Rock Productions

Rock Productions

5.0 (7)
1 hire on
2 employees
24 years in business

About this pro

Supplying, expert guitar support to local, regional and internation acts ranging from acoustic solo to 10 piece bands and everything in between.I specialize in Rock, Pop, Country, Celtic, Blues, R&B, hard rock, alternative, Punk and Techno. Guitar leassons, guitar setups and repairs, Audio recording, engineering and consulting, guitar tracks for hire. 40 years experience and degrees in music and Electronic Engineering.

My studio is in Gates, NY 14606



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Rochester, NY 14606
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  • Tony King

    Don is a true professional and expert instructor. I've taken lessons in the past when I was younger, but none compare to what I get from Don. He is easy going, patient and helpful. He doesn't rush you or sit and watch a clock to abruptly end your lesson. I love classic rock, and who better to learn from than a guitar teacher that actually toured over a decade with a nationally acclaimed Grammy nominated musician! I can't reccomend Don enough.

  • Nick Cannizzo

    Don Mancuso is very professional and knowledgeable in music and guitar playing skills. I enjoy taking lessons from Don and have expanded my ability.

  • Tom Leach

    Mr. Mancuso is a consummate professional. His teaching is never limited to skill levels, music styles and time. I've referred my own family to Mr. Mancuso and they love his style and personality but more importantly, their skills have gone through the roof. You won't find a better teacher anywhere,

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Finding out what they do know. Insuring that they start with the basics and work up. Find out what they'd like to learn and what types of music they enjoy to insure practice of techniques taught in real time applications.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

AAS in Music College Of Marin, 1 Year Classical guitar and voice Hochstein Music, AAS in Electical Engineering and Audio, 35 years  Touring, Recording and writing experience with International, National and regional Acts. Albums on Chrysalis, Capital, Atlantic Records and many Indie labels. Writing and performance credits on all. 30 years teaching guitar and bass.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My time in all areas in substantially lower than anyone with my experience and credentials. The standard rate is $50/hr for teaching, recording, engineering, reapairs, consulting, etc and $75/hr for live shows.

How did you get started teaching?

Was asked by neighbors and friends if I could teach their children and found that I have a real knack for it and the patience of a saint!

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