Patrick Leigh (Smolinski), Owner/Operator
Phone: (920) 538-4538
Now accepting credit and debit cards,
Pricing and Policies
Initial consultations are always FREE, and
The Alternative Recording Studio offers Lessons
- Keyboards (Synthesizers, Piano and Organ)
- Guitar (Acoustic or Electric)
- Bass Guitar
- Beginning Drums (Acoustic or Electronic)
- Drum Programming (Drum Machines, Keyboards, Software, MIDI)
Rate is $25/hr., conducted here at the
Recording Studio just outside of New London. Shorter or
longer, and every other week lessons available as well. I
also can make house calls for lessons with appropriate
arrangements. Family discounts are available when lessons
are booked back-to-back, or simultaneously.
Lessons are non-genre-specific, or not based
on any particular style of music. Songs to be learned are
student-supplied, not dictated by the teacher or a book.
All lessons are conducted "by ear"
with strong emphasis on music theory. I use a completely
original method; developed over 25 years to get the student to
simply listen to music, and then duplicate what is heard on their
instrument. No note reading is involved. If you want
to learn to read sheet music or tablature, then I am not the right
teacher for you. Often I can help you find someone locally
who teaches note reading, or other instruments I do not teach.
Students are expected to practice daily, be
prepared for the next lesson, and encouraged to experiment and
write their own music.
Please visit the Studio/Lessons page for more
information and details.