Michael Dailey started playing guitar at age 5, first performed in public at age 8, and went on his first concert tour at age 14. He has performed in almost every state in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, North, Central, and South America.
He has studied guitar with Miguel Bernal and Tom Sheeley, and has had 12 lessons with Andres Segovia, 6 lessons with Pepe Romero, and 6 lessons with Christopher Parkening.
He started The Guitar Studio on Camp Bowie over 25 years ago, originally the only guitar studio focused solely on classic guitar instruction and now expanded to include almost all genres.
Michael has been educating Fort Worth in classic guitar since 1986 and is an Adjunct Professor of classic guitar at Texas Wesleyan University and at Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus.
He has been one of the most requested local solo performers in the Metroplex.
Fort Worth, TX native and founding member of Guitar Fort Worth, Dr. Will Douglas has become a leader in the north Texas guitar community. Starting his career under the apprenticeship of Michael Dailey along with Professor Tom Johnson of The University of North Texas and privately with Adam Holzman of The University of Texas. Will has also performed for some of the top names in guitar including; Tom Sheeley, Virginia Luque, Thomas Kirchhoff, Dale Kavanagh, Johannes Moller, Eduado Fernandez, Eliot Fisk, Bruce Holzman and Oscar Ghiglia among many others. He made his concert debut in Guitar Fort Worth’s Atrium Series in 2004 and attended the 2006 Acadia Guitar Festival in Nova Scotia, Canada and the 2008 and 2009 Iserlohn International Guitar Symposiums in Iserlohn, Germany. Will has also given solo baroque guitar and lute performances and played continuo in The University of North Texas’ Collegium Musicum Orchestra, the Fort Worth Opera and many others.
In December of 2008, Will took the presidential reins of Guitar Fort Worth to help provide performances and educational opportunities to the Fort Worth community. In 2011 Will was invited as a guest lecturer and master class teacher at the 2011 Hamilton International Guitar Festival and The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Will Douglas finished his Masters in Music Performance degree at UNT and has since returned from the Graduate Diploma program in Eliot Fisk's studio at The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston to seek his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Texas, which he completed in 2019.
In 2015, he founded the Lone Star Guitar Festival and Competition at Weatherford College, which draws performers, competitors and enthusiasts from all over the world and in 2017 the Collegiate Peaks Guitar Retreat in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Will is currently Artist in Residence at Scarborough College at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and as an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Weatherford College, Arlington Baptist University and Tarrant County College Northwest and a private guitar instructor at The Guitar Studio in Fort Worth, TX.