How to Build Your Own Bagpipes
Auckland, New Zealand, is home to more than half the world’s bagpipers.
Its also a town where bagpiping is considered an art form.
In 2016, a group of local residents created a series of small bags for the town’s bagpipe masters to practice.
Now, the city has become home to its own bagpipe school, and the world is learning more about the craft.
The master of ceremonies at Bagpipers International Bagpiper School is a master of bagpiper, and he said he hopes to inspire new generations to take up the instrument.
“The bagpipe is an artform, so it is a very important part of the culture of the community,” said master of the ceremonies, Mike Jones.
“There are so many people who can’t learn a bagpipe, and if you can’t go, you’re going to have a really bad time in the bagpipe world.”
The master also said he had been inspired by the work of American composer Peter Gabriel, who was born in Canada and raised in New Zealand.
Gabriel wrote and recorded many of his works in New York, including “Piper, the Bagpipist.”
Gabriel also wrote a song for the bagpiped school, “The Bird Song,” which is now played at schools throughout the country.
Jones said he was inspired by Gabriel’s music as a child, but he wanted to bring his bagpipe skills to Bagpigs International.
“I think a lot of the people who have been taught bagpigs before have been trained in New South Wales,” Jones said.
“We’re going from the old ways to the new ways.”
The school started in 2015 with just a few students, and now has hundreds of students and hundreds of lessons a week.
Jones says he wants the students to take on the art of bagpipe in a sustainable way.
“People have been asking us to do this for a long time.
We want to make sure it’s sustainable and not just for the next few years,” he said.
For Jones, bagpipists are not only about the music, but also the community.
“You need to be involved in the community, you need to have something to say.
You need to know how to play, you have to know the rules of the game.
And it’s not just a hobby.
You have to play with your friends.
And then it’s about the community as well,” Jones explained.
Jones and the rest of the school’s bagpanters have a variety of skills, and Jones said they have all come together to share the arts with students.
“It’s not about being an instrument and just having a bagpile,” Jones noted.
“Bagpipers is a way to make music, to create something out of what’s in your mind.”
A student said he felt the students had a responsibility to continue the tradition, and to create a safe environment for all students.
The school’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment for students to learn about and practice bagpiking.
The students who attend the school will get to play bagpiano, bagpipe guitar, and bagpipe keyboard, as well as take part in class projects.
Jones also hopes to continue developing the school, including creating a website that will show off the school and give students the opportunity to learn from the bagpanter’s work.