Darryl Mika, has been teaching percussion for over 40 years. He has worked with students of all ages and teaches all styles of percussion. He is a member of a number of local ensembles, including the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chagrin Valley Studio Orchestra and the Strongsville Community Band. Mr. Mika is also an active pit musician and freelance percussionist around Greater Cleveland. While in the military, Mr. Mika was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps “Commandant’s Own” Drum and Bugle Corps and taught at the U.S.M.C. Drum and Bugle Corps School. Mr. Mika received his Bachelor of Music Education from Baldwin Wallace University. He is also the percussion advisor for the Baldwin Wallace Marching Yellow Jackets.