What is TEI?

The Entertainment Institute is a music education platform that gives you
access to musicians and professionals currently working in the industry through customized workshops, both online and in person. They work with gurus from all facets of the music industry to create unique, educational experiences for the fans (YOU!) Some of your favorite bands, artists, photographers, and more are ready to share their first-hand knowledge and experiences directly with you!

The workshops are offered in a variety of settings, so it doesn’t matter where you’re located. You'll get to spend 40 minutes in a small group conversation with some of your favorite artists playing on the Vans Warped Tour. Workshops range from instrument lessons to in depth conversations about touring, life hardships, music, and much more!

This interview was done by Tori Otamas at LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival 2015. She sat down with Jen Kellogg and Dakota Gartner to discuss what T.E.I is, and why YOU should look into doing Music Business classes with them! 


Who's the man who started it all?


Meet Kevin Lyman! A huge inspiration to many, the constant innovator Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Not too long ago, Kevin founded The Entertainment Institute to revolutionize music business education utilizing his 35 years of experience. He is thrilled to be able to educate music industry professionals and fans, just like you!

Meet his partners in crime!

Dakota Gartner

Matt Halpern

Jen Kellogg




Find out which classes are available at your venue at www.thinktei.com/warpedtour!


Tickets for this year's classes are available HERE


2016 TEI Workshops

Kellin Quinn & Nick Martin of Sleeping With Sirens

"Save Me A Spark"

Chris Motionless of Motionless In White

"Connect to Create"

Travis Clark of We The Kings

"Behind the Scenes of A Dream That Came True"

Ryan Seaman of Falling In Reverse

"So You Want to be in the Music Industry"

Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory

"Surviving in the Music Industry Or Whatever They Call It"

Maxx Danzinger

"Drum Technique"

Cody Carson of Set It Off

"Write a Song in 40 Minutes"

Daniel Shapiro of The Word Alive

"Songwriting Skills And Bass Drills"

Atreyu (Full Band)

"Finding Success In & Out of the Music Industry"

Crown The Empire (Full Band)

"An Open Conversation"

Jenna McDougall & Whakio Taahi of Tonight Alive

"A Guide to Personal & Professional Success"

Chris Turner of Oceans Ate Alaska

"Technique Master Classes"

Garret Rapp of The Color Morale

"Tear Down & Rebuild"

Bradley Walden of Emerosa
"Shape Your Voice / Evolve Your Art"

Four Year Strong

"Warped Harmonica Workshop"

Davey Muise of Vanna
"Finding Your Voice"

Sam Applebaum of Veil of Maya
"The Metal Drummer's Handbook"

Lukas Magyar of Veil of Maya
"Vocal Training"

Against The Current (Full Band)
"A DIY Conversation"

Ben Savage of White Chapel
"Guitar Technique"

Ashley Osborn

"Tour Photography 101"

Lisa Johnson (Rock Photographer)
"Life in the Pit: Rock Photographer The Experience 2016"


"Rock Photographer 101: You Can Be A Photographer"


Want to learn more about one of the classes? Head over to www.thinktei.com/warpedgurus  for more info!