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Robbie is really helping me to get past a guitar plateau. I found myself playing variations on the same concepts after years of playing, and lessons were the antidote to break out of that rut. He has a deep understanding of the instrument (theory and otherwise) and teaches through concepts and exercises that make you want to play. Working with Robbie has absolutely made me a better player.May 9, 2020Verified
I consider Robbie my ‘guitar therapist.’ He can assess where I am on my musical path and ask where I’d like to go. It’s up to me to hike the mountains or cross the rivers, but Robbie gives me secret trails and tips to get there. His approach to music has widened my own capabilities immeasurably, and I can’t recommend him strongly enough!Mar 11, 2019
Robert has the best balance of talent, skill, and pedagogical acumen of any teacher I’ve ever had. His knowledge of music theory and technique is scholarly. And yes - he can shred, but he doesn’t rub your nose in it by show boating. If you are looking to journey to the promised land of guitar, he is your Moses.Mar 11, 2019
I had the honor and privilege of taking a private lesson with Seahag about ten years ago or so. He taught me Andy by Zappa and I learned it through him. It’s not as hard to play as you’d think, and that’s what teaching is all about! Robbie is the best.Mar 11, 2019
Robbie "Seahag" Mangano, not only is a Consummate Professional, he is an educated, diverse and seasoned musician, who has played with the likes of Frank Zappa's former bands, to the offspring of The Beatles, to original members of The Grateful Dead, and everything in between. That in itself shows you the wide spread his talent casts on the music world. His lessons start on time, and his full attention is devoted to the student, with no interruptions. Anyone luck enough to have Robbie as a music teacher, should consider themselves lucky, because they are getting the best and the most out of their money; I know I do. Encore Robbie ENCORE!Mar 11, 2019
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to find out in advance who the student’s favorite guitarists are, why they want to play guitar, what their goals are, questions about equipment also.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?NYU Gallatin - wide variety of schooling involving Piano, Drums, Orchestration, Film Scoring, Post Tonal Theory, Composition, recording technology. 5 years of private bass lessons. Worked as a transcriber for music publications. Toured the world playing music for 20 years. Studio musician on TV commercials and tv shows.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?In high school I began teaching other kids at school. I also worked daily at the School Of Rock from 2005-2010 and have taught privately since.