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About me

Curriculum Vitae

Sergei A. Zyrianov
Guitarist, Composer, Instructor

  • Summary of Qualifications
    • Master Certificate Program in Guitar, Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA
    • Experience in teaching guitar lessons(10 years), regular performing, recording, and touring (15 years)
    • Berklee Online Celebrity Scholarship (in the name of Steve Vai) in 2014
    • Languages: Russian (native), English (fluent)

Education

  • December 2015
    • Berklee Online, Extension School of Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA
      • Master Certificate of Guitar: Contemporary styles of music: Major: Guitar Scales, Chords, Blues, Rock, Jazz (GPA 4,0)
      • Berklee Online Celebrity Scholarship (in the name of Steve Vai) in 2014
      • Principle Teachers: Professors: Bruce Saunders, Michael Williams, Tim Miller, Scotty Johnson, Joe Musella

Work Experience and Performance (selected)

  • June 2008-present
    • Sergei Zyrianov’s Guitar School, St. Petersburg, Russia
      • Founder and Guitar Instructor
      • Running the music school, teaching individual and group lessons, holding clinics
  • December 2010-January 2013
    • ScreamDriver – Progressive Rock Band, St. Petersburg, Russia
      • Founder, Composer, Performer
      • Gigging, DIY Recording, Production, and Releasing CDs
  • July 2010-December 2011
    • Electric Guerillas – Rock Band of Vadim Kurylev, St. Petersburg, Russia
      • Performer
      • Gigging, Touring Russia and Ukraine, Studio Recording, Releasing CDs
  • January 2009-July 2010
    • Deuces Wild – Cover Band of Western Music, St. Petersburg, Russia
      • Founder, Arranger, Performer
      • Gigging, DIY Recording, Production, and Releasing CD
  • September 2008-January 2009
    • RecLama – Funk and Soul Band, St. Petersburg, Russia
      • Performer
      • Gigging
  • May 2006-August 2008
    • Swizzle Stick –Alternative Rock Band, Yekaterinburg, Russia
      • Performer, Arranger
      • Gigging

Skills and Expertise

  • Theory: the pentatonic, blues, major, melodic minor, harmonic minor, bebop, symmetric and other scales and their modes; the construction of chords and chord voicings, chord/scale usage, building melodic tension, and improvisation techniques; improvising over chord changes, both in traditional standards and complex modern harmony.
  • Techniques: picking (alternate, economy, sweep, down stroke, finger), legato (hummer on/pull off, slide), tapping, touch style, palm muting, strumming, vibrato, natural/artificial harmonics, whammy bar.
  • Computation: Guitar Rig 5, AmpliTube 3.8, Cubase LE4, Amazing Slow Downer 3.4, Guitar Rig 5.2 and 6, Adobe Audition CS6 and 1.5, Kore Player, Reason 7, Adobe Premier Pro CS6.

Awards and Grants

  • 2014. Berklee Online Celebrity Scholarship (in the name of Steve Vai) to continue education

Language Fluency

Russian (native), English (excellent)

  • 2015. Successfully completed English Super Learning Course B.2.2 (Upper-Intermediate). Volkshochschule. Berlin. Germany.
  • 2013. Successfully completed English Language Summer School Course Certificate (Upper-Intermediate). Institute of Foreign Languages. St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2000-2005. Undergraduate studies. English language course for master students. Omsk State Technical University, Omsk, Russia.

Teaching Experience

  • 2008 – Present. Running the music school, teaching individual and group lessons, holding clinics. Sergei Zyrianov’s Guitar School, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2012. Guitar Clinic “Electric Guitar in Contemporary Rock Music”. (translation). North-West Institute of Printing
  • 2010. Recording weekly teaching program “Riff of the Week”. on guitarizm.ru Web Site, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Recordings

  • 2013. “A Turn in the Right Direction” – CD. ScreamDriver.
  • 2011. “The Age of hectic Sun” (translation) – CD. Electric Guerillas.
  • 2009. “Western on my Mind” – CD. Deuces Wild.
  • 2008. “Beautiful 2010” (translation) – CD. Amanita (translation)

Festivals

  • 2012. “Emergenza” International Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2011. “Open Windows” (translation). Rock Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Tours

  • 2011. Electric Guerillas, Ukraine: Kharkiv, Poltava, Kramatorsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Krivoy Rog, Donetsk, Simferopol, Odessa).
  • 2011. Electric Guerillas. Russia: Moscow, Luga, Velikie Luki, Belgorod.
  • 2010. Electric Guerillas. Russia- Ukraine: Moscow, Belgorod, Kharkiv, Krivoy Rog, Kiev.

Publications

References furnished upon request

 

Events

25.11.2014

Jazz Guitar Workshop

Jazz Guitar Workshop

Here you are welcome to watch my recordings from Jazz Guitar Workshop with Bruce Saunders (Berklee College)

14.11.2014

Blues Guitar Workshop

Blues Guitar Workshop

Here are my video recordings for Blues Guitar Workshop with Michael Williams (Berklee)

09.11.2014

Awards and Certificates

Awards and Certificates

Achievements by Sergey Zyryanov


All Events

 

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