Paul Rolland Legacy

Paul Rolland (1911–1978), Professor of Violin and String Pedagogy at University of Illinois from 1945 until his untimely death, is recognized around the globe for emphasizing efficient, effective motion patterns leading to string playing that is free from excessive tension. Our program builds on that legacy.

Paul Rolland’s teachings come to life as his revolutionary text and complete video series The Teaching of Action in String Playing is thoroughly explored, demonstrated, and refined, instruments in hand. Pedagogues who worked with Rolland will share their unique personal insights. In these six days, you will learn proven teaching tools and strategies that will work wonders in your school string classroom, in your private studio, and in your own playing. Rolland’s principles and pedagogy can successfully inform any method or approach.