Luthiery Student Profile: Minghao Zhu

If you’re trying to learn guitar repair, lessons on the internet can only get you so far. For Minghao Zhu, 32, the desire to deepen his understanding of luthiery led him all the way from his hometown of Guangzhou, China, to Nashville to attend Guitar Craft...

Student Spotlight: Nicholas Worch

After picking up the drums at age 9, Nicholas Worch quickly realized that drum kits aren’t the most portable instruments. Yet, when he switched to guitar a few years later, his drum style became an influence on his chugging, beat-driven guitar playing,...

Student Spotlight: Dave Sabella

Dave Sabella comes to Guitar Craft Academy with an entire career already under his belt. After working in the advertising industry his entire professional life, he’s branching out into a new career as a luthier. Even as he’s still learning the basics of guitar...

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...

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...

Student Spotlight: Shu Kawai

Shu Kawai, a new student in our electric craft course, comes to Guitar Craft Academy Nashville all the way from Okayama, a Nashville-sized city in Western Japan near Hiroshima. Shu grew up loving American blues music by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric...