The rich musical history of Motown just got a bit richer.
On March 20, the Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME) announced its launch in downtown Detroit. DIME is a music education college dedicated to teaching the next generation of modern musicians.
The school was founded by three very well-respected music industry veterans: Kevin Nixon, Sarah Clayman and Bruce Dickenson. These three have created a school that offers advanced music students a college-style experience in contemporary music, with expert musicians and industry professionals teaching courses in guitar, bass, vocals, drums, songwriting and music entrepreneurship. Prospective students can pursue a bachelor’s degree or diploma in Creative Music Performance, or sign up for part-time and summer music education programs.
“The music industry is a complicated business and learning by experience can be a long route. DIME brings the information, encouragement and expertise to demonstrate how to build a successful career,” says Kevin Nixon, president of DIME. “Musicians will be playing in bands, meeting industry professionals, mastering technique, promoting their own shows, developing their brand, arranging songs, and many other exciting career development activities. Most of all, DIME students will be part of a musical community of like-minded musicians and budding entrepreneurs.”
DIME currently resides at 1520 Woodward Avenue, between John R and Witherell. This office will serve as its admissions office and performance space. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the space and meet the DIME team and sign up anytime Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Anybody interested in finding more about the school can contact the admissions office at 313-223-1600 or at Dime-Detroit.com.