Charles Wolf Biography

Charles Wolf represents the complete musician as a professional performer, composer, arranger, music educator, and music theorist. He holds a Master of Music Degree in Composition/Music Theory from Texas State University, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from California State University, Stanislaus where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

He is the recipient of two Texas State Bravo Awards for outstanding scholarship in Music History (2013) and Music Theory (2014).

Proven Music Educator

Regarding his role as an educator, he has successfully run a private music studio in four different states, over the past fourteen years, teaching students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. While at Texas State he was the Director of the Center for Music Theory and Aural Training (2013-2014).

He has also participated as a clinician at the Texas State Summer String Camp in both 2013 and 2014, teaching an Introduction to Music Composition, and as an instructor at the Texas State Summer Band Camp teaching Music Theory in 2014.

Living in the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina, 2015-2021, Charles championed music education and art appreciation through numerous local piano performances, totaling seven regional piano concert tours with the Wake County Public Library System.

He now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Working a professional video game composer and music lesson instructor.

Teaching Philosophy

Charles Wolf’s teaching philosophy is an approach adapted from the instruction method of Dr. Robert Duke at the University of Texas at Austin, emphasizing successful performance approximations, proper piano technique, and posture, coupled with a classical approach to note reading and basic music theory instruction. Elements of music that students will learn and master are rhythmic precision, melody, harmony, scales and arpeggios, meter and metric internalization, expression, phrasing and more!