Schools, Classes & Individual Instruction Lutherie Schools Inside USA American School of Lutherie, Charles Fox Portland, OR; Classroom and hands-on professional training for luthiers of all levels ARC Guitar Al Calderone 308 Railroad Ave Winters CA 95694 530-795-1795; firstname.lastname@example.org Meets weekly on Saturdays in the Sacramento CA area. The cost for tuition is $50.00 per week for a four hour session. Hands on and classroom instruction are included in each week’s session. Class size is limited to 6 students. Approx. 24-26 weeks to complete a guitar Augusta Heritage Center of Davis and Elkins College Elkins, WV 26241 2 week summer course - constructing a parlor guitar Dan Biasca Portland, OR 503-891-0484; email@example.com JS Bogdanovich Guitars 82 Sean Dr. Swannanoa, NC 28778 828-398-8704; firstname.lastname@example.org Classes will consist of two day sessions which will take place on Friday and Saturday when offered, and will cover some aspect of the building process. Classes will be demonstration only, therefore photography will be permitted during the presentation Terry Michael Borman, Borman Violins 1221 E. Rodgers Dr. Fayetteville, AR, 72701 479-935-9483; email@example.com 6-day intensives in violin setup, varnish, violin making. Prior experience required Bow Making School of America See Violin Making School of America Brian Burns 18000 George’s Lane Fort Bragg, CA 95437 707-961-1064; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.lessonsinlutherie.com Individual, hands-on instruction in classical and flamenco guitar making Alan Carruth 51 Camel Hump Rd., Newport, NH 03773 603-863-7064; email@example.com Ongoing monthly weekend sessions; guitars, violin family, folk instrument construction; individualized Chicago Luthiers Workshop Chicago, Illinois 773-528-2426; firstname.lastname@example.org 10-week guitar making class, flexible schedule Chicago School of Guitar Making 1240 N. Homan Ave. Chicago, IL 60651 773-489-4830; Specimen Products Courses in guitar building, guitar repair, and tube amp building Chicago School of Violin Making 3636 Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60076 847-673-9545; fax 847-673-9546 email@example.com 3 1/2 years, violin family construction and repair Colorado School of Lutherie, Edward Victor Dick Denver, Colorado firstname.lastname@example.org 3hr./wk. for 22 weeks guitar construction James Condino Asheville, North Carolina 828-450-5440; email@example.com Individual instruction and short courses in mandolin, flattop guitar, archtop guitar, and double bass construction William Cumpiano 8 Easthampton Rd., Easthampton, MA 01027 413-585-1596 (AM); 413-586-3730 (PM) firstname.lastname@example.org 2-week sessions 4- or 5x/yr., individual, one-on-one tutorials in guitar construction; on-line updates to his book, comprehensive website information Custom Vibrations 344 Hampton Street Gilbert, SC 29054 803-331-0677: email@example.com An intensive 6 week course in guitar building and repair Rock ’n’ Roll Guitar Building School P.O.Box 6116, Napa, CA 94581 925-812-2589; firstname.lastname@example.org 2-week electric guitar or bass building Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair 3352 Route 9 South, Freehold, NJ 07728 732-866-9024; email@example.com 5 month, 30 hours a week, comprehensive guitar and fretted instrument repair training Jeffrey Elliott and Cyndy Burton 2812 SE 37th Ave., Portland, OR 97202 503-233-0836; firstname.lastname@example.org Private consultation guitar making, French polishing; and small group two-day intensives Fretted Strings Harrison Phipps 231 G Street, Studio 27 Davis, CA 95616 530-304-1886; email@example.com Ongoing classes in guitar and ukulele building and repair Bryan Galloup’s School of Guitar Building and Repair 10840 Northland Dr., Big Rapids, MI 49307 231-796-5611; 800-278-0089; fax 231-796-3837 firstname.lastname@example.org 2- and 6-month courses in acoustic and electric guitar repair and construction Gitana Stringed Instruments and Luthier’s Workshop, Thomas Knatt 83 Riverside Ave., Concord, MA 01742 978- 287-0464 or 877-588-4437 (toll free) 877-luthier; email@example.com 1x/wk. guitar construction; 1-month apprenticeships; 9-day summer sessions; monthly 2-day weekend seminars Bob Gramann 122 Laurel Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (540) 898-0611; firstname.lastname@example.org Haight Guitars One Week, One Guitar Scottsdale, AZ haightguitars.com Offering private consultation on guitar building and repair Hamm-tone School of Guitar Building & Repair, N. Jeremy Hamm Winnipeg, Manitoba 204-894-3834; email@example.com 5 week acoustic guitar building class 3 week electric guitar building class 2 & 5 day repair classes Ted Harlan Louisville KY 502-637-8844 Year round classes in flat top, archtop and mandolin construction Paul Hart Violins 36 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647 435-462-0301; firstname.lastname@example.org 3–4 year, violin family construction Hart’s Guitars and Lutherie School email@example.com Avondale Estates, Atlanta, GA Classes offered in guitar building, ukulele, and Cigar box guitars. Hawkins Guitar Luthier School, Brian Hawkins located in Virginia Beach, VA (757) 214-2278; firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/hawkinsguitar; twitter.com/hawkinsguitar 20 day intense, one on one course. Build a acoustic guitar from scratch Marlee Guitar Company Mike Conklin 303 N. 4th St. Cheney, WA 99004 406-533-9435; email@example.com 14-week, Saturday, 1 on 1 steel string guitar building tutorial; or 7-month, 1 weekend per month Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Violin Repair Sessions 375 Church St., N. Adams, MA 