Learning the Bagpipes
Target student: Beginners to intermediate players
Let's embark on a journey in learning one of the world's great musical instruments.
Available in English
Start from anytime
Many different kinds of bagpipes are played throughout the world today from the small pipes
to the great highland bagpipes.
You can start learning to play the bagpipes whenever you wish to learn it.
Some people start it after they reach the retirement age, which becomes a lifetime of pleasure.
Easy to start
There is no need for having the bagpipes or the actual instrument.
Learning the bagpipes starts with a small flute called "practice chanter".
Easy to understand
You can learn about the bagpipes according to your level at your own pace, in terms of fingering, tuning, adjusting reeds and so on.
Just words from instructor
This musical instrument is currently getting popular in Japan. It must be fun to play it alone as well as in a group.
Teacher ProfileTakeshi Morishige
Takeshi Morishige is a bagpiper, living in Tama, Tokyo.
He is from Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, who happened to see some bagpipers
in New Zealand during his travels to get interested in the bagpipes.
He was taught by Roddy (R.S.) MacDonald in Osaka and also leaned piping
at the College of Piping in Scotland. He played the pipes at several festivals
in Osaka, Kansai Highland Games and Tokyo Highland Games.
He provides a comprehensive program for those who wish to learn to play
the bagpipes both in Japanese and in English. He can also help students to
choose the best instrument for their preference as he specializes in
dealing the musical instruments at D Throw.