Mika’s Resume

Mika Scott
(415) 482-1610


I began teaching music to children 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 Work

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

Music Specialist at CAVE Language academy – Teaching musicianship and movement weekly for in K-5th grade students

(March 2015 – March 2020)

Music Specialist – Doing regular classes at Tamalpais preschool, Montessori School of Central Marin Preschool, Mill Valley Preschool.  Teaching musicianship and movement weekly for in K-5th grade students

(March 2012 – March 2020)

Performer/Recording Artist – active local performer providing drums/ percussion/guitar/vocals with numerous Bay Area bands (1986 – present)


Previous Employment

Live Music Director and resident musician, Berkeley Dance Jam –weekly non-profit dance organization (12/99 – 10/13)

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) 

Additional Volunteer Activities

Live Music Producer and organizer, Berkeley Dance Jam (12/98 – 3/13)

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

email(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

Northersn CA Dance Collective

Montesorri of Central Marin