Born in Salford in 1962, Mike took fifteen years to realise, that his father's piano playing, his mother's singing, and his brother's guitar playing, might just have genetically predisposed him towards a love of corduroy. Realising, however, that careers in the King's cords were somewhat thin on the ground, Mike turned his attention to the chords of Kings. In his case, Mike's royalty comprised Wes, Joe, Pat, John, Larry, Tal et al.
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... the highlight was hearing Mike Walker really playing at his peak and
contributing so many pieces to the band’s material. Those who have known
Mike’s playing for some years know that he is a world class player; it was
great to hear him in a context that really matched this and brought out his
full potential. Birmingham Jazz, May 22nd 2010 From the
Northern guitar heavyweight Mike Walker, overlooked by arts-funding
bodies but never by musicians, makes a stunning debut here as leader. As
always his solos are brilliant but so too is his writing
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
I've been teaching privately for 28 years. I have taught all levels from
beginners to advanced. My teaching methods range from building a solid
foundation of fundamentals i.e. fretboard knowledge through scales,
arppegios, triads, chords etc. to more advanced techniques concerning
theory, harmony, and improvisation. I also teach improvisation for any
instrument, including vocals. Emphasis is always on the individual and their
own personal voice.