Music education shaped me into the person that I am today. It is an absolute pleasure that I can incorporate music education in my current career path and help give back to the people that provide my band with a purpose.
— Cody Carson


Write a Song in 40 Minutes

Are you ready? Here we go! In just 40 minutes we are going to write the core of a song and as many lyrics as possible as I take you on a crash course of my song writing process. I’ll bring the guitar, you bring any ideas of songs you’ve been working on in the past or currently. We can work on one of yours or start from scratch. Either way, we are going to learn a lot in this short amount of time. So come take a step behind the scenes of songwriting with me and let’s have some fun!

With their album Duality, Set It Off has expanded upon their signature cinematic sound, creating their most memorable and bold work to date. The forthcoming album also features impressive guest vocalist spots from Jason Lancaster (Go Radio) and William Beckett, and was included in Alternative Press'  'Most Anticipated Music of 2014' Issue.

Duality landed #81 on the Billboard Top Current charts and #86 on the Billboard Top 200 in its very first week, along with the band premiering their first music video on Fuse, and promotional video on MTVU.

In August 2011, made their label debut with the re-release of their third EP, Horrible Kids, which garnered widespread praise in the press from the likes of mtvU, Alternative Press, Guitar World, Rock Sound, Outburn Magazine and more.

The band then followed up the EP with their debut full-length, Cinematics on September 18, 2012, and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard South Atlantic Heatseekers Regional Chart, No. 4 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart, No. 9 on Billboard Next Big Sound Chart, No. 38 Independent Chart, and even broke into the Billboard Top 200 chart at No. 174.

Set It Off is comprised of Cody Carson (vocals), Dan Clermont (guitar), Zach DeWall (guitar), Maxx Danziger (drums), and Austin Kerr (bass). The band has previously shared toured and shared stages with the likes of My Chemical Romance, Chiodos, Our Last Night, A Day To Remember, Say Anything, We Are The In Crowd, William Beckett, and the entirety of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. This Fall, Set It Off will head out on a massive US tour with Black Veil Brides and Falling In Reverse - their biggest tour to date.

With Set It Off’s rise in success, Frontman Cody Carson has landed many press features including the front cover of Alternative Press Magazine ‘Warped Edition,’ Rocksound Magazine, as well as numerous features in Kerrang! and many more notable publications. 






A group photo will be taken at every TEI Workshop. Photos will be uploaded sorted by city and will be available for download and posting. Please tag us! @thinktei #thinktei

TEI Workshops are group educational experiences.  The workshops are not structured for meet and greets, autograph signings, or individual photo opportunities with Gurus. Please be respectful of these guidelines. A separate Vans Warped Tour ticket is needed to attend the workshop (buy here).

Live Photo credit: Chris Martin