Community Music School

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Free Information Sessions:

Teaching for Musicians
Wednesday, April 16
New Westminster Campus
Time: 4:00pm
Room: 3220

Audio Engineering Program
Thursday: April 10
New Westminster Campus
Time: 400pm
Room: 3220/ 3221

Thursdays: April 17 & 24
New Westminster Campus
Time: 400pm
Room: 3220

Please contact us at for information.

The Douglas College Community Music School has been providing music training to New Westminster and surrounding communities since 1984. The school is made up of highly qualified, experienced teachers. Classes are held at the New Westminster Campus and the David Lam Campus in Coquitlam. The College has well-equipped teaching studios, classrooms, rehearsal rooms, practice studios, a music technology lab and two full-range recording studios. Concerts and recitals are held in the 350-seat Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre.

The Community Music School offers programs for all ages, including a variety of summer programs.  Children's programs include Suzuki Strings and Piano, Kodaly/Orff classes, Kindermusik classes, and private and group lessons.  Youth and Adult offerings include the Douglas College Choral Society, private lessons in music theory and group classes focusing on a variety of instruments. See the list to the left to find information on all of our programs.

Douglas College Staff & Faculty Discount:

The CMS offers a 10% discount for staff and faculty of the College.  Please contact us for more details.

International Music Score Library Project

Email CMS

Students of the Community Music School come for a wide range of experiences. Some students work toward meeting requirements for college or university entrance. Others come purely for personal enjoyment. Many students will prepare for exams, festivals and/or competitions and develop valuable career skills. There are also a number of partial scholarships available for students enrolled in the CMS.


Email, call 604-527-5469, or stop in to see us for more information.

Community Music School, Room 3200A
Douglas College, New Westminster Campus
700 Royal Avenue


Closed Fridays, Holidays, and Weekends.

Regular Hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs
3:00 - 7:00 PM
2:00 - 6:00 PM

* Subject to change without notice.