Dr. Daniel Rubinoff
Creator of Rimbala
Daniel Rubinoff completed his PhD at York University and wrote a dissertation on the Eurhythmics method of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze. He was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and he completed extensive archival and pedagogical research in Geneva at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze. He is an accomplished professional musician and currently holds the position of Music Director at Jubilee United Church, where he offers beginning and advanced level Rimbala classes.
He has also presented his Rimbala program at Amica Mature Lifestyles, the Bernard Betel Centre, Chartwell Retirement Residences, the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Mosaic, Revera and VIVA! Retirement Centres. Dr. Rubinoff works with the Cognitive Intervention and Brain Plasticity research team at the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration and Aging (CCNA) at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto. He is also a Research Associate at the Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC) at the University of Toronto. Rubinoff’s Rimbala method developed out of his research specialization in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and his interests in Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais and the Taoist practices of Tai Chi and Chi Gung.