Mike has been playing guitar since 1988, Teaching guitar since 1996, & writing/recording music for the last 20 years. Mike has recently released a new single with his and Jason's band FuseBox. https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/fusebox/daMY
Ruggirello has taught at a variety of locations. Nine years for Guitar Trader San Diego, One year at Rock 'N' Roll San Diego , & taught a Master Clinic for "GWP"(Guitar Workshop Plus) held at San Marcos state university. Stew Hamm, Paul Gilbert, and Rhonda Smith were alongside him.
Mike also started/branded "SD3" https://m.facebook.com/SD3performer/ a model that Mike came up with after gaining experience from the prior clinic.
Seasoned veteran/author/recording artist/and lifetime achievement award from San Diego Music Awards Wayne Riker...Tommy Collins well renowned jazz guitarist & music teacher were alongside Ruggirello at UCSD performing at an exclusive venue.
Mike is endorsed by Suhr Guitars/Amps/pedals, Mad Hatter Guitar Products, Curt Mangan Strings, Flying V Leather and Henretta Egineering.
Bart Mendoza (musician/columnist) has written a page on Mike in the Peninsula Beacon (Local newspaper) - http://www.sdnews.com/view/full_story/26772995/article-Local-guitarist-Mike-Ruggirello-teaching-the-next-generation-?instance=artsbullets
Ruggirello also has been in the "PB" three other times working with Mark Langford of Rock 'N' Roll San Diego. Mike & his culmination of endorsements have been interviewed many times on WS. Radio (Gurlz Talk Rawk & the Gear Page) world's leading Internet radio station.
Mike has shared the stage w/ Craig Goldy, Tony MacAlpine, Gary Hoey, Michael Angelo Batio, Jake E. Lee, & Uli Jon Roth. Solo album "Vol.1" is sold on all major audio platforms.
Currently conducting a live-streaming interview on Facebook & YouTube called "Theory Thursday" it is always "Live" at around 7:00pm Pacific time. The weekly feed has converged with Boogie magazine where he gets to write a monthly column to support Theory Thursday.