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Aaron Wolf is a great guitar teacher. He obviously knows a lot about it and is good at conveying what he knows to you.Jan 14, 2020Verified
Aaron is AWESOME! My special needs daughter and I take lessons together. He is VERY patient with her and makes sure she leaves every lesson being able to do something (strumming, rhythms, etc). He records every lesson so you can see progress over time. He even accommodates an odd invoicing process without hesitation. We’re so happy to have found Aaron!Oct 26, 2017Verified
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Aaron is and excellent instructor and fun to take lessons from. I have learned more from him in a few weeks than I have in months from other instructors.Nov 27, 2016Verified
I have been working with Aaron for about 8-9 months after finding him on Thumbtack. He is extremely knowledgable and makes each lesson unique and fun. I look forward to my lessons and have already improved more than I could have dreamed in such a short period of time.Oct 8, 2015Verified
Aaron has been very good at getting me to unlearn some bad habits and cover the basics of flamenco guitar in a very short amount of time. His personality and mine seem to be very complementary. I like his technical explanations of material but also ability to pull back and just play some music. I should practice more between sessions more to get the most out of it.Nov 14, 2014Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Besides my set rates, I do sliding-scale discounts, group classes, and some bartering. I'm always willing to discuss how to make lessons feasible to any dedicated student.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I do a free intro lesson where we get a chance to get to know one another. I recommend appropriate resources outside of lessons and am available between lessons to answer questions by email. I see myself as a coach as well as teacher, and I do whatever is needed to help students succeed. That means helping students build good practice routines or whatever else they need help with — not limited to technical things about guitar.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I took lessons myself for years, recorded several albums, toured with a band, got a classical music degree, worked for years in a guitar shop, reviewed 800+ guitar methods and other books, taught all sorts of students over more than 20 years, and nearly started a PhD in cross-cultural musicology (but gave that up to focus on a music-related non-profit). I have particular expertise in music tuning theory (and play guitars that use alternative tuning systems that can play more blended chords and also non-Western musical structures). I also have a side expertise in free software and free culture issues (I use a GNU/Linux computer and license all my own work under Creative Commons; I have helped many students learn how to engage with online resources without giving up privacy or control).