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James D. Doyle is a music educator who hails from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He holds a BM in Music Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma and an MA in Music Education from Adams State University. In his years teaching music James has had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of age levels and ensembles in public schools across Oklahoma and Washington. He has worked as an orchestra, band, and percussion instructor as well as a private lessons teacher. As a composer and arranger, James has written works for percussion ensemble and orchestra and has written battery and front ensemble percussion arrangements for a variety of marching bands throughout the U.S. From 2011-2014, James was the Executive Director of Resistance Indoor Percussion where he led the group to both a regional title and the status of WGI World Championship Finalist.

James is currently the director of bands for Kerr Middle School in Del City, OK where he oversees every aspect of the band program including the symphonic band, jazz band, percussion ensemble, and team-teaching the symphony orchestra. As part of this position, James also acts as an associate band director at Del City High School where he is the program coordinator and visual instructor for the marching band and leads the percussion program. In his first year as the instructor of the Del City Percussion Ensemble, they achieved a record number of superior ratings at OSSAA Solo and Ensemble Competition.

James is the author of The Open Source Percussionist, a percussion curriculum published under a creative commons license from which music educators can create their own custom percussion instructional materials free of charge.