Wolf Marshall
Lecturer, Global Jazz Studies


Wolf Marshall is internationally acclaimed as both a guitarist and educator. Through his many products and publications, Marshall has gained a worldwide following and has been listened to on his recordings by legions of aspiring fretboard enthusiasts.

Marshall has been rightfully nicknamed the “Rich Little of Guitar.” He is the leading “impressionist” in the industry; emulating, on record, the styles of the greats with unerring accuracy. Not only does he perform the most challenging licks of players like Pat Martino, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Wes Montgomery, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton and many others on his best-selling book/CD packages, but he explains and demonstrates their special techniques and approaches to the guitar.

Marshall set the standard for modern guitar education in the 1980s. Then, his innovative transcription books, audio “licks” releases (on Star Licks, Music Sales, and Cherry Lane labels), and videos created the basis for an industry which continues today. His personal approach to instruction is fully exploited in the Wolf Marshall Guitar Method and Power Studies. This comprehensive eight-volume book/audio series (Hal Leonard Publishing) is considered by his peers and those who follow his teachings to be the absolute state-of-the-art in contemporary guitar music education.

Marshall is a highly respected music author, contributing long-running articles and columns to Guitar World, Guitar for the Practicing Musician (Guitar), Guitar School, Vintage Guitar, and Jazz Improv since 1984. Wolf also created, served as editor-in-chief, and, for three years, managed the content of Wolf Marshall’s GuitarOne, a major music magazine which embodies Wolfe’s personal approach to the instrument.

B.A. Music, UCLA

Explore Other Degrees

Graduate study and training in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
The study of global musical traditions through performance training, research, and field work
Global Jazz Studies
Jazz performance and musicianship courses are paired with African American Studies
Music Composition
Mentorship in the creation and realization of music for concerts, opera, and visual media
Music Education
Preparation for music educators leading to a B.A. and teaching credential in just four years
Music History & Industry
Combining Musicology and the Music Industry minor for practical hands-on training with the study of music within the context of different societies, cultures, and theories
Music Industry
Industry professionals and UCLA faculty prepare students for music-related careers
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
Music Performance
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music