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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CLASSES BEGIN
SPRING: APRIL 8th
FALL: OCT 7th
OPEN HOUSE
MAY 11th
10am
SUMMER SHOT 2019
JUNE 25-29th
Nashville, TN

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

Student Profile: Tiernan McKinney

Tiernan McKinney didn’t care much about music until seventh grade, when he was required to take a music class in school. After he was assigned to play a brass instrument, he quickly realized what instrument he’d much rather be playing — bass. A few years later, a...

Tennessee Twosome (Video)

Last year, our instructors visited high schools and colleges in the Nashville area and showed students some of the basics of what we do at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville. While there, they were always glad to pick up their instruments and play a tune or two. Here’s a...

Tech Tip: Trust Rod Adjustment (Video)

Guitar Craft Academy Instructor Steven Mather takes you through the step-by-step process of adjusting the truss rod in a guitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2t5E-Dc5oU

Faculty roundup: What gear are you playing?

We love gear. Every player has their favorite guitars, amps and pedals to help them chase the specific sound they’re after. We caught up with some of our Guitar Craft Academy Nashville faculty members to find out what gear has been recently impressing them: Marty...

Tech Tip: Changing Guitar Strings (Video)

Watch this quick tutorial from Guitar Craft Academy Nashville instructor Steven Mather on how to change your guitar strings in a snap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvtp5MXWdEY

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.