Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, & Songwriting
Billy Cioffi, a 35-year veteran of the grueling and magnificent Los Angeles music scene, was born in Albany, NY. At age 16 he was signed with his band, The Grey Things, to Laurie Records and toured as the opening act of musical icons (The Allman Brothers, The Velvet Underground, The Byrds, the Lovin Spoonful, and The Rascals).
Billy has written for Guitar Player magazine, served as the musical director of the Universal Ampitheater in LA and played alongside Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley on tour.
Billy joined the staff at Kirk’s Studio in 2007. He likes to say he’ll teach “anything with strings”. In addition to guitar, Billy also teaches ukulele, banjo, mandolin, dobro and bass. The teaching experience has changed his life for good as he has had the wonderful opportunity of seeing many students succeed in music and in the music industry.