Fareed Simpson has been committed to paying it forward and continuing the great lineage of musicians who came before. His teaching philosophy is to make a difference in students lives by helping them to be able to use their knowledge to think critically and encourage the growth, fulfillment, and discovery that comes through the journey of studying music. Fortunate enough to have mentors like Wynton Marsalis and Terell Stafford, he holds a Masters degree in music from Temple University.

He is an Artist in Residence on the faculty of Temple University. He  frequently works with educational institutions such as The Kimmel Center, Temple preparatory music program and non-profit organizations like Jazz Lives Philadelphia and Developing Excellence. He has given masterclasses, workshops, been a guest clinician, lecturer, and guest trumpet teacher. 

In 2023, he authored the article “Second Line Bebop: Cultural Parallels between Philadelphia and New Orleans” which was published in Indiana University Press - Jazz Education in Research and Practice, a Peer-reviewed Journal.