Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair

Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair


Going to the Eastern school of Fretted Instrument Repair was the best choice I’ve ever made. I first heard about it in High school but ended up going to college and dropping out. I graduated from The Eastern school about a year ago, now I’m working at a really cool music shop in Los Angeles and I finally have a job that I love.

Approved for training by the NJ Dept. of Veterans Training as well as by the NJ Dept. of Education & Labor & Workforce Development. Most comprehensive instrument repair course on the east coast!

Covering all aspects of fretted instrument repair and prepares you to "earn a living"!

Operating as usual

Photos from Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair's post 06/14/2021

So we skipped a Covid semester but Class: Spring 2021 is back in action.

Photos from Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair's post 06/14/2021

Class: Spring 2020


Like everyone else, the school was not unscathed. Covid 19 shutdown Fall 2020 semester. Definitely not wanted but necessary. I minor setback but the time has arrived to open things up again.

We are finally green-lighting the Spring 2021 semester, 8 February 21. Protocols have been put in place to provide the safest classroom workshop areas.

Our course is limited to 6 students only. Applications are currently being accepted as we look forward to a great Spring-2021.

Eric Sisterhen
Sr. Instructor
The Eastern School


Spring 2019-Graduates


Thanks Stew MAC for hooking the class up.


Spring 2019 in the house and they ain’t wasting anytime. More to come.


Congrats 2018 Fall Class. Job well done!!


Fall 2018-Getting it done.


And we’re working it after school style.


Class 2018-2 going strong.


Spring 2018 Graduates. Good luck in the future.


Photos from Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair's post


Evertone Time.


@ the half-way point


Moving on Spring 2018


Plank’s big bro is on the loose again, so that can only mean one thing. Class is in session. Welcome Spring class of 2018.


BEYOND proud of this guy here.... My (not so little) brother PJ graduated from votech program our dad founded. We always knew you were the best out of the 3 of us! You are the absolute funniest person
i know and i hope i had an influence on you! xoxo


Congratulations to Class: Fall 2017


Fretting action.


Fret dress is done


A little snow didn’t stop these guys from getting some fretwork in.


Classical Re-strings are not for the weak hearted.


Its totally nuts around here.


Fall 2017


Fall 2017-Hard at work


"Planks" big brother "Big Stick" is back in the classroom. This can only mean one thing. School is back in session. Welcome Fall 2017 Class.


Attn Foxtrot Baker:
"This following is an ALERT FORCE MSG, for all future guitar technicians".

Fall-2017 Semester begins 11 Sept 2017 at The Eastern School. Reserve your slot today!!

Echo-Sierra: Out!!


Well it's been a long run 15 years as the head instructor and owner of the Eastern School of fretted instrument repair, but the time has come to turn over the range to Kyle Rogan dorf and our new Chief instructor Eric. To everyone who has attended the school and to all those considering it's a great great ride here you're part of a big family. To those guys who I've taught over the years you can reach me at Jersey Shore guitar and amp repair Toms River New Jersey we have a website and it will get better. I look forward to just cobbling on the bench. Thanks for everything. God bless us everyone

Videos (show all)

Ryan one of my students checking out an instrument he just finished www.njguitarrepairschool.com
Who says you can't have fun while you learn
Another day at the eastern school having fun
Famous luthier and Banta Khal Drogo door just off the road with Gaslight Anthem is showing the students some really hot ...
Learning how to refret
The instructional block on widening the fret slots
Zach our army vet is marrying Amy the question is can she cook let's ask the guys
Way too much time on their hands day 3 at the eastern school of fretted instrument repair!!!!



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