Scott Tiemann is a freelance musician and music teacher in Baltimore, MD.
He’s a native Texan who moved to Maryland after completing his studies at Texas Tech University. As a performer, he has toured to over 40 states and 200 cities with his indie rock bands AVEC and Thrushes, sharing bills with many wonderful acts such as At the Drive-In, Jets to Brazil, Thursday, and many more.
Scott’s drumming is also featured on exciting cd’s by local jazz artists such as Matt Belzer. While preferring a subtle and understated approach to music, when called for, Scott hits the drums with raw nerve and power. To further this study in contrasts, he feels equally at home playing timpani at St. Patrick’s Church in Washington D.C. as he does marching in a Brazilian Samba parade.
In demand as a teacher (in both group and private settings), he has recently been added to programs at Sheppard Pratt, Baltimore School for the Blind, Winston Middle School, Oakcrest Senior Living Center, and many other locations. He is honored to be working with the Baltimore Jazz Education Project to bring music education to underserved communities in the Baltimore area.
Never without new projects in the works, Scott has also recently begun to build and sell percussion instruments. Custom made claves, African Gyils, and Kalimbas are currently in production. Future posts to this blog will detail the making of each of these instruments, with the hopes to teach people that they are capable of making quality percussion items on their own.
Scott is also the author of a popular Rock Style drum set book called “Six Levels of Rock Drumming.” Currently used by many teachers in the Maryland and Virginia areas, it is available through Barnes and Noble.