A highly regarded violin pedagogue, Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler was recently appointed to the faculty of the distinguished Cleveland Institute of Music. She served as a Violin Professor at DePaul University School of Music until 2018, teaching Applied Violin, String Pedagogy, Orchestral Repertoire, and Performance Practice & Critique. Kaler’s recently published violin scale system "Scale System for Reluctant Scale Enthusiasts” was met with enthusiastic regard by string players from around the world, and her first published work, "An Effective Method For Teaching And Studying Violin Technique," is used by teachers worldwide as a string pedagogy textbook.

Kaler will appear as an artist-teacher at the Keshet Eilon International Mastercourse in Israel during the Summer of 2018, and has previously taught at the InterHarmony Music Festival in Italy, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Skaneateles Music Festival, and the International Heifetz Institute. She regularly presents masterclasses and judges national and international string competitions. Kaler holds a Doctor of Music degree from the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music, with previous degrees from the New England Conservatory of Boston, Moscow State Conservatory, and the Stolyarsky Special Music School for Gifted Children in Odessa, Ukraine. Her teachers include Almita Vamos, Nelli Shkolnikova, Sergey Kravchenko, Benjamin Mordkovich, Leonid Mordkovich, Naoum Latinsky, Inna Gaukhman, and James Buswell.

"Olga Kaler is one of the greatest violin
teachers in the world for violin pedagogy.
She was truly an inspiration because she
taught me how to be a great teacher to myself."
Tammy Sue Yi, Instrumental Music Teacher