​​​Arizona State University, Tempe Campus

CONFERENCE full registration: $475.00*

DAY rate: $115.00*

please email Marg or Gail to arrange day rate.
marg.schmidt@asu.edu   or  gailrolland@gmail.com

STUDENT RATE: full registration $240.00

DAY rate $75.00*

please email Marg or Gail to arrange day rate.

marg.schmidt@asu.edu  or  gailrolland@gmail.com

*Conference participants are also eligible for Graduate credit and CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credits for an additional fee to ASU. You may select this option when registering.

please direct ASU inquiries to Marg Schmidt: marg.schmidt@asu.edu


Join us!

If you are a studio or school teacher, you will find invaluable teaching tips and professional colleagues at any one of the Paul Rolland Events. Sign up for the second Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Conference at Arizona State University, or the inaugural workshop at the University of Illinoisand join the Rolland community of teachers and players! 

New in 2017 is ASU's "Rolland Actions Kids String Camp" for young players with one or two years of experience. Directors: Dr. Jaime Johnson and Nancy Kredel, the U of I's "Young Strings on the Move" Artistic Director. Also at ASU are instructors Calvin Murasaki and Gail Rolland.

Personal Instruction

Private lessons may be scheduled for an additional fee. Master class performances may be scheduled for an additional fee.

Conference Features


Interactive Sessions

Rolland pedagogy experienced in a group setting. Lively hands-on demonstrations of playing techniques and discussions of the

Rolland DVD.

 The Pedagogy

Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Conference: June 5 - June 9, 2017

​Join us at Arizona State University for a week of interactive presentations by master teachers centered on Paul Rolland's "The 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!

Dynamic, interactive sessions taught by a renowned teaching staff!

​​These esteemed teachers include former students of Paul Rolland:

Gerald Fischbach, Lynne Denig, Lucy Manning, Nancy Kredel, Calvin Murasaki, Michael Fanelli, Peter Rolland, Gail Rolland, Jaime Johnson

and more!

Master Teachers

From Robert Cowden's foreword to The Teaching of Action in String Playing - "Mr. Rolland...left a remarkable, unique legacy for the string instrument playing/teaching world. His innovative methodology revolutionized string teaching ...based on the physical movements essential to playing the violin." Topics include: Establishing the Violin and Bow Hold, Establishing Left Hand Placement and Finger Action, various Bow Techniques, Early Vibrato Teaching, and energizing actions and movements to improve your string playing. The emphasis is on violin and viola and includes cello and bass techniques. Viewing the "Teaching of Action" DVD series includes discussion of Paul Rolland's ground breaking research. DVD and book are available for purchase at a discounted conference price to registered participants. Please contact PeterRolland@cox.net for book and DVD purchase.