Program Details

We offer an intensive 6 week guitar-making course to international students of all background and ability. Within that time students will build one guitar-family instrument of their choice, from rough wood to a fully finished strung up instrument that the
Location:
Belfast, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
Lagan Lutherie School offers classes in stringed instrument making for students at all levels from beginner to advanced. Classes are under the tuition of Sam Irwin, a Luthier with 40 years experience. Full time, part time, evening and weekend classes are available. A wide range of stringed instruments can be made and all equipment and tools are provided with guidance at every step, and assistance where necessary. Be sure to check out details of our courses, our photos and videos of finished instruments. Lagan Lutherie School is enrolling for various courses throughout the year. If you are interested in making a stringed instrument, please contact us to see which of our courses would suit you best.

We offer an intensive 6 week guitar-making course to international students of all background and ability. Within that time students will build one guitar-family instrument of their choice, from rough wood to a fully finished strung up instrument that they can take with them. However, unlike other intensive courses of this kind, our goal is not just to help you build one guitar but to give you the skills to continue developing as an instrument maker. Our international course also includes tutorials in the following: - Basic woodworking and shop safety -Tonewood supply and storage -Tool sharpening -Soundboard voicing -Fretting -Finishing -Setup Click here for a detailed Schedule 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.) Also included in the course fee will be a tour of at least one of the prestigious guitar workshops that has made Northern Ireland such a hub for the industry, (Lowden, Avalon, McIlroy etc.) 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.

Setting Description:
Lagan Luthierie School takes its name from the river Lagan, which runs through the city of Belfast, and leads out to the Irish Sea. The school itself is based in a period property on Eglantine Avenue, situated off the affluent Malone Road area of South Belfast, and is only minutes from Queens University and the city centre. The local areas benefits from University culture with lots of music venues, bars & clubs, art galleries, shops and cafes all nearby. LLS is.... - 5 mins from Botanic Station - 15mins from Belfast City Airport -30mins from Belfast International Airport -1hr 50mins from Dublin Airport Belfast is a great base from which to visit other areas of interest, with buses and trains connecting all the major cities & towns. The Enterprise train service connects Belfast and Dublin direct, non stop, 8 times a day. LLS can also offer accommodation to those attending from other countries..
Cost:
Fees- £4000 (UK sterling) Includes: - Accommodation -Expert tuition -Materials -Use of all tools required -Social excursions and workshop visits. 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. Th

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