How to become a musical instrument maker and repairer
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- a specialised training course
You could do a college course like a Level 3 Diploma in Music Technology. This would teach you some of the skills and knowledge you need in this job.
You'll usually need:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course
You'll need to learn specialist skills in musical instrument making and repair.
You could take a foundation degree, or a short training course related to the type of instrument you want to make. Courses are offered by professional bodies for particular instruments and some university music departments.
Entry requirements will depend on the type of course you want to do.
Craft skills are often more important than qualifications to get into this career. A background in woodworking or music technology may help.
You may also find it useful if you can play a musical instrument.
You can find details about training courses through The National Association of Musical Instrument Repairers.
You can get more information on working in crafts and creative careers from Discover Creative Careers.