Past Students

Peter Rennie-Doran

I can say without hesitation that the course exceeded my expectations, and was a wonderful experience.

Although it is fairly intensive, Stephen’s relaxed manner means that you never feel under pressure or stressed and you can work at your own pace. Based on his vast experience he is able to pass on many techniques for guitar building that he has developed over the years. ​More...​​​


What could be better than listening to flamenco guitar in a Spanish guitar workshop making your own Spanish guitar?

The good humour and enthusiasm of Stephen combined with the camaraderie between the students, not to mention the beautiful setting, made it one of the best experiences of my life.

Stephen invites his students not just to make a beautiful guitar but also to share in his passion for woodwork, for guitars and for music. ​More...​​​


Evan Kingma

The courses Stephen runs at The European Institute of Guitar Making are incredible, life-changing events..

I really wanted to travel and I was thinking of buying a classical guitar when I heard about Stephen’s course at The European Institute of Guitar Making. I had practically no woodworking experience, but I’m a pretty creative person and I was really excited about the idea of building my own classical guitar. 



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