Benoît Piccand studied classical guitar at the Bern Conservatory, after which he switched to rock music and improvisation. In 1992, he graduated from the Swiss Jazz School in Bern with Axel Fischbacher. He attended master classes with Joe Diorio, Scott Henderson, John Scofield and Mick Goodrick.
He has been active in recording studios since the late 1980s. Benoît Piccand works with musicians and artists from all genres. Piccand works as a producer and engineer in classical, contemporary, electronic and experimental music, as well as jazz, pop and rock music. He is studio director and lecturer in audio engineering at the Bern Academy of the Arts and participates in various research projects and master classes in Asia and Europe.