I love teaching because I feel it’s a great way to give back and help young musicians pursue their passions just like I once chose to do. I think it’s important to help those who wish to progress the right way in this industry.
— Telle Smith
The greatest teachers are students.
— Zack Hansen


A Guide to Personal and Professional Success

Our workshop is multi-faceted and includes a broad range of perspectives on both life on the road as a musician as well as how to relate and cope with the inevitable challenges one faces in the pursuit of a career in the music industry. In addition to this discussion we will also include practice tips to improve your vocal abilities as well as guitar abilities. Don't miss this amazing class catered to some of the unknown yet necessary traits a musician must incorporate into their life and to have a better chance at both happiness on the road as well as success. 


My goal through this workshop is not only to help the singers out there to improve through my vocal warm-up packets but to also help future musicians and music business hopefuls alike. Our goal through this class is to make sure that our students are more prepared to advance in their respective field, even if that field is behind the scenes. The more you know what it's like to be on tour, and the struggles we encounter including physical, mental and financial burdens, the better you'll be prepared to be successful in our amazing business. 


My name is Zack Hansen, I have traveled the world with my best friends doing what i love most. Traveling is not always easy, I have learned a lot about who i am as a person. I shred and love to write, produce and record music. Book a class with me to get to know a real life dragon. 






A group photo will be taken at every TEI Workshop. Photos will be uploaded to thinktei.com/warpedtour 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:
Telle Smith Photos: Vince Dwyer
Zack Hansen Photos: Vince Dwyer