Posts Tagged: Detroit Life

Instructor Spotlight: Eric “Rain Man” Gaston (Drums)

DIME’s Night of Drums “BackBeat” is happening TODAY at the Underground at DIME, featuring faculty, alumni and student performances, and special guests. We sat down with Head of the Drum Department, Eric “Rain Man” Gaston to talk about what inspires him, his teaching at DIME and what’s made him proudest as an instructor. What inspired you to… Read more »

We’re Hiring! Faculty Positions Opening at DIME for Spring 2019

DIME and MSU Denver are looking for talented, passionate professionals to join our faculty for the Spring 2019 semester! DIME is a music institute like no other – designed for serious musicians who desire a long-term, professional career in modern music. DIME’s programs are designed to build strong musical foundations that will lead to long and… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Dalton Thomas (Drums)

Don’t miss Dalton representing DIME Drum Department (3D) at Backbeat: A night of Drums on Wednesday, November 14th! The show will feature DIME students, alumni, and faculty performances, along with special guest, Buddy Brown, and giveaways from Evans, ProMark, and Sabian! RSVP here.   DIME Detroit offers programs in Commercial Music Performance (Guitar, Bass, Drums, and… Read more »

DIME Student Spotlight: Guitar Senior Chris Terry

DIME is excited to present its first ever Guitar and Bass Showcase, TONIGHT in our Underground venue. The event, which is sponsored by 89X, will feature performances from DIME Faculty Damon Warmack, Kris Kurzawa, Mo Hollis, Cory Allen, and Matt Callaway! DIME Detroit students will also hit the stage to showcase their talents! One of those students… Read more »

DIME WELLNESS WEEK KICKS OFF TODAY!

        Following our first ever Wellness Week in Fall 2017, we are excited to kick off a week-long program of events, activities and workshops at DIME! As in our previous Wellness Week, the focus is on the importance of looking after mental and physical health, and the promotion of positive self-care practices…. Read more »

DIME students play Concert of Colors with Don Was!

This weekend the annual Concert of Colors Festival took place in Detroit. Spanning two days and multiple venues, this free event celebrates the indigenous music of the city. A highlight of the festival each year is a performance by Detroit-born superstar Don Was and his All Star Revue. Don’s impressive resume includes multiple Grammy awards /… Read more »

DIME Students: The Week in Live Shows

A busy week of shows kicked off on Saturday night at Smalls Bar in Hamtramck, with a headlining show from Brother Son, led by DIME Songwriter, Frank Harrington. Brother Son were supported by DIME Music Industry Studies student, Alex Murphy, with his alternative/indie band, Grainger, who also features DIME student Angelo Coppola on drums.   On Tuesday July 11th, three DIME student… Read more »

No place I’d rather be,’ DIME was the right choice for me

As six DIME Detroit drum students walked to lunch recently, they broke out in a beatbox harmony of “My Girl” by The Temptations. The impromptu performance admittedly triggered some odd glances from others passing by on the sidewalk. It also served as a reminder why Duane Hewins, Jonathon Staten, Dalton Sitzler, Will Daniels, Christopher Williams,… Read more »

Why choose DIME Detroit over a traditional music college experience?

Why choose DIME Detroit over a traditional music college experience?   Dalton Sitzler was set to attend the prestigious school of music at Belmont University in Nashville after his high school graduation – at least until he learned about and was accepted to DIME Detroit. “DIME was a game-changer,” said Dalton, a drummer. “I couldn’t turn… Read more »