From Founder and First Violinist of the New York String Quartet, to Director of Chamber Music at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France, William Fitzpatrick has taught many of today's leading violinists and chamber musicians. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where he studied with Ms. Dorothy Delay and was an assistant to both Robert Mann and Claus Adam of the Juilliard String Quartet. William is today the Henri Temianka Professor of Violin at the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music which is located on the campus of Chapman University in Orange, California, and he is the Founder and Director of MusiShare and the MusiShare Young Artist Program. Besides being frequently Invited to give Master Classes in the US and abroad, he has also published several books through MusiShare
, Amazon and as well as on Virtual Sheet Music
Associate Professor of Violin at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX, Todd Ehle brings his expertise in advanced violin playing to a series of videos made exclusively for VSM. You might know Todd as ProfessorV
from his highly-popular YouTube channel, where he has uploaded hundreds of violin instructional videos. Having studied with many of the world's best-known violin teachers, Todd has that special touch for helping advanced violin students refine their technique and stand out from the rest.
Whether you're a child or a child-at-heart, violin teacher, Lora Staples, comes to you in this exciting series of videos made especially for beginning violin and fiddle students. With her expertise in teaching beginning students the basics of violin and fiddle playing, Lora is sure to provide you or your child with the foundation for advancing to the next level of playing and beyond. With so many similarities in the techniques of playing violin and fiddle, your tutorials from Lora will give you the tools you need to play well on either instrument. Even advanced students will find Lora's approach to teaching the basics fresh and exciting; the perfect refresher for anyone looking to brush up on techniques learned long ago!
Lorrie GunnBeginning Violin - Children's Lessons & Play Along Videos
Donna Lorraine Gunn, recipient of the John A Plumer Memorial Scholarship award and finalist in the Robert Mondavi Violin Competition, has performed as a soloist with the University of Maine, Arcady, Houlton, and Rochester Symphony Orchestras. Ms. Gunn studied violin at Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX where she studied with soloist and Grammy winning artist Erick Friedman. Lorrie has had the opportunity to work with other great violinists such as Samuel Applebaum and Anshel Brusilow. Ms. Gunn is concert master in Rochester Symphony, section violinist in Flint and Saginaw Symphonies, musician for Wild Swan Theater, performer at the Michigan Renaissance Festival, faculty for Oakland University’s Community Music program and teacher for Oakland Homeschool Music Institute. For even more fun videos check out her site FrogOnButter.com
. and her duo Fiddle and Strum
Equally at home on stage and in the teaching studio, Mary-Elizabeth Brown has enjoyed parallel careers as concert violinist and pedagogue for more than 15 years. In addition to being the Founder and Director of Strings Around The World Inc. and maintaining a busy private studio, she has facilitated workshops worldwide, consulted on string music curriculums and taught at number of Suzuki Institutes. In concert, she has delighted audiences around the world and earned accolades for her "ability to unfold bittersweet magic" (Rhein Main Presse) and "perfect command of her instrument" (Florsheim Zeitung). She has been concertmaster of the critically-acclaimed chamber orchestra Sinfonia Toronto since 2007, and nowadays she's concertmaster at the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra in Canada. Passionate about building strong foundations, this series of videos presents helpful tips and exercises for beginning students, Suzuki violinists and established players alike.
After 28 years in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Roy Sonne took early retirement in order to devote himself to an ever-increasing number of musical projects and interests. He created the "School Of Violin Artistry" which offers Instructional videos for violin students. The focus is "Finding the Pathway between technique and musical expression." He maintains a large private teaching studio in his home in Mt. Lebanon, PA. He does clinics and workshops for High School string players and also for community orchestras in the Pittsburgh area. He also gives recitals, chamber music, concertos, and conducting appearances in the Pittsburgh area. He founded "Orchestra on the Hill," an after school music program based on the spectacularly successful El Sistema program from Venezuela. He periodically visits Bolivia to where he organizes workshops and musical events to develop a high level of string playing in that country.
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