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Guitar Luthier SCHOOLS & Learning PROGRAMS

Algranati Guitar Making School

22 Usishkin St.
47210 Ramat Hasharon

TEL +972 077 2063636


American School of Lutherie

2745 SW Scenic Drive
Portland, OR 97225



American School of Lutherie

420 Moore Lane
Healdsburg CA 95488

Directed by Charles Fox (formerly of the School of Guitar Research and Design) developer of the "Universal Sidebender" short term class -- classical and steel-string guitar construction.  Seven-day intensive seminar.

(707) 433-7384

Atlanta Guitar Works

4071 Wash Lee Court
Lilburn, GA 30047



Augusta Heritage Center

Davis & Elkins College
Elkins WV 26241

fretted instruments - Short term repair and/or construction. Spring, Summer

(304) 636-1903 ext. 209


Benedetto Guitars

10 Mall Terrace
Savannah, GA 31406



California Summer String Institute

California Lutheran University
Office of Continuing Ed.
60 W. Olsen Rd.
Thousand Oaks CA 91360

short term - violin and bow making/repair

(805) 493-3130

The Canadian School of Lutherie

Unit Z - 19 Pettipas Dr.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Canada, B3B 1K1

(902) 481-7614


Cascade School of Lutherie

Asheville, NC



Chicago School of Guitar

1240 N Homan Ave
Chicago, IL 60651


Colorado School of Luthiery

7515 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO 80002

The Curbow School of Lutherie

10451 Lakewood Highway
Morganton, GA 30560


Curso de Tecnologia em Constru‡ao de Instrumentos Musicais - Luteria
Universidade Federal do Paran
Pra‡a Santos Andrade, 50

80020-300 Curitiba - PR

+5541 3310- 2828


Jeffrey Elliott and Cyndy Burton

2812 SE 37th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

(503) 233-0836

Individual consultation on classical guitar construction.

Eugene School of Luthiery
Josh Humphrey

Willamette Valley

Eugene, Oregon

(541) 954-2621


“Classes starts Sept. 19th, Mon and Thurs evenings at Urban Lumber in Springfield.  I will be leading the class, with Ray coming to talk about voicing, and someone (not lined up yet) to come by and speak about frets as well.  www.eugenesol.com

Tuition is $1150 including materials (a screaming deal) and the class is suitable for absolute beginners as well as people with some woodworking experience.  My teaching focuses on hand tools and planning; any large power tool work will be done on premises at Urban Lumber so they can watch the process of resawing, thickness sanding etc.”
-- Josh Humphrey

European Lutherie School

11320 Five Oaks Pkwy.
St. Louis, MO. 63128



Finocchio Guitarworks

20 South Maple St
Easton, PA 18042



Harry Fleishman's Luthiers School International

1533 Welter Ct

Sebastapol, CA 95472


Drew Johnston

2115 N. 26th
Boise ID 83702

Home study - guitar building

Anthony J. Huvard

PO Box 130
Sandston VA 23150


30 year veteran of the craft; 20 years of teaching experience (former director of Northwest School of Instrument Design); offers intensive Private Apprenticeships on occasional basis.  Currently developing global online guitarmaking apprenticeship on the World Wide Web.

Five Towns College

2165 Seaford Ave.
Seaford NY 11783

technology program, musical instruments

(516) 424-7000 ext. 134

Harry Fleishman

925 37th St.Boulder
Boulder CO 80303

guitar construction/repair - short term small groups and individual basis

(303) 449-7075

Bryan Galloup's Guitar Repair and Building School

10495 Northland Dr.
Big Rapids MI 49307




short term - intensive hands-on class in guitar repair and building

Arthur Miles Jones

4027-4th St. SE
Calgary AB T2G 2W4

(403) 243-5839 or Toll free at 1-888-FRETWORKS

teaching proven instrument repair techniques

Leeds Guitarmaker's School

William Cumpiano and Ivon Schmukler
8 Easthampton Road
Northampton MA 01060

Short & long term instruction - classical, steel string, electric, and archtop guitar construction

(413) 582-0034


Luthiers International Guitar Repair and Building School

2357 Stone Dr
Lilburn, GA 30047



The Luthiers Workshop

99 Moody St
Waltham MA


Thomas Knatt and Al Carruth - several options

The Maine Guitarmaker's School

Nick Apollonio
Marine Park, PO Box 791
Rockport, ME 04856

(207) 236-6312

short term guitar courses; 6 &12 string, classical.

