Ontario Academy of Music and Art provides the definitive standard of excellence in curriculum design, assessment, performance training and art-based social programs.Our mission is to endow people of different ages with professional skills and bring them closer to music and art. OAMA proud to be integrated only by professional musicians and well known artists who are Registered Teachers of Royal Conservatory of Music and holding the highest grade of education such as Master Degree and PhD.
Rima Saribekyan, founder of Ontario Academy Of Music and Art. Rima’s passion for the violin and piano began when she was just six years old, in her hometown Yerevan, in Armenia. Coming from family of musicians she was first taught by her mother and inspired from young age to pursue professional career. As a child prodigy, she was accepted at the renowned Tchaikovsky Specialized Music School in Yerevan. After successfully graduating with honor diploma at the age of 15, Rima was accepted at Komitas State Conservatory of Music.
At the age of 20 she completed her Bachelor of Art. At the age of 21 she graduated with Honor diploma and obtained her Master of Art from Yerevan State Conservatory of Music. Rima is also holding Master of Art degree from University of Toronto.
Shortly after her graduation she was invited to teach in Moscow-Russia. She conducted number of violin master classes in city of Moscow. She has recorded with prestigious Armenian and international musicians.
Rima has performed as a violin soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of Armenia and performed number of charitable concerts to benefit children in different countries. She received master classes from renowned musicians in Europe and USA and was part of performance series as a chamber artist.
After immigrating to Canada in 2013 Rima was inspired to continue her journey as a musician, and to teach and mentor next generation of Canadians. Rima has taught private music lessons to students of all ages and all walks of life since 2008. Some of her students were accepted to study and continue their education in Germany and Canada. She is a registered teacher with Royal Conservatory of Music since 2013.
She has developed special training technique that enables students to become proficient in playing musical instrument within couple of weeks.
Success in training students for years has inspired Rima to establish Ontario Academy of Music and Art.
Being a diligent educator is important to Rima. She firmly believes that music enables students to build a solid foundation for lifelong learning; to establish craftsmanship, imagination, and motivation. She is confident that, with classical training, anyone can play and perform any style of music.
Ontario Academy of Music and Art welcomes new students and wishes continues success in 2019-2020 school year!
We are happy to offer Private and Group Lessons to all levels and age groups. Additionally, we offer customized programs for adult beginners, adult professional, advanced, RCM Program, Pop, Jazz, Broadway and other genre.
Private lessons are suitable for individuals who are interested in advanced technical and musical facets of the instrument, and who are feeling more comfortable in learning one-on-one with a teacher.
Private lessons are available for children as young as 4 years old. Classes are offered from beginners to advanced levels. Private one-on-one lessons are scheduled once a week for 30, 45 and 60 minutes intervals.
Our group lessons are intentionally designed to be in small groups of 2 – 4 students of the same age and same level to enhance one-on-one interaction between students and teachers, who are skilled in teaching and educating different age groups and have personalized approach to everyone. The duration of group lessons is 60 minutes. (Practical Theory is part of in class training.)