Industry-Recognized Career Training
Each program was developed through decades of experience to give you real world knowledge of lutherie. You will build excellent instruments here in our shop and when you graduate you can say much more than “I made that”, you’ll understand guitar making from the ground up and what it takes to be a professional Luthier.
We offer four primary long-term training options: Journeyman, Technician, and Master Programs, as well as our Graduate Classes. For those with time constraints, we offer our Enrichment and Short-Term training to better fit their schedules.
Enrichment, Graduate and Short Term Intensives are offered as supplements to our Long Term training options but, all are outstanding ways to advance or round out your Lutherie training.
Health and Safety
The Galloup School is located in Mecosta County, Michigan, a rural area with a population density of 40 people per square mile. As of 8/9/2020 there have been a total of 62 confirmed COVID-19 cases in this county of over 43,000 residents. Even though the rate of infection for the county is .001 we have worked diligently to address issues regarding cleanliness, disinfection and cross contamination in response to the virus. Following CDC and MIOSHA guidelines, we’ve implemented temperature checks, require face masks and disinfect work bench surfaces. To help with social distancing, the Galloup School’s student body has been reduced from its previous 27 student per class load down to 20. Finally, the list of required tools students need to bring has been expanded. This action alone will help minimize the potential for cross contamination by reducing the number of shared hand tools. Together, these measures are the best defense in ensuring the best possible outcome in a small private trade school.
Sort-Term Personalized Training
Bryan Galloup is now offering personally supervised one and two week training sessions. Our short-term training sessions will cover repairs that are in high demand and structured to be taken individually or combined for a two or three week session. These classes are ideal for those who wish to advance their lutherie skills but are unable to commit to a long term training program or they can serve as a primer for incoming long term students.
The Guitars You Make
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