Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Preserving the Tradition

Build a Musical Instrument

Build and decorate your own skateboard!  For kids ages 10+. In partnership with the East Jefferson County YMCA. 5 day class for youth with John Edwards. 


Build a Musical Instrument

Youth ages 10+



In this 5 day class for young people ages 10+, students will have the opportunity to explore, design, and build their own unique stringed musical instruments. Methods will include constructed, carved or laminated sound boxes and the attachment of a finger board. The instruments will be constructed, decorated, finished and strung with any number of fixed or adjustable strings. Instrument configuration could include neck instruments similar to banjos and ukuleles or platform instruments such as the harp and psaltry. Students will have the freedom to be creative with design and construction. This class will include reference to the history and origin of instrument design that can be applied to the students’ instrument designs.


All tools are provided. 



Class Information and Registration

Class run from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day.  
This class takes place in Building 304 at Fort Worden - not the School Building. Map
Please read our What to Expect page for general information about the School.
Please also read our Registration Policy.

Class size: 8
Cost: $250-$300 Contact the YMCA to find out more about financial aid.
Materials Charge:  Included

Registration Open: May 1st - June 30th
Class Dates: July 25 - 29, 2016

This class is in partnership with the Jefferson County YMCA