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 is a concert reviewer at Classical Guitar magazine, and was a Contributing Editor at Guitar Review magazine.
Jim is the author of the book Classical Guitarists: Conversations, published by McFarland & Co. He was also a contributor to the encyclopedia Music in the 20th Century and to the book Idiot's Guide: 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 (see Speaking page).
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.
Jim had a distinguished thirty-year career at Pfizer, the world’s leading pharmaceuticals company, where he held a number of positions of responsibility, including Head of Pfizer Healthcare Informatics.