Music


Dr. Boyd




 

Meet Dr. Boyd

Tell me about yourself.

Hello, my name is Dr. James Boyd, the new music teacher here at Thomaston Grammar 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. from Arizona State University, and a 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 ukulele. I am a composer as well as a performer, and truly feel everyone can experience the joy of creating and performing.

 

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