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 25-29th
Nashville, TN
OPEN HOUSE
AUGUST 17th
10am
CLASSES BEGIN
FALL: OCT 7th

NASHVILLE GUITAR PROGRAMS

GUITAR CRAFT / LUTHIERY

TWO ACADEMIC QUARTERS

AMP BUILDING WORKSHOP

APRIL 6th and 7th, 2019

PRIVATE LESSONS

WEEKDAYS, BY THE HOUR

SUMMER SHOT 2019

JUNE 25th to 29th, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Dave Johnson (Video)

Dave Johnson, one of our instructors at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville, is a former accountant who switched careers after deciding he wanted to do something he was passionate about. He started Scale Model Guitars in 2003 and has never looked back. "I never have a...

Iconic Guitars: the CF Martin OM

For the next installment in our ongoing series delving into the history of iconic guitar models, we spoke with Marty Lanham, owner of Nashville Guitar Company and an instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville, about the CF Martin OM. Could you talk about the history...

Guitar Showcase: George Pjetri (Video)

Graduate George Pjetri talks about the design of his project guitar and what inspired it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieTnvch63tA&t=1s

Graduate Profile: Colton Sipp (Video)

Alum Colton Sipp is on his way to becoming a luthier extraordinaire with his work at Novo Guitars. Hear about how his experience at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville prepared him for his career in luthiery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRt6QYjPCTo&t=117s

Guitar Showcase: Patrick Berhow (Video)

Graduate Patrick Berhow talks about his project guitar that he built in the electric program at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv3Lda5az4g

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

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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.