Michael Ridenour


Welcome to the website of Michael Ridenour - Classical Guitarist & Teacher. Michael is available to provide your weddings, fine dining, corporate and private event entertainment throughout the Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina areas.  He also teaches private guitar lessons at the Music Academy of Western North Carolina in Hendersonville, North Carolina.


Michael Ridenour holds a Master's of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Appalachian State University.  He has performed for hundreds of weddings, fine dining, corporate, and private events and possesses over 20 years of teaching experience.  Michael has performed in master classes for Elliot Fisk, Christopher Parkening, Anthony Glise, Tom Patterson, and Elliot Frank.  Michael has taught guitar and various other music classes while serving on the music faculties of Blue Ridge Community College and Appalachian State University.  He recently served on the music faculty at the University of North Carolina at Asheville teaching music theory and music history and is currently the Director and Instructor at the Music Academy of Western North Carolina in Hendersonville, North Carolina.  Michael performs regularly at venues across the Southeast as a solo classical guitarist, chamber musician, and with his band, Modern Day Society.


Please contact Michael via the Contact page to inquire about event performance or lessons. Thanks for visiting the site!


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