Wolfman's School of Music 

Success Stories

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"I was so impressed cause I started learning so much so quickly"

 

I've been in a constant struggle, trying to teach myself how to play guitar for the past 20 years.  Never really improved.  A friend gave me Bob Wolfman’s brochure at a local guitar store and I called Bob that same day to schedule lessons……Wow!  So glad I did!  I was so impressed cause I started learning so much so quickly, thus I enrolled in Bob’s Apprenticeship Program.  I’ve learned proper playing techniques, music theory, reading music, Blues guitar, chord progressions, songs, and solo improvisation, and more.  I’m learning so much, it’s amazing and fun!   Bob is very patient, kind and an absolute professional guitarist and instructor.  

I highly recommend Bob to anyone wanting to learn…….Thanks Bob!"

DAVID FRASER, LOWELL, MA

    APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM             *GUITAR STUDENT

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"Guitar playing has become much more fun now..."

 

“ I've been an apprenticeship student for a couple months now. I felt my guitar playing had reached a plateau, and I was just playing pentatonics and power chords. I wanted to make my improvisation more interesting. After taking classes with Bob, I've learned to apply more scales and chords to my playing. Guitar playing has become much more fun now that I've learned more theory and learned to apply it to my playing.”

 

     IGNACIO FERNADEZ -            Austin, TX

 

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      APPRENTCESHIP               PROGRAM 

"I strongly recommend working with Bob on his beginner course to take your guitar playing to the next level, even if you have been playing for a while."

 

"I had worked with another guitar teacher for 3 years, but still felt that I had lots more to learn as a beginner. I started working with Bob Wolfman, and asked him for help with my fundamentals. I supplemented my lessons with Bob with his “ESSENTIAL BASICS for GUITAR”, a 5 lesson E- book and the “10 Week  Guitar For Beginners” course. This combination was ideal for me; reading the text, watching and listening to the videos, and Bob’s awesome instruction helped me make a lot of progress. After finishing, I felt that I had better fundamentals with regards to playing technique, better understanding of music theory and the “why” of what a guitarist needs and does. I strongly recommend working with Bob on his beginner course to take your guitar playing to the next level,s even if you have been playing for a while." 

         

            TOM MELLOW, PORTLAND, ME

                   APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM                                                *GUITAR STUDENT

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"Bob Wolfman is the guitar instructor to guitar instructors!"

 

I'm a professional musician, Berklee College of Music graduate, and I have a thriving teaching practice, teaching guitar for 22 years now.  I saw Bob playing in concert, and I was blown away by him, his band, his professionalism, and his world class musicianship.  My goals are to be the best musician I can possibly be.  I hadn't studied for a while, but Bob has opened up a lot for me.  He's taught me to see things that I didn't know I wasn't seeing......a great teacher can teach you things that you didn't even realize you haven't learned yet.  Bob has done that for me.  He's helped me with Blues, with Jazz, he's helped my practice to get better than it already was...to tighten up....he's been around, he's seen stuff, so I'm getting a whole lot out of that. If you're a beginner starting out you might as well stick it out the right way.

         

 

 

 

 

 

         

           ANDREW BOYD, CONCORD, NH

     PROFESSIONAL GUITARIST/INSTRUCTOR

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"Bob will help you become a better   musician, not just a great guitarist."

"I've been studying with Bob for about a year now and have learned a ton. He pushes me to be the best player I can be. I've had many guitar teachers over the last 30 years but none of the skills ever stuck with me. Bob's teaching method and level of engagement is well beyond anything I've experienced before. He's got a great sense of humor and really cares about his students, adults or children. Most of all he wants us to ENJOY playing, not just to learn skills. I recommend that you contact Bob regardless of your playing style, experience or skill level. He will help you become a better musician, not just a good guitarist."

                        JOSH NATHAN, NATICK, MA

     APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM * GUITAR STUDENT

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"My comprehension has improved vastly and my playing continues to improve on a regular basis."

"When I met Bob I was stuck in the same loop I've trying to learn through YouTube videos and other sources.  From the first day of lessons with Bob is giving me a custom tailored Lesson plan with homework based on exactly what I need to work on.  We use resources like the Bill Leavitt book as well as Bob's own books that he authored for guitar and music theory.  My comprehension has improved vastly and my playing continues to improve on a regular basis.  Music is much easier to understand and apply now.  Bob is a great guy and a great teacher, and he puts a lot of thought and energy into his students’ success. I highly recommend him!"

  

                          WILL ADISHO, SALEM , MA

                JAZZ & BLUES * GUITAR STUDENT

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"I had so many problems with music before I came to Bob….Now I am a better musician all around." 

                         

                 HERB MCDUFFY, PHILADELPHIA,PA

                             SKYPE GUITAR STUDENT

"I didn’t think I would ever learn to play guitar… Bob has taught me how to read music and even improvise…" 

                  LARRY BORNSTEIN, SALEM , MA

                      ROCK/BLUES GUITAR STUDENT

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"Bob Wolfman has really motivated me..."

