Teacher Profile: Mike Railey

Mike Railey

Mike Railey

Instrument(s): Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Voice

City: Denver

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    About Mike Railey

    Mike Railey is a singer/songwriter in Denver teaching lessons on guitar, bass, piano, and voice. After hearing "Cliffs of Dover" by Eric Johnson on Guitar Hero in 2007, he took up the guitar on a quest to make it sing. He developed a melodic style through improvisation and study of instrumental rock music. Beginning in 2010, Mike has played in numerous bands including The Supporting Cast and Technicolor Riots, and has played alongside national touring acts including Neon Trees, Bayside, and Hawthorne Heights.

    Starting off with tabs and a self-taught method using resources online, Mike accelerated his training in 2015 with a year of guitar-applied music theory from Jason Truby, famous for his involvement with P.O.D. After moving to Colorado in 2017, he studied Recording Arts at UC Denver and advanced his music theory with Paul Musso, receiving a strong foundation of ear training and piano courses.

    Mike has an intense passion for music and its power to convey emotions. He believes in experiential learning, and that training your ear with the very basics of theory can illuminate the mysteries of music in fun and intuitive ways.

    Currently, Mike works as a freelance recording, mixing, and production engineer in addition to composing solo material under his name. In his free time, he loves playing video games and board games, biking the local trails, golfing, and skateboarding.

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