PARENTS OF STUDENT REVIEW
To whom it may concern,
I am writing this letter of reference in regard to Morris Jack Gutwilik .
Jack taught percussion to my son Kevin for approximately eighteen months. During that time, he met weekly with Kevin to plan his progress in percussion and to help set the direction for his overall musical experience. We had hired Jack without benefit of any references, only his advertisements, and had no expectations, but we realized quickly that we had made the right choice. Jack is a genuinely gifted and enthusiastic musician, but even more important to us he was comfortable teaching music and was committed to Kevin, his student. Jack’s love for music and teaching was revealed in each of his teaching sessions. He gave clear, simple instructions while encouraging Kevin’s efforts. His personality, warmth and humor, mixed with his teaching skills made percussion fun for Kevin.
Jack’s outstanding example encouraged Kevin to diversify his musical experience and contributed significantly to Kevin’s decision to pursue music as a career. His natural talent for teaching also inspired the confidence Kevin needed to achieve the role of Drum Captain in the North Brunswick High School Band. Jack was always willing to work with Kevin, including helping him frequently “off the drums” to evaluate music colleges and their individual styles and requirements.
For us as parents, Jack’s punctuality, organization, communication and honest assessments of Kevin’s development were critical to continuing Kevin’s percussion instructions as long as we did. In a school environment, Jack would be not only an asset but also an inspiration to students in music, and we strongly recommend Jack for a position teaching music.
Clem and Sandee Whitman DEERCROSS LANE,
NO. BRUNSWICK, NJ. 08902
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