Tony Burnett is a highly respected guitarist and teacher in Southern California. To date, Tony has taught over 15,000 students and has seen some of his students go on and get signed, make albums, tour the world, go on tv, and even become teachers themselves. Tony has written and released 4 instructional dvd's which have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been featured in Guitar World, Guitar One, Guitar Player, Metal Edge, Revolver and Circus magazines.
Tony is also a live and studio performer with over 5000 gigs under his belt ranging from small coffee shops and bars to arenas in front of over 18,000 people. Tony has played in several original and cover/tribute bands which include tributes to Dream Theater, Rush, Metallica, Queensryche, Van Halen, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, The Cars, Foreigner and several 80's metal tributes. Tony is currently the guitarist/vocalist for Driven and also the guitarist for 80's Brigade, a highly talented cover band that plays all around the Inland Empire. Tony also does several fill-ins for bands around Southern California and has always been known as the "go to guy" due to his reputation for being punctual, and an encyclopedia of songs.
Tony prides himself for his dedication to his craft. He is a graduate of both Musicians Institute and University of California Riverside with degrees in guitar performance and music theory.