​​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!

​​Join us at Arizona State University for a week of interactive presentations by master teachers centered on Paul Rolland's Teaching of Action in String Playing DVD and book.

Viewing of the groundbreaking film series will be followed by discussion and hands-on demonstration. There will also be master class performances and ensemble opportunities!  New!: "Rolland Actions Kids String Camp" for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd year players.

Announcing: Rolland get-together at ASTA in Pittsburgh March 3, 2017!

ASU Conference June 5 - June 9, 2017

Master Teachers


"The Teaching of Action in String Playing" book and DVD will be used during the Conference and can be purchased from PeterRolland@cox.net.

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Sessions will be given by master teachers of the violin, viola, cello, and bass, highlighting Rolland techniques vital to playing strings with good tone production using free movements and correct postures.

​​Pedagogy Events

​Explore the basics of teaching strings

and the foundations of good string playing