Now in its 18th year, MusiShare provides violin teachers and violin students the ability to receive online violin instruction through videos and video conferencing technologies. The idea to develop online violin instruction began while living in France where William Fitzpatrick gave violin lessons and performed with “L’Ensemble Des Deux Mondes” from 1983 to 1998. His fascination with computer applications that could advance online violin study led him to create MusiShare when he moved back to the US in 1998. Subsequently engaged to create a music program for the K-6 Morasha School in Southern California, MusiShare began creating videos, books and an online assessment tool to bring to these students a rich onsite and online course of music. Prof. William Fitzpatrick, Founder of MusiShare and the Artistic Director of the MusiShare Young Artist Program, is the Temianka Professor of Violin at the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University.

Here is William Fitzpatrick’s latest video. He has created over 56 videos for VirtualSheetMusic
and these videos have had over 270,000 views with over 3,500 likes since November 2013


Wishing to take online violin instruction to an even greater heights, MusiShare is pleased to announce that the subscription series “Violin Connections” will available this summer. These new online violin study videos proposed by Prof. William Fitzpatrick are made for teachers, pedagogical classes and students. They offer a fascinatingly fresh look into elements of violin practicing and performance by focusing on “what to do, how to do it
and how to make it automatic”.

Curious about what the “Violin Connections” series videos are like?
Well here is an excerpt from the video “The three phases of motor skill acquisition”