GRAMMY-Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly easily combines the worlds of deeply-rooted academic study with a well-textured performance resume. His unmatched perspective on fretboard education has something for everyone ~ from the amateur hobbyist to the serious professional player ~ as well as any music enthusiast who wants to come along for the ride.
Mike Overly began performing on stage at the age of six. At age thirteen he started taking classical and popular guitar lessons with two different teachers. By age fifteen he was teaching guitar at the local music store. Mike still teaches today.
Mike graduated with Honors from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Music Composition. He studied guitar with Joe Pass and Howard Roberts, recorded with Tommy Boyce and Carol King, and performed in the movie Tunnel Vision with Chevy Chase and John Candy. Mike also produces a popular cable TV show, Guitar Forum 2.0 and currently writes for Guitar Digest Magazine. Mike travels regularly, performing and presenting workshops, seminars and clinics across America. He also endorses his signature series “Mike Overly Custom” Ed Schaefer guitar.
Mike’s 12 Tone Music Publishing catalog, including the recently released Tone Note® Music Method Vol 1 for guitar and bass, presents a fascinating look at his revolutionary clarification of traditional guitar and bass methods. Each path-breaking product provides many valuable and illuminating insights designed to simplify the learning process by solving the inherent problems of modern musical notation as they are applied to the fretboard. Be sure to visit the 12tonemusic.com channel on Youtube. <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkunaz-0Yx4PDZNWxKtnDhg>
Please visit <www.12tonemusic.com> to explore and expand your knowledge of guitar and bass through a variety of reviews and interviews, tips and tricks and free lessons of remarkable originality, all presented in a family-friendly forum. Plus, as an added bonus, you’ll get to follow Mr. and Ms. Pick as they introduces you to fun fretboard games, jokes, riddles, quotes and more. And be sure to read Mike’s monthly blog where he offers a behind-the-scenes look at the development of his unique approach. <https://12tonemusic.wordpress.com/>
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Mike Overly is a member of NAfMA: National Association for Music Education, RPMDA: Retail Print Music Dealers Association and MTNA: Music Teachers National Association. His methods and products are taught around the world.