Mr.Thakur's Band 2023-2024



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Music Education at Hofstra University Master of Arts (MA) in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University Gifted Education at Molloy College Professional Certification in Music Gifted Education Extension Certificate

Mr. Prateek Thakur

Mr.Thakur has been teaching music for five years in various charter and public schools across NYC. He has taught general music, music composition, and started a concert band program. He has also taught high school marching band on Long Island for six years as a woodwind instructor, where they won three New York State Field Band Championships in Small School I and II.
Mr.Thakur completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Hofstra University and a Master’s Degree in Music and Music Education from Teachers College. Mr.Thakur focuses his time studying jazz arranging, improvisation, and jazz pedagogy.
At a young age, Mr.Thakur was diagnosed with impaired hearing, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a music teacher. He had to work twice as hard to make sure he was successful. Whenever one of his students feels discouraged, he always tells them that if he can accomplish his dream despite all the challenges he faces, anyone can do it. 
“Just because we have a disability doesn’t mean we are out of the game, it means the game just got more interesting for us.”