Studies: Masters in Classical Music
State Academy of Music, Minsk (Russia)
Influences: Classical, pop, folk
In addition to mastering her primary instrument the violin, Rimma’s musical training at the University of Minsk would include the study of the piano, music theory as well as the pedagogy and psychology of teaching. It was perhaps her career as Vice Principal and violin teacher at a reputable music school in Mogilov, Belarus, that would ultimately define her career as a bona fide music teacher.
Rimma has been teaching the violin for many years and has encouraged her students to pursue further academic studies by preparing them for exams at the McGill University Conservatory. Some of her students have had the distinction of obtaining the highest marks and were subsequently invited to participate at the gala concerts held annually at McGill. She has also inspired her students to pursue musical careers some of whom are now performing for various orchestras from the “Dolce Musica” Youth Orchestra to The Montreal Philharmonic Orchestra. Rimma is a dedicated teacher who has been teaching and inspiring students at music schools in Montreal such as The National Academy of Music, Italmelodie and École de Musique Ital since 1997.