Registration now Open for Summer

Registration is now Open for Summer and Fall registration 2020. At the moment lessons are continuing in an online format with the possibility of in-person lessons on some instruments coming this September. The school will be releasing a COVID-19 safety plan as soon as we can within the next week or two, and it will appear on our website.

Student and faculty safety is our foremost concern. Our online program that has been running since the end of March 2020 has for the most part been very effective for the majority of our students and faculty. Around the world, online education has proven to be a viable education alternative, especially with one-to-one instruction.


Hello to our Students and Faculty.

As you know our scholarship auditions and final recitals will be virtual this year. Students who wish to take part in this please contact your teacher if you have not been in touch with your teacher about this process all ready. All students who take part in this do so at the recommendation of your teacher, as in previous years.

All video submissions are due by June 5th. I will confirm each submission after that date before they go on to the adjudicator.

Your teacher will be in contact with you about the process for submission, if you are recommended by your teacher to take part in this.

If you are continuing into post secondary studies in music in the fall (into a Bachelor of Music program in some specialty (instrumental, voice, Music Therapy, etc or general studies) then you may apply for the Kennel Scholarship. Please let your teacher know if you want to be considered for this.

Good luck everyone,
DCMS Music Director.

Here is the Calendar of events for WInter/ Spring 2020

Update April 16, 2020

Friday, February 21st – Open Mic (Voice students) section 1 6pm, section 2 – 7:30 pm
– Tsawwassen Arts Centre
Sunday, February 23rd – Student Recital – Ladner United Church
Sunday, March 1st, – Karen’s Studio Chamber Music Day – at DCMS
Friday, March 6th, Afro Cuban Percussion clinic with Jack Duncan (DCMS)

Saturday, April 25th, – Student Recital – CANCELLED
Sunday, May 3rd, – Instrumental Scholarship Recital – WILL BE ONLINE, TBA
Saturday, May 30th, – Voice Scholarship Recital – at DCMS – WILL BE ONLINE, TBA

Friday, June 5th – Students of Tracy Neff. – Tsawwassen Arts Centre CANCELLED
Sunday, June 7th – 2 pm – Awards Recital – Ladner United Church CANCELLED
Sunday, June 7th, 6:30 pm – Studio of Karen Nakajima – CANCELLED

Halloween Week Closure

The School will be closed for the annual City of Delta Haunted House Event
The school is closed from Saturday, October 26 to November 1st inclusive. There are no scheduled classes during that time.

Great American Song Book
A Cabaret with Larry Ennis and the Students of
Tracy Neff

Friday, October 18th – 7:30 pm
Kinsroom at the School
Admission by donation

Vocal Masterclass with Simon Isherwood
Saturday October 26th, 3pm
Ladner Community Centre Activity Room

Percussion Workshop With Jack Duncan
Friday, November 8th, 7:30 pm at DCMS.

South Delta Drum Festival 
with DCMS Instructor Rick Klemm
Sunday, November 17th
Contact Rick Klemm for details.
Drum Festival Facebook Page

DCMS Society Annual General Meeting
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 – 4 pm
Delta Community Music School, Kinsroom

Fall Student Recital
Sunday, November 24th, 2 pm.
Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Ave.
There will be an online signup process for faculty to sign students up for this.
Registration cut off November 14th.

Karen Nakajima Studio Recital
Saturday, December 7th, 6:30 pm 
All Saints United Church, Ladner Trunk Road at Arthur Drive

December Student Recital
Sunday, December 15, 2 pm
Ladner United Church.
There will be an online signup process for faculty to sign students up for this.
Registration Cut off December 5th.