Who We Are
The Canadian School of Lutherie is a collaboration between two Luthiers with common passions for building guitars and meeting new and interesting people. Before starting CSL, the instructors had been working together in the beautiful LaHave River Valley. From this relationship blossomed the idea to start a full service guitar shop dedicated to building custom instruments, teaching people interested in our craft, and offering repairs that no one else could handle. Thus, the Canadian School of Lutherie was born! We have been in operation since November 2009, and haven't looked back since. We love what we do and hope to share it with all who will listen.
Mitch hails from the small town of Montague, Prince Edward Island. In 2007 Mitch moved to Nova Scotia to attend the Heritage Carpentry Program at NSCC in Lunenburg. With a combined love for music and woodworking, Lutherie was the perfect fit. He began training with a local Luthier and shortly after became partners with Jeremy to form the Canadian School of lutherie. Mitchell now resides in PEI where he continues operate and instruct at the St. Georges location.
Jeremy was born and raised in the farming community of Waterford, Ontario. He fell in love with the craft of lutherie when he built his first guitar in the summer of 2001. Since that time, he earned a B.Sc. in Mathematics from McMaster University, and a B.Ed. from Memorial University. Although enthusiastic about working with students, Jeremy found little fuel in his four years in the public school system and decided to quit teaching to pursue his first love. Jeremy returned to the trade in 2009 and was met with a unique opportunity to start on a new venture with a great friend and combine his passions of teaching and building string instruments.