Midwest Guitar Repair & Building School

731 Dale
Webster Groves, MO 63119



The Musical Instrument Academy

Oscar Pedersensv 16
1721 Sarpsborg, Norway


Musical Instrument Repair Technicians Program

Renton Technical College
3000 NE 4th St.
Renton WA 98056

long term classes - repair and restoration, string and band instruments

(206) 235-2352

Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music

6752 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028


Guitar Building

National String Workshop String Repair Clinics

University of Wisconsin
721 Lowell Hall, 610 Langdon St.
Madison WI 53703

short term - beginning to advanced violin family/bow repair

(608) 263-2790

Nazareth Guitar Institute

R.D. #6 Box 6379B
Stroudsburg, PA 18360



North Bennet Street School

39 N. Bennet St.
Boston MA 02133

long term - violins/bow, construction/repair

(617) 227-0155


Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road, PO Box 5005
Costa Mesa,California 92628-5005

instrument repair classes and a guitar building class, certificate program for musical insturment repair and a 2 class course on acoustic guitar building

(714) 432-0202


Peters Valley Craft Center

19 Kuhn Rd.
Layton NJ 07851

short term course, summer, acoustic guitar construction.

(201) 948-5200

Puget Sound Woodworking Center

2416 California St
Everett, WA 98201

Red Rocks Community College School of Fine Woodworking and Lutherie

13300 West Sixth Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228



Red Wing Technical College

308 Pioneer Rd.
Red Wing MN 55066

long term - guitar construction/repair, violin repair.

(612) 388-8271 or (800) 657-4849

Ribbecke Guitars

PO Box 1581
Santa Rosa CA 95402


short term - archtop guitar construction.

(707) 433-3778

Roberto Venn School of Luthiery

4011 South 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85040



Ervin Somogyi

2606 McGee Ave.
Berkeley CA 94703

(510) 534-4445

South Plains College

1401 College Ave.
Box 53
Levelland TX 79336

long term - guitar construction/repair on all fretted instruments.

(806) 894-9611 ext. 280

Summit School of Guitar Building and Repair

240 Goodyear Rd
Qualicum, BC
Canada, V9K 2A3



Timeless Instruments

Box 51
Tugaske, Saskatchewan
S0H 4B0 Canada

short term - guitar construction/repair

(306) 759-2042

Totnes School of Guitarmaking

Collins Road
Totnes, Devon
England, TQ9 5PJ



Vermont Instruments School of Lutheire

PO Box 115
Post Mills, VT 05058



Violin Making School of America

304 East 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111



Whetstone School of Lutherie

120 Birge St.
Brattleboro, VT



Bob Zatzman Guitar Repair

8024 Germantown Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19118

(215) 247-5010

contact for information

Violin Luthier Schools and Learning Programs

The Bow Making School of America

308 East 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111



Chicago School of Violin Making

3446 N. Albany
Chicago IL 60618

long term class, 3.5 years - violin family construction/repair

(312) 478-0505

Chimneys Violin School

614 Lerew Rd.
Boiling Springs PA 17007

Long term classes, several years - violin family construction/repair.

(717) 258-3203

Chicago School of Violin Making

3636 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60076


Indiana University School of Music Violinmaking and Repair Program

Bloomington IN 47405

instrument construction, music theory & playing - long term classes

(812) 855-7565

Stringed Instrument Restoration Workshop
Conservatory of Music
Oberlin College

Oberlin OH 44074

short term summer program on violin family repair

(216) 775-8044

Violin Craftsmanship Institute
U. of New Hampshire
Div. of Continuing Ed.

6 Garrison Ave
Durham NH 03824

short term - summer, violins/bows.

Violin Making School of America

308 E. 200 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

(801) 364-3651

long term - violin construction/repair.