Robbie Mangano
Robbie Mangano

Robbie Mangano

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: Hi! Online lessons via zoom are common for me (or in person, I’ll travel to you in New York City only). See the end of my bio for rates. My lessons are fit for your own personal tastes, interests, and goals. I take extra time so each lesson is understood and I leave the you with enough to work on. Our session will be relaxed and not have a rushed feel. Each lesson will be about an hour but I do not end the lesson until I feel the students have really taken in the teachings. With 20+ years as a professional musician, I can share knowledge of the industry outside of playing your instrument. I like teaching all ages, and find it most rewarding zoom Lessons come with a video of the lesson and pdf recapping the lesson to practical, also “guitar pro” file can be sent, if the student has the app or the desktop program. I enjoy helping adults who want to learn later in life. Open to all ages but require that the student is passionate about playing and learning. I have experience in jazz, metal, rock, classical, funk, blues, country, and world music. Has played guitar, bass, or keys for Rickie Lee Jones, Vernon Reid, Sean Lennon, Denis Leary, Michael Leonhart Orchestra, Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Cibo Matto, Banned From Utopia, Project/Object, Tom Morello, Street Sweeper Social Club, The Nightwatchman, The Grandmothers of Invention, A New World (Final Fantasy Chamber Orchestra concerts). Performed on television (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson as well as television shows overseas). Teacher to actors portraying musicians (Not Fade Away - Paramount Vantage films, Jersey Boys, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll -FX Network). Former transcriber for Guitar World Magazine and other music publications and also accepts private commissions for transcription work. Regarding discounts: if a student wants to pay for 4 lessons at a time after the initial lesson, then a discount can be arranged. My rates are $100 for remote lessons of one hour. $80 for remote lessons of 45 mins. And $60 for remote lessons of 30 mins. In-person lessons are a bit more for travel time.
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Hired 5 times

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29 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Matthew W.
Sep 14, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Robbie is a great teacher, I've only had a couple of lessons but we've already we've covered alot. It's obvious hes a fantastic player nailing riffs I'd been working on for ages in no time and then walking me through them. Robbie is great at explaining clearly what you need to work on to improve and tangible steps to get there. I've really enjoy working with him! We do our lessons on zoom and he sends the recordings so I can go back and review what I learned.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • What the teacher recommends • Rock • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Hayden A.
Nov 9, 2021
I had a great experience with Mr. Mangano. On top of his talent and wealth of knowledge, he is very affable, charismatic, and ultimately a joy to have a lesson with. He pushed my limits physically and mentally and found a way to develop a set of challenges in every lesson that improved my way of thinking and my abilities as a guitarist. While the website only lets me choose three adjectives to describe what working with him is like (work quality, responsiveness, and value), punctuality and professionalism are highly applicable and should not be discounted. I have had a long line of teachers that have been less than satisfactory over the years, but having him as a teacher was a breath of fresh air. Countless teachers charge $200 an hour for a lesson that is half as catered and comforting as Mr. Manganos. Definitely worth your time and money.
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Carly M.
Oct 16, 2021
I have been playing music and taking lessons for over 15 yrs and I can confidently say that Robbie Mangano is by far one of THE best teachers I have ever taken lessons with! He is an incredible musician with extraordinary talent & knowledge but more importantly he is able to teach and break down technique in a way that really makes sense. His teaching style is fantastic because he is teaching me practical guitar techniques through songs that I love. He takes guitar practices that otherwise might be dry and boring but very necessary to learn, and teaches them through my favorite songs so I feel inspired and excited to practice. He is also a very supportive, fun and kind person and brings great energy to his lessons. Can’t say enough good things about Robbie and highly recommend for anyone looking for a guitar teacher at any level!
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Jordan R.
Aug 27, 2021
Rob is an amazing guitar teacher. He is very thorough while teaching and follows up with sheet music and a video of the lesson after every class. I’ve already gotten exponentially better even though it’s only been a month or two of lessons. Highly recommend!
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Steve W.
May 9, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

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.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • 4+ yrs of formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • Jazz • What the teacher recommends • Rock • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Robert Mangano

FAQs

  • 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.

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