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DIME Detroit Summer Program: June 24th – 28th

Our summer programs are for ages 12-18 with some experience necessary. Students learn a song each day on guitar, bass, drums, or vocals, and then perform for friends and family at our venue!June 24th-28th 201910am – 4pm each day For more information or to register, visit our Summer Programs page.  

Detroit Electronic Music Camp (DEMC) May 19th – 25th

Workshops every afternoon & evening featuring DJs and electronic music professionals – Free entry (Submerge/DIME)The DEMC (Detroit Electronic Music Camp) is a week long series of comprehensive DJ and electronic music workshops with master classes hosted by Spin Inc. DJ School, in collaboration with The Loft Music Academy DJ School (Chile), and DIME – Detroit… Read more »

DIME Student Show: Friday, May 17th

It’s that time of year again!  Our students work hard throughout the school year to hone their craft, learning cover songs and writing original music along the way. Check out current student and alumni drummers, bassists, guitarists, vocalists, songwriters, and music entrepreneurs as they put on our biggest show of the year in The Underground @ DIME! If… Read more »

Instructor Spotlight: Carmen Woodruff (Vocals)

In preparation for Night of Vocals: Collaborations we spoke with Carmen Woodruff, one of our newest voice instructors! Carmen discussed her life before she joined us and how music has played an integral role. Check out our conversation below and come to the show Friday, April 19th starting at 7pm in The Underground. Tell us about your background;… Read more »

DIME featured in Billboard’s Top Music Business Schools 2019

We are happy to announce that Billboard has featured DIME in their list of Top Music Business Schools of 2019! Highlighting our directors, Kevin Nixon and Sarah Clayman, as well as our Head of Songwriting, Antea Birchett, who co-wrote “Gone Away” on the self-titled debut album from H.E.R., which won the Grammy Award for R&B… Read more »

Instructor Spotlight: Dave Leve

This week’s featured instructor is Dave Leve. Dave joined DIME in Fall 2018 and teachers classes in Music Theory, Music Industry Studies, and Songwriting.  Tell us about your background; how did you get started working in the music industry? What inspired you to work in music? I was always driven towards music whether it was my father… Read more »

Instructor Spotlight: Nate Dorough

As a talent buyer and founder of Fusion Shows and talent buyer for The Crofoot Presents, Nate Dorough brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the classroom for aspiring music entrepreneurs. We look forward to hearing from him and Dan McGowan (Owner, The Crofoot) at their Detroit Success Stories masterclass this Friday, March 8th from… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Donnie Clark (Guitar)

We asked year 3 guitarist, Donnie Clark, to answer a few questions for us as we gear up for DON’T TURN DOWN: Guitar & Bass Show this Wednesday, February 27th at 7pm! What is your background in music and education? When did you start studying at DIME Detroit? My father influenced me to start playing guitar when… Read more »

Instructor Spotlight: Kris Kurzawa (Head of Guitar)

As we gear up for our Guitar and Bass Show, DON’T TURN DOWN, on Wednesday, February 27th, we wanted to catch up with our Head of Guitar: Kris Kurzawa, to answer a few questions about his career and his experiences teaching here at DIME! What inspired you to start a career in music? Being in… Read more »

DON’T TURN DOWN: Guitar & Bass Department Show

Featuring student and faculty performances from our guitar and bass departments, including Kris Kurzawa, Matt Callaway, Cory Allen, and Brad Russell, and sponsored by D’Addario,  DON’T TURN DOWN is sure to GET LOUD! We are also excited to announce our very special guest, DIME’s 2018/19 Artist in Residence, Kern Brantley! Kern has played over 2000 live shows, 20+… Read more »