Rollie Hamby

Rollie H.

Denton, TX
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About

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Rollie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2017

My Name is Rollie H. I currently hold a MA in music with an emphasis in EC-12 Education from Texas Woman's University. I currently work as a substitute teacher and part-time online ESL English teacher. I am well-versed in theories of education, learning styles, motivation in the classroom, and effective teaching strategies. I am knowledgeable in music history, world music, composition, music theory, choral arrangement, piano techniques, vocal training, lesson planning, etc. I am an Army Veteran Noncommissioned Officer with Drill Instructor experience.

Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression.

My personal passion is contemporary music, but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!

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Experience

Vocal Coach
Jan 2012 - Aug 2015
Texas Woman's University

Coordinated instructional efforts with lead teacher. Implemented lesson plans and curriculum. Tutored students and assisted with Vocalization and Musical concepts. Organized and distributed learning resources, and monitor students during classwork and exams. Managed student behavior when it was appropriate. Planned and developed teaching aids as instructed. Provided assistance to teachers regarding preparation of lesson outlines.

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Soldier
Apr 1996 - Nov 2007
United States Army

Provided career counseling to soldiers in HHC 1-37 Infantry Battalion. Conducted retention and reenlistment interviews with soldier within their re-enlistment date. Determined soldier’s eligibility to reenlist or extend immediately; reviewed reenlistment and extension documents for
accuracy; coordinates retention ceremonies. Coordinated military resources to support reconstitution or reconstruction activities in the Providence of Balad, Iraq. Supervised the monetary expenditures of projects such as 12 water filtration projects ($1,440,000 ), 3 schools ($500,000) and 2 hospitals ($400,000) in our region of Iraq. Supervised administrative functions and organized office operations to include publications and administrative forms. Evaluated the Battalion to ensure compliance with equal opportunity laws, guidelines, and policies. Investigated reports of noncompliance and acts as an arbitrator to settle disputes in the cases of equal opportunity complaints. Served as the rear detachment NCOIC for a forward deployed, water purification headquarters company over a 9-12 month deployment; responsible for the safety, discipline, training, combat readiness, and
morale of 60 Soldiers assigned and 25 attached personnel.

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Education

Masters in Music with an emphasis in music education
Aug 2015 - Dec 2017
Texas Woman's University
BA in Music
Aug 2012 - Dec 2014
Texas Woman's University

Languages

German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Latin
Professional Proficiency

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
Apr 2015

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Texas Choral Directors Association
Jan 2014

The mission of TCDA is to support and foster the success of Texas choral directors and music teachers and to instill a love of music in every Texas school, church, and community singer. TCDA is approved by the State Board for Education Certification as a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider.

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Texas Music Educators Association
Jan 2011

Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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Vocalization
Solfege.
Minor scales.
Let me be your vocal coach.
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6 Reviews

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Mihaela Apr 18, 2018
Vocal Training · Online

Rollie is very knowledgeable and patient. His classes greatly helped me improve my vocals as he taught me how to breathe correctly, how to warm-up my voice and how to approach different vowels in singing. Another plus is that he's fun to work with and makes me feel comfortable and confident with my vocals.

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Robert Apr 8, 2018
Classical Voice · In studio

Rollie is a great instructor and colleague! As a graduate student at TWU, he taught voice lessons as a requirement for his music education track. He is very passionate about teaching. His fellow classmates, who served as his students, could immediately hear a difference in the development of their singing voice. As a music educator, Rollie is very organized, thorough, and is filled with knowledge to share. He will be a great addition to your teaching scholars!

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Jenni Apr 7, 2018
Vocal Training · In home

I was very pleased with how Rollie's patience and knowledge of vocal training even for someone who has no training like myself. He was very supportive, patient, consistent, and by end of my first lesson, my confidence and my voice was better. Thank you, Mr. Rollie! You are an awesome teacher!!!

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Jennifer Apr 6, 2018
Classical Voice · In home

Rollie is tough and honest. He gives you what you need. If you pick him, be ready to work.

Melody Apr 6, 2018
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He was professional and most importantly patient. He really cares about my success.

Jake Apr 6, 2018
Classical Voice · Online

One lesson and I saw a change. He is awesome!!!

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