Re-stringing a guitar
Repairing a piano keyboard

Musical Instrument Making and Repair

If you want to learn how to make a Guitar or Violin, then our specialist workshops are a great place to start. Merton College is one of the few places in the UK where you can learn this highly specialist craft of how to make musical instruments. We’re stocked with specialist craft tools as well as woodworking tools and equipment. Full-time courses for both guitar and violin making and repair are two days a week, while part-time is one day or one evening a week.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Martina Collet-Creedy by email via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The course teaches you to solve problems, to think creatively and to be resilient. I can't quite believe that I've made a guitar, it is amazing what I have achieved on this course! Paul Fremantle, Guitar Making & Repair student

woman playing guitar at home