Corey Michael Baker
Michael Baker grew up in the Midwest and has been playing the
guitar since age 10. He began performing professionally at age
16 and has been teaching guitar, bass and mandolin since 1988.
1990, Corey moved to Los Angeles to attend the Institute of Audio
and Video Engineering. After graduation, he continued on at the
Institute in a dual teaching and studio manager position. While
still at the Institute, Corey also was hired as an assistant engineer
and maintenance technician at Rumbo Recorders, a state-of-the-art
studio in Los Angeles owned at the time by the Captain and Tennille,
and where Heart's “"Dreamboat Annie"” was
recorded. While there, Corey worked with several of the industry's
best musicians including Ringo Starr, Stone Temple Pilots, Vince
Neil, Tom Petty and Smashing Pumpkins.
his career, Corey has never stopped playing, recording and teaching.
In 1999, with a family of his own, he returned to the Midwest
to build a recording studio and teach full time. He now lives
and works in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he teaches 50 students
a week, records in his
home studio and plays with other musicians in the area. It
was through teaching that Corey realized that his One Note system
could benefit others. The One Note method was first introduced
on simple handwritten pages handed to students during their lessons.
When several students asked him to copy his handwritten notes
to use as study aids, Corey's book, The One Note Guitar Method,
If you are interested in taking private lessons with Corey and
are in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area, please contact