The Four Freshmen music transcends academics and present-day requirements for success as a professional music group.

Our strengths as educators include the following:

Vocal group singing (large or small ensemble) 

Instrumental jazz ensembles 

Rehearsal techniques 

Big band and small ensembles playing 

Rhythm section playing

Arranging, theory, and ear training 

Private jazz vocal instruction

Specific instrumental specialties including brass, guitar, drums, and piano. 

Concepts we implement in our teaching and sharing:   

Basic to advanced jazz concepts, both individually and in a group setting 

Encouraging cognitive flow, open communication, and an awareness of creating with others 

Bridging the divides between self-taught musicians, those trained in schools, and real-world experience 

Compassionate communication   

Chamber music, its history, and how it affects The Four Freshmen as a jazz quartet   

Interactive and sensitive listening

Most important to us is what it means to be an individual in a group/band, no matter the size. We stress what it means to have one's own strength of sound, and still work with others to create cohesive and dynamic music.  

These are our strengths, but what matters to us most is coming to *your* program and working with *your* students.

In our workshops and masterclasses, we tailor and focus our skill set to the needs of your ensemble. 

Let us know how can we help you!