Toon Lauwers had his first guitar class from Jurgen De Bruyn. Thanks to Jurgen, Toon was accepted to Dé Kunsthumaniora at the age of 15. There he started at the guitar class from Robert Denies. In 2004 guitar making took over. At that time, Toon started his education at the International Lutherie School of Antwerp. The same year, he started classes of classical and baroque guitar from Dirk De Hertogh. Soon Dirk became more of a mentor to Toon, for guitarplaying as well as for building musical instruments. Under the guidance of Walter Verreydt he completed his education in 2012 at the Center for Musical instrument Building of Puurs.
Since 2011 Toon teaches a one week lasting musical instrument building class for Muziekmozaïek in Gooik.
In 2012 Toon started as a self-employed luthier.