Welcome!

The International Lutherie School Antwerp, or ILSA, is a school for musical instrument making. We are the only school who offer this in the Benelux in full-time daytime education, for three years. Afterwards there is the option to further develop your skills in the restoration of plucked or string instruments.

This is the training par excellence for those who want to establish themselves as an independent builder! Confirmed annually by our judges, we strive for a high quality. For that reason we may receive students from all over Europe and sometimes even further.

If you would like to learn the secrets of instrument building in an atmospheric workshop, feel free to contact us!

Visit the workshop

On May 8 and 9, 2021 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., there is the possibility to take a tour of the ILSA workshops. You can view the work of the students and meet the teachers in corona-safe conditions. It is permitted by appointment only visit with a maximum of 3 persons from the same family and wearing a mask is required. You can register a message to johan.hertogs@provincieantwerpen.be. State which day you wish to come and include a time. You will receive a confirmation of your appointment at the right time.