Born in Lebanon, Tony Khalifé is an award-winning composer and musician. He has trained at the L.A. Guitar Institute and studied in India. He is an accomplished music educator and composer. His virtuosity on guitar, tabla (Indian hand drum), and other percussion is evident in his recordings, which include Transcendence (2007), The Music Shelter (2005), and Fish Out of Sea (1998). In addition, Khalifé has accompanied several poets and playwrights, and has written film scores. He lives in Ojai, CA.