Location: Los Angeles, USA
Date of Birth: May 28, 1986
Been playing guitar since: 1997
I was born in Moscow in 1986 and started playing guitar when I was 11 years old. I got pretty lucky because when I was 15, I was hired to go on tour with a popular band in Russia. After a year of traveling and performing, I decided that it was time to take my guitar skills to the next level so I applied to the Russian College of Music to study Jazz and Classical guitar. I kept working as a studio musician and continued traveling around Russia as a hired musician. I appeared in many magazines such as: “Guitar Player” (Russian Edition), “Guitarist”, “MuzCube”, “Fuzz”, and many others. In 2006 I moved to the United States and basically had to start over as a musician.
Playing and Influences
I went to study at the Los Angeles Music Academy and had great teachers such as Frank Gambale, Steve Fister, Greg Howe, Jeff Richman, Jerry Watts, Brad Rabuchin and many others. After LAMA I stated working as a full time musician and got hired to work with: Irene Nelson (Famous Russian artist, 3 Grammy Award winner), Eminem FT Rihanna "Love The Way You Lie" (Heavy Remix), "Love The Way You Lie Part 2, Britney Spears "Hold It Against Me". I also recorded a solo CD Called "About The Rain" and got a chance to feature Greg Howe, Frank Gambale and Steve Vai on a few original tracks. I performed several hundreds of shows around the US and Europe with great artist such as: ZIV, Reflex (Russian band 17 National awards), Red Elvises and recorded a soundtrack for a movie "Live Fast, Die Young".
I hope you will enjoy my lessons and will learn a lot of new and interesting stuff. I'm really excited to share my experience and be able to teach you everything I know and share some cool working musician tricks from studio work, rehearsals and gigs.