About Tony Skinner
Tony Skinner is one of the true masters of the guitar and has played for over 40 years as a professional guitarist. He now specialises in writing and performing solo instrumental acoustic guitar music. Highpoint Records have recently released his solo album The Acoustic Composer to wide acclaim. The album is a collection of exquisitely played solo instrumental acoustic guitar pieces that are filled with emotion, passion and vivacity.
Tony is zealous about the enchanting resonant sound of vintage Martin guitars and The Acoustic Composer album features Tony drawing the most wonderful tones out of some of these unique vintage instruments dating back to 1927.
During the previous 25 years Tony became established as one of the world’s most respected guitar educators, writing and editing over 100 guitar education books and, as Director of the Registry of Guitar Tutors and London College of Music Principal Guitar Examiner, compiling ground-breaking guitar exams that are now widely used across the world. Tony also contributed to over 250 issues of Total Guitar, Europe’s best-selling guitar magazine, with sales in excess of 10 million magazines and CDs.
Tony has appeared on all the major UK TV channels, from BBC1 to Channel 4, demonstrating his guitar playing.