Wolfman's School of Music
Wolfman's School of Music

Wolfman's School of Music

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Introduction: RESULTS! FUN! CONFIDENCE! PRIDE! SATISFACTION!!! My motto - My students learn more, in less time, and have more fun here than just about anywhere else. Specializing in guitar, learning/playing songs, music theory, improvisation, ear training, song writing/composing, and performance skills. I teach students of all levels and styles of music. Born and raised in New York City, started performing as a professional and doing studio work in Manhattan while attending High School. Played in every type and size venue from school concerts, concerts in the parks, hotels in the Catskills mountains, college concerts, roadhouses and large music halls, theaters, and stadiums in many countries. Toured, performed and recorded with many top names; Chick Corea, Joe Beck, Grover Washington Jr., Larry Coryell, Hiram Bullock, Victor Bailey, Arlen Roth, Kenwood Dennard, Robben Ford and many others. Berklee College of Music graduate with a Degree in Performance and three years in Music Ed. program. Opened Wolfman's School of Music in Boston, MA in 1986, and launched many very successful music careers for both performers, composers and recording engineers. Have authored several music publications for guitar and have launched courses on different guitar web sites. Write curriculum for other music schools and online entities. I get tremendous satisfaction and pride in seeing my students improve. It’s also incredibly fun to see their enjoyment as they see and hear their knowledge and abilities improve. *** It’s a great feeling to help people accomplish life long dreams with music.
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36 years in business

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Adam R.
Apr 12, 2021
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I'm really glad I took guitar lessons from Bob. I learned so much about how to play guitar, and music theory; more than I ever thought I would. He was very accommodating, and worked with me and my learning style. Bob can also answer ANY question about music in-depth, and even give historical reasons. As a history major I enjoyed that a lot. I would absolutely recommend Bob Wolfman if you are serious about learning music.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Country • Folk • What the teacher recommends • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location

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Norman a.
Apr 8, 2021
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We lost contact but I know he had me headed in the right direction to really learn and fast also he’s a great dude good personality

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Jazz • Classical • What the teacher recommends • Blues • Rock • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • The guitar teacher travels to me • I travel to the guitar teacher • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

Wolfman's School of Music's reply
Hey there Norman, Well, this was a very pleasant and unexpected surprise.....thanks so much for your kind words. Always appreciated!! Please know that I'm still here, and still doin' what I do, and enjoying it more than ever, so please feel free to reach out to me if you like. I'm very easy to get a hold of. Just go to my website; www.wolfmansmusic.com Stay tuned.....We're gonna launch my brand new website next week.....We're very excited about this new site. All the best, Bob P.S. Hope you're doing very well indeed!
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Zach G.
Jan 24, 2020
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Bob Wolfman is the best teacher I've ever had! His approach is thourough and personalized. I've only had a few lessons so far and I've already learned a lot. Years of previous lessons from other instructors seeking a strong foundation had left me discouraged and cynical but now I am starting to feel hopeful and confident. I definitely foresee mysely taking lessons from Bob for a long time.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • 4+ yrs of formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • What the teacher recommends • Jazz • Rock • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

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Susanne P.
May 14, 2019
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I came to Bob for guitar lessons as a complete beginner. I was nervous about not knowing how to play, but Bob’s relaxed demeanor put me at ease. We started from the very beginning. In just one double lesson, he has already taught me basic music theory, strumming chords, and starting to play my favorite songs. I’m very happy with the progress I’ve made thus far and I look forward to my upcoming lessons BIGTIME. I’m actually playing the guitar now! 😊 Susanne Pedersen

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Blues • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • I travel to the guitar teacher

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Brandon M.
Apr 3, 2019
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Bob Wolfman is the best teacher around! As a student of the Wolfman I have learned more than I ever did with any of my other prior teachers. He spends time carefully planning each lesson to fit my style and my needs. He is highly respected having worked with some of the biggest names like Larry Coryell (founding father of Rock and Jazz fusion), Chick Corea, Grover Washington. He has plenty to offer teaching beginners as well as experts.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • Rock • Blues • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting) • I travel to the guitar teacher • The guitar teacher travels to me

Wolfman's School of Music's reply
Hey Brandon, Thanks so very much.....I really enjoy having you as a my student. Working with you is always a pleasure, and you're doing GREAT! I have total confidence in your success, and keep up your great work and positive attitude! Thanks again, Bob Wolfman ;-)
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I do offer block discounts with increasingly larger discounts for longer term commitments. For example; 6 months = 10% discount - with 1 FREE lesson 9 months = 15% discount- with 2 FREE lessons at the end of 9 months! 12 months = 20% discount with 4 FREE Lessons at end of the 12 months!! I do bill for a minimum of a 4 lesson block at a time.......You pay for 4 one hour lessons in advance, and then every 4th. week for the next block of 4, one week in advance to the next block.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First step of the process - Determine the student's goals....... We do a consultation/orientation to actually know who the student is at the present time from a musical perspective. So, I ask for the following info; *Student's musical background/any prior experience learning an instrument or music theory in school, privately, camp, after school programs, etc.? * What music has the student had exposure to? *What style of music does the student enjoy and want to play? *What does the student hope to accomplish from lessons? *Is the student interested in pursuing music professionally or just for fun. Btw, ALL students are welcome! Total Beginners too! Once we have an understanding of where the student is at present, we can begin to formulate a sensible and realistic path to ensure the student moves forward to reach his or her goals. IMPORTANT!! - The student is aware of what the goals are, the learning process, what he/she will be studying and practicing, and what the end result will be. In other words.......Know WHERE you're going, and HOW you're gonna get there! ;-

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

    Grade school - sang and acted in school plays, and musical performances, concerts. Began playing clarinet. in the 6th grade I was chosen along with 25 other kids to go into the Orchestral/Band program in junior high school. I played oboe and clarinet. I began playing the guitar at age 11. Junior High School - began taking guitar lessons at age 13, performing in school concerts, talent shows, and formed my own band. High School - began serious guitar study with world class professional players. I was performing at the resorts in upstate New York, playing in coffee houses, college concerts, and park concerts all around New York City, as well as private functions and socials in summer camp. I was a studio guitarist and began doing professional recording studio work in Manhattan at the age of 16 for most of the major record labels. I worked with a few different producers and recorded with dozens of singers and groups for their recordings. After my first year of college I started touring all over Europe, the U.S., Scandinavia, Greece, Israel, Japan, Australia with many top names in Jazz, Blues and Rock. Graduated from Berklee College of Music with a B.A. - Performance degree, with 3 years of Music Ed. Opened my own school - Wolfman's School of Music in a large, modern commercial building in Boston. We served as the first ever prep school for Berklee College of Music. We had a full range of private instruction for guitar, bass, piano, voice, sax, flute, harmonica, drums, and brass instruments. We also had a fully equipped, state of the art 24 track recording studio. We taught recording production/engineering, produced hundreds of bands, singer/songwriters, as well as many award winning tv and radio jingles that had worldwide airplay. We also offer a full Ensemble program with a wide range of musical styles and levels. I've been teaching privately now since 1980.

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