This Summer we will be offering two one week Drum Camps with Mike Michalkow.

UPDATE:  Due to COVID-19 Restrictions This program has been canceled
All Students will be refunded.

Week 1: July 13 – 16 ,2020 – to  Register for this week: click here
Week 2: July 20 – 23, 2020 – to Register for this week: click here
Tuition: $1599.00 CND plus $50 registration fee.

One page flyer about the camp (pdf)

Fee’s Include 4 days of Drumming Masterclasses with Guest Artists/clinics.  Classes will run from 9-5 every day with a 1-hour lunch break at 12:00

  • Each Student will have their own Yamaha 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
  • 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
  • Masterclasses by Guest Artists

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 asSupernatural (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 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

Afro Cuban Percussion Workshop with
Jack Duncan

Friday, March 6th, 2020 – 7:30 pm.
Fee: $25 per person.
Registration is now Open.
Register by clicking on the March 6th event in our Event Calendar. Register Here!

 

This clinic offers the participant an opportunity to learn Afro Cuban Percussion with master percussionist Jack Duncan. Jack is a dynamic performer and educator who is recognized for his work as a pioneer in the study and promotion of Afro Cuban and African music. With over 30 years of experience, Jack has a depth of knowledge from the source that he loves to share with his students. 

The foundations of the music will be covered, giving the students an insight into the African roots and European influence that have had an effect on how it has evolved into what is being played today.  

Jack Duncan

Jack Duncan – bio
Percussionist Jack “Jakito” Duncan is a dynamic performer and dedicated educator who is recognized internationally for his work as a pioneer in the study and promotion of Afro-Cuban and African music. His never-ending quest for knowledge and belief in finding it at the source has taken him to Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, & Gambia, where he studied with Master Drummers Dou Dou N’Diaye Rose and Petit Toure Director of the National Ballet of Senegal. 

Whether you are a percussionist, instrumentalist or vocalist this clinic will help you develop and improve your ability to hear how the patterns fit together and also give you hands-on experience and opportunity to play authentic Afro Cuban Rhythms.  

Jack’s dynamic and sophisticated percussion playing has earned him a national and international reputation. He has been sought out by many top artists in North America (Chicago, Donna Summers, Ricardo Lemvo & the Makina Loca) to contribute his unique skills and experience for both stage performances and studio recordings. Jack was a featured performer at the Havana Jazz Plaza Festival with the late Pucho Lopez and has performed with world-renowned musicians including Chucho Valdes, Arturo Sandoval, and J.J. Johnson.  He is also a founding member of Hugh Fraser’s Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation and performs with John Korsrud’s Hard Rubber Orchestra, Orquesta Goma Dura, Drum & Light Orchestra, and  Zapato Negro. Jack has appeared on over 60 CDs, receiving a Juno Award for his work on Alpha ‘YAYA’ Diallo’s album “The Messenger”. Jack has been involved in music soundtracks and as an expert music advisor for Television shows “Sentinal” ” Saved” “The L Word” and Movie soundtracks, most notably the Grammy and Oscar Award-winning animated movie “Ratatouille” Disney Pixar.

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

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Delta Community Music School Society

Sunday December 15, 2 pm
Ladner United Church

 The Delta Community Music School’s AGM will take place during the School recital on  Sunday December 15th, at 2 pm.  The location is at Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Ave, Delta BC. There will be a short meeting which we request members to attend if possible. AGM Agenda and Reports will be available on the DCMS website and in the office for viewing.

This meeting has been rescheuduled from the orginail date of November 23 as we did not obtain quorum at that time.

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.
Details

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.