Lagan Lutherie School - 8 Glenford Way, Newtownards, BT23 4BX Tel : 07718-972657
Intensive Course
4 Week Schedule
  Basic woodworking and shop safety   Tonewood supply and storage  Tool sharpening   Soundboard voicing   Fretting   Finishing   Setup
Fees: £2250 GBP +Materials, typically around £400 for a high quality acoustic.
We offer an intensive guitar making course to international students of all background and ability. This course is offered with flexibility in mind. Depending on the availability and skill of each student, a guitar can be made in 4-5 weeks.  The standard hours would be Mon-Fri 10am- 5pm, for Four weeks, but these can be condensed or stretched to include attendance on our evening or weekend sessions. Previous students have made top quality guitars in a little over 3 weeks! Our goal is not just to help you build one guitar but to give you the skills to continue developing as an instrument maker. We cover all the basics of...
Class sizes are kept small and manageable so that each student can be guided not just as a group, but individually based on their own progress. Students are also encouraged to be creative with their instrument in terms of decoration. (time permitting) One of the other great aspects of this course is that students will get to socialise with each other and others attending the school. Its a great opportunity to explore the city of Belfast, its culture, music and vibrant nightlife. Most weekends during the course are also free so students can use the time to explore other parts of the country. Visit our Location page for more on this.
Accommodation can also be provided at a further cost of approximately £100 per week. Please contact us about this course if you are interested. Places are limited and we like to prepare in advance for each student depending on what instrument they would like to make. We can also offer a flexible payment option once your place has been secured with a deposit. Students can also source their own accommodation if they choose to do so.
“Really enjoyed the course, very good hands on instruction from Sam.  Not only did I learn a lot about making guitars but I also finished with a great instrument.” John Burton, Spain John finished this guitar in just under 4 weeks on our Intensive Course.
Upcoming 4 Week Course Dates ...     The remaining courses for 2016 are ... Oct 3 - Oct 28  and  Nov 7 - Dec 2     The 2017 schedule for 4 week courses are listed below. Jan 9 - Feb 3       Feb 13 - Mar 10      Mar 20 - Apr 14 Apr 25 - May 19     May 30 - Jun 23    Jul 3 - Jul 28        Aug 7 - Sep 1        Sep 25 - Oct 20     Nov 7 - Dec 1