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DJ Carl Craig Masterclass – May 27th

Legendary DJ Carl Craig is coming to DIME! Friday, May 27th from 7-9pm, we’ll be hosting a ‪#‎FREE‬ Masterclass with the Detroit-native, covering his experience in the world of electronic music! This event is open to the public, so get here early to save a seat!

Kern Brantley Masterclass: Music Direction and the Legacy of Prince

Kern Brantley, DIME’s Artist in Residence and bassist for Lady Gaga, Beyonce, P Diddy and more, will lead a masterclass discussion and performance about Music Direction and the Legacy of Prince. Friday May 13th 1-3pm Free for Students, $5 Non-Students 1265 Griswold St. Detroit, MI. 48226

DIME for a DIME – Saturday, May 21st!

For just a dime, experience up to three 25-minute classes in Drums, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Songwriting, or Music Entrepreneurship with our incredible team of instructors, including… Eric “Rain Man” Gaston (Drums) DeAnna Johnson (Vocals) Antea Shelton (Songwriting) Damon Warmack (Bass) Joe Foster (Guitar) Scott Guy (Music Entrepreneurship) To register for DIME for a DIME, call… Read more »

DIME Student Show – May 19th!

A LIVE SHOW IN THE UNDERGROUND FEATURING STUDENT PERFORMANCES OF BEST SONGS OF THE SPRING 2016 SEMESTER! Experience the songs that have made waves through DIME’s classrooms throughout the year. Our students have written some amazing music, practiced, auditioned and refined this material and we are so excited to share it as the 2015-16 school… Read more »

ROCK is back in SESSION! June 27 – July 1

Our ROCK SESSIONS Summer Camp returns! June 27-July 1st at DIME Our camp runs Monday through Friday from 10am-4pm We’re looking for Guitarists, Bassists, Drummers and Singers (with some experience required) Ages 12-24 Sponsored by 89X and Guitar Center To register, call 313-223-1600 or click the button below to sign up now!


Come witness some of the greatest drummers from around Detroit perform LIVE from The Underground at DIME! Doors open at 6:30pm, with music from 7-9pm Only $5 cover! Hosted by Eric Rain Man Gaston, with performances by DIME students and instructors Chinelo Amen-Ra, Nate Winn, Marquis Johnson, Drew Schultz and Paul Schauert!

Audition Day is May 13th!

AUDITION DAY is Friday, May 13th for our upcoming programs in Drums, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Songwriting, Music Industry Entrepreneurship. For more information, including complete audition requirements, call 313-223-1600 or email

Spring Open House – May 7th!

Come meet the staff and staudents at DIME – the Detroit Institute of Music Education! Learn all about our upcoming programs, tour the facilities in downtown Detroit, and hear some great performances by some current students! Let us know if you have any questions – give us a call at 313-223-1600 or email


Our newest batch of Short Courses start May 10th! Click here or Call now to reserve your spot on: S I N G I N G / / S T Y L E S Learn the techniques and tricks to master your vocal abilities in Rock, Pop, Soul, Jazz & Blues styles. Taught by DeAnna… Read more »

Songwriters Showcase – March 31

The DIME Songwriting Staff and Students are coming out in full force and are ready to showcase their talent! March 31st from 7-9pm in The Underground @ DIME No cover! Come support these local artists and hear some beautiful music! The Underground is located at 1265 Griswold St, Detroit MI 48226