Online Lessons

I was fortunate to have spent time with mu Gurus, learning music in the guru shishya tradition here in India. I really feel that anyone who is interested in learning any art form should be privileged to experience the same. 

I have been actively involved in online teaching  through Skype, as for the last ten years, I have been getting inquiries from people outside India, who wish to learn the techniques of Indian slide guitar and how to play Indian classical music on this instrument.   I believe that it’s not as good as the traditional way of learning through a Guru Shishya Parampara, but it’s the best possible way available to  learn if it’s long distance.

I now have more than 35 students across the world which includes USA, Australia, Middle east, South east Asia, Europe and UK.

 If you are interested in learning to play Indian classical music on Indian slide guitar through online classes, my skype id is


Words from my Skype students

“I have been studying Mohan Veena slide guitar with Manish via Skype for four years.  I find Manish to be a very patient, compassionate and understanding teacher.  Being a teacher myself, I truly appreciate Manish’s attention to detail, his ability to break down complex musical ideas and his vast knowledge of raga and slide guitar technique.  He is a wonderful teacher and highly recommended to anyone interested in Hindustani Slide Guitar.”

Donald Ivan Fontowitz (California)

To slide guitar players or students of Indian classical music.
I have been a Skype student with  Manish Pingle and have found that the one on one style of teaching that he offers, brings faster results than other methods.
           Manishs’ ability to see where the student is at and tailor his lessons to each players needs is rewarding. I personally have gained a lot of skills and technique in my slide playing due to the Skype lessons with Manish and would defiantly recommend him to slide players of any level.
Happy sliding

John Greet. (New Zealand)

‘Manish Pingle is a true master of the mohan veena. With a skilled and patient approach, Manish helped me to learn a variety of skills and techniques in a short time, enabling me to remain motivated to practice and truly appreciate the beautiful sounds that are possible with such an amazing instrument’.

Tristan Dunn, Adelaide, South Australia

My experience  studying was Manish has been incredible …He goes into such detail if required ..and plays in such beautiful patterns…varieties .I consider him to be 1 of the top 3 or 4 veena players alive…I love his playing style and his care with students ..His music abilities ,understanding  and style and patience in teaching are so satisfying  ..if anyone were to wish to study Indian slide guitar /  veena  I can feel quite sure in assuring them with dedication they will be so rewarded and fulfilled in their growth

Bodhi Michael, Seattle USA


J ai pris des cours de slide guitare indienne avec Manish par internet (skype).

Très bonnes leçons qui,bien sur, ne remplacent pas un face a face réel, mais permettent de se faire une bonne idée sur ce que réserve l apprentissage de cet instrument que Manish maîtrise parfaitement.
Je suis très content de son enseignement.
Manish est un musicien extraordinaire et enseigne la guitare indienne superbement.
Je n ai  un seul regret ….c est de ne pas l avoir encore rencontré réellement et travailler avec lui ce superbe instrument !
Sur le plan ” business ” je n ai eu aucune surprise. J ai payé mes cours par avance sur PayPal et Manish a toujours été présent pour les rendez vous.
Je n ai qu une envie c est aller à Bombay et passer quelques jours pour apprendre la Slide Indian Guitar avec Manish!!!
Pour plus de renseignements mon mail :
I  took courses of slide Indian guitar with Manish by Internet (skype).

Very good lessons which, of course, do not replace a face to face reality, but make it possible to have a good idea about what looks training of this instrument that Manish controls very nicely.

I am very happy with his teaching.
Manish is an extraordinary musician and teaches the Indian guitar superbly.
I regret only one thing…I have not still met him really and work with him this superb instrument!

About “business plan” no problem. I paid in advance my lessons through PayPal . And no problem with the meeting on Skype.
I need now one thing, go to Bombay some days and learning Indian Slide Guitar with Manish !!!
If you want more , my adress mail :