B.S., University of North Carolina at Pembroke; M.A., Appalachian State University
Skipper Hartness is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up in Hope Mills, NC. Mr. Hartness attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education. Mr. Hartness received his Master degree in Music Education from Appalachian State University in 1978. He studied Classical Guitar locally with Danny Infantino, and in Raleigh, NC. with Myrna Sislen. He has been a life-long student of the guitar and guitar pedagogy, attending many guitar master classes. In addition to teaching guitar privately, Mr. Hartness has taught guitar at Fayetteville Technical Institute, UNC Pembroke, and Cumberland County Schools where he also has taught orchestra for thirteen years.