Archard Receives Walter E. Barden Distinguished Teaching Award

Students of the Hamilton Holt School recognize Charles Archard as an outstanding professor, who embodies Rollins’ value of teaching excellence.

(Photo by Scott Cook) (Photo by Scott Cook) The Walter E. Barden Distinguished Teaching Award is named in honor of one of the Holt School’s most beloved instructors. Each year, it is bestowed upon a faculty member who is selected by students of the Hamilton Holt School as an outstanding professor who embodies Rollins’ value of teaching excellence.

Charles “Chuck” Archard is an accomplished artist-in-residence who teaches numerous classes including History of Jazz, History of Rock & Roll, Music Business, Music of the Caribbean and Brazil, and Improvisation. He also directs the jazz ensemble and teaches private lessons.

He is the author of two bestselling bass instruction books and has performed and recorded with artists Isaac Hayes, Larry Coryell, and Peter Erskine. His original works have been played on major television networks and used in numerous motion pictures. His students describe him as upbeat, positive, and passionate. Students have noted, “He really likes what he teaches, and it rubs off on students.”