Tommaso Zillio is a professional prog rock/metal guitarist and composer based in Edmonton, AB, Canada.
His first musical love was Beethoven, whose sonatas were played to him by his father at the piano when Tommaso was still a little child. He picked up guitar when he was 14, guided more from sympathy for the instrument than from desire to imitate any particular player. And from then he never stopped playing.
One of Tommaso's songs "Where Angels Stumble'' has been featured on 10,000 copies of the compilation CD "Under the Same Sky'' that have been distributed worldwide. He is regularly collaborating with local acting companies for musical theater productions, the most recent being "The Rocky Horror Show'' and "Hair''.
Tommaso is the author of "Sweeping Blues: 101 Sweep Picking Licks For Blues guitar'', an innovative course that applies the cutting-edge technique of sweep picking to the grittiness and sincerity of Blues. He also collaborates regularly as article writer with websites such as ultimate-guitar.com, cyberfret.com, metalguitarlessons.net, insaneguitar.com, guitar9.com, and MyGuitarWorkshop.com
Tommaso is a proud endorser of AMT Electronics, the best distortion pedals on the planet. His pedals of choice are the SS-20, the F1, and the DT-2. Tommaso is also holding the Guitar Results Intensive Program (GRIP) in Edmonton, AB as the main teacher and is available for private and group lessons.
Among Tommaso's favorite musician and influences are: Dream Theater, Pink Floyd, Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons, Mike Oldfield, Jean-Michel Jarre, Deine Lakaien, Litfiba, Nightwish, Astor Piazzolla, Hans Zimmer.
Under The Same Sky Compilation CD (10,000 copies)
Sweeping Blues: 101 Sweep Picking Licks For Blues Guitar
Quit your day job and make A LOT of money teaching guitar for a living.