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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
(707) 433-7384

Augusta Heritage Center
Davis & Elkins College
Elkins WV 26241
fretted instruments - Short term repair and/or construction. Spring, Summer
(304) 636-1903 ext. 209

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

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

Jeffrey Elliott and Cyndy Burton
2812 SE 37th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 233-0836
Individual consultation on classical guitar construction.

Drew Johnston
2115 N. 26th
Boise ID 83702
Home study - guitar building

Anthony J. Huvard
PO Box 130
Sandston VA 23150
e-mail: Gitarmkr@CyboZone.com
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
e-mail: luthier@galloupguitars.com
short term - intensive hands-on class in guitar repair and building

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

Arthur Miles Jones
4027-4th St. SE
Calgary AB T2G 2W4
(403) 243-5839 or Toll free at 1-888-FRETWORKS
e-mail: fretworks@fretwork.com
teaching proven instrument repair techniques

Lost Mountain Center for the Guitar Seminar
c/o American School of Lutherie
420 Moore Lane
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Seven-day intensive seminar

The Luthiers Workshop
99 Moody St
Waltham MA
Thomas Knatt and Al Carruth - several options
e-mail: tknatt@ziplink.net

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.

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

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

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

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
e-mail: tom@ribbecke.com
short term - archtop guitar construction.
(707) 433-3778

Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery
4011 S. 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 Guitars
6114 West Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach, BC
V9K 2E2 Canada
short term class - solidbody guitar construction/repair on acoustic/electric
(604) 757-9500

The Maine Guitarmaker's School
Marine Park
PO Box 791
Rockport ME 04856
short term - guitar; 6 string, 12 string, or classical

Timeless Instruments
Box 51
Tugaske, Saskatchewan
S0H 4B0 Canada
short term - guitar construction/repair
(306) 759-2042

Bob Zatzman Guitar Repair
8024 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 247-5010
contact for information


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

Red Wing Technical College
Julie Nelson
308 Pioneer Rd.
Red Wing MN 55066
long term - guitar construction/repair, violin repair.
(603) 862-1088

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.

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