15101 CR 3300
Slaton, TX 79364
April 2, 2007
To whom it may concern,
I would like to take the time to let you know that my daughter, Kaitlynn, has taken Voice, Piano and Guitar lessons from Gordon Wolfe. From June of 2006- April of 2007 during this time Kaitlynn learned and enjoyed all of her lessons. Gordon has always been professional and easy to work with. We highly recommend him to anyone wishing to have music lessons.
Karen and Kaitlynn Dawson
PO Box 6504
Lubbock, TX 79493-6504
April 11, 2000
Letter of endorsement for Mr. Gordon Wolfe
Dear Sir or Madam:
My son, daughter and I received instruction in Percussion from Mr. Gordon Wolfe the spring of 1991 through the fall of 1994. My daughter, in addition, received instruction first in Recorder then went into Piano from basic through advanced during this time and during an additional period while in college.
Mr. Wolfe teaches several instruments emphasizing proper technique, tempo and sight reading among other things. He is patient, persistent and kindly in manner using humor to relax the student.
As a result of Mr. Wolfe's instruction both children were able to enter High School Concert Band with no previous Band experience playing on a par with other Percussion students who had two or more years Band experience. The three of us have a life long love of music as a result of the instruction we received.
I can heartily recommend Mr. Wolfe as a music instructor because of my personal experience wth his methods and expertise.
Michael & Mia Penny
4016 48th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79413
May 6, 2000
Mr. Gordon Wolfe
Hodges Community Center
We are writing this letter to let you know the appreciation we have for you. You have been giving our three kids music lessons now for over a year and we are pleased with how far they have come. We are grateful you have such patience and understanding with each of them. Your ability to know their needs is great, you adjust their lesson time to make sure each of them get what they need out of that particular lesson. Your knowledge of all different kinds of instruments and music is great. With having three boys, all with different tastes and personality, it is most convenient to have them all under one instructor. You have been gracious about scheduling them in a block of time together, so we can drop them off and pick them up together. This is a big help with our busy schedules. All three boys enjoy working with you. They all take your opinion very seriously. They also feel really good when you praise their work. We would recommend your instruction to anyone who is seeking lessons for their children or even for themselves. I am looking forward for continued success with our children's music lessons as they continue to advance in their musical ability.
Thank you for being such a great person and Music Instructor.
Michael & Mia Penny
Thanks Mr. Wolfe
Thanks a lot
With Cool friendship
To whom it may concern:
I have known Gordon Wolfe for the past three years. He was my son and daughter's private music instructor on a weekly basis up until this past year. He taught my son Trombone and my daughter was taught French Horn. Both of my children ( now age 12 and 15) felt they learned a lot from him, seemed to look forward to their next lesson and came home very pleased after each lesson from Gordon with usually instructions to practice particular notes or a piece of music.
I would highly recommend Gordon in teaching music to anyone who may need lessons. On a personal basis, he is a very warm and friendly person. He does keep you updated on how your child is doing as far as music lessons go and makes every effort to come talk to you after the lessons.
To whom it may concern
Gordon Wolfe has been my music instructor for several years and I think very highly of him. He knows his music very well and is a very good teacher. Thanks to him I have come a long way in learning to play the Guitar.
April 17, 2000
Letter of Reference for Mr. Gordon Wolfe:
The Daly family is happy to endorse the work of Mr. Gordon Wolfe in a letter of reference. In the past year while introducing our daughter, Laura, to music and the Trombone, he has shown patience and skill in teaching this difficult instrument. Most importantly, he has helped Laura maintain her interest and motivation in learning to play the Trombone. We have seen steady improvement in her abilities and this has reflected in her band grades as well. We have no reservations in recommending Mr. Wolfe who we consider to be a fine musician and an excellent instructor.
To Whom It May Concern,
My son Rico was introduced to Drums with Gordon Wolfe as his instructor.
During his three months of lessons, Rico learned the basic principles of drumming and also, basic music instruction. Gordon worked with Rico on a weekly basis and his level of achievement grew within his instruction.
I would recommend Gordon Wolfe as an excellent instructor and as an opportunity to help any music-inspired student.
