Taylor Miranda

Taylor M.

Irvine, CA

Lesson Details

Songwriting

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.

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About

Taylor delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2015

I started writing songs when I was 8 years old and never stopped! I attended the Academy of the Performing Arts Huntington Beach High School, and from there studied Commercial Music and Writing at Brigham Young University. I have written and produced 3 personal pop EPs, and have released several singles as lead songwriter and vocalist for the band TREN in the unique category of cinematic pop. My niche has been writing custom music and my experience includes writing film end-credit songs, company anthems, theme songs and video game music.

I have taken several college courses specifically on songwriting and have learned so much from my schooling and professional experience! Studying and breaking down the craft opened my perspective and allowed me to be more intentional with my writing techniques, and I love passing on what I now know! I have a core curriculum that I adapt according to level and style so that the student can have as many tools as possible to create great music that they’re proud of.

I really believe that listening to some of my work is probably the best way to “size me up.” I can’t include links here…but you can find me if you type a “. com” after my name or if you search “TREN Live or Survive.”

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Education

Commercial Music and Writing
Aug 2012 - Present
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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Photos & Videos

Here's a reel of some of my original music I have created with my band TREN.
Another day in the studio!

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Utah Music Awards 2016.

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TREN Civil War music video shoot.

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Performing with Tanner Howe.

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KSL Morning Show!

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Photo by Taylor M.

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Behind the scenes of TREN's Live or Survive.

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BYU Radio Interview :)

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2 Reviews

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Jamie Jul 23, 2018
Songwriting · In studio

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!!!

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Lincoln Jul 19, 2018
Songwriting · In studio

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

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