Summer 2020 Wood Working Camps!

I’m excited to announce my woodworking summer camps for 2020.

July 27-31, 2020 will be my advanced woodworking camp for kids 14-18 years old, who are returning campers or campers with prior school based woodworking experience.

Advanced Camp Information


July 21-24, 2020 will be my beginner-intermediate woodworking camp for kids 12-15 or first time campers with no prior woodworking experience.

Beg/Int Camp Information


Nick C’s rudimental Carol of the Bells

From time to time I’ll have a student do something truly creative and excellent that I want to share. Here’s a super hip video of some rudimental chops by Nick C. I’ve been fortunate to work with Nick over the years and teach his high school drumline.

Enjoy this Holiday treat!

Dave Weckl “Bessie’s Blues” first 12 bar solo

There’s no comparison to the amazing playing of Dave Weckl, especially when paired with Chick Corea. The song “Bessie’s Blues” from the first Akoustic Band recording has inspired and mystified me for years. I’ve finally attempted to figure out what is going on.  The spread out triplets in bar 6 and 7 might come down to a “feel” thing, and playing along at a slow tempo could suggest a more clear way to write it. But, this general framework has been helpful for me.


David Garibaldi into on “Hangin’ With My Baby”

If you’re a drummer and you don’t spend serious time contemplating the genius of David Garibaldi, I think you’re missing out on some of the greatest pleasures in rhythm. He’s a master of subtlety paired with blistering technique and aggression. On my drive into work yesterday, I was checking out the album “Soul Side of Town” and right off the bat heard this gem.


Stickings are my own interpretation and might not be what was used on the recording.

Lewis Nash solo on “Milestones”

Lately I’ve been digging into the incredible drumming of Lewis Nash. While listening to a Michael Dease album, I came across this perfect half chorus drum solo. Any suggested sticking are my own thoughts and possibly not what Nash actually played. There are a couple different cymbals used, and in measure 10 there’s a left side cymbal that is most likely a second ride.

I hope you enjoy working on this and the .pdf is at the bottom of the page.


Here’s a link to the YouTube audio, and the solo starts at 5:17


You can Support Michael Dease, Lewis Nash and all jazz artists by visiting their websites, BUYING their albums, and seeing them play live. Also, reach out to them and let them know how much you enjoy what they do.

Drum Lessons!

Lessons at Scott Tiemann’s School for the Arts are really special!

First, we’ve got a full set of timpani, mallet instruments, world percussion including traditional Brazilian samba drums, two drum kits and more. Second, I take hearing protection and hearing loss seriously! Students have hearing protection for every lesson and are taught practice techniques that put safe volumes at the forefront.

Next, Drum Club! The monthly get together for students to share what they’re working on with a constructive peer group. Pizza, pinball, and a vinyl record for anyone who attends.

Oh, and recitals at UMBC’s amazing Music Box Theater.

Did I mention summer wood working camp where we build our own instruments?

And marching band cadence writing and winter drum line?

And a free first lesson?

Wifi and coffee for parents who wait around?

Help finding used drum kits that are just right for each student.

And so much more. Spread the word…..Now accepting new students.


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Next Drum Club, October 25th, 6-9 pm

Fall is here and Drum Club is starting up again! The first one for this school year will be October 25th, from 6-9 p.m. The theme of this Drum Club will be METALLICA and the drumming of the legendary Lars Ulrich!

Drum Club is a fun night for anyone 13-18 who loves drums, percussion, pinball, prizes, and Pizza! Cost is $20 a person and includes food and an LP record prize. If your child is interested in attending, contact Scott Tiemann at

Here are a few photos from previous drum club nights.