Summer 2023 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Paul Rolland String Pedagogy with Level 2 Endorsement
Course Dates & Hours:
July 31- August 5, 2023 9:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT This course is synchronous. Attendance is required at all sessions.
Joanne May will teach this 2nd level course in Paul Rolland pedagogy as students review Principles of Movement, and learn in-depth information on the topics of Establishing the Instrument Hold, Learning to Hold the Bow, Principles of Left Hand and Finger Action, and Establishing Left Hand and Finger Placement in First Position. Violin, viola, cello, and bass pedagogies will be discussed, and the application of the materials and actions will be demonstrated in the context of both public school and private studio settings. The Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Society has developed a 4-Level Certification for teachers interested in learning about the pedagogy and using it in their teaching. This course, when completed in full, will provide participants with a Level 2 Endorsement.
*Students enrolled in the MMEd degree program at VanderCook may register for this course at the 500-level through the student portal. Please contact Dean Sinclair at [email protected] if academic advising is needed.
No later than two weeks prior to instruction, candidates should acquire The Teaching of Action in String Playing by Paul Rolland with Marla Mutschler, the book and films. The films are available streamed on Vimeo for purchase or rental (contact me for a discount code for 10% off the vimeos).
New Tunes for Strings, Bk 1 and Bk 2 by Stanley Fletcher, for your instrument.
Joanne May Violin & Viola Videos (YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtTQgFuDrVXtjzU42KfYKow
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