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I’m so excited to be teaching Songwriting 101 all summer long with TEI and the other members of Movements. We can’t wait to bring some of our knowledge and advice to the table to help benefit other young artists to pursue their dreams, and more importantly, to achieve them!
— Patrick Miranda

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Songwriting 101

An introduction to songwriting with focus on understanding basic song structures, drawing inspiration, and turning your inspiration into works of art. This 45 minute class will help those who already have some basic musical ability take their passions to the next level.


Music and emotion share a timeless physiological, psychological, and spiritual bond. A chord, a melody, or a lyric can lift spirits and inspire. Movements achieve that sort of reaction on their full-length debut, Feel Something [Fearless Records]. Threading together spacey guitars, evocative and introspective lyricism, ponderous spoken word, and tight songcraft, the Southern California quartet—Patrick Miranda [vocals], Ira George [guitar], Spencer York [drums], and Austin Cressey [bass]—immediately connect by opening up. That musical empathy quietly launched Movements on an upward trajectory in 2015. Formed by longtime friends, the group landed a deal with Fearless Records after just one local gig. Produced by Will Yip [Tigers Jaw, Title Fight, Turnover, Citizen], their debut EP, Outgrown Things, became a fan favorite. Acclaimed by the likes of Alternative Press and New Noise Magazine, songs like “Nineteen” and “Kept” each respectively amassed over 1 million Spotify streams and counting as they have toured nonstop. Along the way, the band started working on what would become Feel Something before returning to the studio with Yip in February 2017. In the sessions, their signature style crystallized and coalesced. Ultimately, Movements bring emotion to life in each note.


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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 shot and live shot by Kurt Cuffy