Lubbock, TX 79407
To Whom It May Concern
C. Doyle Gammill
August 27, 1998
Letter of Reference for Gordon Wolfe
I became acquainted with Gordon Wolfe in 1971 at the Summer Band Camp at Texas Tech U. He had just moved to Lubbock and went to Monterey High School his senior year. I was the band director there at that time. Gordon played the Tuba and was very proficient and a good student. I have followed his " career" through these many years and continue to be impressed with his love for students and the music profession.
Gordon has taught privately throughout our Lubbock ISD district since 1985 but has worked at Hodges and Maxey Community Centers since 1989. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree and a Bachelor of Music Education Degree with extended tuba instruction and training from David Payne, Professor of the Tuba at Texas Tech University.
At present, Mr. Wolfe is working with John Burke, Minister of Music at Southcrest Baptist Church and is serving on a part-time basis as Instrumental Music Coordinator for that church. He continues to have many students in his studio.
I appreciate the services that Gordon Wolfe continues to render to our instrumental music department and feel very comfortable in recommending him as a Tuba instructor. Gordon's thrust seems to accentuate junior high instruction though he is quite capable in assisting student musicians of any age. Without question, I wish Mr. Wolfe continued success!
if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact this office.
C. DOYLE GAMMILL
LISD Instrumental Music Coordinator
April 10, 2000
To Whom it may concern:
Please allow this letter of recommendation for Mr. Gordon Wolfe. For the position he is seeking.
I am Dick Whitten:
* Past Presedent, Texas Bandmsters Association, 1981 ( still serving on the board of directors in an advisory capacity).
*Past member of the Texas Music Educators Association Board of Directors 20 years.
* Retired Director of Bands in the State of Texas for 30 years.
*Currently part owner and on board of directors of Director's Choice Inc.: a company that works with Bands, Orchestras and Choirs in there festival needs.
I have known Mr. Wolfe sines 1981, both as a student at Texas Tech University and as my student teacher. Mr. Wolfe is a very dedicated hard working individual and excels when working one on one. Mr. Wolfe is also an outstanding musician. He has an excellent attitude and an outstanding work ethic. Mr. Wolfe is a loyal person and one that puts teaching and motivational learning as a top priority.
April 14, 2000
To Whom It May Concern:
As a student of Gordon Wolfe from 1996- 1997, I can testify to his effectiveness as a Voice instructor.
I took lessons simply for the pleasure of singing. I had never received training of any kind and wanted to find out if there was anything I could do to have a better voice when I sang in Church, in my car, or with co-workers who, like me, enjoy writing songs and singing them just for one another.
Gordon did indeed help me to improve my voice in terms of range, tone and pitch. Although it's been a few years, whenever I sing, I still use techniques he taught me. The lessons were enjoyable and effective. Gordon communicated well and I felt at the end of of each session that I had gleaned something new to help me improve.
I would recommend Gordon Wolfe as an instructor to anyone wishing to take lessons. He clearly understands music and knows how to help others perform it more beautifully.
9 May 2000
I would like to commend you for the Voice lessons given to me several years ago. I believe that the lessons contributed to my ability to pass every audition for the Lubbock Chorale during the past 8 years and the confidence that I felt when performing at Carnegie Hall with an ensemble including 5 church choirs.
I wish you success in your continued musical endeavors.
To Whom It May Concern:
Mr. Wolfe has been a wonderful teacher and really I appreciate the hard work and concentration he puts in me. I like the one on one lessons he gives because it leaves the students more room to expand. This allows Mr. Wolfe to focus on the student and find the best way to teach him/her. The classes have been both fun and educational. Learning the new techniques on how to improve your music and learning about the history and theory of it at the same time. Mr. Wolfe has constantly helped me improve my Guitar skills both technically and mentally as as well. He is an understanding teacher and knows what his students need to improve. If there were more people who cared about their students like Mr. Wolfe this society wouldn't be that bad after all.
