Posts Tagged: Detroit Music

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 »

Instructor Spotlight: Antea Birchett (Songwriting)

DIME Detroit’s Live and Lyrical Songwriting Showcase is tomorrow! Today we are putting the spotlight on the Head of the Songwriting Department, Antea Birchett! In addition to teaching songwriting and vocals at DIME, Antea is one half of the duo Aplus. With her sister Anesha, Antea has written for artists such as Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Mary… 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 »

Adventures with Vultures – Junction EP OUT NOW!

  Support DIME Detroit songwriting student and Original 1265 recording artist, Adventures with Vultures. Check out his new Junction EP! Click here to listen now!  About ADVENTURES WITH VULTURES… A folk singer-songwriter evokes a certain image. Matt Sauter breaks that image. With his backward ball cap, knuckle tattoos, and knee-shredded shorts, the lone singer/songwriter behind Adventures with… Read more »

DIME Students attend the Paul McCartney Soundcheck!

Earlier this week legendary performer and songwriter, Paul McCartney played two nights at the newly opened Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. We were able to arrange for six of our students to accompany DIME Directors, Kevin Nixon and Sarah Clayman, to the soundcheck for Monday’s show. Year 3 Drummers, Will Daniels and Duane Hewins, Year… 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 »