Michael Bayless has been teaching, recording and touring as a professional guitarist since 1989 when he was appointed head of the first guitar department at The Master’s College in Los Angeles California. Shortly thereafter, he was invited to tour Great Britain as part of a Classical Guitar/music tour.
His education spans many prestigious Universities including North Texas State, Montana State and he was one of 10 selected from a nation-wide audition to study at the renowned University of Southern California (USC) School of Music – “the Julliard of the West Coast.” During his studies he became a scholarship student of world renowned Grammy nominated, Christopher Parkening ,in addition to studying with the world’s other top names in guitar – including, David Russell, The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, David Brandon, and many others.
Michael’s dedication to guitar and teaching is not limited to Classical, he also specializes in Blues, Rock, Acoustic and Heavy Metal. Whether you want to play Bach or shred like Eddie Van Halen, Michael is one of the most diverse and experienced players and teachers in Utah. Michael has worked with the School of Rock and currently operates several studios in the Salt Lake Valley and is head guitar instructor for the Utah Conservatory.