NEW! Certification in Paul Rolland String Pedagogy

Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Certification Process

Level 1 Endorsement – Upon completion of one full-week workshop, Level 1 Endorsement is granted.

Level 2 Endorsement – Requires attendance at a second full-week workshop during which candidates will meet daily with a mentor,  submit a journal of observations, and complete performance/teaching evaluations. Level 2 will be initiated as a pilot program during the 2019 Workshop.  Enrollment is very limited – click here if interested.

Level 3 Endorsement – Pilot scheduled for summer 2020. See FAQs below for tentative details. Requires attendance at a third full-week workshop.

Level 4 Endorsement / Full Certification – Pilot scheduled for summer 2021. See FAQs below for tentative details. Requires attendance at a fourth full-week workshop.

 


PAUL ROLLAND STRING PEDAGOGY – CERTIFICATION FAQs – 2019

What are Levels 1, 2, 3, 4?

    • Rolland Certification is divided into four progressive levels in content and expectation.  Upon completion of each, one is “endorsed” as follows:
    • Level 1. A Level 1 Certificate is granted to anyone who has attended a full-week Rolland Workshop.No exam is given at the end of the Workshop. Attending one Workshop makes anyone 18 and above eligible to apply for Level 2, if desired.
    • Level 2 (Pilot Program, $100, 2019 only). For anyone age 18 and above. Application for Level 2 can be made if one is Level 1 endorsed (see a. above) OR if an applicant studied with Paul Rolland OR if he/she took his year-long pedagogy course OR attended one of his complete-content Workshops. Level 2 Candidates must also attend the full week-long Workshop offered with Level 2. Candidates are mentored by a Rolland faculty member during the Workshop. Teaching observations and a written journal are required and are checked by the Mentor at the end of the Workshop. Playing and teaching are evaluated at the end of the Workshop. After successful completion of all requirements, a certificate for Level 2 Endorsement is presented.
    • Level 3. For anyone age 18 and above. Application for Level 3 can be made if one is Level 1 and 2 endorsed (see a. and b. above). Level 3 Candidates must also attend the full week-long Workshop offered with Level 3. Candidates are mentored by a Rolland faculty member during the Workshop. Teaching assistance and a written journal are required. Playing and teaching are evaluated at the end of the Workshop. After successful completion of all requirements, a certificate for Level 3 Endorsement will be presented. Other details TBD.
    • Level 4. For anyone age 18 and above. Application for Level 4 can be made if one is Level 1, 2 and 3 endorsed (see a., b., and c. above). Level 4 Candidates must also attend the full week-long Workshop and are mentored by a Rolland faculty member during the Workshop. Teaching and a written journal are required. Playing and teaching are evaluated at the end of the Workshop. After successful completion of all requirements, full Certification in Paul Rolland String Pedagogy is awarded. Other details TBD. 

Which Rolland materials must I acquire before the Workshop?

Why will I be recorded before each Workshop?

    • So that your progress through the various Levels is documented.

What is the evaluation process at the end of Level 2?

    • Before Rolland faculty, play and teach one Rolland Action to fellow candidates.
    • Your playing is also recorded so that improvement can be documented. 

What is the evaluation process for Levels 3 and 4?

    • TBD

Where can I find more information?