Dominic Thatcher – Saxophone Teacher
About Dominic Thatcher
Dominic offer 1-2-1 Saxophone Lessons
Dominic is a musician originally from Salisbury now based in London who started playing the sax at the age of 13. With his fantastic ability on the whole family of saxophones and distinctive sound is widely recognised for his natural ability, great energy and his soulful and engaging performances. Playing in a huge array of original bands around the south of England and London covering Blues, Funk, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Rock, Folk, Afro/Latin jazz, Fusion music, Free Improvisation, Prog, Experimental and more.
Dom has lived in London for 5 years and has created a great impression honing his skills playing in many original projects and recordings with some of the UK’s finest musicians. He is almost entirely self-taught on the saxophone and draws his unique style by starting out improvising at blues jams. He has played at many blues festivals and is widely recognized on the blues scene in the UK and internationally.
Dominic has performed internationally and played in many venues across the UK including Ronnie Scott’s, The Spice of Life, Troy Bar, The Vortex, Hackney Empire, The blues Kitchens, The Colston Hall, The Jazz Cafe, BIC, The Old Duke plus many big festivals such as Hawkeaster, Isle of White Festival and Africa on the square (30,000 people) etc.
He has played and/or recorded with: The Drezone, Rick Leon James, David Mrakpor, Andy Sheppard, Felix Rabin, Aidan Connell, Dennis Greaves (nine below zero), Katy Bradley (blues singer), Barry Barnes, Ray Drury, Michael Wedgwood, Jim Ferrie, Robin Bibi, Colin Edwin, Jimmy Keegan, Nelson Neves, Matthew Richards, Isobel Thatcher, Tim Madden, Andy golden, Todd Sharpville, Michael Barnes, Kofi Percussion ect!
Course Structure: 1- 2 -1 Lessons
Quick track start-up course over 3-6 months (as a guide). For children 10-18 and Adults.
This quick track scheme will be ideally suited to children (or adults) who are new to the saxophone and will help address all the common issues that are faced when starting out as a saxophonist. These lessons are interactive and fun and will help the student to develop a good sound, correct breathing skills, memory skills, scales, 12 bar blues improvisation (with accompaniment), live performance, theory and basic reading skills. Dom is of course happy to continue teaching students to a more advanced level specifically catering to their individual goals and needs after the course has ended.
Dom started out teaching at the North London Music Academy in 2018 and has already produced fantastic results with his students!
“Dom has been a wonderful teacher to our son, since day one, for over two years. While working in the acquisition of the technical skills, he has carefully selected tunes that were both challenging but also fun. Dom has always been very good at responding to our requests and adapting to our sons needs and interests. We highly recommend him!”