Posts Tagged: Music Education

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 »

Student Story: Andy Solomon, JTC Guitar

My musical journey began in the 1980s when I heard Dire Straits’ track ‘Money for Nothing’. That intro riff really excited me, it just sounded so cool – I knew I had to learn that thing they called guitar! After this, I bought my first ever album, ‘Live Magic’ by Queen,  which inspired me even… Read more »

A Day in the Life: Guitar Tutor Jon Bishop

  MORNING Up and at them! An early start is part of my usual routine. A cup of coffee and a slice of toast and it’s time to make the journey down the path to my home studio which is located in a converted double garage at the bottom of the garden. I enjoy delivering… Read more »

Student Story: Welcome Budimir Štivičić – Drums

What is your musical background? I’ve studied music, musicology, jazz performance and arranging before this course. I already have a BA (Hons) in Humanities with Music degree from the Open University, and I’ve played drums for about 20 years now. Why did you decide to apply for an online music degree? It allows me to… Read more »

Student Story: Pranayam Aquino – Student Representative, Drums

Welcome, Pranayam! Tell us a bit about yourself. Hi, my name is Pranayam and I am a drummer from Manila. I currently live in Shanghai, China and I am enrolled in the BA (Hons) Creative Music Performance (Drums). I started the course in January 2018. What is your musical background? I started playing the drums when I… Read more »

A Day in the Life: Learning Technologist, Tristan Seume

MORNING My main role with DIME ONLINE is to manage the virtual learning environment, Canvas, making sure the students and tutors have everything they need. There’s always plenty to do, whether it’s editing course notes, setting up assignments or just making sure things are functioning as they should. That said I usually find it’s best to… Read more »

Student Story: Welcome Nuru Mnjama – Creative Songwriting

What is your musical background? Before DIME ONLINE, I studied a BTEC Diploma in Music at Brookhouse International School in Nairobi. Why did you decide to apply for an online music degree? DIME ONLINE was attractive to me as it allows me to juggle school with trying to start my music career in Kenya. What… Read more »

Q&A With First Class BA(Hons) JTC Guitar Graduate, Neil Schoeman

            Q1.  You have achieved excellent marks throughout your time with DIME ONLINE and have now graduated with a first class degree.  What are your immediate plans for the next few months? Directly after finishing my degree I took a well deserved month holiday, doing as little as possible. ????… Read more »

Introducing… DIME President – Kevin Nixon

    • What is your role with DIME & DIME ONLINE? My title is President of the DIME Group but it’s actually just a fun title because it makes me President Nixon. Myself and my partner and DIME MD Sarah Clayman own and run DIME, DIME ONLINE and ORIGINAL 1265 RECORDINGS together and have… Read more »