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
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

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.

Faculty roundup: What rare instrument do you wish you could own?

For our latest Guitar Craft Academy Nashville faculty roundup, we asked our faculty members to dream big: If they could have any instrument in the world, with price being no object, what would it be? Read on to see what they had to say.

Student Spotlight: Michael Volk

(Michael Volk is a current student at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville.) I got started playing music in the fourth grade on the cello. That didn’t last long when rock ‘n’ roll became a major focus of mine at around age 11. That’s when I received my first electric guitar...

Tech Tip: Fretwork

(Greg Voros is the repair shop manager at Gruhn Guitars in Nashville.) One of the first build or repair traits to catch my eye on any steel-stringed instrument is fretwork. Fretwork allows an instrument to look and feel great when it's played — but it also...

Faculty Profile: Marty Lanham (Video)

We visited Marty Lanham, owner of Nashville Guitar Company and instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville, at his home workshop to talk about his more than 50-year career as a luthier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr61cvaWk4s

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.