Norwood Pearson-Waclawik is an educator and guitarist from Boston, Massachusetts. As an educator, he has served for the past eight years as the Middle School Instrumental Specialist for Braintree Public Schools in Braintree, MA. He is the Music Director for In Sync Center for the Arts in Quincy, MA, and an adjunct faculty member at Bosse School of Music. Norwood is the former Music Director at Appel Farm Arts Camp in Elmer, NJ, and was the founder of their very successful electric guitar “Rockestra”, an all electric guitar & bass ensemble.
As a guitarist, he has performed/recorded throughout the U.S, Hong Kong, Brazil, and Nepal with The Platters, Peaches & Herb, The Drifters, The Eugeneration Project, and Lovelesslust. He has also been a guitar clinician at the Bangalore Conservatory in Bengaluru, India. Norwood holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Berklee College of Music, and a Master of Music Education degree from Gordon College.
His Influences include Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Morse, Pat Martino, Richie Kotzen, Mike Stern, Guthrie Govan, Al Di Meola, Jimmy Bruno, Steve Lukather, Trey Anastasio, Sheryl Bailey, Jon Damian, Lauren Passarelli, Mark White, and Roger Sampson.