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Galina Cotler

San Diego/La Jolla CA | 92037

About me

Master Degree in Music Education
Member of Music Teachers' Association of California
Accompanist
Pianist
Piano Lessons

Specialties

Galina Cotler has over 20 years of experience teaching both children and adults. Although trained primarily as a classical pianist, Ms. Cotler teaches a wide variety of styles, including jazz and other popular music. Ms. Cotler takes a holistic approach to teaching her students, incorporating not only piano playing, but also music theory, ear training, memorization techniques, and training for performance.

Centrally located in La Jolla, Ms. Cotler is flexible with students’ needs and tailors her teaching program for each individual student.

Education and Accreditation

Education

Rachmaninov College of Music 1975-1979 Tiraspol, USSR

State Muzuochesco University, Masters Degree
Diploma: Teacher of Piano, Solfege,
Music Theory, Literature, and History,
Pianist-Accompanist 1981-1986 Kishinev, USSR

Synagogue Music Institute
Organist for religious services 1992-1994 Los Angeles, CA

Experience

Nyaga College of Music
Piano Teacher
Chief of Piano Department 1979-1991 Kishinev, USSR
1986-1991 Kisinev, USSR

Active Member of the Music Teachers’
Association of California 1992-1994 Los Angeles
1994-Present San Diego

California Ballet Company
Company Pianist 1994-Present San Diego

UCSD
Department of Theater and Dance
Pianist Accompanist 2000-Present San Diego

Testimonials

Experience

more than 20 years

Rates

$60 & up

Availability

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday N/A - N/A
Sunday N/A - N/A

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Blues
Childrens Music
Classical
Composition
Contemporary
Improvisation
Modern
Performance
Rhythm and Blues

Methods

ABRSM
BC Conservatory of Music
Bastien Method
Canada Conservatory
London College of Music
Pace Method
Royal Conservatory of Music
Suzuki Method
Yamaha Method

Instruments and Subjects

piano

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English
Russian

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