Lynne Denig, who teaches twenty violin and viola students in Fairfax, VA, was Paul Rolland’s last graduate assistant to receive a degree with him at the University of Illinois. Part of her study of Rolland Pedagogy took place in Mr. Rolland’s year-long pedagogy course as part of her Masters Degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy at the U of I. She also attended the last summer workshop that Mr. Rolland offered in Champaign-Urbana in 1978. After his death, Lynne attended the last Rolland Workshop in Quebec, Canada offered by Mrs. Rolland and her son, John.

Since that time, Lynne taught at and directed the annual Rolland Pedagogy Workshop in Fairfax, Virginia. Internationally, she led Rolland Workshops in England, Germany, and Spain, and created a violin program for township children in South Africa. She served as President of the Virginia String Teachers Association and presently serves as Member-at-Large on the ASTA Board.

Along with colleague, Gary Frisch, she created a patented chinrest fitting process that has provided comfort and pain-free playing for players around the world:

Lynne co-authored ASTA’s Certificate Advancement Program Handbook, writes articles for AST, and is VASTA’s The Fingerboard Studio Columnist. Awards include: Outstanding and Distinguished Service Award, VASTA; and Citation for Leadership and Merit, ASTA.

Lynne Denig