Learn from industry professionals on one of our 6-week short courses. (The courses below were offered during Spring/Summer 2019. This page will be updated soon with new courses for the fall.)
Lyrics & Lines
DIME's Songwriting instructor, Audra Kubat, will help you hone your skills wordsmith in this six week course. Subjects include dissecting simile, metaphors, and idioms, as well as telling a story through your song. She will also pass on excercises to work through writer's block, allowing songwriters to jump start their creative process even when the well seems dry. This course culminates with a performance of students' original songs on DIME's amazing Underground stage!
How does an artist forge a path from the local clubs to the top of the charts? This informative course led by Ramona Caldwell will examine the basics of managing an artist’s career including branding, booking, building a business model, negotiating contracts, and more. Whether you are an artist hoping to guide your own projects to success, or an entrepreneur interested in working within the business side of music, this course will help to create a strong foundation of industry knowledge and understanding.
Music Production 101
Learn the basics of music production using a DAW (digital audio workstation). Learn about signal flow, microphones, and even copyright and licensing to create and protect your recordings. Drew Schultz is a drummer, percussionist, bandleader, who has been recording for himself and others for years. He will share his knowledge with students on this course, helping them to create their best sounding demos yet!
Raise Your Voice
Raise Your Voice returns, this time with DIME instructor, Carmen Woodruff, bringing her wealth of experience to this popular class. Learn about vocal techniques, performance skills, singing styles, and how to raise your voice properly without damaging your vocal cords.
Learn from the best
We have a pretty awesome team at DIME Detroit of instructors who are active in today's music industry. We want to share our knowledge with the wider Detroit music community and connect likeminded individuals on subjects that they love.
Study Current Music
We know how hard it can be to find education on popular music styles. Whether you're into rock, pop, r&b, or funk, we've got you covered.
What better place than DIME to find your next bandmate, manager, or co-writer? Use DIME Detroit as a place to connect & collaborate with others who are looking to launch music projects, form bands, promote shows, and more.
So how does it work?
Choose your Course
Music Production 101, Artist Management, Lyrics & Lines, or Raise Your Voice
You can buy the course right online, and we'll follow up with you 1 week prior to the start date to make sure you have all the information you need.
We'll meet on Tuesday nights for 6 weeks. Performance based classes will conclude with a performance in The Underground on the 6th week of class.