Schools, Classes & Individual Instruction

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Lutherie Schools Inside Canada

Robert Anderson Guitars
Victoria BC, Canada
(250) 383-5659
Individual instruction in Lutherie to selected students in a working atelier. Steel and nylon string acoustic guitars, including Ukulele and Archtop construction; Violin family instruments; french polishing. Weekly evening or afternoon sessions. Weekend and week-long sessions by arrangement

Blackwood Guitar Making School
340 County Road 5
Mallorytown, ON, K0E 1R0 Canada
5-week acoustic guitar making class, up to 6 students

Burghardt Luthiery, GĂ©za Burghardt
Granville Island Studio
1645 Duranleau St., Vancouver, BC, V6H 3S3 Canada
ph/fax 604-683-1135
Individual instruction, occasional apprentice; guitars, violin family; repair and construction

Sergei de Jonge School of Lutherie
56 Ramsay Rd., Chelsea, Quebec, J9B 2J1 Canada
5-week sessions 4x/yr., classical and flattop guitar construction and French polishing

Ecole Nationale de Lutherie
299 3rd Avenue, Quebec City, PQ, G1L 2V7 Canada
418-647-0567; fax 418-647-4880
3-years violin family making and maintenance

Fretworks, Miles Jones
4027 4th St. SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 2W4 Canada
403-243-5839; 888-fretworks
Short- and long-term comprehensive guitar repair and construction; specialty hand tool, jig, and fixture building

Hamm-tone Guitar Building School
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Offering 4 and 5 week acoustic guitar construction and 3 week solid body electric guitar construction courses

Dan Richter, Dragonfly Guitars
Six-week course covering all aspects of the process from design to construction to finishing of a flat-top guitar. Tuition is $3000 and includes all materials except tuning machines, electronics and case

Summit School of Guitar Building and Repairs
Sigmund Johannessen/Mike Jarvis
240 Goodyear Rd., Qualicum, BC, V9K 2A3 Canada
250-757-8807; 888-901-9903 (toll free)
1-day to 1-year courses, 1 or 2 students

Timeless Instruments’ School of Luthiery, David Freeman
Box 51, Tugaske, SK, S0H 4B0 Canada
888-884-2753 (toll free);
7-week, 4x/yr. hands-on, acoustic and resophonic guitar, and harp design and construction; housing included

Toronto Lutherie, Guitar making school founded by Behrad Gorgani former instructor at OCAD University
1431 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6H 4C7 Canada
Individual/group classes for acoustic and electric guitars

Whitney School of Guitar Building, Michael Whitney
10304 Dale Meadows Place
Summerland, BC, V0H1Z8 Canada
Offering varying on-site guitar building courses to suit both your schedule and depth of interest