Salam is a NYC-based violinist & violist who studied with professors of Russia's Tchaikovsky Conservatory, France's Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon, and is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory where he studied viola with Peter Slowik and violin with David Bowlin. Salam has taught for 10 years and helped his students get accepted in the Juilliard Pre-College program, Manhattan School of Music, San Francisco Youth Orchestra, Boston Youth Orchestra, Oberlin Conservatory, Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, among others. His focus is on establishing a strong and sustainable technical foundation using methods he learned from masterclasses with Curtis Institute of Music professor Pamela Frank, Juilliard professor Carol Rodland, Manhattan School of Music Professor Pinchas Zuckerman, and Arianna String Quartet violinist John McGrosso. Salam incorporates principles of Body Mapping and Kinesthetic Awareness in his teaching, which lead to healthy body movement while performing to avoid injuries and produce rich sound. He teaches students ages 5 to 65+ of all levels. His performances as a soloist, chamber musician, and an orchestra musician had spread from Yekaterinburg, Russia and Marseille, France to Beirut, Lebanon, and New York City.