Alec Tonjes

Alec T.

Eden Prairie, MN

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Alec delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
December 2013

Alec is a young up-and-coming Musician and Teacher. He was fortunate enough to attend Mainstreet School of performing arts in Hopkins and Perpich Arts High in Golden Valley. There he was able to expand is musical knowledge and get ahead in his music education. He then went on to study for a short time at Mcnally Smith College of music where he recieved The Marv Dalghren Scholarship for Exellence in Percussion, an Award given to in coming Performance majors. Mr. T. also teaches at The school of Rock in Eden Prairie as well as the Guitar Center in Roseville. Alec enjoys playing Jazz/Rock/Latin/Funk/Blues/metal and anything really anything else.


Percussion Instructor
Jun 2015 - Present
Guitar Center

Guitar Center offers music instruction for players of all skill levels—beginner to pro—with a courteous, knowledgeable staff teaching world-class curriculum for guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, vocals and recording. We offer regularly scheduled workshops hosted by Guitar Center Lessons instructors, including instrument-specific topics, songwriting, gigging, the music business, technical tutorials that dig deep into music creation, and more.

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Percussion Instructor
Feb 2015 - Present
School of Rock

School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.
To date our students have played thousands of concerts, to more than 100,000 people, at such legendary venues as CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experience Music Project, The Big Easy and BB King's Blues Club in Times Square. We have also had the great fortune to be able to perform at music festivals from Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, to Zappanale in Bad Doberan, Germany.

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Prince music Company
Dec 2014 - Present
Percussion instructor

We are a music company owned and operated by music teachers and musicians who teach for the love of music. We are here to help our neighbors when it comes to purchasing an instrument, or selecting a teacher who can meet their needs.
Originally from Minnesota, Prince Music Company opened a music studio in New Orleans, LA and many students came through this location. We taught children as young as six, to adults in their 50's and 60's. In turn, New Orleans impressed us with music that originated in the city like jazz, bounce rap, and swamp pop. The greatest thing we took from this amazing city were the instruments the jazz artists of the south swear by. It was then that we decided to open a studio in Minneapolis where these instruments and music lessons could be enjoyed by our home town community.

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Percussion Performance
Oct 2013 - May 2014
Mcnally Smith
Music Major
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
Perpich Center for Arts Education


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Marv Dahlgren Scholarship for Exellence in Percussion
Jul 2013
Mcnally Smith

Photos & Videos

This is a vid I used for college auditions
Me Covering 15 Steps by Radio Head. This was for a band auditon
Playing at the Triple Rock


4 Reviews

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Mel T Feb 23, 2016
Drum · In home

We hired Alec for the sole purpose of getting our son enough mallet and percussion know-how so that he would have the option to pick "percussion" in 6th Grade Band (interesting school requirement). In about 3/4th of a school year's worth of one lesson per week with Alec, our son was able to go into tryouts last night and be successful. The band teacher had no idea that our son a. does not play the piano or b. had not taking lessons for much longer than what he has. Our son got the choice to pick percussion. It's a bonus that our son really enjoys Alec; Alec is a very fun and kind person. He is perfect for little boys with short attention spans and good energy!

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Mel Nov 16, 2015
Drum · In home

Alec is a very persistent yet kind instructor. Our 10 year old son looks forward to his time each with with Alec and is learning a lot on drums/mallets in a short amount of time. We went to watch Alec play at a gig in Minneapolis recently and that experience serves as an added 'carrot' and incentive to motivate our child to practice.

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Jennifer Larson Aug 18, 2015
Drum · In home

My 9 year old son is doing great - and really looks forward to his lessons with Alec!

Jennifer Larson Jul 21, 2015
Drum · In studio

Our son is really enjoying his drum lessons with Alec, and he's learned a lot already in the last month!

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