Our eight year old daughter started taking piano lessons from Mr. Wolfe about six months ago and has made amazing progress for this short period of time! Having been present for most of the lessons, I have observed that he is able to communicate on our child's level while at the same time helping her move forward with her musical knowledge and skill. Our daughter likes him and more importantly has come to truly enjoy playing the piano,doing so voluntarily to practice and to play for our family gatherings. I strongly recommend Mr. Wolfe as a Piano instructor.
TO: FUTURE MUSIC STUDENTS
FROM: LEAH SPERRY
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
MR. WOLFE HAS BEEN TEACHING MY SON PRIVATE LESSONS FOR HIS SNARE DRUM AND BELL KIT FOR THE LAST TWO MONTHS, MARCH 2000 AND APRIL 2000. DURING THAT TIME I HAVE SEEN A CONTINUED GROWTH IN MY SON'S ABILITY TO READ MUSIC AND COMPREHEND STEADY RHYTHMS. AS OF DATE, MY SON IS STILL TAKING PRIVATE LESSONS AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING MR. WOLFE WORK WITH HIM IN THE FURTURE.
April 20, 200
To whom it may concern:
i feel fortunate to have found Gordon Wolfe to teach my adolescent son voice lessons. Mr. Wolfe has managed to motivate him to work and practice while he continues to have a good attitude. He enjoys the lessons and practice sessions.
My son's singing and speaking voice has improved remarkably since he began taking lessons with Mr. Wolfe a few months. Due to my son's auditory processing problems this was no easy task. Because of this I believe Mr. Gordon Wolfe's knowledge of music and the mechanics to produce music with the human voice is outstanding whereas his ability to convey that knowledge to the student is excellent.
I highly recommend Gordon Wolfe as a voice and music instructor.
T. June Woolery
April 12, 2000
To Whom It May Concern:
We are writing today to endorse Gordon Wolfe, our daughter's piano instructor for over a year. Mr. Wolfe provided instruction on a one-to-one basis with with our daughter, Jessica from September 1998 to June 1999.
During the instruction period our daughter was taught to read music as well as progress from the most beginning of stages through 2 instruction books, during this time Mr. Wolfe instilled into Jessica a love for music that has progressed to now include Piano as well as Violin.
we are most appreciative of Mr. Wolfe abilities to work with our daughter and for the patience he possesses that allows his students to truly develop an appreciation for music and a desire to continue to develop their talents.
Fred & Melinda Wacker
April 11, 2000
To whom it may concern:
I am pleased to have this opportunity to recommend Gordon Wolfe as a Piano teacher. Mr. Wolfe has given lessons to my son since June 5, 1999. After seeing the progress in my son's Piano playing I come to find that he not only enjoys his lessons but he enthusiastically practices on his own. My son has come a long way in the ten months that he has been receiving lessons. Mr. Wolfe has proven to be very flexible in changing a scheduled time for us when necessary as well as dependable in notifying me in advance of a schedule change and make-up time. My son will continue to receive lessons from Mr. Wolfe for many years to come.
September 18, 2015
To whom it may concern:
Are you looking to pick up a musical instrument? Gordon is a man of vast musical knowledge. He can teach almost any instrument imaginable and has a rich singing voice. I had always wanted to play the Piano. I decided to learn before I turned 40. Thankfully, Gordon has understood that I am comfortable learning at a more relaxed pace. He has a great deal of patience and is very fair. He lets the student excel according to his/her drive. He has taught many in the past and I count myself fortunate that I am one of his students. Although I am years away from being as good as I would like to be I am enjoying the process. I I am glad to know and study under Gordon.
September 8, 2015
To whom it may concern:
This is a letter of recommendation for anyone desiring to learn to sing or play a musical instrument. Gordon Wolfe, my Trumpet teacher has been singing and playing music all his life and has been teaching students for thirty years. I have nothing but good things to say about Gordon. I have been taking Trumpet lessons from him for 8 months and my progression is amazing. One quality Gordon has is he is patient with his students and let's them progress at their own pace. For someone that teaches Theory and technique at the same time it's a plus for Gordon. Gordon gets productive work in our lessons ( those of Averil Walters and myself) and we get our money's worth. I feel privileged to get to take lessons from someone as knowledgable as Gordon. Like I said earlier, if you or someone you know someone that would like to sing or play an instrument, Gordon is the person for you. If you saw how I was on the first day and how I am now you would see major improvement. There is not much I can say except Gordon is the man if you, your children or someone you know wants to take music lessons. He teaches all ages.
