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We are pleased to offer a new class this fall for voice!

The Voice Collective!

Junior (ages 9-13) (Grades 4 – 7) and Senior (ages 13-18) (Grades 8 – 12) 


This class is geared to young singers who want to work on a collective sound, strengthen their voices and sharpen their ears for harmony.  Solos will be optional however the focus will be on ensemble singing.  A variety of music will be explored and students will have a chance to work with guest instructors including Ann Golden Fisher, Tony Barton, Carol Davis, Natasha Neufeld, Natasha Dagostino and more.
Taught by Tracy Neff and accompanied by Stephen Robb, this group will prepare material for performances in the community and through the Delta Community Music School.


Starts Thursday, September 21 – Junior class – 7pm, Senior class – 8 pm

Registration deadline is September 18th.

Fee: $144 per 12 week term -plus $10 registration and $5 membership fee (if applicable)

Voice Collective Registration form Sept 2017 -Senior

Voice Collective Registration form Sept 2017 -Junior

Instructor: Tracy Neff (voice) with Stephen Robb (accompanist)

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Music Theory at DCMS

  • We are offering music theory classes tied to the new Royal Conservatory of Music Syllabus.
  • RCM Exam certificates can be used for high school credits and are considered an important element in entrance requirements for post-secondary study in music.
  • All RCM practical exams (voice, piano, violin, etc) have a theory co-requisite in order to receive your certificate level 5 and higher.
  • Private and group lessons are available.

Instructor – Louise Southwood




NEW for January 2017

This course is designed to prepare students to complete their theory requirements for their RCM practical exams in piano, voice,  and various orchestral instruments.  This course is designed to supplement the student’s other music lessons (ie. piano, voice, etc).

Next Class term – starts March 27th

Classes from Preparatory to level 6.  Mondays and Thursdays scheudule TBA. Group classes 3 people per class.   Private lessons in Music Theory are also available. Please contact the school office for more information.





This Summer we will be starting a summer concert band program. If you play flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion in your Elementary or high school band for at least a year, this program is for you!

  • concert band for kids who have played a band instrument for at least one year of elementary or high school band. About Grade 0.5 – 2 Band literature
  • Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8pm   July 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18  at the Music School


Summer Concert Band Registration Form 2015jazz-ensemble

Advanced Band – If there is enough interest we may offer a more advanced group for senior highschool and adult students as well – same dates as the above program , starting at 8pm.

Students should have 3 years or more experience.  About Grade 2 and up level of Band literture.

If you are interested in either program, please contact the school office and ask to be on a waiting list.

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Tuition fee – $55 per student for summer session.

Instructor:  Karen Nakajima.junior winds 1st gig at fvrl tsawwassen with karen
Karen Nakajima studied music at the University of British Columbia, Universität Wien and Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien in Vienna, Austria. Her degrees focus on music theory but she is also an active pianist, trumpeter, and music educator.

Karen is an alumni of the Delta Community Music School and the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra.. In 2005, she joined RDYO and has continuously returned to fill in the brass section. Furthermore, she helps out at a number of community bands and has performed with the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Posaunenchor Harburg in Germany, and many other chamber groups. She has experience leading brass chamber groups and running sectional rehearsals and workshops with larger groups. In addition, she arranges brass music, which has been performed by the Posaunenchor Harburg. Karen has also been a featured pianist with the Capilano Wind Ensemble and has put on piano recitals in the Lower Mainland and Point Roberts. She spends time accompanying singers, instrumentalists, and choirs as well.