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, and a Masters degree in music from Temple University, he has information to share.
He is a Teaching Artist at The Kimmel Center, Artist in Residence at Gladwyne Montessori, teaches trumpet at Germantown Friends School, and frequently works with educational institutions such as 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 the current pandemic, Fareed has been providing virtual lessons, masterclasses and workshops.