Dave has a degree in guitar performance from the School of Contemporary Music Boston Massachusetts, He studied Classical Guitar with Mel Rizzuto, and Donald Gadbois and attended the Master Class with Andres Segovia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Jazz guitar teachers include , Vic Juris, John Carlini and Ross Adams.

....Organizations that have used Rimelis as a guitarist include: The Concordia Orchestra, Jambermusic, Black Legacy, The Plumbers, Rhythm Is Our Business, Travelin' Shoes, Theater By The Sea, and Summerfun Theater. He has also toured Europe and the Middle East with Contemporary Pop group Freeman and Sweeney, and Dave has held the lead Guitar position for the "Dave Elgart Band" since 1980 Performing at Hundreds of Venues in the Tri-state area.

....Rimelis specializes in various styles: Country picking Slide guitar and salsa montunos. He also doubles on electric bass, tenor banjo and mandolin. Instruments most frequently used are: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, Gibson ES 150, Alvarez Classical guitar and a Martin D28 steel-string acoustic.