September 14, 2015
Letter of Recommendation for Mr. Gordon Wolfe
Mr. Wolfe has been instructing my four children in Guitar or Piano for about 6 or 7 years. He is very patient and works with them well at their individual paces.
My oldest son was taught so well that he was the only Freshman able to keep a position in the Varsity Mariachi Band when he was accidentally placed there upon entering High School despite having never received any training in Mariachi music before that time.
The work Mr. Wolfe has done with my children has also made playing a new instrument in Orchestra much easier for them because of the understanding they have been given about Music Theory and reading music.
We are very appreciative to Mr. Wolfe for the instruction, patience and endurance he has offered my family.
September 24, 2015
To Whom it May Concern:
I am writing this letter for Gordon Wolfe. He has worked with my daughter for the past few years. She has had private lessons with him for both Piano and Guitar. She has learned a great deal from him. He has always been very patient and understanding with her. He worked with her through all of the beginning stages of learning a new instrument. He even taught her some history along with the music lessons. As a teacher myself, I have great respect for Mr. Wolfe's knowledge in the many instruments he can teach a student to play. I would highly recommend to anyone considering private music lessons to go to Gordon Wolfe. He has been a great asset to my daughter's education. Thank you, Gordon for everything you have taught Haley.
October 1, 2015
To Whom it May Concern:
I am very glad to write this letter on behalf of Mr. Wolfe. I am one of his older students learning to play Piano and Guitar. Mr. Wolfe is very knowledgeable not only in his field but others as well. He has all the qualities of a good teacher; he is patient, calm and always encouraging, meticulous and observant. I enjoy the lessons very much and would recommend Mr. Wolfe to everyone wishing to learn Piano and/or Guitar.
November 1 2018
Thank you so very much for being a great blessing to our family. We have so welcomed and enjoyed the music that filled our home and hearts. God bless and keep you always.
The McDaniel Family
Thank you for being the best music teacher since we moved here. I appreciate everything.
Rudy Garcia 6/19/2020
So I see you’ve been kinda keeping up with me. Just wanted to let ya know that I’m glad to have spent those months learning from you!!I would’ve gone CRAZY during Covid quarantine without my guitar. I’ve written lots of silly songs because of you (that’s a good thing) You’ve totally made my last 4 months totally enjoyable. Thank you sir. And thank you for sticking with my nephew. You sir are a good man.
AARON GRAVES 10/12/2020
Hello. My name is Aaron Graves. I took lessons from you when I was 16 or 17. This would be back around 1990 or so.
You taught me classical guitar along with how to write songs, and I still play to this day. I’ve performed publicly, ran my own music store for awhile, and teach music. Been doing that for 14 years now in Dalhart, TX.
Just wanted to say “Hi.” I was playing guitar earlier and remembered one of the first fingerstyle arpeggios you taught me, although I can’t remember what book you were teaching me out of (wish I could - its an amazing piece).
Thanks for your instruction. Hope you are well and in good spirits.
I consider my greatest achievement as a Music Instructor to be the major positive influence I have had on the overall academic performance of my school age students according to what their parents have told me. As for my adult students many of them have commented on the way in which I have enriched their lives. Thank you for taking the time to read these Testimonials.
Gordon Wolfe Music Instruction and Tutoring Receives 2019 Best of Lubbock Award
Lubbock Award Program Honors the Achievement
LUBBOCK September 27, 2019 -- Gordon Wolfe Music Instruction and Tutoring has been selected for the 2019 Best of Lubbock Award in the Music Instructor category by the Lubbock Award Program.
Each year, the Lubbock Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Lubbock area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Lubbock Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Lubbock Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Lubbock Award Program
The Lubbock Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Lubbock area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Lubbock Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Lubbock Award Program
Lubbock Award Program