Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME) is a music institute like no other – custom built for serious musicians who desire a long-term, professional career in modern music. The courses are designed to build strong musical foundations, which will lead to long and sustained careers in the music industry alongside gaining academic qualifications.

DIME’s approach to Music Education is unique. Our measures of success are different from others. For instance, have you ever considered why highly technical music often reaches a smaller audience than ‘simple’ music? All of our high-level courses are for musicians and entrepreneurs who wish to excel and maximize their musical ability, whilst learning how the industry works. At DIME, we never forget the importance of earning a living from music. Navigating your way round the music industry is a complicated business, and learning from experience is the best way. DIME’s founders and instructors have that experience. You will discover how to build your musical career from people who have enjoyed sustained success.

At DIME, we allow you to specialize in songwriting, music entrepreneurship, guitar, bass, drums or vocals. We will help you direct all your energy towards the areas of your ability that will help you reach your personal goals. Performance students take classes such as Live Performance, Technical Development, Improvisation, Theory of Music and Ear Training and Music Business Studies; you will be playing in bands, meeting industry professionals, mastering technique, promoting your own shows, developing your voice, arranging your songs and many other exciting aspects of career development. Songwriters enroll in classes like: Creating Subject Matter and Lyrics, Songwriting Methodology, and Live Songwriting Workshop, along with relevant industry-focused classes such as Publishing & Copyright, and the Domestic Music Market. If on the Music Entrepreneurship degree you will study Artist Discovery, Artist Deal Suite, Self-Employment Skills, Tour Managing, Breaking an Artist, and more! Most of all, you will be part of a musical community of like-minded musicians and budding entrepreneurs.

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