 

"I am really happy about how much I've learned, and how quickly I've improved with my guitar lessons.  Bob Wolfman has really motivated me and I know I will continue to enjoy playing for the rest of my entire life!"  

                            SARAH DIK, BOXFORD, MA

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"After only 3 months with Bob Wolfman I am capable of playing the guitar well because I am being taught properly. "

"I lost 1/2 my pinky finger on my left hand and thought playing the guitar would be extremely difficult. BOY WAS I WRONG!! After private lessons with Bob I realized that playing helped me improve and progress the mobility and feeling of my finger. I am 49 and always wanted to play the guitar well. I'd taken lessons a while ago but it just didn't feel right, wasn't enjoying it, got discouraged because I learned nothing. After only 3 months with Bob Wolfman I am capable of playing the guitar well because I am being taught properly. I'm excited and highly encouraged cause it wont take years to accomplish my goals as a guitar player. I highly recommend anyone who wants to really learn to play the guitar properly to take lessons with Bob, as I truly believe he could teach a monkey to play the guitar. WOLFMAN ROCKS!! THANKS FOR TEACHING ME HOW TO PLAY THE GUITAR!"

      GREGORY STONE,

        PEABODY, MA

      ROCK GUITAR STUDENT

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"I am reaching my goals to becoming an accomplished pro guitarist very quickly."

 

"I started lessons with Bob Wolfman a year and a half ago, with hopes of getting past a guitar playing rut I’d been stuck in for  years. I reached a plateau, wasn’t progressing since I switched out of the music program at UMASS Lowell. Within my first few lessons with Bob I was already progressing more than I had with ten years of prior instruction! In my first three months of lessons with Bob, I was very impressed by his ability to cater to my interests (music theory & improvisation) while exposing me to concepts I needed to work on to get there (sight-reading, aural skills, chordal arrangements). We quickly set up a lesson plan and goals geared towards getting me where I wanted to be. I was so happy with the results that I eagerly enrolled into his year-long “Apprenticeship Program”. This program allowed us to plan my curriculum and keep me on track (with a realistic practice schedule that I could stick with). Last year, I progressed so much that I decided to start my second year in the program. I’m really glad that I did!! One of several things that separates Bob from a lot of other instructors is his focus on his students. He always sticks to his commitment to making me a better guitarist and musician, and he gives me extra time when he has it. Bob knows how to personalize my lessons in a way that works for me. I highly recommend him for people just starting out on guitar, bass, etc., or for those like me who just need a kick start to get out of a rut. I am reaching my goals to becoming an accomplished pro guitarist very quickly."

                                                                  TYLER SCHMITT, WOBURN, MA

                                                  APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM * GUITAR STUDENT

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"Studying with Bob is certainly one of the best moves I’ve made in my life!

 

I’m a self taught guitarist of nearly seven years, playing in my own rock band for three years. I had run into a brick wall! I just could not learn on my own anymore. I had the fear of learning to read music. Bob completely changed my attitude and my approach. I’ve learned more in six months than in my seven years of playing. Studying with Bob is certainly one of the best moves I’ve made in my life."
 

      JIM WHEALAN, BOSTON, MA

       ROCK GUITAR STUDENT

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"Bob is the best!  I have never had such a great instructor!"

LUKE RUSH, ANDOVER, MA

ROCK/POP GUITAR STUDENT

"I’m grateful to Bob for challenging me to move off my former plateau as a classical guitarist."

 

" As an advanced intermediate classical guitar player, I was reluctant to contact Bob Wolfman for lessons because his career has been devoted to jazz and blues guitar rather than classical. But he also teaches classical, and his website showed that he is one of the most experienced guitar teachers in the area, for all types of music. I gave it a try, and have been very pleased with the results. My objective in studying with Bob was to improve my “musicianship” and strengthen my technical ability, to move closer towards reaching performance standard.  From the outset, Bob challenged me to tackle difficult pieces (for me) with a metronome. In particular, I worked on Carulli’s Nocturne de Salon, Sor’s Variations on a Theme from Mozart, and Villa Lobos’ Prelude #1 in E minor. I had been avoiding a metronome for years because it’s so much easier to play with loose timing. After some practice I now get through the difficult passages well. This exercise helped me greatly to improve my timing, tone quality and fingering accuracy in everything I play. I’m grateful to Bob for challenging me to move off my former plateau as a classical guitarist and providing technical and musical guidance on how to do so." 

 

                  BRUCE BOLLNICK, TOPSFIELD, MA

                 CLASSICAL GUITAR STUDENT

 

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"I didn’t think the ONLINE Skype format would work – boy was I wrong!"