01247 413-662-5575; fax 413-662-5104; E.Leibinger@mcla.edu 4, 1-week summer sessions in violin setup and repair with Hans Nebel MI Guitar Craft Academy Nashville 5000 Harding Pl., Nashville, TN 37211 615-333-9423; firstname.lastname@example.org MI’s Guitar Craft program offers comprehensive training in the design, construction, and maintenance of electric and acoustic guitars. Midwest Guitar Repair and Building School Mike Boggeman 731 Dale Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119 877-453-8119; email@example.com 1-month to 1-year guitar construction; apprenticeships in guitar construction and repair; individual instruction Minnesota State College Southeast 308 Pioneer Road Red Wing, MN 55066 1-800-657-4849; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com 9-month full-time guitar repair and building course, 9-month full-time violin repair; optional electric design & construction & archtop instrument building (mandolin, guitar or violin) courses Nazareth Guitar Institute 14 South Broad STreet Nazareth, PA 18064 (570) 856-1324; dale@AmericanArchtop.com Fully equipped studio and workshop offers many group workshops or a one-on-one dream building workshop. The New World School of Violin Making, Brian Derber 6970 Red Lake Dr. HC1-119 A Presque Isle, WI 54557 715-686-7732 3–3 1/2 years violin family; Wisconsin Board certified Brad Nickerson 70R N Liberty St. Asheville, NC 28801 firstname.lastname@example.org Individual instruction in building steel string archtop, flattop, and hollow and semi-hollow electric guitars North Bennet Street School 150 North Bennet St., Boston, MA 02109 617-227-0155; email@example.com 3-year, full-time program in violin making & repair. Financial aid & veterans’ benefits available Northampton Community College Bethlehem, PA 610-332-8665 firstname.lastname@example.org Comprehensive Luthier Certification Program is designed to teach all aspects of guitar building from basic woodworking skills to custom designed bodies. The program is designed so that you can work at your own pace, ensuring you master the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful guitar luthier. The program includes building parlor guitar, OM style guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, archtop guitar, tenor ukulele, and your choice independent build. O’Brien Guitars, Robert O'Brien email@example.com Hands on individual or two person classical or steel string classes Planet Bluegrass, Michael Hornick 500 W. Main, Lyons, CO 80540 800-624-2422; fax 303-823-0849 firstname.lastname@example.org 4-day A-style mandolin building with M. Hornick Red Rocks School of Woodworking & Lutherie 13300 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80228 303-914-6514; Jeremy Cox; email@example.com 1-day/week, classical, steel string, and electric guitars; mandolin; lutherie certificates are available Renton Technical College Musical Instrument Repair Technician Program 3000 NE 4th St., Renton, WA 98056 425-235-2453 Part-time classes in string repair; full-time program (1 year) in brass and woodwind repair Roberto Venn School of Luthiery 4011 S. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-243-1179; fax 602-304-1175 firstname.lastname@example.org 5 months, guitar making and repair Eric Schaefer Guitars, Eric Schaefer 166 Tulpehocken St. Bernville, PA 610-639-2777; email@example.com 8 day course where you build your own flattop acoustic out of exotic tonewoods. Maximum of 3 students to a class SF Guitarworks Geoff Luttrell (instructor) 323 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103 415-865-5424; firstname.lastname@example.org Seperate courses covering, Bone Nut Making, Custom Electric Guitar Building, Effects Pedal Building, Guitar Electronics Repair & Upgrade, Fret Leveling, Refretting, and Guitar Setup & Maintenance Spencer Acoustics, Randy Spencer Garland, TX 214-537-7178; email@example.com www.facebook.com/Spencer-Acoustics-344128985716156/ Build every part of the guitar from scratch! NO KITS ALLOWED! Classes are once a week for 3hours (take more classes each week if you wish, $40 per class). Work at your own pace. One on one instruction. Daytime class times are from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm Monday thru Saturday. Evening class times M-F are 6pm-9pm Utah School of Guitar Making Director & Luthier: Justin Leslie MA, BA Mapleton, UT (385) 685-8011; USGMguitars@gmail.com www.Facebook.com/utahschoolofguitarmaking USGM offers both local and national students an opportunity to build a custom mastergrade guitar in an affordable and timely manner. Our school is designed and equipped to offer aggressive builds in 7-10 days without compromising any quality, steps, or playability Vermont Instruments, George Morris P.O. Box 115, Post Mills, VT 05058 802-333-4308; firstname.lastname@example.org 2-week, 4x/yr., beginning, intermediate, and advanced guitar making Violin Craftsmanship Institute University of New Hampshire Professional Development & Training Room G50 11 Garrison Avenue, Durham, NH 03824 603-862-7380; fax 603-862-7381 email@example.com 1-week workshops (in the summer) led by internationally renowned craftsmen on violin building, maintenance, and repair, bow rehiring, and bow making and repair Violin Making School of America Bow Making School of America 308 E. 200 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801-364-3651; 800-801-3651; fax 801-364-3652 firstname.lastname@example.org 3 years, violin family construction and repair Wells School of Lutherie Daytona Beach, FL 781-361-1471; email@example.com One on one instruction for 8 straight days. At the end of the course the student takes home with him the guitar he made!