Gianni began playing guitar at the age of seven. As a teenager, he played in local blues jams alongside the likes of Charlie Karp (Buddy Miles, Them Changes). He currently holds a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music in Guitar Performance and graduated Cum Laude. Gianni received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Berklee Guitar Department. He did a study abroad semester at Berklee Valencia, Spain where he earned a minor in Music Technology.
Gianni has a wide-ranging interest and passion for all musical genres including blues, classic rock, jazz, soul, funk, slide, bluegrass, flamenco and classical guitar. Through teaching, he explores the fundamental topics of music theory, ear training, improvisation and reading. He focuses on the importance of tone, timing, and technique.