Posts Tagged: Drums

Paul Riser Masterclass: Friday, February 8th

Paul Riser needs no introduction… but we’ll do it anyway! He has written and arranged songs for some of the biggest names in the business: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Luther Vandross, Joss Stone, Kylie Minogue, Marvin Gaye, Carly Simon, Bill Withers, The Temptations, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Kem, Raphael Saadiq, The… Read more »

Allen Stone Masterclass & Ticket Giveaway

Soul /R&B artist Allen Stone will join students and guests at DIME Detroit on Thursday November 29th for a masterclass at 12:45pm!   Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention. His vocals and melodic style show the clear influence of classic soul and R&B of the 1960s… Read more »

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 »

Rolling Stone: Alessia Cara performs with DIME students!

2018 Grammy-winning Best New Artist, singer/songwriter, Alessia Cara, visited DIME Detroit on October 5th to speak to students and talk about her highly-anticipated album, Growing Pains. Excitement ran high in The Underground as students and guests waited for the “Scars to Your Beautiful” and “Here” singer to arrive. The event kicked off with a screening of… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Julia Shuren (Songwriter)

Continuing with our build up to DIME’s first Live & Lyrical songwriting showcase, which is taking place this Friday, October 19th, we are putting the student spotlight on first-year songwriter, Julia Shuren! Since starting at DIME in August, Julia has quickly made a splash in the DIME community, accompanying Grammy-nominated artist Alessia Cara on the DIME stage, performing with other DIME students… Read more »

Grammy winners, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, visit DIME!

We were thrilled to have 2 incredible Grammy-winning artists at DIME this week: Esperanza Spalding, and Terri Lyne Carrington! Check out some photos below! For more information on our programs in Commercial Music Performance, Commercial Songwriting, and Music Industry Studies, click here!   

DIME Summer Sessions | June 25-29th

DIME Sessions RETURNS the week of June 25th, offering young musicians the opportunity to gain valuable experience practicing and performing with a band. Students will learn technical development on guitar, bass, drums, or vocals on a different song each day, all leading up to a final performance for friends and family on Friday afternoon! Students will… Read more »