Chris Buono is a proud native of the great state of New Jersey where he lives not far from the Atlantic. A product of both private and public school systems Chris' real education came sitting across a cast of six-string wizards who taught him the dark arts of guitar and music theory. Chris hustled a guitar teaching career of his own while still attending William Paterson College and ran with it all the way to a professorship at the esteemed Berklee College of Music (2003-2008). Leading up the Berklee years Chris was recording and gigging in various parts of the globe, but still managed to find time to infiltrate the publishing world first as an author and then as a magazine contributor. Along the journey Chris has written seven books for various publishers including Alfred, Thompson PTR, Cengage Learning and Hal Leonard. His byline as a columnist and regular contributor can be seen in Just Jazz Guitar, Guitar One, Guitar Player and Riff. Keeping in line with his non-stop content creating ethos he bounced from the college teaching scene to the wonderful world of TrueFire (2008- ) where he has produced 23 video courses to date with new titles perpetually in the pipeline.