Miss Mimi's Music Room
Music and literacy
Program host - Miss Mimi
Miriam DeLap has been the music teacher at Lake Otis Elementary since 1983. Her favorite type of music is classical. Contact Miss Mimi at Miss_Mimi@asdk12.org or 907-742-7400.
Miss Mimi’s Music Room is a music and literacy television program for children ages 3-7. Miss Mimi introduces children to musical concepts and early literacy skills in reading and math.
Each episode features Miss Mimi singing and speaking, reading aloud, interacting with puppets, and introducing musical instruments. She does this with the help of her fellow cast-mates, props and activities appropriate for young children.
Meet the Miss Mimi characters
Musical instrument aficionado
Seemore demonstrates one of 69 instruments on each program giving children the opportunity to “see more instruments.” Seemore is a member of the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, where he goes by his given name of Hal Nonneman.
Rita introduces letters and words and encourages children to “read a letter.” Rita, also known as Elizabeth Hunt, is the music teacher at Russian Jack Elementary.
Noah wants all children to “know a number.” He enjoys counting objects with the audience. The voice of Noah is provided by David Molletti.
Pat is 6’ tall and enjoys playing rhythms on a drum. He lives at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is brought to life by Frances Lautenberger and Shawn Kloepfer.
Arabella leads children in steady beat movements to classical music.