Team

  • Karl Middleton
    Head Of Institute
    Karl Middleton
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    Trading in his zeds for z's, Karl has left his seaside dwelling of Brighton, England, for the soulful streets of Detroit, MI.
  • Paul Schauert Head Of Education
    Head Of Education
    Paul Schauert
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    Since 2003, Dr. Schauert has held a drum stick in one hand and a tweed jacket in the other; he’s taught university courses on African music, history of rock, global jazz, African American music, popular music, protest music, world music, and Detroit music.
  • Anthony Lai
    MSU Denver at DIME Detroit Campus Manager
    Anthony Lai
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    Anthony Lai - MSU Denver at DIME Detroit Campus Manager Anthony joined DIME two years ago as a music theory instructor. Himself a guitarist and songwriter, he believes theory without practical application and relatable subject matter is senseless mathematical analysis. In his classes, young musicians will apply theory to the music of The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers,...
  • Helen Angove Head Of Learner Experience
    Head of Development and Partnerships
    Helen Angove
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    A performing arts educator with more than twenty years experience, Helen specializes in higher education and vocational training and her passion for music brought her to DIME.
  • Jess Hamlin Learner Experience Administrator
    Learner Experience Administrator
    Jess Hamlin
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    Jess is the mastermind behind the student experience for both DIME ONLINE and DIME DETROIT. Jess works with students by offering one-to-one pastoral support on assessment, exams, and progression.
  • Head of Recruitment and Admissions
    Elise McCoy
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    Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and alt-rock aficionado, Elise displays the exact balance of humility, professionalism, and talent that DIME students should aspire to, making her the ideal Student Liaison.
  • Drew Schultz Drums
    Recruitment and Admissions Assistant
    Drew Schultz
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    We liked Drew so much, we had to bring him on full-time! This drum aficionado is helping out Elise with recruitment.
  • Michelle Jay Head of Finance
    Head Of Finance
    Michelle Jay
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    It takes a while before struggling musicians can become spendthrift Grammy-winners. Until then, there’s Michelle Jay, who oversees the school’s finances and advises students through their financial queries.
  • Finance Assistant
    Kyle Micciche
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    Kyle is here to help our students with their tuition payments and keeping the books in check.
  • Noah Kaminsky
    Head Of Facilities
    Noah Kaminsky
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    Likely influenced by his childhood infatuation with Legos, Noah takes pleasure in experiencing urban growth. Having developed passions for percussion, city planning, carpentry, and entrepreneurship, he has found his niche in managing DIME’s physical spaces.
  • Brittany Morris Team Administrator
    Team Administrator
    Brittany Linville
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    If someone at DIME shouts “all aboard,” it’s Brittany Linville. As Team Administrator, Ms. Linville wears several hats.
  • Receptionist
    Clarissa Kern
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    Like many of Detroit’s best traditions, Clarissa Kern migrated to Detroit from the southern half of America. Her Mississippian roots bring undeniable warmth, southern sociability, and a soulful energy to DIME as Director of First Impressions.
  • RECEPTIONIST
    Kim Hoops
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    Kim is a native Detroiter and multi media artist, featuring jewelry design, soft sculpture dolls, home furnishings and more; a designer of original and unique work included in countless art fairs, festivals and boutiques across the country since 1991.