Laythorpe Music is a popular music practice based near Southampton city centre, soon to be moving to Chandler's Ford. I offer fun and informative lessons tailored especially for you to achieve your short and long-term goals.
I started teaching instrumental and vocal lessons in 2004 and I qualified as a classroom teacher in 2009. I have taught in many situations: I have been a workshop leader for children's keyboard classes; I have taught as a peripatetic teacher for singers; I have led adult singing groups; I've worked as a musical director for musical theatre productions. That's just to name a few.
When I was 25 I left my job in accountancy and I returned to music making after a seven year break. I went to university for the musical life and I studied for a degree in music at The University of Southampton. I'm not expecting you to do something as drastic but remember, it's never too late to start.
So come, make music and enjoy yourself. It's something you can always do.

Student Acheivements

Everyone who comes for music lessons is successful. Here are some of the super moments.


People who have wonderful things to say get to go up on the wall.


I always say 'in order to become a good teacher, you must first become a good learner.'

Meet The Dogs

Spike & Sammie get a special mention as they will be the first to greet you when you visit.