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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 “Ástor Piazzolla”. She also studied music composition at the National University of Arts (Argentina), with Mgtrs. Fernando Albinarrate and Roque de Pedro. Aleksandra specialized her studies in latin american and argentinian music. She studied tango and latin folk music with top performers in the field: Hilda Herrera, Julián Peralta, Nicolás Guerschberg and Hernán Possetti

Throughout her career she performed in great theaters and festivals in Argentina and worldwide: Santiago (Chile), Paris (France), London (UK), Rotterdam (Netherlands), like the International Tango Festival of Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural Kirchner, Estadio Municipal de Peñalolén, St. Cuthbert’s London, De Doelen Rotterdam, Musis Arnhem, amongst others. She also worked as a session musician for ensembles of different musical genres. Aleksandra was also winner of the national subsidy by the National Institute of Music of Argentina (2018), winner of the Scholarship Scaramuzza’s piano technique with Master Juan Rezzuto in WKMT studios, London, UK (2018), winner of the Holland Scholarship by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (2018) and finalist of the Grada Van Beek-Donner Scholarship (2018 and 2019).

Since 2018 she lives in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where she became Master of Music in World Music (piano tango/jazz composition) at CODARTS University of Arts, with the artistic guidance of Mgtrs. Gustavo Beytelman, Paul van Brugge and Luís Rabello. Currently she develops herself as an independent professional pianist, composer and teacher, leading her musical projects Palacio Alsina and Quinteto Irreal

Pianist

YOUTUBE CHANNEL LINK

I started my career as a classical music pianist and later on I specialized myself in tango and argentine folklore. Playing solo is a big challenge! I am happy to share with you some nice recordings that I did. If you enjoyed, you can help me by subscribing to my YouTube channel and check more videos!

"Aquellos tangos camperos" (Horacio Salgán) - Piano: Aleksandra Tonelli


"La Raqueña" - Atahualpa Yupanqui (arr. Carlos García) - Aleksandra Tonelli & Eva Catalá


Mañanitas de Montmarte (tango) - Lucio Demare - piano solo Aleksandra Tonelli


Vidalita Op. 66 N° 4 - Alberto Williams


YouTube Channel

Lessons - Students

Having access to culture is a human right and it is one of the values I learnt to care the most as a working woman. That is the reason why I feel engaged with teaching music. Music is a tool to learn a whole different language and improve intelligence and creativity, no matter which is your background. Music is also a way of finding how to express yourself in a specific language, and it is at the same time a fun and fascinating process. 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.

I am a superior piano professor and I have started teaching in Buenos Aires, Argentina, my home country. In the first semester of 2018 I worked as a full-time piano teacher in WKMT Piano Institute in London, UK, where I have trained and developed my pedagogic skills working with students from all around the world. This experience allowed me to mentor from professionals to early ages with very diverse backgrounds. These are the kind of experiences worth working for, and that confirm my engagement to my pedagogic aims. I decided to continue this project in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where I created my own company for this aim, and where I decided to share my knowledge and experience with new dutch and international students.

Recommendations

New and refreshing!
"The lessons with Aleksandra are a great pleasure. At one hand her classes are intense, because her focus is sharp en she learns me to focus the way she does, at the other hand she is always cheerful so that helps. The way she explains things is very clear. After playing the piano already for a long time, mostly improvising, I ‘relearn’ things in a new an refreshing way that helps me to discover a new approach in playing music. Her focus on slowness and a more relaxed way of playing finally helps me to read music in a more professional way, which definitely will open unexploited fields of possibilities for me. Thanks Aleksandra!"
Ginnette B.

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Enthusiastic approach!
The lessons I get from Aleksandra are very professional. I started with piano lessons at a late age but she never gives me the feeling that this is problematic. The way she explains the basics of piano playing is revealing. I easily understand the logic behind the art by the way she explains it to me. And besides from this, I like the enthusiastic approach of Aleksandra!
Roelof Gortemaker

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She's a wonderful person!
I started playing piano at 30 years old, without any musical background or musical feeling whatsoever. I am so happy I found Aleksandra as my teacher, she makes learning to play so much fun! I really feel like I'm steadily learning everything I need to know to play the piano: technique, theory, dynamics, songs and everything else. Aleksandra is an excellent teacher who knows her stuff, she's very patient, knows how to motivate her students and how to set the right level of ambition.She has definitely found the right balance in being a really good teacher and creating space for humor in the process of learning. Also she has her basics covered, the lessons are well structured and she's a very good communicator (during and in between classes as well). And above all she's a wonderful person!

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Passion and amazing piano skills
I was very lucky to have Aleksandra as a piano teacher during her time in London. She not only helped me to improve my piano technical skills, she also encouraged me to create my own musical criterion. She was the most upbeat and that aspect within her passion and her amazing piano skills, makes her classes funny and very valuable creating the perfect relationship between teacher-student.
Clara Ortí

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Motiverend en inspirerend!
Sinds Oktober 2018 heb ik les van Aleksandra. Zij is een bijzonder getalenteerde pianolerares. Haar lessen zijn erg motiverend en inspirerend. Aleksandra weet mij op de juiste wijze verder te brengen op mijn muzikale pad.
Theresia H

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As a total beginner to the piano, I thoroughly recommend Aleksandra to all others thinking of starting piano lessons. She's helped me to gain a sound understanding of both music theory and the piano as an instrument, whilst managing to keep the lessons exciting and entertaining. She has a vast amount of experience and skill with the piano and successfully passing this knowledge on through her teaching. I always feel welcome in her home for the lessons and she is always ready to assist in any way possible; be it explaining the reasoning and theory of scales and chord structure, or a personal request of learning a specific piece. Overall a 10/10 recommendation for all potential students.

O. Rataj

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Aleksandra is very detailed and teaches in a very well structured manner. The way she is teaching me is very relaxed and most importantly, fun! Whatever wishes or questions you have, she‘s always more than happy to teach and help.

B. Hu

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Aleksandra is a very good and enthusiastic Piano teacher. Her lessons are very well structured and she really knows how to trigger you to become better in playing the piano. I always feel very comfortable during the piano classes. Whenever you have questions, she is always willing to help. I highly recommend choosing Aleksandra as your piano teacher!

Simone v D

My Projects

Playing on stage is one of the best things about being a musician. Throughout my life I had several projects for which I played and wrote for. My current ones are Quinteto Irreal and Palacio Alsina. Check our websites and write to me if you want to book a concert!

"La racha" - Agustín Bardi (arr. Aleksandra Tonelli) - Quinteto Irreal


Kicho - Astor Piazzolla - Konstantinos Sifakis, Quinteto Irreal


Palacio Alsina - "Loca Bohemia" (F. De Caro)


Palacio Alsina - "Quejas de Bandoneón" (Anibal Troilo)


Palacio Alsina - Piano Tango 4 hands


Other Projects

With Orchestras

"Nocturna" - Aníbal Troilo - Aleksandra Tonelli & Gran Orquesta Típica OTRA


"A Don Agustín Bardi" - Horacio Salgán - Aleksandra Tonelli & Gran Orquesta Típica OTRA


orquesta tipica ESQUINA SUR / "BUSCANDOTE" (E. Scalice) al estilo Fresedo


Other Projects

Duos/Trios

"Le grand tango" - Ástor Piazzolla - Aleksandra Tonelli & Alba S. Rosado


Vidala del que no esta


Camino de las tropas - Chiflete, un airecito


Gallery

Pics from Argentina and the world

Contact

Rotterdam - Netherlands

WhatsApp

+54 11 5340 9644

Phone Number

+31 68 739 8025