New York City Music Teachers

Richard Thai

Richard Thai

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY

Saxophone Lessons | Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: M.M, B.M. Pg. Dip, A.T.C.L
  • Pricing: Please enquire
  • Styles: All styles
  • Suitability: All ages, beginner to advanced


Richard Thai is a New York City based saxophonist and educator originally from New Zealand.  After graduating from the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College in 2015 Richard has worked as a freelance performer, arranger, ensemble coach and private instructor in both New Zealand and the United States.

“Richard Thai is willing to sing through the tenor saxophone, and go his own way.”  – Tim Armacost (NYC based saxophonist)

“Richard helped me understand the fundamentals of jazz in a clear and interesting way” – Former student

Teaching Info

Richard Thai has maintained a private studio of saxophone students of all ages and abilities.

Beginner:  Tone production, reading music notation, introduction to basic music theory, playing by ear, singing melodies.

Intermediate to Advanced:  Emphasis on fundamentals (time, tone and technique), introduction to jazz and classical repertoire, preparation for auditions (high school/college) and practicing effectively.

Lessons are fun, progressive and most of all tailored to meet the student’s needs.  Lesson length (30, 45 or 60min), frequency (weekly, fortnightly) and location negotiable.

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