Misha Ryazhenka

Born in Moscow. Started playing the guitar at the age of 13. Graduated from the music school №14 where he studied playing the guitar and drums. 

Since September 2008 He officially teaches guitar at the Moscow Children’s Music School #14 named after Yury Saulsky till april 2013.

In 2006 Mikhail entered the Faculty of Music of the Institute of Modern Arts specializing in electric guitar (teachers: Vladimir Brand, Jeanne Ilmer, Elena Sigalova, Daniel Kramer), from which he successfully graduated in 2011.

Mikhail participated in many contests and festivals and won more than once. In 2008 he received Russian president’s scholarship for talented youth. Together with Stepan Yurlov he organized and held guitar workshops in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Kiev. He performed joint concerts with such guitarists as Christophe Godin, Victor Smolski, May Lian.

In September 2010 he undertook a two week internship in New York with American jazz guitarist and teacher Bob Devos.

In July 2010 together with the organization of Dance Music School Mikhail organized first educational open-air guitar courses caled "1st Russian Summer Guitar Camp" in Russia with May Lian as special guest.

In summer 2011 his debut solo album “The Last 5 Years” was released on CD-Maximum. It includes 10 instrumental compositions and one song.

In July 2012 his second solo album “The Experiments” was released on CD-Maximum. Featuring such musicians as Damien Schmitt, Marco Minnemann, Feodor Dosumov, Anton Davidyants, Valeriya Antipova, Petr Ivshin and many other.

Since September 2012 till December 2013 he officially teaches guitar at the Moscow National Culture & Arts University.

Since August 2012 till September 2015 He became a guitarist of popular Russian singer Vera Brezhneva.

Since September 2013 He became one of producers of International Independent Guitar Festival "GuitarPlayer Party".  

In February-March 2014 his 3rd solo album “The Opposites Of My Mind” was released in all web-stores. It includes 10 instrumental compositions and one song. Misha recored all guitars, keys and synths. Also He produced and mixed all tracks. Valery - vocal & lyrics, Anton Davidyants - bass, Sebastian Lanser - drums.

In January 2016 Misha released his first guitar educational book "Music Theory For Guitarists".

In May 2016 Misha released his second guitar educational book "Improvisation Guide For Guitar & Electric Guitar".

In January 2017 Misha released his third guitar educational guide "Bases of professional thinking for guitarists".

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