Guitar Maintenance for the Musician
I am often asked “how did you learn guitar repair?” For myself, in short, it was a mixture of good fortune, dedication, and perseverance.
In the beginning, I was privileged to be mentored over several years by some very generous master craftsman. From them I was able to learn the basic skills I needed. Later on, I continued learning on the job, through experience, in the shop as a tech. Additionally, I continue to consume countless books, manuals, videos, forums, seminars, etc. to stay at the top of my game. My experience is certainly not typical and perhaps not practical for many. Having gotten that out of the way, I can move on to what is often the underlying question:
“how can I learn guitar repair?”
At the very least, basic instrument setup and maintenance knowledge can be an asset to many musicians and other music industry professionals. However, most people do not have the time, money, or frankly the need for all that comes with enrolling in a luthiers program or trade school. To complicate matters even further, there aren’t many to choose from, particularly on the east coast! It is with that in mind that I offer my “Guitar Maintenance for the Musician” tutoring sessions for those that wish to learn guitar repair.
These one-on-one sessions, taking place in my shop, are custom tailored to the student based around what you want to learn! These lessons could be invaluable for the working musician, music store employee, or any inquisitive hobbyist that wants to learn the basics. You will benefit from step-by-step guidance, hands on practice, and receive conscience information for your notes.
Learn Guitar Repair: one on one tutoring sessions
Lessons Could Be:
- Basic acoustic guitar setup
- Basic electric guitar setup
- Floyd-Rose guitar setup
- Guitar electronics for beginners
… and more!
All Lessons Include:
- One-on-one tutoring
- hands on learning
- Student dictated curriculum
- Relaxed setting
- Flexible hourly scheduling
Experience Matters: Having trained many guitar techs working in the field today, I can confidently teach you the tricks of the trade. I have assisted in teaching guitar repair seminars as far away as California. One of my former private students even owns his own successful guitar shop in Key West Florida!