It is wonderful news that I have been asked to teach bagpipes at the Sibelius Academy.

The reason to embark on the laborious process of doctoral research is, in my view, to give back to civil society. My research on the bagpipes, only makes sense, if embraced by the communities, with increasing interest from Finnish people to start again to play Säkkipilli in Finland.

I could not be happier that the process of teaching bagpipes has already started parallel to my research, at the Sibelius Academy – A few years before my arrival by the hand of Petri Prauda, and now also by me.