Student Profile: Lisa Owens

Leesa Owens’ love of guitars started early, but it was almost destined to. She grew up in Montana in a musical family — her grandmother and grandfather both sing, and her grandma also plays guitar. Leesa’s grandma bought her her first guitar and taught her the “G”...

Graduate Profile: Jeremy Smith

Before enrolling at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville last year, Jeremy Smith, 25, says he had reached a point in his life where if he didn’t pursue a career in luthiery, he knew he never would. A recent graduate of Guitar Craft Academy Nashville’s electric and acoustic...

Graduate Profile: Patrick Berhow (Video)

Patrick Berhow, a graduate of the acoustic and electric programs, now works for well-known factory repair shop MIRC. He shared how Guitar Craft Academy helped him advance his career in Music...

Graduate Profile: Craig Standridge (Video)

Craig Standridge is a retired Air Force veteran who came to Guitar Craft Academy to pursue his love of luthiery. Now graduated, he’s continued on with us as a teaching assistant and is growing his own repair business on the side. Check out his...

Graduate Profile: George Pjetri (Video)

George Pjetri graduated from Guitar Craft Academy in 2017 and now works for Gibson USA doing finishing work in their Nashville factory. He says he had a dream of working for Gibson and enrolled at Guitar Craft Academy in order to give himself the foundation he...

Graduate Profile: Benny Burrows

Benny Burrows, 27, is GCA Nashville’s first international student, having grown up in the Australian city of Brisbane. He started playing guitar at age 10 and got interested in luthiery — “that dream of building that sound that’s in your head” — a couple of years...