Learn to Make

Instrument Making Evening Classes

Learn to make your own guitar, ukulele, mandolin or dulcimer in my New Forest workshop.

I will guide you through all the stages of construction, designing your instrument and selecting materials (including access to my own stock of beautiful timbers grown in the national park) all the way through to a finished, unique work of art that will sound amazing.

No previous woodworking experience is necessary, I am very happy to teach the basics of sharpening and using traditional hand tools and can recommend projects that would be suitable for any level of experience.  All tools and equipment are provided, as are tea, coffee and biscuits.

The workshop is large enough to hold several students, but in order to maintain the best quality of tuition at the best price places I try to keep classes between 2 and 4 students at any time.

Lessons last a minimum of two and a half hours (though quite often overrun a bit!) once a week and are charged at just £25 per student. One to one tuition or private two person classes available on request

Students will need to purchase materials. You are welcome to supply your own, or you can choose from my stock. I keep a reasonable selection at very competitive prices. If you would like to source your own materials I will be happy to recommend any of the suppliers that I personally use.

Please note that it can be very difficult to predict how many lessons a student might require to complete any given instrument. I am happy to provide taster lessons if you would like to see if instrument making would suit you.

If you would like further information, or to visit the workshop to discuss classes in person then feel free to get in touch.

Places are subject to availability.