Mike Philippov is a guitarist, instructor and music composer based in Indianapolis, playing in the neo-classical and progressive styles.
He began playing guitar when he was 14 and has had 2 years of formal classical training at the Jacob's School of Music at Indiana University. He also studied virtuoso guitar playing and music compositon with world renowned virtuoso Tom Hess.
He has taught instructional guitar clinics as well as private guitar lessons.
Mike is currently working on an instrumental debut album titled "Reflections".
His influences include: Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore, John Petrucci, Michael Romeo, Rusty Cooley, Tom Hess, George Bellas, Vitalij Kuprij, Ennio Morricone, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Fryderyk Chopin, J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi