Meet Dr. James Boyd, Music Teacher


Hello, my name is Dr. James Boyd, the new music teacher here at Cushing Community School.  I am a native of Greenville, SC and grew up in Atlanta where I discovered my love of music playing trombone and singing in choirs.  I hold a B.M. Degree from Furman University (SC), a M.M. form Arizona State University, and  Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Michigan.  I have been teaching music at the college, secondary and primary levels since 1979, and recently moved to Maine from Connecticut, where I taught general music, chorus, and band in the Hartford Public Schools for 15 years.  While my first instrument was the trombone, I began to play piano and guitar early on, and continue to enjoy learning new instruments, especially the ukelele.  I am a composer as well as a performer, and truly feel everyone can experience the joy of creating and performing.

My wife, Maureeen Boyd, is an experienced performer of cabaret and musical theatre, as well as holding a M.A. in theatre from the Univeristy of Kansas.  We have two adult children, Billie (in Seattle) and Devin (in Connecticut).  We are currently living in Lincolnville, ME and hope to find our permanent home soon in the mid-coast region.