Percussion Staff

Tim fairbanks


@timfairbanks |

Tim Fairbanks serves as the President of Rhythm X, Inc. in addition to his role as Ensemble Director of the Percussion ensemble and Visual Designer of all three Rhythm X WGI Ensembles.

Tim has taught at Centerville HS since 1997 as both the Director of Percussion and currently as the Visual Designer for the marching band and indoor percussion. Tim is also currently the Vice President - Percussion on the WGI Board of Directors. In addition to this role Tim serves on the WGI Percussion Steering Committee and represents Rhythm X (PIW) on the Percussion Advisory Board. Tim is an in-demand freelance designer and consultant. He endorses Pearl/Adams, Evans Drumheads, Sabian, and is a Signature Artist with Innovative Percussion.

Mike scott


@mikescottx |

Mike Scott serves as the CEO of Rhythm X, Inc. in addition to his role as the Ensemble Director of both the Percussion and Winds ensembles, and a supervisory role of European X. His role as CEO oversees the operations of all Rhythm X, Inc. programs including The X Academy and growth of the organization's operating and marketing efforts.

Mike began his work at Rhythm X, Inc. in 2012. Additionally, he works as the Development Manager of Bluecoats, another highly-regarded performing arts non-profit. Mike also works as a consultant for freelance designers, small performing arts brands, and other NGO administrators. Mike endorses Innovative Percussion and and Etymotic Research.


andrew markworth


@drewmarkworth |

Andrew Markworth is a composer, arranger and consultant writing wind, front ensemble and battery percussion for marching bands, indoor drumlines and drum corps. Andrew currently resides in Centerville, Ohio with his wife, Kara, baby daughter Natalie and Ralphie, the Westie. Previously, he was the Centerville High School Band Director from 2005-2008 before becoming a full-time writer. He is currently engaged as the full score arranger for Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps in addition to his role at Rhythm X, Inc.

Andrew endorses Yamaha Percussion,  Evans Drumheads, and Zildjian Cymbals. He is a signature artist at Vic Firth - having designed the Andrew Markworth Signature mallets, released in 2009. He is in-demand as a freelance consultant.

tim jackson


@timjacksondrums |

Tim began his drumming career at the age of ten studying rudimental, drumset, and keyboard percussion. He is now one of the most in-demand consultants and instructors in the United States. Notably, Jackson won honors as the PASIC Multi-Tenor champion in 2005, and the DCI Individual and Ensemble Multi-Tenor champion four consecutive years from 2003 to 2006 while performing with The Blue Devils. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from The Ohio State University.

At Rhythm X, Inc., Tim serves on the design team of the Percussion ensemble. He has served an integral role in program design since his age out year as a performer. Tim endorses Pearl/Adams, and Evans Drumheads, and is a Signature Artist of Innovative Percussion.