Violin, Viola and Piano

Alec Tonno

Alec Tonno is a Chicago-based violinist, performer, and educator. He has recently been appointed as the Assistant Concertmaster of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and frequently performs with the Illinois, Northbrook, and Oistrakh Symphonies. Outside of orchestral playing, Alec enjoys performing chamber music and has presented concerts at festivals such as the Meadowmount School of Music, Heifetz International Music Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Chautauqua Institution.
In addition to performing, Alec has been an active educator for many years teaching numerous students at varying levels and ages. He believes music should be a fun and enjoyable experience that should be shared with an audience. This core belief inspires his teaching and is something that he tries to impart on all his students. Above all, he believes anyone can learn violin and tries to tailor his teaching to reflect the learning style of each individual student.
Alec is currently pursuing a master’s degree under the tutelage of Janet Sung at DePaul University, where he serves as one of her Graduate Assistants. He completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University, where he was a student of Brennan Sweet and Francesca dePasquale. When not participating in music making, Alec can be found running, cooking, or hanging out with friends.

Alec Tonno CLASSES

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We offer piano lessons for children beginning at age 4 and for adults of any age. Our teachers have a wealth of experience with young beginners and adults returning to piano or just starting out.


We offer violin lessons to adults and kids age 4 and up using either the traditional or Suzuki methods of teaching. Beginners are welcome and our teachers are able to teach all musical styles.


We offer viola lessons to adults and kids age 4 and up using either the traditional or Suzuki methods of teaching. Musicians of all experience levels are welcome.