ALEC teaches Classical Guitar, Music Theory, and Arranging, all levels.
He also teaches Fingerstyle Guitar, Ukulele and Composition (beginner-intermediate).
Each lesson is 55 minutes.

Alec is a passionate and dedicated guitarist, composer, and teacher, who’s “depth of musical sensitivity is allied with technical clarity, coupled with warmth and generosity” (Ken Sugita, Violinist French National Orchestra-Lille).

A winner of the 2016 MU Emerging Artist Competition, Alec has performed solo concerts all over the world including the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He gave his international debut in 2015 when he was invited to perform and give master-classes as a guest artist at the Zobel Gitarrenschule in Bad Nauheim Germany and his performance at The Benton Club in St. Joseph Missouri was critically acclaimed to be “a highlight of the concert season, [and] a resounding success” (President, Missouri Music Hall of Fame).

Alec received his Bachelor in Music from the University of Missouri where he attended as an Evans Scholar and studied under Anthony Glise. He completed his Masters in Guitar Performance from McGill University in Montreal, QC, where he studied with world-renowned guitarist Jerome Ducharme. Additionally, throughout his formal years, Alec has attended and performed in countless master-classes where he took lessons from some of the world’s leading guitarists including David Russell, Jason Vieaux, David Leisner, Jorge Morel, and Martha Masters. A dedicated teacher, Alec has accumulated over 6 years of experience both as a school teacher, and a private guitar instructor. Teaching students of all ages and skill levels, Alec is devoted to bringing inspiration to all his students through sharing his knowledge and love of music.

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June 2024
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  1. mbetanco735 - July 8, 2023

    Knowledgeable, patient, and very interesting to talk to. I just started with him, but I feel confident that I’ll become a decent classical guitar player.

  2. subhajit.hysteria - June 21, 2021

    Brilliant guy… great as a teacher… really enjoying my classes with him….

  3. DanEberhardt - June 21, 2021

    I enjoy working with Alec. He is great match for me because he has a calm, patient demeanor and I’m sure that I require a lot of patience! He is a very knowledgeable, skilled musician and teacher. I feel I have improved noticeably in a short time.

  4. heritagenoah - July 2, 2021

    Incredibly kind and patient teacher who makes every lesson interesting and something to look forward to.

  5. saceves82 - July 14, 2021

    I’ve absolutely enjoyed my time with Alec. He is very patient, kind, and really does his best to understand how to best approach someone like me. We also have really cool and interesting convo’s about teaching and learning music in school (since I am both a music teacher and student). I always look forward to my lessons with him.

  6. meier1991 - Aug. 14, 2021

    Alec is such a great teacher with a keen eye on details. I was very surprised what nuances and inaccuracies in fingering he is able to catch in a web based setting. He was able to help me with complicated passages of Chopin pieces that i was struggling with for quite some time. His calm, interested, friendly and enormously professional way of teaching is definitely worth every second. Warmly recommended!

  7. AmyB. - April 9, 2022

    You would be missing a wonderful experience of eye-opening perspectives, insightful dialogues and stunning technical and philosophical breakthroughs to not work with Alec. He is a true master of his craft who will guide you through difficult learning processes with more grace than you could hope for from a teacher. Every critique of your work will also come with devoted praise for what you’ve been doing well, which always left me with the ability to see the progress I had made after a lesson. I ended every meeting feeling confident in myself and happy to have been there. Beyond the instrument, he offers great conversations, be it perspectives of composers or genres to guide you through the mindset of what you’re playing, or personal anecdotes that the student can relate to so they feel more confident on their musical path. Alec is someone you don’t want to let slide past your radar, work with him in great conscience!

  8. Karen Pautz - June 22, 2023

    Alec is not only an accomplished musician, but also (and more importantly for me) a brilliant instructor. He’s developed a teaching system that’s progressive and creatively flexible – he has a number of solutions for any problem that I (a rank beginner) might run in to, so I never leave a lesson feeling hopeless or at a dead end. He’s a stickler for correct technique but is never abrasive in his corrections. He’s happy to discuss theory and the story behind a piece of music. He knows the challenges adult learners face, and can adapt to my variable practice opportunities. I’m so very happy to have found Alec through Arpeggiato, and the poor guy is stuck with me for the foreseeable future….!

  9. Juanleal08 - Feb. 24, 2024

    Very good teacher. Great way of explaining things.

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