One of my favorite parts about touring is interacting with people aspiring to do this for a living and passing on any knowledge or advice that I have to offer. It is by far the most rewarding part.
— Connor Denis

Workshop description:

Finding Your Sound on the Drums

In this workshop, we will focus on helping you develop your own sound and style with your drumming. While doing so, you will learn some of my favorite tricks and secrets behind the kit. We will also discuss how to get started in the professional touring world as a drummer.

My name is Connor Denis, I am 20 years old from South Florida. I started touring when I was 15 and have been consistently on the road since. From 2013 - 2016, I played in a band called Being as an Ocean. In that time, we released two full length albums which I played on, and played around 400 shows in 36 countries. I recently took some time to do more studio work but quickly got a call from Beartooth and now I'm back on the road full time.





A group photo will be taken at every TEI Workshop. Photos will be uploaded to 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).

Photo credit:
Headshot: Daniel Hadfield
Live shot: Carlos Navarro