In today’s episode, our guest Michael Haworth of BiteSize Guitar joins us as we delve into his incredible journey from guitarist to teacher, spanning over two decades of professional experience. Discover how his teaching approach has evolved over the years, from humble beginnings to becoming an experienced educator. Gain valuable insights from Michael as he shares his expertise with us. Explore the profound impact of learning a musical instrument on the brain and also unlock its remarkable cognitive benefits. Get inspired by Michael’s passion and vision behind BiteSize Guitar and unravel the significance of ear training in the realm of guitar playing. Tune in as we embark on an enriching exploration of creativity, improvisation, and music theory with Michael Haworth.
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Today’s Guest Michael Haworth studied music at GCSE and A level and graduated from The University Of Salford in 1997 with a BA(Hons) degree in Popular Music & Recording. He has been teaching guitar to pupils of all ages since the early 1990s. He currently works as a peripatetic music teacher for the Lancashire Music Service where he teaches one-to-one pupils, small groups and whole class instrumental lessons as well as private lessons to pupils all over the world. Michael also plays and records with local bands and performs in various shows as a pit band musician.
His book, BiteSize Guitar, was published in 2019. Aimed at beginners of all ages, it is the perfect resource for guitar teachers looking for an engaging syllabus with a smooth progression curve. It takes the student from complete novice to intermediate guitarist in 30 easy-to-follow lessons. Each short piece introduces the learner to a new concept and has its own ‘pastiche style’ backing track, providing the student with the skills they require to learn and develop independently as a musician.
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