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James Hairston
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Charleston, WV
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums
Education: R.B.A. with minor in Music
Performance Experience: Concert bands, Marching band, Live music on drum set, percussion on theater productions.
Teaching Experience: Drumlines and private lessons for 15+ years
Teaching Philosophy: I try to make it simple and break things down to make the student understand things faster. Once things click, improvements happen every lesson!

Get to know James

James Hairston is from Beckley, WV. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 

2004 where he participated in numerous honor bands and one year All-State. He graduated

from Marshall University in 2009 (R.B.A. with music minor) where he participated in marching band and studied 

percussion under Steve Hall and Dr. Ben Miller. Throughout his years at Marshall, he 

instructed hs drumlines such as Huntington High, Cabell Midland, Spring Valley, and 

South Point HS(OH). He also auditioned multiple times for Glassmen Drum and Bugle

Corp and marched one year of indoor drumline for Optima in 2006 (Jamie Martin). He

eventually got involved in live music having played for multiple bands since 2016. He 

currently plays for Hurl Brickbat, The M.F.B., 11:11, and also freelance drums when needed.

James Hairston currently resides in Charleston, WV.

James teaches at:
911 Bigley Ave
Charleston, WV 25302
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