Tim Wolfe

Tim W.

Telford, PA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Explore any and all areas of upright bass performance. Jazz, walking bass lines, orchestral playing (I teach both German bow and French bow). Focus on developing strong technique and good intonation, which is the basis of playing for all styles of music.

About Tim W.

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. Additionally, I am an adjudicator (judge) for high school jazz band festivals (competitions) in the Great Philadelphia suburban area. Working with students of all ages, I 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, knowledge of theory, and reading, 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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Dawn
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Tim is a terrific instructor. He balances moving my technical skills and theory knowledge ever forward with encouragement to just have fun playing electric bass. Tim is methodical yet lighthearted in his approach to teaching which works well with how I learn. I appreciate that Tim is a continual student himself even though he performs at a top level professionally. I look forward to each lesson I have!

Posted May 1, 2020
Sophia A.
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Tim is a wonderful teacher. He's very knowledgeable and is an excellent teacher.

Posted Oct 27, 2017
Joshua
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Awesome lesson and excited to learn the bass guitar!

Posted Nov 8, 2016

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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.

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