Monday, February 2, 2015

Meet Teacher Thabit Omar - Assistant Head Teacher & Teacher of Music Theory

32 years as Assistant Leader of the POLICE BRASS BAND, 8 years as Band Leader, student in Korea at Kong Kin Music Academy the DCMA is VERY lucky to have teacher Thabit Omar as teacher of Music Theory in the school.
Teacher Thabit has had an illustrious career mostly in the Police Force which he joined at the age of 16 in 1965. Once in the Zanzibar Police Force, Thabit studied Music Theory followed by trombone and in 1972 moved from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam to join the Police Brass Band and to study composing, arranging and notating music. He briefly returned to Zanzibar only to be recalled to Dar es Salaam by the Leader of the Brass Band. Once there he learned to play the piano at the University of Dar es Salaam.
Between 1978 and 1980 Teacher Thabit Omar was the leader and one of 10 very fortunate musicians to be chosen from the whole of Tanzania to attend Kong Gon Military Academy, Korea to study composing and conducting.
On his return to Zanzibar, Thabit Omar played piano and trombone for the Police Band until he retired in 2002. Following his retirement he was quickly "snapped up" by the prison service where he worked as Master of the Brass Band until 2013, dividing his time between the DCMA in the afternoons and the Prison Band in the mornings.
Teacher Thabit Omar has been with the DCMA since its beginnings in 2001/2002. He has taught Music Theory since that time to a large number of very fortunate students and has recently achieved a huge success in 2014 with his Certificate Program students' results in the grade 2, 3 and 4 exams.
Thanks go to teacher Thabit for his dedicated and essential work at the school not only for his skills in teaching Music but also for lending

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