GUITAR CRAFT ACADEMY NASHVILLE

MASTER GUITAR CRAFT
CREATE WORKS OF ART
IN THE MUSIC CITY
MI’s Guitar Craft program offers comprehensive training in guitar design, construction and maintenance of both electric and acoustic guitars.

You’ll learn through direct experience, under the guidance of first-rank professionals, how to analyze and solve the problems encountered by working luthiers. As a final project, you design and build your own instrument.

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SUMMER SHOT 2019
JUNE 24-28th
Nashville, TN
OPEN HOUSE
SEPTEMBER 14th
10am
CLASSES BEGIN
FALL: OCT 7th

NASHVILLE GUITAR PROGRAMS

GUITAR CRAFT / LUTHIERY

TWO ACADEMIC QUARTERS

AMP BUILDING WORKSHOP

November 16th and 17th, 2019

PRIVATE LESSONS

WEEKDAYS, BY THE HOUR

SUMMER SHOT 2019

JUNE 25th to 29th, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Brian Bonds

Brian Bonds' name will be familiar to Florida Georgia Line fans — he played guitar and was musical director for the Nashville-based country group for five years. Now an in-demand Nashville session player and producer, Brian has joined the Guitar Craft...

Tech Tip from Dave Johnson: Slide Away

(Dave Johnson is an instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville and the owner of Scale Model Guitars in Nashville.) Even after more than a decade as a luthier, I still learn new things here and there where I can't believe I never knew about them before. My...

Student Spotlight: Brandon Edwards

Brandon Edwards grew up in Stanford, Kentucky — just down the road from Montgomery Gentry's Eddie Montgomery, a Danville native — so it's fair to say that music's always been part of his life. "I got fascinated with Les Pauls — seeing how you could move a...

Tech Tip from Mark Lacey: Designing a Guitar Body Using Rhinoceros

Most manufacturers and some independent luthiers use CNC machines to build their guitars. The process starts with drawing a design on the computer. My favorite program for doing this is Rhinoceros. Rhino (for short) is a powerful 3-D drafting and rendering program...

Ryan Madora in Bass Player Magazine

Our bass performance instructor Ryan Madora got the chance to sit down with Bass Player Magazine to talk about her journey as a female bass player and her successful career as such. Read it here.

THE MISSION

Musicians Institute’s Guitar Craft Academy Nashville is dedicated to inspiring excellence in the art of guitar building and design, while preparing students for careers in the music industry.

By providing hands-on instruction from top professionals in a state-of-the-art educational environment, we give students the skills necessary to achieve their goals. We strive to develop a diverse array of talented individuals who can enrich the global community by contributing their expertise and craftsmanship.

COURSE CATALOG

Program requirements, course information, and further GCA details.

QUESTIONS

Our admissions department is happy to answer your questions!

READY TO ROCK?

The first step in applying is to complete an Application for Admission.

APPROVAL AND ACCREDITATION
Musicians Institute Guitar Craft Academy Nashville is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Musicians Institute Guitar Craft Academy Nashville, please visit http://www.tn.gov/thec/topic/authorized-institutions-data.