Michael Cioffero has a Master's Degree in classical guitar and has studied with Benjamin Verdery, Christopher Parkening and William Kanengiser among others. Michael has also studied flamenco guitar at Taller Flamenco Escuela de Flamenco in Seville, Spain. In addition to the 92nd Street Y School of Music, Michael is the guitar instructor at the prestigious Dalton School. Several of his students have gone on to study at major music conservatories such as the Manhattan School of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University. Michael performs many styles on guitar such as classical, flamenco, rock and jazz and has regular performances in New York City and throughout the United States. At age 19 he was one of 12 guitarists chosen nationwide to perform at the annual Christopher Parkening Master Class and, since then, has performed on VH1, Japanese Television, Off-Broadway plays, film soundtracks, the television series The Arts in Westchester and a feature in Rolling Stone magazine. Recently Michael studied and performed at the Benjamin Verdery Master Class in Maui, Hawaii.
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