​​Rolland String Pedagogy is an internationally acclaimed, exciting approach to string playing and teaching.

Paul Rolland (1911-1978), Professor of Violin and String Pedagogy and Department Chairman at the University of Illinois, is recognized around the globe for emphasizing efficient, effective movement patterns and balanced string playing that is free from excessive tension.

Paul Rolland was one of the world leaders in string pedagogy and a founder of the American String Teachers Association.

Yehudi Menuhin considered him the most influential string pedagogue of the 20th century.

String teachers, performers, college students and mature high school musicians who attend the Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops will learn the valuable principles showcased in Paul Rolland's remarkable film series DVD and book The Teaching of Action in String Playing. Conference topics include: Establishing the Violin and Bow Holds, Establishing Left Hand Placement and Finger Action, Various Bow Techniques, Early Vibrato Teaching, Actions and Movements to improve your string playing.

Join in the fun of learning with other passionate string players and teachers!

Paul Rolland

String Pedagogy Workshop


Join us at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign June 21-27, 2020

for interactive presentations by master teachers centered on Paul Rolland's

Teaching of Action in String Playing

DVD and book.  Viewing of the ground-breaking film series will be followed by discussion and hands-on demonstration.  There will also be ensemble opportunities and master class performances! 

Master Teachers


Paul Rolland String Camp

“Young Strings on the Move!”


University of Illinois, June 22-27, 2020

For Violin, Viola and Cello students
Junior Camp (violin, viola) – ages 5-7
Main Camp (violin, viola, cello) – ages 8-12
ages flexible based on instructor consent

Sessions will be given by master teachers of the violin, viola, cello, and bass, highlighting Rolland techniques vital to playing and teaching strings with good tone production and without excessive tension, using balanced, free movements and correct posture.

​​Pedagogy Events

​Explore the basics of teaching strings

and the foundations of good string playing

Register now! 

Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Workshop

at the University of Illinois​

2020 Anticipated Faculty at the University of Illinois Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Workshop and Paul Rolland String Camp "Young Strings on the Move:


"The Teaching of Action in String Playing" book and DVD will be used during the Workshop and can be purchased from PeterRolland@cox.net.  Registered participants get a significant price discount.