Schools, Classes & Individual Instruction

International Lutherie Schools

Anniesland College, Musical Instrument Technology
19 Hatfield Dr., Glasgow, G12 OYE United Kingdom
44-141-357-6077; fax 44-141-357-6557
reception@anniesland.ac.uk
1–2 year violin and guitar repair and construction

Australian Guitar Making School
Various locations
+61 467 647 936; info@agmsfranchising.com.au
Weekly guitar making course: student attends a 4 hour workshop class each week until their guitar is finished. Class duration is 4 hours and the maximum class size is 6 students. Twenty five to thirty five weekly sessions is typical

Brisbane Guitar Making School
Sumner, Queensland 4074 Australia
+61 418569019; info@armstronglutherie.com.au
Experience the magic of creating your own guitar attending weekly 4-hour classes. All instruments are built from raw materials – no kits. Max class size is 5 students. Work at your own pace. Affordable payment plans. Acoustic and electric guitars, basses, ukulele and specialist instruments such as Bouzouki, resonator guitars, gypsy jazz guitars etc

The European Institute of Guitar Making, Stephen Hill
Calle canalejas 12 bajo
La Herradura, Granada, 18697 Spain
hillguitars@mac.com; Tel: 0034 644063431
We offer the original month intensive full-time Spanish guitar making experience in the province of Granada, Southern Spain. Covering all aspects of the traditional building process of the Granada guitar including rosette making we aim to make a first class instrument without cutting corners. Run by Luthier Stephen Hill who has been building guitars since 1985.

Guitar Building School and Courses from Guitar Tech Courses
Unit 2, Firgrove Business Park
Firgrove Road
Heathfield
East Sussex, TN21 0QL
Tel: +44-1797-462222; info@guitartechcourses.com
3 day course to learn how to build your own electric guitar

IKATA - The Ikaalinen College Of Crafts And Design / Lutherie Department
Eino Salmelaisen katu 20, 39500 Ikaalinen, Finland
Phone: +358 3 450 9327; Fax: +358 3 450 9330
anssi.nuutinen@lpkky.fi
3 year courses to learn to build and repair plucked instrument

Lagan Lutherie School
8 Glenford Way
Newtownards County Down BT23 4BX Northern Ireland
07718-972657; laganlutherie@gmail.com
Offering both part time and full time guitar making courses. Most courses are offered on a tuition only basis; materials are extra

London Metropolitan University (formerly Guildhall)
Sir John Cass Department of Art & Design
41–71 Commercial Rd., London, E1 1LA United Kingdom
44-20-7320-1844; fax 44-20-7320-1830
armitage@lgu.ac.uk

Merton College Musical Instrument Workshop
Morden Park, London Rd.
Morden, Surrey, SM4 5QX United Kingdom
44-181-408-6478; fax 44-181-408-6666
info@merton.ac.uk
2–3 years violin family and guitar making and repair; also part-time day and evening short courses

Musikinstrumentakademien is a guitar making school in Stockholm Sweden.
Ryttargatan 272
194 71 Upplands Väsby
08-789 42 00; skoladmin@folkuniversitetet.se
Program is three years. Students build a classical guitar, a traditional steel string guitar, a modern guitar (nylon or steel string optional), an electric guitar, and an archtop guitar. Courses cover tonewood, restoration, CAD, economics, finishing, history, and maintenance of tools. The third year includes two months of work-training. Students who pass the final exam in high standard will earn the journeyman's licence

School of Musical Instrument Crafts, Lincoln College, Newark Campus
Friary Rd., Newark, Notts, NG24 1PB United Kingdom
44-1636-680-680; fax 44-1636-680-681
JGray@newark.ac.uk
3 years violin family making and repair; 2 years classic guitar making

Osborne Guitars & Mandolins, Richard Osborne
The Stables, Town Hall,
Great Oak Street, Lllanidloes
Powys, SY18 6BN United Kingdom
01273 473883; info@osborneguitars.co.uk
Make a steel-string guitar. The course will run for 23 working days and roughly one month in total. The hours will be Monday to Friday 9 –5.30 with an hour for lunch

Pablo Requena
+44 1273 891 211 / +44(0)7899851062
Classical guitar making course in Southern Spain and in Sussex, England

Michael Sanden
Komstad 2239, 27296 Gärsnäs, Sweden
+46 41450049; michael@sandenguitars.com
15-days; make steel string or classical guitar

Totnes School of Guitarmaking
Collins Rd., Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5PJ United Kingdom
44-1803-865-255; fax 44-1803-864-649
info@totnesschoolofguitarmaking.co.uk
12-week courses 3x/yr., all guitars and related instruments

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation
West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ United Kingdom
44-1243-818-219; fax 44-1243-818-291
college@westdean.org.uk
2 year Foundation in Historic Craft Practises – Musical Instruments

Jeffrey Yong
32 Jalan 3, Pandan Indah Industrial Park
Kuala Lumpur 55100 Malaysia
Mobile: ( 60 ) 012-6714841; info@jeffyongguitars.com
2-week course. Students will be exposed to a blend of traditional and modern approaches in making guitars