Peter Worley was born in 1973 in the English Midlands. He began playing the guitar at the age of 15, inspired by his heroes Angus Young, David Gilmour, Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page. He completed a music diploma in rock and jazz music in London in 1992, and went on to become a guitar teacher, working privately, in many schools as well as for a London borough music service. Over a period of 15 years, he slowly worked his way from heavy metal and rock music to jazz fusion, then on to singer-songwriting, and finally discovered the classical guitar, taking only two years to achieve grade 8 with Trinity College, London. As borne out by his eclectic path to the classical guitar, he has an extremely wide range of musical tastes and influences, from John Dowland and J. S. Bach to Nine Inch Nails and Kate Bush. He has also always had a strong compulsion to arrange and transcribe, as well as to write songs and compose; having done so as a hobby for many years, he now feels honored to be granted the opportunity to do so professionally with Mel Bay Publications. In addition to his musical activities, he is currently the co- CEO and co-founder of the award-winning UK educational charity, The Philosophy Foundation, and has written many books and articles on teaching and facilitating philosophy in schools. Peter lives in London with his wife, Emma, and their daughter, Katy.