Welcome to the home of Kaiser Church Serpents
Last updated 2/17/2012
This website catalogs my ongoing journey into serpent making. I hope for those interested in purchasing my instruments, it will show the care I have taken to get it right. For those interested in making their own instruments I hope it will inspire, instruct, and allow you to bypass some of the many pitfalls I have come up against. I hope you enjoy my efforts.
Above: One of my creations, commissioned by a museum. The trim is American Holly which is a little soft for an instrument that is going to be played constantly but perfect for this piece which is meant to show off the serpent form.
Above: One of the many three-dimensional drawings I have made of the serpent shape.
Above: Proposed traditional shape of my new wooden serpent.
Below is a link to the owner's manual that I will send with the serpents I sell. It is an evolving work, just a few pages at the moment, but I hope to include an instruction section with etudes and exercises in the near future. Please feel free to download it.
The Kaiser Serpent Owner's Manual