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***COVID 19 UPDATE: The school has been temporarily shut-down due to the outbreak. We are patiently awaiting our return and look forward to being fully operational for the 2020 Fall semester. Email is checked weekly so continue to request information. Until then, practise social distancing and be well all.***
At the Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair, we do everything in our power to ensure that when you leave our guitar repair school, you leave prepared to work. Our program offers more than just with a certificate and a handshake, it offers you an in depth understanding of the lutherie trade. At the Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair, we believe in results and we guarantee you’ll see them.

About Our Guitar
Repair School

Ever wanted to make a living repairing guitars and other fretted instruments?

At our guitar repair school, we teach our students not only how to repair guitars, but how to form and run their own guitar repair business.

Students receive a hands-on experience inside of a working guitar repair shop staffed with professional guitar repair techs who have over 20 years of professional experience in the industry. We are not your usual guitar build school, we teach you what you need to know to become a band guitar tech, to run your own guitar repair business, or any job you choose in the luthier trade.

Guitar Repair
Prospective Students

We are currently accepting applications to enroll in our guitar repair school for the upcoming semester. We strongly encourage veterans to apply since we are an approved veterans guitar training school.

Download the application to learn more about attending ESFIR by visiting our Prospective Students section.

20 Week Program Start Dates:
    Fall 2020 starts 9/08/20
    Spring 2021 starts 1/25/21

Weekly Summer Course Date:
To be announced.
(Seats are limited)

*Approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training.

What We Teach You In
Guitar Repair School

Our curriculum is laid out in weekly blocks. Each week, students will learn and practice the assigned skill set with a bench test given at the end of the week.

NJ Guitar Repair School
News & Events

The Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair has been approved by the NJ Board of Education, NJ Department of Labor, & the NJ State Approving Agency for Veterans Training!

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