Posts Tagged: music

Blog: Arrangers (Mike Sturgis: Head of Education)

It could be argued that the unsung hero of any successful musical performance is the person (or persons) who have arranged the music. No matter how good a song or the performance is, its arrangement is critical to the listener fully connecting with it. With some bands, an arrangement is often a collaborative process, requiring… Read more »

Alumni Spotlight: Emanuele Marchetti (Drums)

We recently caught up with DIME ONLINE alumnus and drummer Emanuele “EMC” Marchetti on what he’s been up to since graduating in December of 2018! “I have been involved in several different projects and gigs since graduating with DIME ONLINE. Lots of them are regular shows with my pop/rock cover trio Monkhouse, doing pub gigs… Read more »

Blog: Life Lessons From Legends (Mike Sturgis: Head of Education)

Aging is unavoidable. And when I say this, I don’t just mean the chronological passing of time relative to our own existence.  I mean the physical and mental changes that occur as we age; changes to our cognition, health, looks, strength, perspective, etc. It’s these changes (specifically those perceived as deterioration) that we can find… Read more »

Alumnus Spotlight: Andy Basiola (Guitar)

We recently spoke with DIME ONLINE Guitar alumnus Andy Basiola on what he’s been up to since completing his studies! “It’s already been 1 year since my graduation from DIME ONLINE in the summer of 2018. It’s incredible how this experience gave me so much motivation and most importantly generated new opportunities in my musical… Read more »

SPECIAL OFFER: Free Skype Lessons

DIME ONLINE is pleased to be able to offer one free Skype lesson with either Martin Goulding (Head of Guitar) or Paul Elliott (Head of Drums) to the first five applicants* to each of its BA(Hons) Creative Music Performance degrees in guitar and drums! *To be eligible your application must be fully completed and approved by DIME… Read more »

Alumni Spotlight: Chris Allan (Drums)

Drummer Chris Allan completed our BA(Hons) Creative Music Performance degree in Drums in August of 2018, and has been keeping busy and doing some awesome things in the music industry! Here’s an update from Chris himself: “Since graduating from DIME ONLINE I have continued to promote myself as a brand and musician and grow my… Read more »

Blog: Groove, Pocket, and Feel (Mike Sturgis: Head of Education)

http://www.dannyclifford.com/blog/2018/7/11/the-amazing-staks-band The vernacular of a musician (or those discussing music) is sometimes a bit mysterious, weird, comedic or just generally inaccessible to the ‘layman’. On one hand, there are terms like accelerando or many others that are part of widely accepted musical lexicon that have clear, textbook definitions. But there are other words or phrases… Read more »

Blog: Thinking and Intuition (Mike Sturgis: Head of Education)

One of the things that constantly inspires me as I work in the UK Higher Education sector is remembering my own student experience at the University of Miami, which is now unbelievably (to me, anyway) over 30 years ago. Even though so many years have passed, I still feel the benefits of my time there…. Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Head of Education, Mike Sturgis

RECORDING Mike has recently been recording with Beverley Knight and The Staks at Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios.  The record is being produced by Andy Wright  (who has also worked with Jeff Beck and Simple Minds).   Mike was also in Boston, at the Woolly Mammoth Studios with Dave Limina, who is the Assistant Chair of Piano Department at Berklee School of Music. You can… Read more »