The best thing about teaching is watching students get excited about their progress and seeing them grow firsthand. It’s awesome to watch them grow more confident at their craft, and more proficient at their instrument, voice or songwriting ability.
— Shane Told


Vocal Secrets 101

Shane will be discussing how to improve in all aspects of vocal writing and performing.

Examples include:

  • How to write catchy and memorable melodies and vocal patterns

  • How to use odd sounding chords and notes to create a great hook

  • Where to find inspiration to write better lyrics 

  • How to use cliches and idioms to your advantage 

  • Singing, screaming, and performance tips and tricks

Shane Told has been writing songs and singing since he first heard Michael Jackson's Thriller through his parents stereo as a toddler.  As soon as he was old enough to wrap his hand around the neck of a guitar, he formed his first band at the age of 10, just before the start of junior high.  

At 19, after slugging it out for years as a guitarist/lead singer in a punk band, Shane formed Silverstein, which lead him to the forefront of the post-hardcore scene.  Playing in front of thousands at major festivals, sold out headline shows, and supporting multi-platinum selling artists in arenas and stadiums, Shane further honed his craft becoming one of the few vocalists proficient in both singing and screaming technique, while further progressing as a songwriter.  

To date, Silverstein has put out 7 full length albums, dozens of 7", EP and single releases and has sold over 1,000,000 albums worldwide.




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.