Spring Concerts and Recitals 2024

Sunday, March 7 – Student Recital
Ladner United Church – 2 pm

Thursday, April 18 – Open Mic
Red Barn at Southlands – times TBA

DCMS at May Days 2024
Ladner May Days – Memorial Park in Ladner BC
May 25  – 10 – 11 am – Main Stage

Students of Sylvia Z –
Saturday, June 1 – 1 pm.  Laadner United Church

Instrumental Scholarship Competition Recital

Adjudicator – Dr. Barry Barrington
Sunday, June 2 – 1 pm – Junior Category
Sunday, June 2 – 2 pm – Senior Category
Kinsroom at DCMS

Vocal Scholarship Competition Recital- 
Adjudicator – Shawn Henry
Sunday, June 9 – 11:30 am  – Junior Category
Sunday, June 9 – 12:30 pm – Senior Category
Kinsroom at DCMS

Final Student Recital
Sunday, June 16 – 2 pm. and 3 pm 
All Saints Anglican Church.

Students of Rick Klemm – Drums
Saturday, June 22 – 1 pm – Kinsroom at DCMS

Students of Tracy Neff
Saturday, June 22 – Ladner United Church – 



Drum Camps with Mike Michalkow.



One Week Camp July 15, 19, 2024

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

One Day Camp – July 22, 2024

Two-Day Camp  – Cancelled

  • The Day Camps will be for ages 13 and up. 
  •  Snacks and Beverages provided but all students must bring their own lunch.
  • Each day will be from 9am til 3:30 pm


Drum Camps with Mike Michalkow


This Summer there will be several Drum Camps

Please scroll down to find the various options.

One Week Drum Camp with Mike Michalkow.

Monday July 15 – Friday July 19, 2024  
Tuition: $1699 CND plus $60 registration fee.

Cancellation Policy – ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS


Online Registration – One Week Camp



  • 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
-Minimum 2 years of Drumming experience is required

One Day Drum Camp with Mike Michalkow.

Monday July 22, 2024  
Tuition: $299 CND plus $30 registration fee.


Online Registration One Day Camp



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 www.mikemichalkow.com





Snow Day! Wednesday January 17, 2024

The School office closed early today due to the inclement weather and road conditions.  Please check with your teacher about lessons today, Some teachers are cancelling and others are teaching online only. 



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