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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.

Get To Know Our Founder

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!

Philosophy and what we stand for?

  • We strive to provide safe and welcoming environment for students to learn and grow. Through music we engage students in activities that require them to be creative, disciplined, flexible and work cooperatively with others.
  • Music and Art also helps students explore their emotions. Various compositions ,types of music and art help them learn to articulate what they fell and why.
  • After completing the course with OAMA we keep in touch with our students ,trucking their success and engaging in ongoing mentorship.
  • We strive to uphold friendly relationship with parents, since they play important role in personal development of their children and provide huge support to our academy.

What We Offer

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

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.

Group Lessons

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.)

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Registration and Policy

  • Proof of payment is provided on monthly/annual bases, which will be emailed to you electronically, upon confirmation of your payment.
  • Your upfront monthly payment reserves your sit, lesson date and time for each week in our classrooms.
  • All monthly payments made for the lessons are non-refundable.
  • If you missed your lesson, notice of absence must be received 48 hours prior to your lesson, to be able to re-schedule a make-up class, otherwise a make-up lesson will not be granted. Lateness for the lesson will not be compensated.
  • No show ups without 48 hours notice will be charged as a missed lesson.
  • OAMA reserves the right to cancel any lesson at any time without advance notice or liability due to severe weather conditions or emergencies. Make up lesson will be scheduled (date and time is subject to availability).
  • OAMA reserves the right to suspend students for non-payment, extreme absence or inappropriate conduct during the class and in vicinity of the academy.

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