Tim Wolfe

Tim W.

Telford, PA
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Lesson Details

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Focus on developing strong fundamentals of technique and reading while exploring different styles of music.
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About

Tim delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
February 2003

I earned my master’s degree in jazz studies from The University of the Arts. As adjunct professor of music at Lebanon Valley College, I teach double bass, bass guitar, jazz improvisation, and directs small-group jazz combos. Working with students of all ages, I also teach workshops, clinics, and master classes at high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as keeping a private teaching studio out of my Bucks County home.

Lessons are available on upright bass, electric bass, improvisation, music theory, and ear training at all ability levels and all ages, from absolute beginners to high school students preparing for college auditions to adults. Some of my students have been accepted to various regional orchestras and jazz bands, and I'm very proud of their hard work.

While having an outlined curriculum to develop my students’ technique, reading, and knowledge of theory, I cater to their interests by showing them how to apply what the are learning to the music that they already know and love.

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Experience

Adjunct Assitant Professor of Music
Aug 2011 - Present
Lebanon Valley College

performing bassist
Jan 2000 - Present
free-lancing

I've been performing professionally on the electric bass and upright bass since I was in high school, performing all styles of music. Jazz, classical, solo, rock, country, folk, etc.

Education

Master of Music (Jazz Studies)
Aug 2007 - May 2008
The University of the Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Music)
Aug 2003 - May 2007
Lebanon Valley College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Mary Luznicky-Poth Award
May 2008
The University of the Arts
D. Clark and Edna Carmean Award for Orchestra
Apr 2007
Lebanon Valley College

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Mar 2014

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Transcription of Ray Brown playing "Take the A Train"
A fingering system for the bass guitar that allows for a two-octave scale with just one shift.
a sample lesson on shifting, using a Marcello sonata performance, the lesson begins at the 2:20 mark
Wolfe duo, classical guitar and upright bass

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playing in a funk band

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on a jazz gig

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New Year's eve gig with a jazz singer.

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playing one of the Bach cello suites on the electric bass
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2 Reviews

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Sophia A. Oct 27, 2017
Bass Guitar · In studio

Tim is a wonderful teacher. He's very knowledgeable and is an excellent teacher.

Joshua Nov 8, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio

Awesome lesson and excited to learn the bass guitar!

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