Scott Metcalfe - Piano Instructor
Alex Toskov- Violin and Guitar Instructor
ALEX TOSKOV, winner of The Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition 2011, is a recipient of various scholarships such as Norwegian government scholarship, the Royal Conservatory full tuition scholarship and Serbian Fund for highly gifted students. In September 2012, after a successful audition, Alex became a member of Sinfonia Toronto. http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com/web/home.aspx
He participated at St. Gallen Festival in Austria 2004, Stavanger Chamber Music Festival in Norway 2009, Music Niagara Festival 2011 and Colours of Music Festival 2012 & 2013 . During his studies he played various concerts in string quartets as a violinist and a violist. He performed as a soloist with Serbian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Alex Toskov was a concertmaster of Bayreuth Festival Orchestra in 2006, Deutsch-Skandinavische Jugend Philharmonie 2009 and was a member of Santiago de Chile Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007/2008.
During his studies in Norway 2008-2010, Mr. Toskov was a regular substitute musician in Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. Recently, Alex has appeared as an assistant concertmaster of Orchestra London, and was featured as principal II violin at Brampton Symphony Orchestra.
In October 2010 he was invited to perform on a gala concert hosted by a famous cellistYoYo Ma in prestigious Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada.
Alex took violin lessons with some of the greatest violin pedagogues and soloists such as Pierre Amoyal (Lausanne), Ruben Aharonian (Borodin Quartet Moscow), Isaac Shuldman (Oslo), Michael Frischenschlager (Vienna), Joel Smirnoff (New York), James Boyd (London). Mr Toskov graduated violin at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. In 2003/04. he was a student at the University of Music in Vienna, Austria with professor Ernst Kovacic. In June 2010 he received a tittle Master of Music Performance at Agder University in Norway. He received his Artist Diploma in June 2013 from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, here he studied with Atis Bankas on violin and Steven Dann, on viola.
Mr. Toskov speaks English, Spanish, Russian, German and Norwegian and Serbian.
Gunhoo Yoon - Drums/Percussion Instructor
Gunhoo Yoon is a trained Jazz drummer playing drums since 2009. He is a part-time drum instructor at Grove Music school and provides one-on-one drum lessons since 2017. His musical influences include Modern & Traditional Jazz and Latin music.
He has received University of Toronto entrance scholarship for Jazz Performance program. He has taken lessons from Toronto’s well-known Jazz musicians such as Ernesto Cervini, Max Senitt, Eric West, Fabio Ragnelli. and Adam Teixeira.
He is passionate about teaching drums effectively to beginners.