First Name: Lee
Last Name: Mangano
Birthday: January 1, 1959
Location: United States
Display Name: Lee Mangano
Hello, I started playing drums in 1973 at 14 years old by joining the “Regal Crownsmen” Drum Corps with director Walter Smith. Drum Instructors Larry Fitzgerald & Kenny Pearsol where my 1st teachers & boy do they have great “Chops” !
After the corps 1978 – 1981 - I studied with drummer Joe Pet from “The Joe Perry Project” whom we still today work together on projects. At that same time I studied privately at Brown University with percussionist Prof. Mark Parmet and also went to Roger Williams College with Prof. Will Ayton.
After college my band “NRG” performed in many concerts with Music HOF bands such as “Judas Priest ~ Nazareth ~ Blue Oyster Cult ~ UFO ~ Extreme ~ KIX .. etc. to name a few .
NRG was fortunate to land their original song “Instruments Of Destruction” on the Original Animated “TransFormers” The Movie & soundtrack which sold over 1,000,000 records & cd’s and over 15,000,000 VHS tapes & DvD’s around the globe.
In 1989 I self-produced my 1st drum instructional Video product titled “DRUM SCHOOL” sub-titled “The Ultimate Learning Experience” featuring myself, Joe Pet, Jackie Santos & Hirsh Gardner. In 2003 I produced my 2nd DvD “Drum School” sub-titled “ Taking It To The Next Level” featuring Gary Moffatt “38 Special” ~ Sean Shannon “Pat Travers & Molly Hatchet ~ Joe Pet.
Now i'm here on DRUMEO Edge to share all our teachings & experience's to drummers around the world.
Drum Instructor & Music Director for Central HS
Rate: $25 / 30 minutes
Lesson Type: Local
Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Specialties: Drumline, Rudimental, Double Bass, Rock
Ages: All Ages
Teaching Since: 1980
Drum Heads: Evans