Leah Travillion-Rollins

Short Biography

Making a Difference In & With Music

Leah Travillion-Rollins provides her unique talents and professional services as a musician, singer, songwriter and instructor. She is also a sought-after motivational performer, musical workshop presenter and speaker.

Expert Music Instructor

Leah's 20 plus years of experience as a classroom music instructor was gained in public and private schools. She developed an extensive background in music performance and education in both junior high and high school environments.

Professional Singer - Songwriter

After leaving the classroom in 1992 to pursue her songwriting career, Leah Rollins released “Stepping out on Faith” and “Faces of Love” under the Southern Sounds record label on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Other notable music career experiences include:

Leah Rollins 1996-1997 Marcel Evans' Band of Gold
  • Performing in an “Island Showcase” (1995) in Nassau, Bahamas for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Selected to perform in the 1995 “Cutting-Edge” performance showcase in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Toured with Marcel Evans and the Band of Gold Grand Casino circuits (Louisiana Mississippi and Minnesota) 1996-97.
  • Performed with renowned jazz pianist, Billy Mitchell in Los Angeles California (2005)

Accomplished Director & Performer

Leah Rollins wrote and directed “Little Children Come to Me”, a Gospel musical presented four times on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with rave reviews in 2002.
She is also the creator of a character education program “Music With a Message”. The audience participation sing-along songs and personal stories present issues that affect our society. The music inspires young people to believe in themselves and make positive changes in their lives.
Woman With a Message” followed in 2008 as a one-woman musical presentation that addresses world concerns and was performed locally in Mississippi.

Performing Arts Entrepreneur

Highly challenged to inspire others to their potential, in 2009 Leah Travillion Rollins formally launched Musaic Productions, and became Director/Instructor of the Musaic Performing Arts School in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The Performing Arts School launched as the vision of Grace Hanshaw Travillion, and expands upon music education and performance art programs Leah began delivering in 2006-2008. Several additional programs have launched under Rollins' Musaic "brand" of performaing arts, including Grace's Cafe Musaic series and Musaic Kids.

Leah's path has also been greatly influenced by her father, H.C. Travillion, who was a local businessman and an outstanding jazz pianist. He was a member of the popular jazz band "Rhythm Aces", based in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Her father has been a role model for both Rollin's entreprenuerial and musical endeavors.