About our School

The Gift of Music for Life

Our mission is to bring the best musicians and teachers of the Lower Mainland to Delta. Our school serves the needs of Ladner, Tsawwassen, North Delta, and other communities in the Lower Mainland. We offer private music lessons in clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, band, jazz ensemble, Music Theory, and History.

The Delta Community Music School opened its doors for the first time in September 1981 teaching music lessons through the school board’s  Delta Continuing Education program and later became a registered Charitable Organization in 1983. We have been bringing music to Delta for over 30 years! Since that time we have grown to a school with more than 200 students enrolled in private and group instruction including students enrolled in band programs at  Diamond Elementary and the GAD School in Surrey.  Over the past 25 years, thousands of Delta citizens have been enriched by our arts education programs, concerts, and events.
Since 2010 our main location has been the McKee Heritage House on Arthur Drive, which we are using courtesy of the City of Delta BC.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors and Officers 2023-2024

Bill Pake– Chair
Gordon Heard – Vice Chair
Gaynor Downie – Treasurer
Rolf Lippelt – Secretary

José Acevedo, Carmen Joost, Ying Jiang,  Nadia Sandulak,
Mike Smith,  –

Stephen Robb – Music Director

Fleur Smith – Office Administrator

Webdesign and Maintenance, Social Media – Stephen Robb

DCMS Society

Delta’s non-profit music school

The Society’s mandate is to encourage, foster, advance, and promote the growth and quality of, and provide education in music and the performing arts through the involvement, inspiration, and co-operation of professional artists as performers, teachers, and general participants in the cultural development of the community.

The Delta Community Music School is run by a non-profit society The members of the society are made up of the parents of our students, adult students of our school, and other members of the community with an interest in the musical arts in Delta. The members of this society are responsible for the management and well being of the school and taking action upon the school’s mandate. Elections to the board of directors of the Delta Community Music School Society occur in the fall of each year.

The Delta Community Music School strives to work with others in our community. We are a member of the following organizations:

British Columbia Association of Community Music Schools  – our school is one of more than a dozen such organizations spread through communities through BC