Active Light Productions specializes in tailor made lessons for students of all levels and styles of playing. We currently offer lessons in the studio and the comfort of your own home.  Our curriculum is based around each student and we encourage them to find their own unique musical voice. Lessons extend to all genres of music including rock, pop, classical, jazz, blues, country, reggae, and everything between.


Patrick Zelinski

Patrick Zelinski

As an accomplished professional instructor, musician, composer, and sound engineer, Patrick Zelinski has brought his years of experience to Cochrane, Calgary and surrounding areas. He is a talented multi-instrumentalist and currently plays a wide array of instruments including guitar, slide guitar, dobro, lap steel, piano, synthesizers, and percussion. Patrick Zelinski performs as a solo instrumental artist and as the lead guitarist/multi instrumentalist in Arcadian Suns. Patrick believes in making music without boundaries and has been designing individual curriculums around the interests of students since 2003.


Our son started getting lessons from Patrick when he was 5 years old and has always looked forward to his lesson. Patrick has been able to meet his learning needs with humour and inspiration. It is very apparent that Patrick centres his teaching to the specific student and encourages our creative child to follow his interests. Patrick has played a pivotal role in nurturing his passion and keeping him interested. He has reached a level of confidence that shines through into the rest of his life endeavours. I have and will continue to recommend Patrick. We feel lucky for my son to have been matched with such a great teacher.


Patrick is an extremely talented guitar teacher who has infectious enthusiasm and a flair for bringing out the best in his students. He makes learning the guitar accessible, but with new and interesting challenges each lesson.


Pat has been teaching me guitar for over 12 years. He has challenged me and helped me grow every step of the way. Now I'm writing and performing my own music and Pat is still there for me helping me develop as a songwriter.