Mika’s Resume

Mika Scott
(415) 482-1610

 Background Summary

I began teaching music to children in 1981 while at Cabrillo College while I
completed 32 units of ECE training. I continue to teach as an independent
contractor for a variety of schools and organizations. In addition, I have
performed live with members of the Grateful Dead, Hamza El Din, Zero and
Steve Miller. I play a number of instruments in addition to drumming and
compose music which I perform on occasion as a singer-songwriter. I
have written over 40 original songs for children and adults. My teaching
style integrates both the cognitive as well as the creative aspects of playing music.

Current Pursuits

 Owner/Founder DrummingMagic – school programs, private instruction, workshops and parties for adults, children and families.  Corporate teambuilding events with drums and percussion (11/91 – present)

Director, Vallejo School Drum Programs – Training teacher aids and facilitating drumming groups at 9 different schools in Vallejo,  (2012- present)

Performer/Recording Artist – active local performer providing drum and percussion talent to numerous Bay Area bands (1986 – present)

Music Specialist – Doing regular classes at Tamalpais preschool, Twin Cities Community Preschool, The Redwoods Retirement Community and Children’s Playland in Sausalito (2011 – present)

Previous Employment

Drumming Instructor, Marin Academic Center (MAC School) – special education music program, San Anselmo (10/09 – 10/12)

Director, Drum Program, Grace Patterson Elementary School, Vallejo,  (2001- 2011)

Drumming instructor Youth in Arts VSA program – teaching drum classes for adults and children with autism (10/6 – 5/11)

 Music Director, Red Hill Academy – directed musical curriculum for residential high school, San Anselmo (9/08 – 6/09)

Music Director, Sunny Hills Gardens
Directed musical curriculum for residential high school
San Anselmo (2/05 – 9/08)

Drumming instructor, Grant Grover
Taught drumming classes for children with emotional challenges (10/08 – 6/10)

Homeless Outreach Worker, Berkeley Mental Health (1994 – 2007)

Drumming/Movement/Drama Teacher, various summer camps including: Ross Valley Summer School, Marin Primary Summer Camp, Fairfax Focas and Discovery Museum

Music Teacher, Oakland Montessori School (9/00 – 6/02)

Director, Washington After-School Drum Club (9/99 – 6/03)

 Percussion Teacher, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts – after school outreach program (11/93 – 6/01)

Percussion Teacher, Young Performers International (YPI) –  after school programs in San Francisco and Oakland (10/00 – 6/01)

Recreation Counselor, Richmond Gateway Project – program for at risk youth (2/92 – 8/93)

Rehab Counselor/Substance Abuse Counselor/Nursing Aid,
Gladman Memorial Hospital (8/89 – 8/91)

Relief Counselor, Bonita House
residential treatment home (1/88 – 1/90)

Rehab Activity Leader/Mental Health Worker, Villa Fairmont
Chronic mental health facility (11/84 – 1/87)

Psychiatric Aide, Harbor Hills
Chronic mental health facility (1/83 – 1/84)

Additional Volunteer Activities

Live Music Producer and organizer, Berkeley Dance Jam (12/98 – present)

Dance Organizer,  Northern California Dance Collective (NCDC)
plan and run winter/summer dance camps  (6/01 – present)

 Training and Education

Independent Study – drums, percussion, voice, guitar, keyboards and audio engineering (1978 – present)

ORFF Level 1 – music teacher training at Mills College (2002)

Drum Facilitators Mentor Training – Arthur Hull (2000)

ECE Training – 32 units Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA – studied music, general and early childhood education (1980 – 1983.)

References available upon request
I look forward to hearing from you,

Mika Scott

(415) 482-1610

Schools and camps Mika Scott has taught music for

Tamalpais Preschool
Twin Cities Community Pre-school
Sheffield Preschool
Lakeshore Preschool
Skyline Preschool
Dublin Elementary
San Pedro Elementary School
Frederiksen Elementary
John Muir Elementary
Oxford Elementary
Oak Hill
Brookside Elementary
Jefferson Elementary
Marin Montessori
Washington Elementary
Walnut Creek Intermediate School
Marin Primary and Middle School
Beverly Hills Elementary
Grace Patterson Elementary
Fairfax Festival
Mill Valley Pre-school
Dan Mini Elementary
Dougherty Elementary
Kolb Elementary
Green Elementary
Grant Grover
Walnut Grove Elementary
Marin Academic Center
Red Hill Academy

Elm –Enriching Lives Through Music

Fairfax Focas
Vallecito Children’s Center
San Anselmo Recreation
Parkside Children’s Center
Camp KidMarin
Camp Always
Sunny Hills Services
Oakland Montessori
Elmer CAVE Elementary
Oak Grove

Northern CA Dance Collective
Montesorri of Central Marin