- March 24, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Title: “Why Move?” An informative session featuring concepts of Paul Rolland
Presenter: Lynne Denig
7711 Eastern Av NW
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Workshop fee: $20, $15 discounted rate for ASTA Members
“Paul Rolland was the first to use science-based research to consider the role of movement in the acquisition of string instrument performance technique. His movement-centered approach has had world- wide influence in the teaching of children…”
Rolland stressed the importance of “freedom and ease in playing, and the use of good motion patterns free from excessive tension.” Rolland broke down violin technique into many individual and sequential motions for successful development. Rolland created games for young students to play in both private lessons and as a group to make learning a fun experience.
Lynne Denig was Rolland’s last graduate assistant, a professor at Northern Michigan University and served as President of VASTA. She has presented Rolland Pedagogy sessions at ASTA conventions and at workshops across the US, Europe, and South America. Please join her for this valuable workshop!