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Robbie Mangano
Robbie Mangano

Robbie Mangano

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
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Introduction: Online lessons available or in person. 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 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.

Hired 3 times

Serves New York, NY

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28 years in business

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

Exceptional 5.0

11 reviews


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Steve W.

Guitar Lessons

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, 2020
Gillian H.

I have played guitar for years, but wanted to learn more and explore new ways of improvising and upper structure chords. Robbie is so knowledgeable in so many genres and styles and instruments, he was able to show me everything I wanted to learn. He is kind, patient and encouraging and so much fun to play music with! What a great teacher!
Mar 11, 2019
Sean C.

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
Robert B.

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
Aaron K.

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
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Robert Mangano


  • 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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