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 About Us       

The First Note

Beginners thrive at String Theory! Whether you enroll in our Open Enrollment program, take private lessons, or join a Kinderband, we love beginners! It takes time and effort to start something new. We know how to help you get the results you want from your music.

Teach In Harmony

At String Theory, we are a team.  Our teachers work together to give their students a supportive and successful musical experience. Our monthly coffee houses are a great time to see our students and teachers in action.

The Future Sounds Good

At String Theory we love the classics, AND we love the modern! Looking for the fundamental skills of a classical education in a school that knows how to teach and perform blues, rock, jazz, pop, R&B, and more? Looking for digital music, songwriting, and recording and performance? You've come to the right place.

Grand Opening 
Founder’s Notes 


Chris and Amy Leigh founded String Theory School of Music in 2007 as a family owned and operated business.  Chris is a virtuoso guitarist/performer and has been an instructor for 30 years. Amy is a life long educator who teaches Social Studies at a local high school in addition to managing String Theory. The couple built a school that is dedicated to cutting edge individualized instruction that puts the student first.  Modern and progressive in their educational and musical perspectives, they pursue excellence in a casual and supportive environment.  The embodiment of their philosophy is the monthly coffee house.  This performance opportunity along with many others scheduled throughout the year focuses on giving students more opportunities to perform under less intense circumstances than traditional "recital" models. When it comes to performance, quantity equals quality.  The more you perform, the easier it gets.  Chris, Amy, and their daughter Charlotte are all students of the school, learning new instruments and songs all the time.  Life long learning is key to their family and their music school.  Stop by and check out the next coffee house to meet the Leighs and see why String Theory continues to be the most progressive place to learn the music you love.

We’d love to hear from you!

96 Hawthorne Drive | New London, CT | 06320 

Tel: 860-574-9023|

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