Taylor Miranda
Irvine, CA
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Taylor Miranda

Taylor M.

Irvine, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a professional songwriter with a passion for teaching the songwriting craft! My specialty is custom music, meaning that the majority of the songs that I am hired for professionally are tailored to something specific, meaning they tell me the style, and lyrical theme they are looking for, and I make it happen. I like to make my songwriting lessons just as customized, so that my students can learn what will be most valuable to them. We will analyze and utilize techniques that are being used in songs that speak to you, so that the original songs you write can measure up to the music that you love.

About Taylor M.

My name is Taylor Miranda and I am songwriter and passionate music teacher. I studied commercial music and writing at Brigham Young University. My songwriting work involves writing custom music (soundtracks, commercials, video games), and I apply the same customization to my teaching as I do my professional music writing. I love breaking down the craft of creating music and watching my students grow and create incredible things!

What to expect in Songwriting Lessons:

-Learn basics of song structure (Verse, Chorus, Bridge)
-Learn techniques for generating ideas
-Lessons on rhyming, lyrics, rhythm, chord progressions and more.
-Analyze songs in styles that interest you for inspiration
-Weekly writing assignments tailored to what makes sense for the individual student.

Requirements:
*Must be at least 10 years old to begin lessons.
*No need to play an instrument (though, that’s always a plus)
*Need a notebook specifically for song ideas


What to expect in beginning Guitar Lessons:

-Learn basic chords to play all of your favorite songs.
-Practice progressions with chords that typically go together.
-Learn simple strum patterns that work with common time signatures.
-Learn and practice songs that interest you.


Requirements:
*Music be at least 8 years old to begin lessons.
*Must have a guitar to use during lessons.

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Jamie
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The Music, Media and Entertainment Technology Department (MMET) which is part of The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts.(APA)
MMET is an Apple Distinguished Program and has been selected as a California Model School by the 
CA Department of Education in the Arts, Media and Entertainment industry sector.

Taylor taught a master class in Songwriting for our
Songwriting Master Class Series in May 2018.
She was outstanding and kept all 60 teenagers engaged.
Taylor has a very calm and relatable style that worked for my students.
I highly recommend Taylor as a teacher!!!

Posted Jul 23, 2018
Lincoln
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Taylor gave me some great tips about writing songs. She’s really good at relating to people. I give her my best 😊

Posted Jul 19, 2018

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Education

Commercial Music and Writing
Dec 2012 - Dec 2019

Brigham Young University

Languages

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Awards

Nominee for Best Original Song in Alternative Rock
Aug 2016

Utah Music Awards

Music Award for Best Pop Rock / Ballad Song for ‘Live Or Survive’
Mar 2016

Akademia

State Winner for Best Original Song "Changes"
May 2010

PTA Reflections Contest

Affiliations

BMI
Jul 2015
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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