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Welcome to Nagahara Flutes: The Place Where Innovation Comes to Life.
Over the past century the Boehm-
We are committed to producing flutes that will assure the player an enjoyable and secure performance experience, knowing that their instrument will assist as an ally to their art, not an obstacle to overcome.
Through this web site we invite you to learn more about the special features which
make Nagahara Flutes unique-
Precision, artistic expression, and comfort is what Nagahara strives to achieve with each flute, continuing our mission to always deliver the best flute made anywhere, enabling freedom of expression to each flutist’s voice.
The Galway Model Headjoint
The Nagahara Galway model headjoint is truly a gem in the world of flutes. Developed
by Sir James Galway and Kanichi Nagahara, this headjoint offers flutists of all levels
Having all the direct contact to your lips, the headjoint is widely known to be the
most important part of the flute. But putting all romance aside, the headjoint really
is the heart of the flute, taking every single command from the flutist and translating
it to the audience into the musical language we all love to hear. This is why it
is so crucial to have a great headpiece that works for your advantage-
Sir James Galway said it best when he described the Galway model headjoint in his blog and said:
“This is a very special headpiece and it improves every flute I have ever tried one on. I would urge you to try one on your flute and see the difference. This is a headpiece which gives you a better staccato, offers you more tone colors, has great projection and gives you the possibility to play better on any flute you have it fitted to. Of course it works best on a Nagahara flute. Having said that, owning one of these special headpieces is the first step in getting a complete Nagahara. With one of these head pieces, many of your difficulties will disappear.”
Thank you Sir Galway for the great review and inspiration!
New Featured Artist Interview!
Jonathan Keeble is the flute professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-
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Nagahara Student Loan Program
Nagahara Flutes proudly offers student loans of up to $10,000 at a low fixed interest rate of 3.2% for a period of 3 years! We are currently taking applications for 2015 as only few of these are granted each year. Read more about it here and feel free to contact us for questions or more information!