The Instrument Building Process
has an incredible offering
for young people
Instrument Shop walks students through every step of the building process: from a pile of raw boards and hardware, to the beautiful completed instrument.
Instrument Shop is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Missoula, MT
instrument building instructor Ben
Ben Simon (1980) has been working with musical instruments for the better part of his life. He began building them in 2005 when he got a job in the custom woodworking shop, Burch Company Wood Studio in Waxhaw, NC. Ben worked for the group home system Youth Homes here in Missoula from 2016-23, and holds a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Montana.