Open Workshop


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Open workshops offer our students the freedom to schedule their preferred hours to work on a project at their own pace. Students often continue work on acoustic or electric builds, fretwork, finishing, or electronic projects.

This is an hourly, pay as you go, opportunity for students to continue their studies.

Blocks of time maybe purchased at considerable savings. These blocks can be used incrementally for pre-scheduled sessions already listed on the calendar or for other time slots.

All Open Shop scheduling is by appointment. Arrangements for scheduling are on a case by case basis, and can be made during business hours – 12 pm – 7 pm Tuesday through Friday.

The schedule includes weekday and evening hours and some weekends. See our calendar.

Occasionally there may also be availability on day that does appear on the schedule. Call 773 489 4840 or email [email protected] with any questions or to check availability and to reserve your time.






  • Schedule and Registration

    Class size is limited.

    Please check the CSGM Calendar for dates scheduled.

    To reserve contact Ian Schneller via email, in person, or call 773-489-4830.

  • Fee

    Students pay a flat rate for access to a Luthiers Station and and the vast collection of shop tools and fixtures.

    Oversight and instruction is always available to the student during open shop time.

  • Instructors

    Ian Schneller read bio

  • Location

    1240 N. Homan Ave. in Chicago, Illinois 60651   Map

  • Registration

    Register online, in person, or by phone: 773.489.483 . Cash, credit card or a personal check are accepted. Registrations are final and non-refundable. Payment credit is transferable.