Certification in Paul Rolland String Pedagogy

Dear Rolland Workshop Former Participant,

Despite the University of Illinois canceling all on-campus activities and events for the summer, the Certification Committee is excited to announce that Certification program for Level 2 & 3 Endorsements of Paul Rolland Pedagogy will be offered online. We will begin the program with a general meeting and review of key Rolland pedagogical concepts for both Level 2 and Level 3 on June 21, 2020.

If you are interested, please click on the appropriate link below to apply (reminder: you must have attended at least one full-week workshop in order to be considered “Level 1 Endorsed,” making you eligible to do the Level 2 Endorsement this summer; Level 3 Endorsement this summer must have previously completed the Level 2 Endorsement). We would like to hear from you as soon as possible!

Details:

1) Candidate applies for 2020 Endorsement
Click here for Level 2 Application
Click here for Level 3 Application
2) Candidate receives acknowledgment of acceptance
3) Candidate pays fee (see Application)
4) Candidate receives Curriculum (below) and Mentor assignment
Click here for Level 2 Curriculum
Click here for Level 3 Curriculum
5) First meeting is by ZOOM on June 21, 2020 – a link invitation will be sent, time TBD
6) Mentors and Candidates discuss and set a schedule for 8 -10 hours of online contact time
7) Candidate is expected to spend time on their own viewing the Rolland DVD films, reading Teaching of Action in String Playing, studying New Tunes for Strings, Bks. 1 & 2 (you must have access to these materials)and journaling
8) Mentors will determine required additional readings, observations, and other assignments
9) A Final Evaluation will be required – details to follow
10) Completion of Endorsement date: Aug. 15, 2020

Can we count you in!?!?!

Please contact me with other questions. Stay well, and I’m looking forward to hearing from you,

Lynne Denig, Chair
Paul Rolland Pedagogy Certification Committee
violynne@cox.net
703-425-1234



Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Certification Process

Level 1 Endorsement – Upon completion of one full-week workshop, Level 1 Endorsement is granted. (Level 1 will also be offered in Madrid, Spain during August, 2020. Info here.)

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 in full swing during the 2020 Workshop – click here if interested.

Level 3 Endorsement – See FAQs below for details. Requires attendance at a third full-week workshop. Level 3 will be initiated as a pilot program during the 2020 Workshop.  Enrollment is very limited – click here if interested.

Level 4 Endorsement / Full Certification – Pilot scheduled for summer 2021. See FAQs below for 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 ($200 additional fee). 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 (Pilot Program for 2020). 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. 
    • 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. 

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?