Quarteto Nuevo combines the talents of Damon Zick (woodwinds), Jacob Szekely (cello), Kenton Youngstrom (guitar), and Felipe Fraga (percussion), to offer young musicians some of the most innovative programs in the world! The group’s commitment to the creation of original music and the education of students is evidenced by the hundreds of workshops given across the U.S for enthusiasts young and old! Workshops vary in length from 45 to 90 minutes. We work with your educators to tailor the content and format of each class to meet their specific needs.
Why Quarteto Nuevo: The diversity of stylistic and instrumental backgrounds allows Quarteto to offer 45-90 minute Workshops to high school and college guitar, band and orchestra students. The group is capable of teaching in a wide variety of styles from Classical and Jazz to Brazilian and other world styles. The members of the quartet are world class educators in their own right with over 80 years of combined teaching experience as professors at The Colburn School, Pepperdine University, Cal State Fullerton, Pasadena City College and String Project Los Angeles and have lectured at major universities including The Berklee School of Music, UCLA, Oklahoma State University, Cal Arts, The Barcelona Conservatory, API Hong Kong, and have presented in virtually every education in their fields including The American String Teachers Association (ASTA) and the Jazz Educators Network Conference (JEN), IAJE, American Guitar Conference and are published in The Strad, Strings Magazine, the Hot Licks Series and Frets Magazine to name a few.
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