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!
Dr. Rebecca Sherburn is the Director of Vocal Studies and an Associate Professor of Voice at Chapman University in Southern California. Sherburn's international performances include the role of Carlotta Giudicelli in Phantom of the Opera with the Neue Flora Theater Hamburg as well operatic repertoire with German State Theaters in Oberhausen, Gütersloh, Osnabrück and Aachen. National engagements include appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, New York New Music Ensemble, newEar of Kansas City, Los Angeles Master Chorale, South Florida Master Chorale, William Hall Chorale and many others. She has two CD releases with Albany Records, Paul Creston Songs 2014, and Love, the Fair Day, a compilation of chamber music by composers of the Second New England School, 2017. Her scholarly work is published by the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the American Choral Directors Association, and the College Music Society. A native Californian, she received her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Southern California.
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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