What do you want to learn?
Hola, I'm Aleksandra Tonelli, dedicated Rotterdam based piano, harmony and music theory teacher. Vast experience with different ages and levels, and also different backgrounds. I gave lessons in Buenos Aires, London and now Rotterdam.
Online Piano Lessons
I also offer fun, comprehensive and motivating online piano lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Live feedback and instructions! Book a trial lesson or buy & try the 3 lesson Starter's Package!
To become an all-round musician students need a range of interlocking skills – in performance, technique, notation, and listening and musical perception – as well as knowledge, understanding and creativity. ABRSM exam preparation possible!
Teaching & Learning Music
Music is a way of finding how to express yourself in a specific language, and it is at the same time a fun and fascinating process. It is also a tool to improve intelligence and creativity. As a music teacher, I face a challenge every time I train a student, because learning music and learning piano implies a very personal development.
Classical to Pop
We will make use of progressive piano methods to master the classical piano technique. Tuition materials cover easy songs and exercises, etudes, scales, chords, and tailored to your needs preparatory/easy/advanced concert pieces and sonatas.
Being also a tango pianist performer and composer, and I can help you to unveil the tango style through different arrangements and accompanying models. I have a method that involves both things also with musical features.
Adults: you will learn a classical basis, how to sight read fast and basic technical skills. Also we will complement this with rhythm exercises, music is time! After this introduction we will start to build your learning according to your musical goals.
Depending on the age I have different pedagogic strategies. I think is advisable to complement piano learning with music theory, so I always add this type of exercises to the lessons. But the most important thing is that is an effective and enjoyable process... music is fun!
I am a classical music professor so I can help you to develop your technique and musical understanding. We can work on specific classical repertoire and we will also analyse the pieces. I can introduce you also to tango style and technique.
About Aleksandra Tonelli
Aleksandra started her music career in Buenos Aires, Argentina, studying classical piano with Mgs. Paula Peluso and Claudio Santoro. She graduated with honours as a superior piano and music professor from the Buenos Aires Superior Conservatory of Music 'Astor Piazzolla'. She also studied music composition and piano at the National University of Arts (Argentina). Despite she had an academic education as a pianist and composer, Aleksandra specialized her studies in latin american and argentinian music. She studied tango and latin folk music with great pianists as Hilda Herrera, Nicolas Guerschberg and Hernan Possetti.
She performed several times at the International Tango Festival of Buenos Aires with 'Orquesta Tipica Esquina Sur' (musical conducting, piano and arrangements) and other musical projects. She also worked as a sessionist musician for ensembles of different musical genres. Aleksandra has also devoted her career to music and piano teaching. In 2018 she was awarded a scholarship for studying Vicente Scaramuzza's piano technique with Maestro Juan Rezzuto in London, UK. There, she worked as a full-time piano teacher at WKMT London Music Studio.
Master of Music
When the scholarship finished she moved to Rotterdam, Netherlands where she became in 2020 Master of Music in World Music (piano tango/jazz composition) at CODARTS University of Arts, studying with Mtro. Gustavo Beytelmann and Mtro. Paul van Brugge.
Music is the most direct art, it enters through your ears and goes to your heart… it is the universal human language - Ástor Piazzolla