GUITAR TECHNICIAN – Program Overview

The backbone of any touring band is their road crew and techs. In this modern-day where music sales are on the decline and touring is on the incline, the guitar tech is one of the most needed and sought after pieces of the touring puzzle. The guitar tech maintains the artist’s instruments, pedals, and amplifiers from gig to gig and needs to be able to troubleshoot real-world problems in mere minutes.

In this program, the student will learn to build, repair, and diagnose issues from everything including instruments, amps, and pedals, to the signal flow of the pedalboard, backline gear, cabling, and more. Get ready to hit the road and lend tour support to some of the world’s greatest musical acts.

Program Features

  • Learn to set-up, repair, and properly care for a variety of stringed instruments.
  • Work directly with a variety of world-class industry professionals.
  • Build your very own custom guitar.
  • Paint your very own custom guitar.
  • Learn paint prep and finishing techniques.
  • Learn how to wind your own pickups.
  • Learn about different woods and tones.
  • Build your very own custom tube amp.
  • Build a variety of custom pedals.
  • Learn soldering techniques.
  • Learn to troubleshoot real-world problems with the equipment.
  • Learn the concepts of sound creation and manipulation to create personalized sounds and or settings.
  • Learn the technical aspects of the circuits that create the sounds.
  • Learn the relevance of signal flow.
  • Equipment maintenance.
  • Cable making and troubleshooting.
  • Alternate tunings and unique instrument tuning/maintenance.
  • Job placement assistance.

Program Schedule and Pricing



Program Length 12 Consecutive Weeks (Tues – Thurs)
Program Date(s) June 1st – August 19th, 2021
Program Cost $7,000

FALL 2021

Program Length 12 Consecutive Weeks (Tues – Thurs)
Program Date(s) August 31st – November 18th, 2021
Program Cost $7,000