Instructor - RudimentalChopShop.com
Scott Jamison started learning how to drum from Scott Laborde and Ben Burnett in sixth grade band at Oak Grove Middle School in Hattiesburg, MS. From the fall of 1999 through the spring of 2003, he marched in Oak Grove's High School drumline that was instructed by Jim Moore, Kevin Welborn, and Brian Farris. During his last year of high school, he auditioned for a local indoor group called "emiNence." It was there that he learned a lot of good stuff from Tony Lymon, Ryan Saul, and Matt Little. Scott majored in Music Education at The University of Southern Mississippi, from the fall of 2003 through the spring of 2007. There, he had the pleasure of learning from "Dr. Throwdown" himself, Dr. John Wooton. He also learned a lot from Patrick Anderson, Casey Kirk, Jeff Grant, Jeff Mills, Harrell Bosarge, and many other awesome faculty and students.
While at Southern Miss, Scott was an active participant in the Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Steel Pan Orchestra, and The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band. He was a co-captain of the drumline in 2005 and was the drum captain in 2006, while serving as the 2006 Presser Foundation Scholarship recipient. During his time at Southern Miss, he was also a drumline instructor for the All-Superior Oak Grove High School Marching Band. In the summer of 2006, Scott had the distinct pleasure of performing with the Capital Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. During this time, he received direct instruction from Matt Ramey, Brian Stevens, Glen Crosby, Murray Gusseck, Eric Kraft, Walter Turner III, and Ralph Hardimon. It was this experience that formed the skills that he had learned throughout the years into a holistic drumming philosophy that made sense.
Scott joined the military in 2007, and finished a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music in 2010 from The University of Southern Mississippi (while in the military). He now performs professionally in his full time, active duty job as a Snare Drum Musician in The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, where he serves as the Snare Drum Section Leader. In this group, he's performed for Presidents George W. Bush and Barrack H. Obama, many foreign diplomats and military leaders from around the world, and thousands of people across the country (and in Canada). He was brought onboard as a Clinician/Instructor for "Summer Drummin' at Southern Miss" in 2012 and 2013, as well as for the West Virginia Summer Percussion Camp in 2015; has given multiple clinics, rudimental presentations, and rope drum maintenance classes to elementary school, middle school, high school, and college percussion programs around the country; and has also performed as a Clinician at the 2010 and 2015 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, as well as for the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers' 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Conventions.
With the help of Danny Wells and David Vernon, Scott started RudimentalChopShop, which is an organization dedicated to educating drummers of varying genres and ability levels. RudimentalChopShop debuted its first YouTube video in February of 2014, and is available to take your suggestions for future videos and/or your requests to hire the group or its individual members. You can contact the group at RudimentalChopShop@gmail.com. Scott loves rudimental drumming and the traditions that it represents, and he looks forward to continuing to share it with more and more great people!