Roland Herrera took up the Violin at Rose Hill School with David Stone, then leader of the London Symphony Orchestra. He won a music scholarship to Stowe School, then continued at The Purcell School, The Conservatorio Nicolini, Italy and furthered training in St. Petersburg, Russia. Studied with Emmanuel Hurwitz, Manoug Parikian, Suzanne Rosza, Paolo Borciani, Stojan Kaltchev and Alexei Mikhlin. Holds a Performer's Diploma in Violin Playing, Theory and Solfège as well as qualifications in Piano and Viola Playing.
As a student, played with the IAPS Orchestra at The Snape, Maltings. At the start of his Freelance Professional career toured Europe with String Quartets, leading The "Accademia Ambrosiana" Trio and Quartet. Performed with Milan Conservatory Staff and "La Scala" Orchestra members in prestigious theatres in Milan. Toured with Milan Radio Orchestra and performed as Soloist in Lugano, Switzerland with a Chamber Orchestra. Gave recitals with Pianist Svetlana Tchernova and his future wife, Cellist Simonetta Barone.
Taught and lectured at several Music schools in Northern Italy including The Conservatorio di Bergamo and The Accademia Musicale Lombarda. Ran Summer Master classes in Trabuchello and in 1997 moved to England and joined the European String Teachers Association (ESTA) and the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM). Worked for the Berkshire Young Musicians Trust while training to become an examiner at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Held Workshops at The Gloucester Academy of Music & Performing Arts and was Tutor at the Junior ESTA International String Course held in Brussels in 1997. Interviewed by BBC News when forming a Young Strings Project in North Somerset. Taught both Senior and Junior departments at The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and now teaches privately in Bristol. Several students have become Professional Musicians or even renown International Artists. Ran Westbury Park Strings website for 20 years.