Jim Tosone is a writer, speaker, and performer. He has written for newspapers (including the Sunday New York Times) and magazines (including The Toastmaster, Soundboard, and Guitar Review). He was a Contributing Editor at Guitar Review, was a contributor to the Encyclopedia Music in the 20th Century, and is the author of the book "Classical Guitarists: Conversations," published by McFarland & Co. Jim was also a contributor to the book, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the U.S. Constitution."
Jim is an accomplished public speaker, who earned his Advanced Toastmaster Gold (ATM-G) and Competent Leader (CL) certifications from Toastmasters International. He speaks on a variety of topics.
Jim is a classical guitarist who studied privately with Nicholas Goluses, the then Chairman of the Guitar Department at the Manhattan School of Music. He has performed in Master Classes for internationally renowned guitarists David Tanenbaum, Hubert Kappel, and Raphaella Smits. He has a youTube channel for his classical guitar performances (www.bit.ly/1gZtt7v)