Workshops / Lessons

Apps Summer Reed Workshops
June 10  and  July 22

Apps Summer Workshop 2016Apps Reed Workshop 2016

Come to Missouri and learn the techniques of bagpipe reed manipulation. These small, hands-on workshops are designed to help you gain confidence with your bagpipe reeds. Each participant will be supplied with 1x each of a raw Apps straight-cut chanter reed, Apps ridge-cut chanter reed, and Apps plastic practice chanter reed. Participants are also encouraged to bring any difficult or 'dead' reeds so they can practice adjustment techniques. These techniques can then be employed on the Apps reeds supplied. A four hour workshop + 3 reeds for just $100 - group discount available.


Can't make it? Why not pop by the workshop or arrange for Chris to visit you?

Chris Apps' teaching experience includes weekend workshops for novice pipers, day workshops for individual pipebands and even a lecture to the instructors at the Highland council in Inverness. 

Reed manipulation workshops by Chris Apps continue to be very popular. Whether you are looking for a focused, hands on reed making workshop or a lecture for a large group Chris can accommodate you. Workshops are always well attended and Chris' instruction has been universally well received.

If you are unable to make any of the workshops or you prefer a more personal setting, call and speak with Chris to arrange a time to stop by or for him to travel to you.

Workshop Topics include but are not limited to;

  • Setting up and adjusting pipe chanter reeds for strength
  • Setting up and tuning the bagpipe
  • Pipe maintenance
  • Improving sound
  • Tuning a pipe corps together
  • Improving unison with a pipe corp
  • Medley construction
  • General ensemble critique

Any related topics not included in the above. Just ask.

Whatever your piping needs Chris can help.

 Call him on his cell 636-221-0288 or send an email.