My Performance Teaching Philosophy

Due to COVID-19, all supervision, tuition and classes are at times held online. Join a Zoom-meeting by clicking this link, here. Students can contact me to receive a meeting ID.

Here’s a tip on how to improve the soundquality in Zoom (particularly for performing lessons).

My philosophy as your performance teacher (under construction)

You have started to follow a path to pursue either a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree or a PhD. To me, having a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree or a PhD is a responsibility and it means that you are expected to have a certain set of skills and that you are ready to lead an artistic, academic and international career.

My job is to mentor and support you during the transition from a Bachelor’s Degree to a Master’s Degree, and later from a Master’s Degree to the position where you, after being awarded the title, can fulfil the expectations that a PhD presents.

Read more about Robin Rolfhamre

My teaching goes through four stages with various levels of support and instruction. I shift stage according to the need of each individual candidate at any given time:

Support: High

3. Coaching

2. Training


4. Delegation

1. Direction

Instruction: Low


Read more about my music performance activities

You will be given the opportunity to prepare for a professional career as a musician and/or scholar through relevant themes that a Master- or PhD student, or artistic research fellow, must consider in today’s academic market. Topics include, for example:

  • Technique
  • Tone production
  • Interpretation
  • Critical reflection
  • Music study techniques
  • Contextual perspectives
  • Professional development and personalised career paths
  • Networking

I follow the University of Agder, Faculty of Fine Arts’ Ethical guidelines for teaching (in Norwegian only)

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