1 Year Masters - Summit School of Guitar Building and Repair

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One Year Masters Course
Two Options Available
Fees: $36,200.00 CND

Due to changes in government policy, foreign students may only study for a six month period at one time. Student visas are not required. For students wishing to take the one year master program , they will have to do it in two six month segments with a break in between which means they have to leave Canada and then return



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Option # 1 :--- REPAIR and BUILDING ---

This course includes both building and repairs.

Our Master Program expands your training to an advanced level, with an option for a one month work experience, working in a building and repair shop in Sweden or Japan. Students choosing not to do the work experience will be given a final project. Whether students choose to do the work experience or the final project at the school, this final month is part of a student evaluation to determine a recommendation from the school to potential employers.

Your hands on training includes creating hand built instruments as well as introducing you to the world of Luthiery.

We will assist you in developing a long term plan whether it be working for someone else or your own business, as well as developing a business plan, choosing tools, and introducing you to supplies.

Option # 1:  This course consists of four levels:

Level One

  • Level 1 Basic Repair Course

  • Build one electric guitar

  • Build one acoustic guitar

Level Two


  • specialize in area of interest

  • build up to five instruments,  or

  • build less and learn more advanced repairs

Level Three

  • build an arch top guitar

Level Four

  • work experience or

  • build a project for evaluation

Option # 2:  This course consists of four levels:


Level One

  • Level 1 & 2  Basic/Advanced repairs

  • Business Plan

Level Two

  • Building Electric and Acoustic Instruments

Level Three

  • CNC Design drawing and Programming

Level Four

  • Live Sound


Umeå , Sweden

Photo by David Whittley

These photos show the facilities where students in the One Years Master Program at Summit School can attend a one-month work experience session in Umeå, Sweden, under the care and instruction of master luthier Leif Jakobsson.



Japan
Luthier Atsushi Takano owns the repair and building shop where students will be working.

 
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