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