Benny bio

Benny Fiacco

Benny Fiacco

Owner/ Bass and Ukelele Instructor

In 1981, A young Benny felt that something was missing from the area: a one-stop-shop for musicians to go that felt personal, where they knew what gear you had and could always recommend something new, where you could show support of bands big and small. He decided if no one else would make that store, he would. From a small store front in downtown Binghamton, to an Upstate New York legend, Benny has been the face, heart, and soul of Music City for over 40 years.

Benny plays bass and guitar and is a part of local bands "Frostbit Blue" "Highway Fruit market" and "B3"

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Interview by Matt Terzi

staff bios

Josh Sifert

Josh Sifert

Sales Associate/ Online Services/ Guitar Instructor

After coming to the store for years growing up, Josh joined the team at Music City on the sales floor with an extensive knowledge of guitars, amps, and pedals. He also runs the website, Facebook, Instagram, and Reverb Pages.

Josh plays guitar, bass, and vocals with "Pseudo Sunset" and as a solo musician.

Mackinaw Shutt

Mackinaw Shutt

Sales Associate

Mac is a huge fan of all things music, with an extensive knowledge of vinyl.

He is a Binghamton University graduate of music and currently sings with the Southern Tier Singers' Collective.

Teacher/ Tech Bios

Eric Peters

Eric Peters

Drum Instructor

Eric is a drum instructor with decades of experience in the New York City jazz scene, sitting in with some of the best. He teaches not only jazz drumming and theory, but also rock and modern drumming.

Michelle Glass

Michelle Glass

Piano Instructor

Michelle is a piano instructor with over 45 years of experience, having traveled extensively in the music business with "The Todd Wolfe Band". She is looking forward to sharing her music skills with you!

Robert Siegers

Banjo Instructor

Mitch Distefano

Guitar and Bass Instructor

Nick Gacioch

Guitar Instructor

Wayne Truesdale

Guitar, Amp, Orchestral Repairs

John Sininger

Brass and Woodwind Repairs