Hayles King (they/he) is a teaching artist, trombonist, vocalist, and composer from Oxnard, California. Hayles studied at Ventura College, College of Performing Arts, 2012-2014. They graduated with a BFA in music from California State University, Northridge in 2017 and plan to graduate with an MFA in Instrumental Arts from California Institute of the Arts May 2021. Hayles began teaching music with the Oxnard Scholars After School Program 2011–2014 and has been working with the Laby Harmony Project since 2016. They are currently based in L.A.