While nowadays working full-time as a cappella singers, nearly all the members of the quintet actually have a background in teaching. Four out of five of CFF have studied music education as their main subject at Sibelius Academy, Helsinki. Moreover, most of the singers have extensive choral experience, singing and conducting. Given their educational background the group sets a strong focus on sharing the knowledge and teaching other groups, choirs and singers as well as constantly developing their own skills. Even though CFF is mainly a pop/jazz vocal group, they are at home in a variety of styles, from church to theatre music, from contemporary classical to world music.
Club For Five has given a number of different kinds of workshops,master-classes and lessons as a band and as individuals. The band works with groups and singers on all levels – from beginners to professionals – and regularly act as jurors in vocal competitions. The latest big educational project took place in fall 2012 when CFF launched a pioneering collaborative project among school children, where they met with hundreds of teenagers across Finland, teaching them in classrooms and eventually performing with them on stage. The project culminated in recording a new song with a children’s choir.