Events and Recitals

September 30 – Day of Truth and Reconciliation
There will be no scheduled classes on Saturday, September 30

Monday, October 9 – Thanksgiving Day
There will be no scheduled classes Monday, October 12th

Closure for City of Delta Haunted House
Classes are canceled at the school from Sunday, October 22 through to Sunday, October 29 for the Annual Haunted House event.

Student Recital and Annual General Meeting
Sunday, November 26, 2 pm – All Saints Anglican Church

Student Recital – 
Sunday, December 10 – 2 pm – All Satits Anglican Chuch 




Spring Events at DCMS

May 27 – 28 – Ladner May Days – Memorial Park, Ladner
Saturday 1:30 – 3 pm, Sunday 11 am – 12 noon,  2:30 – 3:30 pm

DCMS Instrumental Scholarship Recital
Sunday, June 4th – Junior 2 pm, Senior 2:45 pm
At the Music School

DCMS Voice Scholarship Recital
Sunday, June 11, 4:00 pm Junior, 6 pm Senior 
at the Music School

DCMS Final Student Recital
Sunday, June 18 – 2 pm 
Ladner United Church

Tracy’s Year-End Voice Recital
Monday, June 19 
Ladner United Church



A one week Drum Camp with Mike Michalkow.



July 24 – 28, 2023

  • live band day
  • Special guest artists
  • Lunch and snacks included






Drum Camp with Mike Michalkow


This Summer we will be offering a one-week Drum Camp with Mike Michalkow.

July 24 – 28 , 2023  
Tuition: $1650 CND plus $60 registration fee.


Online Registration


  • Each Student will have their own Electronic Drumset to use during the week.  
  • Lunch & snacks/beverages are included with the Camp Fee
  • Ages 19 and older

Here’s a Breakdown of what will be taught throughout the week:

  • Daily Warmups-An In-Depth Understanding of Rhythm  
  • Each Day consists of various topics and lessons taught by Mike & Guest Instructors
  • Improving Hand & Foot Technique
  • Making your Grooves “Groove”
  • intermediate to Advanced Independence
  • Understanding Odd Time Signatures
  • Learning to play with a click track or sequencers
  • How to Quickly Learn Songs
  • Rhythms from Around the World
  • The Concept of Soloing
  • An Introduction to Polyrhythms
  • Famous Drum Grooves
  • Drumming History and the pioneers of Drumming
  • An Introduction to new Styles:
    • Funk, Jazz, Latin, Metal
    • Double Bass Drumming (for those who play it)
  • Reading Exercises – Learning to Improvise
  • Thursday is ” Band Day” where each student gets a chance to play with live  musicians in a learning environment.
-Transportation to and from the hotel from the school is Provided.
-Air Conditioned classroom
– Refunds for withdrawals before May 15th only.  There are no refunds for group classes.
-Minimum 2 years of Drumming experience is required

About Mike Michalkow – Drummer/Percussionist/Author/Educator

Mike has been playing drums for over 30 years and is a top graduate of the music program in 1994 at Grant MacEwan University.   He currently resides in Vancouver, BC where he performs with groups such as Supernatural (A Santana Tribute) John Cameron Entertainment (Orchestra Drummer in Edmonton, Alberta), Strangiato (A Tribute to Rush) Flow (A Tribute To Sade), and various other projects. He is also very active in the Vancouver Recording Studio Scene recording 2-3 albums per month.

Mike is the Head Drum Instructor at LCMS (Langley Community Music School), An Adjudicator for the Canadian Drumline Association (CDA), and one of the resident instructors on the popular online lesson site Drumeo.

He hosts Drum and Percussion clinics in Canada and the USA sponsored by Yamaha Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Evans Drum Heads, Kelly Cajons, and Pro Mark Drum Sticks.

Mike Michalkow has shared the stage with the likes of David Foster, Lionel Richie, Peter Cetera, Sarah MacLaughlan, Olivia Newton-John, Nathan East, Larry Carlton, Mike Stern, The Tenors, Steven Page and many more.  

 Mike is the author of the Modern Drummer Award Winning Educational Book “The Total Rock Drummer, as well as he is the creator of “The Drumming System, The Moeller Method Secrets, The Latin Drumming System, The Jazz Drumming System, and the Drum Tuning System”

To learn more about Mike visit

 Mike on YouTube