Scott Metcalfe - Piano Instructor

Scott Metcalfe  is one of the most sought-after piano players in the Toronto music scene. Coming from a classical and jazz background in Winnipeg, he moved to Toronto in 2002 to study jazz at Humber College. Since then his palette has expanded and he has continued to perform throughout Toronto and the GTA, as well as across Canada.  Aside from playing original contemporary jazz compositions in his own trio, he accompanies a wide variety of singers and artists in a wide variety of styles, always adapting to the style and idiom of the music. He gigs regularly in wedding bands, playing everything from classical music for ceremonies to dance music with a full band. He has recorded on numerous CD’s and has worked as the arranger/producer for a handful of jazz/RnB artists as well, including Jordana Talsky and Ori Dagan. Scott’s expanded interest also includes teaching piano of all levels and styles to interested students, as well as accompanying dance, from playing with a flamenco troupe run by renowned flamenco dancer Carmen Romero, to accompanying ballet classes and moving meditation classes. Always looking to expand his territory and improve his craft as an accompanier, band leader, producer, teacher, or just plain music lover, Scott Metcalfe is one of the best piano players the Toronto music scene has to offer.

Scott Metcalfe is one of the most sought-after piano players in the Toronto music scene. Coming from a classical and jazz background in Winnipeg, he moved to Toronto in 2002 to study jazz at Humber College. Since then his palette has expanded and he has continued to perform throughout Toronto and the GTA, as well as across Canada.

Aside from playing original contemporary jazz compositions in his own trio, he accompanies a wide variety of singers and artists in a wide variety of styles, always adapting to the style and idiom of the music. He gigs regularly in wedding bands, playing everything from classical music for ceremonies to dance music with a full band. He has recorded on numerous CD’s and has worked as the arranger/producer for a handful of jazz/RnB artists as well, including Jordana Talsky and Ori Dagan. Scott’s expanded interest also includes teaching piano of all levels and styles to interested students, as well as accompanying dance, from playing with a flamenco troupe run by renowned flamenco dancer Carmen Romero, to accompanying ballet classes and moving meditation classes. Always looking to expand his territory and improve his craft as an accompanier, band leader, producer, teacher, or just plain music lover, Scott Metcalfe is one of the best piano players the Toronto music scene has to offer.

Alex Toskov- Violin and Guitar Instructor

Alex Toskov

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


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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.

Marty Smyth- Piano and Organ Instructor, Director 

Marty Smyth  is a classically trained pipe organist who is equally at home as a jazz pianist, rock bassist, choral conductor, and recording engineer. He holds the Associateship diploma in piano performance with the Royal Conservatory, the Associateship diploma with the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto.  At the University of Toronto, he studied organ performance with John Tuttle, complemented by double bass lessons with Tim Dawson. He has appeared in solo and ensemble classical music performances across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. A multi-instrumentalist, he performs frequently, playing various keyboard and bass instruments in the worlds of classical, jazz and rock music as well as delighting in the opportunities he encounters as a busy freelance recording engineer.  As both recording engineer and performer (conductor, pianist, organist, bassist) Marty has appeared on CBC, CTV, MTV and other networks. This very satisfying experience in the entertainment industry provides much needed perspective to the rest of his career in the church music world.  Following the success of his first solo pipe organ CD ‘Danse Macabre’ (featuring many original orchestral transcriptions), in 2008 Marty released his second pipe organ CD, Synchronous. It is an eclectic set of pieces based around the pipe organ, which included transcriptions of 20th and 21st century rock, pop and classical music (including Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, and Ravel). The CD release was followed-up by a (attendance-record breaking!) concert, entitled Beatles vs. Bach. It showcased the pipe organ’s versatility in modern and classical music, from a swinging Bach Toccata and Fugue, to music by Rush and the Beatles. From this, Electro-Funk band AM was born- a band in which Marty played organ (sampled, for portability) and bass, along with eight other funky great musicians.  As a clinician for choirs and for community music programs, Marty has presented and coached music leaders in how they can adapt and grow their programs. His presentations show how classical, jazz, pop, and many other forms of musical expression are valid as worship, education and entertainment experiences, which can compliment each other to excite both communities and individuals.  Marty is Director of Music at Forest Grove United Church. He is married, has two children, lives in North Toronto, and is an avid automobile racer.

Marty Smyth is a classically trained pipe organist who is equally at home as a jazz pianist, rock bassist, choral conductor, and recording engineer. He holds the Associateship diploma in piano performance with the Royal Conservatory, the Associateship diploma with the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto.

At the University of Toronto, he studied organ performance with John Tuttle, complemented by double bass lessons with Tim Dawson. He has appeared in solo and ensemble classical music performances across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. A multi-instrumentalist, he performs frequently, playing various keyboard and bass instruments in the worlds of classical, jazz and rock music as well as delighting in the opportunities he encounters as a busy freelance recording engineer.

As both recording engineer and performer (conductor, pianist, organist, bassist) Marty has appeared on CBC, CTV, MTV and other networks. This very satisfying experience in the entertainment industry provides much needed perspective to the rest of his career in the church music world.

Following the success of his first solo pipe organ CD ‘Danse Macabre’ (featuring many original orchestral transcriptions), in 2008 Marty released his second pipe organ CD, Synchronous. It is an eclectic set of pieces based around the pipe organ, which included transcriptions of 20th and 21st century rock, pop and classical music (including Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, and Ravel). The CD release was followed-up by a (attendance-record breaking!) concert, entitled Beatles vs. Bach. It showcased the pipe organ’s versatility in modern and classical music, from a swinging Bach Toccata and Fugue, to music by Rush and the Beatles. From this, Electro-Funk band AM was born- a band in which Marty played organ (sampled, for portability) and bass, along with eight other funky great musicians.

As a clinician for choirs and for community music programs, Marty has presented and coached music leaders in how they can adapt and grow their programs. His presentations show how classical, jazz, pop, and many other forms of musical expression are valid as worship, education and entertainment experiences, which can compliment each other to excite both communities and individuals.

Marty is Director of Music at Forest Grove United Church. He is married, has two children, lives in North Toronto, and is an avid automobile racer.