Gaetano Troccoli studied guitar with Maestro Maurizio Preda, obtaining his diploma as a private student at the "Giuseppe Verdi" conservatory in Milan (1993). He also graduated in Palaeography and Musical Philology from the University of Pavia (1986) with a thesis on the "Fronimo Dialogo di Vincentio Galilei," a lute method dating back to the 16th century.