Faculty Profiles

Dennis Downing


Dennis has been teaching at The Music Center since 2011 and is passionate about making new connections while giving back to his community. He enjoys getting to know his students, sharing his musical talents and interests, and striving to provide students with challenges based on their skills and interests. Dennis has trained in percussion with the Lansing Community College Percussion Ensemble, the Kellogg Community College music program, and the famed Phantom Regiment Training Camp. He currently performs with the Thornapple Jazz Orchestra. Along with music, health is a critical passion for Dennis, and he seeks to enhance the lives of both his students and patients. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.