A highly regarded violin pedagogue, Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler joined DePaul School of Music in 2004 as Associate Professor, teaching Applied Violin, String Pedagogy and Performance Practice & Critique. Kaler’s recently published Scale System for Reluctant Scale Enthusiasts met with enthusiastic reception from string players around the world. Her first published work, An Effective Method For Teaching and Studying Violin Technique, is used by teachers worldwide as a textbook for string pedagogy classes. Kaler appeared as an artist-teacher at Bowdoin International Music Festival, Skaneateles Music Festival, and will appear at the International Heifetz Institute in 2016. She regularly presents masterclasses and judges national and international string competitions. Kaler holds a Doctor of Music from Northwestern University Bienen School of Music, and degrees from New England Conservatory of Boston, Moscow State Conservatory and Stolyarsky Special Music School for Gifted Children in Odessa, Ukraine. Her teachers include Almita Vamos, Nelli Shkolnikova, Benjamin 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