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About James Kirby

Jamie Kirby
James Kirby
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Speaks: English
Instructs: Baritone, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Education: Bachelor's in Music from the University of South Carolina, Master's in Music Education from Winthrop University, State Certified in Instrumental Music Education
Performance Experience: I performed with the Mighty Sound of the Southeast marching band at USC, played in the top concert bands at USC and Winthrop, am a trumpeter in the Sparkle City Brass Quintet, and am a frequent performer at churches in the area.
Teaching Experience: 13 years
Teaching Philosophy: I want my students to enjoy learning their instrument. My goal is to help them improve themselves as musicians and by extension to improve their school band programs.

Get to know James Kirby

 Jamie Kirby is a music teacher at a new charter school in Gaffney called Cherokee Charter Academy. He has previous experience as a band director and music teacher at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School, Lake View High School, Union Christian Day School, and Laurens District 55. He has a
bachelor's degree in music from the University of South Carolina and a master's degree in music
education from Winthrop University.
 Jamie has performed in the top concert ensembles at USC and Winthrop and was featured as a soloist with the Mighty Sound of the Southeast marching band at USC. Currently, Jamie performs with the Sparkle City Brass, a professional brass quintet, and also performs frequently at various gigs in the area.
 Jamie’s students have a proven history of success. He has had multiple trumpet students selected for the South Carolina All-State band and Region bands. Also numerous students have received superior ratings at the annual Solo & Ensemble festival. His bands have received superior and excellent ratings at various competitions and festivals.
James Kirby teaches at:
1450 WO Ezell Blvd Suite 400
Spartanburg, SC 29301
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