I credit *you* for giving me an interest in theory and wanting to explore it further, as well as wanting to give and share what I've learned with others. With the utmost sincerity I was bonded to you and appreciated you incredibly. THANK YOU for being a wonderful teacher and inspiring me and making me a better person. :)

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns&Roses)
Finding a guitar teacher like Bob Ferry is a rarity. I am now 21 years old and I’ve been playing guitar and steadily taking lessons since the age of 9 and I have gone through many teachers. Then, I met this man. Bob is both an extremely impressive guitarist as well as a very thoughtful and organized teacher. That is what makes him stand apart. I have always recognized these two key elements in effective teachers and to find them both in one person is just amazing.

Bob shaped the way I play the guitar. So, no matter how many teachers I have for the rest of my life, Bob will always remain on the highest pedestal. He cultivated my understanding of music theory and guitar technique in ways that I never thought possible. After being a Bob Ferry “Disciple” –if you will- for years, I took this knowledge to the collegiate level. I immediately tested out of 4 of 5 levels of Theory and Aural Skills classes, thereby skipping over eight classes. I’ve since completed Theory 5 and Aural Skills 5 (among other classes) with an A thanks to what Bob Ferry has taught me.

At the very least, investigate his several concepts on how to organize the guitar. He has whole systems of thought that catalog each and every scale, arpeggio, chord voicing, picking patterns, and so much more. I use them myself to teach my own private students. It is surprisingly easy to understand and explain. What’s more is that Bob Ferry has his legacy on DVD!! He has released several instructional videos that explain the workings of Bob’s teaching methodologies in a clear and concise manner. Think of any aspect of playing the guitar and Bob Ferry has put out a benchmark DVD on it. However, as we all know nothing is better than getting the information from the man himself, so get in touch with Bob Ferry today!

Bob Denson
Guitarist and Educator

Taking lessons with Bob brought the clarity and musicianship I was yearning. Bob helped me learn the guitar’s fret-board and taught me physical exercises to improve my picking and strength of my fret hand. He taught me how to approach the guitar and encourage me to try out different set ups, string gauges and string action. More importantly, he imparted to me the idea that the guitar is a physical instrument.
 
Bob called this form of teaching “Visualizing Musicality.” He had devised a polished system of music teaching that allowed guitarists to view, organize, and learn the guitar fret-board through a series of fingerings. This system has played an important role in my own teaching. The years I spent as Bob’s student allowed me to become a musician, a guitar teacher, and more importantly, provided the foundation and encouragement to pursue music as a second career. I am currently finishing a master’s degree in jazz history and research. Without Bob’s guidance and wisdom, I would not have attained all these successes. Till this day, when I learn a new song or practice a new exotic scale, I reflect on all the past lessons I obtained with Bob and continue to grow from it.

Isai Acevedo
Guitarist and Educator

I've been a musician for many years playing in different bands in the NJ area and I always felt that I needed to step up my playing ability. I signed up for classes with Bob Ferry and as soon as we got started, I knew that Bob was an exceptional teacher and a phenomenal guitar player. Just watching him play helps me figure out what I need to do as a musician. I've been a student of Bob Ferry's Visualizing Musicality program for several years now and my playing ability and confidence has grown to a level that I didn't think possible.

Bob takes the time to learn about your playing style and musical interests and builds that into the instruction. That alone helped me apply the technical side of playing guitar to songs that I enjoy. I've learned hundreds of songs of all styles over the years with Bob, and I now know how to examine new material and evaluate songs on a professional level. As a recording engineer and producer, I use this knowledge on a daily basis to help my clients with their material when questions arise. It's such a valuable tool that will help guitarists at any level!

Tom DeStefano
Guitarist, Engineer, Producer
www.firedogstudios.com

As a Berklee College of Music Alumni, Ferry's musicianship is beyond measure, teaching and performing music his entire life. He knows what is needed in this modern musical world to be a great musician.  Moreover, he has the ability and fervor to enable his students - no matter what level they may be at - to excel. I found Ferry's insight and unique methodical approach, as well as his extreme passion and motivation, to be hugely inspirational.

As for myself, Ferry took me as his student when I was 15 years old. At this point I was a beginner, and I could barely play a "C" chord, but my goal was to advance myself within two years in order to study music at the collegiate level. And with Ferry's help, I did. After graduating from high school, I left to attend The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where I majored in jazz guitar and music composition; I then remained an additional year to obtain my Master's in Education degree. Currently, I am a middle school music teacher and a singer/songwriter who has garnered much success in the Philadelphia music scene. I am convinced that I wouldn't be where I am today without Robert Ferry's guidance and brilliant musicianship.

Kyle Justin
www.kylejustinmusic.com

As a Berklee College of Music Alumni, Ferry’s musicianship is beyond measure, teaching and performing music his entire life. He knows what is needed in this modern musical world to be a great musician. Moreover, he has the ability and fervor to enable his students - no matter what level they may be at - to excel. I found Ferry’s insight and unique methodical approach, as well as his extreme passion and motivation, to be hugely inspirational.
As for myself, Ferry took me as his student when I was 15 years old. At this point I was a beginner, and I could barely play a “C” chord, but my goal was to advance myself within two years in order to study music at the collegiate level. And with Ferry’s help, I did. After graduating from high school, I left to attend The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where I majored in jazz guitar and music composition; I then remained an additional year to obtain my Master’s in Education degree. Currently, I am a middle school music teacher and a singer/songwriter who has garnered much success in the Philadelphia music scene. I am convinced that I wouldn’t be where I am today without Robert Ferry’s guidance and brilliant musicianship.
Kyle J. Rogers
Prior to studying with Bob my repertoire was limited to a few songs with a minimal use of scales and no correlation between the two. In 2003, I started taking guitar lessons with Bob and can't believe how far I have come. His method of Visualizing Musicality has made the instrument easy to learn, fun to explore and has taken away the mystery. As a full-time engineer, knowing how things work is extremely important to me. Bob has provided me with the tools to take my music to the next step.

Scott E. Derector, P.E.
Affiliated Engineering Laboratories

This is just a few words to let you know how thankful I am that you decided to accept my son 10 yrs. ago as your student. Thank you for your time, patience and concern for him. He really likes you and you're an "awesome dude". I hope Tony really learns as much as he can from you while he has the opportunity. He loves music because he's always on the computer listening to famous guitarist and other musicians that you recommend. I hope you continue to teach Tony so that he can have the skillls of playing.

Yehshana Huggins

I have studied under Bob Ferry for about three years. Prior to this I had a very elementary understanding of music theory and virtually no idea how to apply these concepts to the things I was playing. In his curriculum I strengthened my knowledge of music theory and its applications including analyzing chord progressions and applying substitutions. Under Bob Ferry’s instruction I have been able to make enormous progress as a musician.

Ed Kara
Guitarist

I Thank Bob so much for teaching me all about guitar. I had so much fun and hope to continue in College.
I wouldn't have been able to learn so much without a great teacher like Bob. Rock on.

Sarah W. (your favorite student)

Bob is a great teacher…

Danielle Houghton

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