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The mission of the Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Society is to promote Paul Rolland’s legacy of string pedagogy through professional activities such as workshops, clinics, a certification program, and other opportunities for string students, teachers, and performers.

WHAT IS PAUL ROLLAND STRING PEDAGOGY?

The ground-breaking string pedagogy of Paul Rolland is renowned worldwide for its universal application to all levels of string-playing, all ages of players and teachers, and all string repertoire.  Balanced movements, free from excessive tension, not only allow string players to gain a higher level of musical expression, but also learn advanced skills from the start of the learning process.  Incorporating Rolland’s “Actions” into teaching strings increases the teacher’s ability to be successful in their instruction and demonstrating, while also giving the student a clear and accessible vehicle for understanding and executing their movements and skills at the highest level possible. Healthy movements create the best sound, and Paul Rolland String Pedagogy allows players to perform at their highest potential, while maintaining body balance and minimizing injuries.

Rolland Workshop- April 2011- Nancy Kred
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UPCOMING CERTIFICATION ENDORSEMENT EVENTS

Abigail Albaugh

LEVEL 2 ENDORSEMENT

July 26- August 1, 2021
Online

Small group instruction at a second PRSPS endorsed course during which candidates will meet daily with a Paul Rolland Mentor. A journal submission and final teaching evaluation will be required. Registration will be capped at 30 candidates.

Non-Refundable Application Fee: $15.00

Tuition: $500.00

Lynne Denig

LEVEL 3  ENDORSEMENT

July 12-18, 2021
Online

Small group instruction at a third PRSPS endorsed course during which candidates will meet daily with a Paul Rolland Mentor. A journal submission and final teaching evaluation will be required.

Non-Refundable Application Fee: $15.00

Tuition: $500.00

LEVEL 4 ENDORSEMENT

July 5-11, 2021
Online

Pilot scheduled for Summer 2021.  Small group instruction at a fourth PRSPS endorsed course during which candidates will meet with a Paul Rolland Mentor.  A journal submission and final teaching evaluation will be required.

 

Non-Refundable Application Fee: $15.00
Tuition: $250.00

“Not a single moment did I feel it was too much or too hard – because it’s so inspiring to learn this approach and the mentors are so wonderful. It was a wonderful opportunity for which I am truly grateful.”

Comment from online Endorsement candidate, 2020

“Every time I’ve attended a Rolland workshop, I come away feeling inspired, motivated, and empowered/equipped to apply the Rolland actions in my own playing and teaching. There’s always more to learn – love the depth of study that can be applied to lifelong music making and teaching.”

Comment from online Endorsement candidate, 2020

"I found the exercises for high, middle, and low positions to be beneficial. It helped me find the most comfortable and practical position for my hand in each range so that I wasn't straining and could easily reach each spot of the fingerboard. I was also able to find the right rotation for my elbow and shoulder so that my hand and fingers didn't feel uncomfortable in high positions. It was interesting to explore the relationships between my fingers, hands, elbow, and shoulder so that they work together and so that shifting to each part of the fingerboard is efficient."  

Comment from high school student, 2021

"Since I play bass, I am more aware of my lower body than the rest of the orchestra because they all sit down. Even so, I never paid attention to moving my lower body in the same way as I move my upper body. I found it so fascinating how my tone quality and playing improved when I relaxed and didn't have locked knees. It was a great review of movement and fluidity when playing my instrument."

Comment from high school student, 2021

Comment from high school student, 2021

"I always thought that movement came from inside you and how much you enjoyed the music. However, movement can significantly change the way you play."

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