Introducing Teacher zone

For the 2022 – 2023 season, we are saying goodbye to JackRabbit. We are moving to Teacherzone as our new admin management system for our school.  After a two month trial of the new system we are confident that it will be a much better system than JackRabbit.

The school office is currently working to finish set up of our new billing and registration system for all our fall programs and lessons.  Teachers and students will be able to access the new system either through their web browser or by using apps for either iPhone or android systems.


DCMS Events – Spring 2022

Upcoming Events at the School – May and June 2022

Instrumental Scholarship Recital

Dr. Barrie Barrington – adjudicaotr

All Saints Anglican Parish

Sunday May 1, Times TBA

Vocal Scholarship Recital

Andy Toth – adjudicator

Ladner United Church

Friday June 3, time TBA
entries due by June 25th
Church policy – Masks must be worn, 
everyone age 12 and up must be vaccinated.

SDJF Fundraiser Concert

Featuring SDJF Faculty

All Saints Anglican Parish

Saturday, June 11, 7:30 pm

Year-End Student Recital

Sign ups available soon

All Saints Anglican Church

Sunday June 12,  2 pm, 3pm, 4pm

signup due June 2, 2022

Tracy’s final Voice Recitals


Red Barn at Southlands

Thursday June 16,  4:30 – 6:30,  and 6:30 – 8:30 sections




A one week Drum Camp with Mike Michalkow.



July 25 – 29, 2022

  • 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 25 – 29, 2022  – 
Tuition: $1650 CND plus $60 registration fee.


Online Registration


  • 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 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