Instructor – Matt Semmens
The Newcastle School is in the suburb of Wallsend, about 15 minutes from the centre of Newcastle, there is off street parking and disabled access to the building.
Matt’s love of guitars started very early learning the guitar at age 9 and started performing professionally in venues at 13. He has completed Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the Newcastle Conservatorium and performs regularly around the Hunter Region as a Soloist and in bands.
Matt began his journey into guitar making when Strato opened his guitar making school at Toronto. After the addiction of guitar making took hold in the first few classes he became a permanent student that built numerous guitars for himself and customers.
The Newcastle School opened its doors in Feb 2014 and since then has now expanded to 6 guitar making classes a week. Matt is now expanding the school into the world of electric and bass guitars offering short 1 week intensive courses throughout 2019.
Matt is also now running intensive Ukulele building courses. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make you very own Uke!
Dec 3-8 2018
April 15-20 2019
July 8-13 2019
Oct 7-12 2019