Gala Concert – April 29, 2011
About Michael Dailey
Michael Dailey started playing guitar at the age of five. His first public performance followed three years later and he has been performing professionally since the age of fourteen. Mr. Dailey was self taught in those early years and did not start his formal training until he was in his early twenties due to the lack of quality instructors. Miguel Bernal, a long time student of Andrés Segovia, was his first true classical guitar teacher. He also studied with Tom Sheeley and had several private lessons with many well know guitarists including Andrés Segovia, Pepe Romero, Christopher Parkening and Manuel Lopez Ramos. Mr. Dailey has performed in every state in the US except for Hawaii and has also performed in Central and South America, Canada, and Western Europe. He moved to Fort Worth in 1986 and has been a central figure in the development of the classic guitar in Fort Worth ever since. Mr. Dailey is currently on the faculty of Texas Wesleyan University and Tarrant County College Northwest and is the owner of The Guitar Studio.
About Christopher Davis
A native of Iowa, Christopher began his musical training on the Clarinet. At 14 years old, inspired by Black Sabbath and Metallica, Chris took up the guitar.
Christopher holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Drake and Masters degree from Austin Peay State University where he studied with Stanley Yates. He has performed in masterclasses for world renowned artists such as Odair Assad and Christopher Parkening, and is currently studying at the University of North Texas. Chris’ performance experiences include solo classical guitar performances and work with rock, jazz, and Christian groups.
Christopher is passionate about teaching music on the guitar and teaches in Fort Worth and at the Southlake Music Academy. In addition to his performing and teaching activities, Chris is extremely interested in the entrepreneurial aspects of the music business, often lecturing and consulting on the subject, and writes The Classical Guitar Blog.