2019 Chapman Stick Workshop

Emmett Chapman


In 1969 while experimenting with tapping on a home made guitar, Emmett Chapman turned the neck upward and discovered the "Free Hands" tapping technique of playing with both hands parallel to the frets. From there he set out to design an instrument to facilitate this technique and the Stick was born.

Emmett sold his first production instrument in 1974. Since then Emmett has built and sold thousands of Stick instruments and has personally taught the best players in the world. To this day he continues to perform, teach and inspire.

The 2019 workshop at Interlochen is a rare opportunity to get to hear and study with Emmett Chapman outside of his home in southern California.

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