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Radayeva Music Studio
1228 Quarry Lane Pleasanton, Ca. "A"
(415)203-3453

VIOLIN / VIOLA  TEACHER 
JOSEPH GALAMBA
  Joseph Galamba earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he graduated in 2012. He received his Masters of Music in Violin Performance at Indiana University Bloomington. Teachers he has studied and worked with include Sigurbjorm Bernhardsson, Gregory Fulkerson, Kineko Okumura, David Bowlin, and Ingrid Gaston .Throughout the years Joseph has performed as a soloist with orchestras, as a chamber musician, and as an orchestral player. Currently he is performing as a First violin in the Stockton Symphony Orchestra and Fresno Philharmonic.Over the years Joseph has received the following Awards and Scholarships - John F. Oberlin Scholarship, National Merit Scholar, Dean’s Scholarship (Jacobs School of Music). He also had the privilege of receiving master classes from some great visiting artists including Shigeo Neriki, Milan Vitek, Lothar Strauss, Masahiro Tanaka, Roy Malan, Members of the Cleveland Orchestra, Members of the Miami Quartet, Cavani Quartet, and Pacifica Quartet.
  Joseph brings over 5 years of teaching experience to Radayeva Music Studio. He strives to provide students with the necessary skills they need to be successful in any musical endeavor. He works with students to develop a level of performance meeting the highest professional standards. His teaching style is influenced by his own teachers as well as the works of Ivan Galamian, Simon Fischer, and Carl Flesch. Special focus is given to the efficient use of the bow arm to facilitate expressive playing and on the relationship between the musical and mental challenges of performance and violin/viola technique.
  Joseph strives to always give positive, specific instructions and exercises to help his students get the most out of their practice time between lessons and has a personal interest in setting up the instrument to minimize physical strain. Joseph teaches theory, ear training, site reading, and prepares students for ABRSM Royal test. He is well experienced in teaching methods of classical violin/viola to both children and adults. He always welcomes his students to be creative and explore their interest in the violin or viola. Students are also encouraged to participate in recitals, auditions for orchestras, competitions, and festivals. He really elevates each student to a new level and knows exactly what attitude/emotional relationship works best for each student.