A Chat with The Chicago School of Guitar Making
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer a la carte classes, offering you the freedom to learn what you want when you want [as opposed to] other luthiery schools, which are expensive and require long-term commitments.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
No experience is required. We provide all the tools you need to work on your instrument. We can even provide you with a guitar to work on.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We want to preserve and perpetuate the knowledge and methodologies, both historic and new, relating to the creation, design, construction, repair, and preservation of fine musical instruments and of hand-made objects. The dissemination of mechanical and artistic knowledge is its primary goal.
What do you love most about your job?
We enjoy meeting the new people who walk through our doors and sharing with them the knowledge we have gained over the years.