Alex Cheung

Violin Instructor

Trained as a classical violinist, Toronto musician Alex Cheung is continuing his
journey through many different musical styles and genres. He performs folk,
Celtic, pop/rock, country, jazz, R&B and classical music, and is proficient in
improvisation and string arrangement. Alex teaches violin, chamber music and
music theory at his private studio, as well as at University Settlement Music & Arts
School in Toronto and at Yip’s Music and Montessori School in Thornhill and
Markham. In the summer, Alex runs a strings camp for young students at Yip’s in
Markham and teaches at Lakefield Music Camp for adults.
Alex loves performing live; he has entertained audiences from intimate venues
such as Free Times Cafe and C’est What? in Toronto to large stages of Montreal
Jazz Festival. He fiddles in the Celtic/East Coast band Up All Night and over the
years, Alex has collaborated with many artists and bands, including Julie
Crochetiere, the late Kenny Maclean, the BIG SOUND (Motown), bluegrass/roots
band Often Running, and acoustic 80’s band the McFlies. In 2006, Alex entered the
“Shock the Monkey” Remix Competition hosted by Realworld Records and earned
an honourable mention by Peter Gabriel. Facebook page: YouTube channel: