Greg began his musical studies in violin at the age of three with Joan Milkson, former assistant Concertmaster of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa). By age eight he completed all Suzuki levels for violin and was playing concertos and other advanced repertoire.
At age eight, he moved to Vancouver where he began his piano studies under Edward Parker, uncle and former teacher to Jon Kimura Parker. During his early beginnings with Parker, he excelled at piano and was competing nationally in the Canadian Music Competitions by age ten. He was a national finalist consecutively from 1984 through 1991. During his time in Vancouver he attended both junior and senior schools at St. George’s and was the only recipient of the full Madge Brown Scholarship year after year, awarded for both music and academic achievements. Performances included playing for The World's Expo '86 in Vancouver, televised piano featuring Canadian talent on the C.B.C., and Greg was one of four students to be chosen in Canada to play in a master class with international recording artist Ruth Slenczynska.
He also studied in England at the Purcell School for Young Musicians and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Greg’s classical studies included working with Angela Hewitt in England and master classes with Jon Kimura Parker. He studied contemporary music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, participated in jazz piano master classes with Oscar Peterson, and taught composition and modern keyboard sequencing and film scoring at Andrews International Music Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. He also performed at the Howard Performing Arts Center in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Greg has also been a member of both the Cathedral Boys Choir (Ottawa) and the famous Vancouver Bach Choir.
Greg holds the L.L.C.M. teacher’s Licentiate from the London College of Music (England). Other achievements include earning Distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Music for both grade 10 and A.R.C.T. piano exams. He also completed all teacher trainer levels for the Suzuki Association of the Americas (Colorado USA).
In 2005, Greg became the organist for the Ottawa Senators NHL Hockey Club and he proudly held that position for eleven years.
Greg is a piano teacher with over 30 years of professional experience and is a member of Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association (ORMTA).
His studio is located in central Old Ottawa South near Hopewell Avenue Public School. Contact Greg today at www.gregdrover.com arrange an appointment.
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- 2002 - ARCT - RCM
- 1993 - LLCM - LONDON COLLEGE
- Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State
- Suzuki Association of the Americas - National