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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 PedersenMay 14, 2019Verified
Working with Bob has been such a beneficial experience! His systems and well honed methods make the material straight forward and accessible and his lessons are always fun. He is also a great person who cares about his work and that you really learn the guitar!Nov 7, 2018Verified
Bob is an incredible guitar teacher with a proven method for success. Bob brought structure, consistency, and meaningfulness to all areas of learning the instrument, and is an excellent motivator for reaching your goals. In just the first two lessons Bob opened up the world of guitar and I such dramatic improvement, my playing has never been the same!May 7, 2018VerifiedWolfman's School of Music's reply
Thanks Luis, your words are very humbling and very much appreciated! Students like you exemplify why I teach. Thank You Luis, Bob Wolfman www.wolfmansmusic.com
Bob Wolfman’s lessons are a great way to improve your guitar playing. I was struggling to find things to practice that would keep me interested and moving forward and Bob’s structure really pushes his students playing while keeping the lessons fun and personal. I am fully satisfied with the lessons, and the skype format makes it easy to fit in my schedule.May 6, 2018VerifiedWolfman's School of Music's reply
Hey Trevor, Thanks so much, and you know I really enjoy having you as my student. You're doing great, and I know you will be a respected performer within a very short time!! Your talent is pretty impressive.......in all aspects of music, and what a voice you have......Daaayyaaaaam!!! Thanks again, see you at your next lesson, Bob Wolfman www.wolfmansmusic.com
After playing the guitar for 45 years I decided to get take some lessons from one who knows guitar. I was fortunate to find Bob, the best guitarist I have ever sat across from, and the best teacher, too. In this first six months of lessons Bob has helped me to sharpen my attack, tighten up my rhythm, improve my ear, and add interest to my playing. My chord vocabulary, which I thought was pretty good coming in, has more than doubled, Bob has shown me how to use these chords, too, in a growing collection of interesting songs. Though I am interested in learning chord melody playing, Bob suggested I start out learning how to play the blues, since the blues are not only fertile ground musically but also a great way to work on expressive, clean playing. We have stressed the fundamentals, worked on correcting some bad habits, and I feel I am moving towards becoming a guitarist who can perform in front of people. Bob is an excellent guitar teacher.Jun 14, 2018VerifiedWolfman's School of Music's reply
Thank so much Joe, I must say you've really improved, and I'm excited listening to you play at outré lessons lately. Very gratifying to see and hear you achieving the goals you listed when you started! Thanks so much for your kind words, Bob Wolfman www.wolfmansmusic.com
- 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.