 

"I had studied with Bob in Boston and knew he was an excellent teacher, however, I didn’t think the ONLINE Skype format would work – boy was I wrong! My daughter and I are both taking Webcam Guitar Lessons with Bob over Skype and it’s pretty much the same as taking lessons in his studio. Only difference is with these online guitar lessons, there’s no time wasted driving to and from, waiting while my daughter has her lesson, etc., etc. I’d definitely recommend this approach to anyone who wants the quality instruction only Bob can offer, but doesn’t happen to live next door to him."

 

                                         ERIC STELLWAGEN, WATERTOWN, MA

                                      BLUES/ROCK GUITAR STUDENT

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'Bob taught me the right way, he's a great guy, he's brilliant, and you will learn a lot from him..." 

 

"I decided I needed some outside instruction, found Bob kind of by accident, and I'm glad I did because he broke down

my entire playing style and rebuilt it from a solid foundation based on music theory, and fundamental playing techniques, and I'm a much better player today because of it. He taught me the right way, he's a great guy, he's brilliant, and you will learn a lot from him..." 

 

       JEREMIAH READ, IPSWICH, MA

 

  

ROCK/FOLK/ALT. GUITAR STUDENT

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"...I'm very happy with my improved skills and knowledge."

 

"I've had failed guitar lessons when I was younger, and I've been trying to teach myself guitar my whole life.......started looking online and found Bob Wolfman. I was progressing with Ukulele lessons with Bob so quickly that I switched to Voice lessons and after a year I switched to guitar lessons.  I've learned so much and I'm very happy with my improved skills and knowledge.  I highly recommend Bob Wolfman!"

 

     ROBERT MARSILIO, LONG ISLAND, NY

         

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         UKULELE, VOICE & GUITAR STUDENT

"Lessons with Bob Wolfman have been invaluable!"

 

"After only one summer break of weekly lessons, I can now confidently play and improvise on the guitar.  I always wanted to take lessons … I’d been trying to learn songs on my own.  Bob’s thorough incremental teaching method has already taken me past the basics of just reading music. I have grown comfortable enough with music theory that after only one summer break of weekly lessons, I will be able to confidently play and improvise on the guitar, a skill which often takes years of dedication to accomplish. Lessons with Bob Wolfman have been invaluable! The classes are a very small price to pay for a passion that I will stick with for the rest of my life."


       HILLARY BARTON, BOXFORD, MA 

        FOLK/POP GUITAR STUDENT

"Bob opened my eyes to what learning and playing music was all about which only served to fire my passion for playing."     

 

" I first met Bob back in the late 80's in Arlington, at Wolfman's School of Music, and what first impressed me was how he was always at the school and took the time to get to know each student personally whether they studied with him or not. After taking private lessons, a recording engineering course, and joining an ensemble, (of which Bob was a frequent participant and where I quickly found out what a monster guitarist he was), I started taking guitar lessons with him directly. I have to admit the first time he sat in with the ensemble it was intimidating but he always made us feel comfortable no matter what our skill level. That was a major factor in my decision to take lessons with him. He was genuine about wanting his students to become better players. Once I did start taking lessons with Bob I really learned the depth of his commitment to teaching. He wasn't just some musician with a degree supplementing his income by giving lessons, he was and is dedicated to teaching music. Bob opened my eyes to what learning and playing music was all about which only served to fire my passion for playing."     

 

 TOM LAUZIERE , LYNNFIELD, MA

         

       APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM *

  UKULELE, VOICE & GUITAR STUDENT

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"Mentoring our son has improved his music and overall attitude!"  

 

Dear Bob, I want to take a moment to commend you on the great teaching skills and patience you have provided to my son. Though we have been with you for three months I knew within the first hour that your knowledge would be invaluble in achiving my 13 year olds dream of mastering the guitar. Now in the roughly 13 lessons he has had with you he is gaining a true understanding of the fundamentals of music, music theory and the ability to find the rhythm of even the most complex songs. It has been a pleasure to listen to him practice up in his room each day, and an honor to hear and watch the two of you play and laugh during each lesson. Your mentoring has not only improved his music 10 times, but it has also givin him the desire to improve his overall attitude at school and at home. I won't drag this on, but I thought it important to share with you how pleased my wife and I are with our decision to hire you as his instructor, I would be completely and utterly pleased to recommend you and your passionate teaching to anyone who is looking for true direction and instruction on the guitar. You have opened my son to a whole new world of different music styles and appreciation for both the new and the old rock as well as classical music, and with each new week I see him opening up even more in all aspects of his life. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

 

            PHIL AND CARRIE BISHOP / COREY BISHOP, MIDDLETON, MA 

                          ROCK/METAL/BLUES GUITAR STUDENT

 

P.S "Can't say enough about your willingness to spend extra time on the weeks where he is having difficulty understanding a lesson, that to us speaks volumes about your dedication to each of your students." - Phil Bishop, Middleton, MA

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