Radayeva Music Studio
1228 Quarry Lane Pleasanton, Ca. "A"
Ms. Valerie was born in Moscow, Russia in 1984. In 1999 she attended the Brest State Music College graduating with her Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance with a Minor in Piano. While here she studied with Viktor Supronenko and attended Masters Classes with the famous Belarussian composers Igor Olovnikov and Savelij Shalman.
In 2000, Valerie joined the Polish ensemble "Karolinka" as Principal Violin, She became the Director of the orchestra, and participated in interntional festivals, winning competitions in Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Belarus and Russia.
Ms. Golovko taught at the children's program through Brest State College. During this period Ms. Valerie also played with the Brest Symphony and Chamber Orchestras as well as a soloist, performing at the Polish and Lithuanian Embassies.
Valerie studied Accounting Systems Analysis and Auditing at Brest State Technical University and has been published in two scientific journals.In Fall 2012 Valerie began taking professional development and music classes at Stanford University. She has the rare gift of possessing both artistic and analytical talent using them together to more effectively teach her students.
After coming to the United States she became the assistant to Igor Veligan at his private music school in Sacramento. Ms. Golovko quickly become a popular violin and piano teacher acquiring more than seven years of teaching experience both here and in Belarus.
Her students have won 1st place in the Young Talents Music Competition in Sacramento. Beginning in 2009 Valerie was appointed Assistant Concert Master of the American River College Orchestra working there from 2011 to 2012 where she became the Concertmaster and soloist.
Valerie holds a California Teachers Certificate and belongs to the Music Teachers Association of California.
Valerie is a patient and detail-oriented teacher. She believes it is important for her students to learn correct posture, hand position, and playing technique early in their studies so that they will establish a good foundation from the beginning. She teaches using a combination of the Suzuki methods and the best traditions of the Russian violin and piano schools. Valerie also creates a unique learning experience for each student based on their individual goals and needs.