Bowed Psaltery for Hire (8)

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Fantastic Image of Greg Schneeman

Yesterday I was contacted by Bob Jensen of Jensen Photography. Bob was the official photographer for the Nottingham Festival in California…

Started by Donna Malus

8 Apr 29, 2015
Reply by Philippa Anne Reed

Showcase of the Best Bowed Psaltery Videos

You'll notice new content in the upper right hand column. I will periodically feature a new video. These are the videos that member of Psal…

Started by Donna Malus

0 Mar 1, 2015

psaltery christmas

Hi folks. Since this will be my first christmas with the bowed psaltery I thought I'd take this show on the road in a sense. It always amaz…

Started by Rob Ball

11 Nov 13, 2013
Reply by Dave Holeton

Bowed Psaltery Competition at Tannehill

Good luck to all the members participating in the Bowed Psaltery competition at Tannehill next week end. If you are competing please commen…

Started by Donna Malus

0 Jun 3, 2012

Play for hire or just play?

It is nice to make a little money sometimes but mostly we just play to share, VA hospitals, Senior centers, Shepard Center, Funerals, Hospi…

Started by Tish Westman

25 Feb 9, 2012
Reply by geo

Gregg Schneeman in the news!

Here's a short section of an article about a Ren Faire. (full article here )   Gregg Schneeman,…

Started by Donna Malus

0 May 23, 2011

Second Annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony

A discussion regarding the Second Annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony blossomed under Richard's Jam Session post so I'm moving it here. 

Started by Donna Malus

9 Apr 12, 2011

Psaltrio and Friends : )   Here's the link to NPR - Mountain Stage where Tish We…

Started by Donna Malus

3 Oct 5, 2010
Reply by Tish Westman


Featured Video

Amplified Psaltery with Cello Strings built by Rick Long

This video is a personal favorite because it shows a unique type of bowed psaltery with a gorgeous sound. When I heard it I broke out in goose bumps!

Featured Song

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featured sheet music!

Clergy's Lamentation




What is Psaltery Strings worth to you?
A dollar a month?
Your help to offset the cost of keeping our Community alive is appreciated.

Thank you.



Members who build bowed psalteries for sale

Spring Creek Psalteries - Sharon & Terry Kirby


From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos


to see his work visit

Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms


Prairie Psaltery - Richard Celata


Loon Song Psalteries-Charlie Marshall


New Tradition Dulcimers- Dan Daniels


Psalteries by Dave- Dave Lucas


Jon Williams Psalteries
(386) 853-0944

Westman Instruments - Tish & Greg Westman

Ringing Strings - Rick Long

Michael J King Instrumetns - Diatonic Psalteries

Inspired Instruments – Carol and Joe Esch

James Jones Instruments

Omega Strings – Richard Spencer

Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook

Members that teach Bowed Psaltery

Paul G.Sykes - MS  

Located in Hattiesburg
Contact Paul at

or call him at



Gregg Schneeman - California
Contact Gregg here on Psaltery Strings


Peter Tommerup - California
San Francisco Bay Area
Bowed Psaltery and other Instruments


Celeste Howard Ray
Bowed Psaltery lessons via Skype
Skype name celesteray88


Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL


Dona Benkert -

Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247

Tish Westman - West Virginia
Lessons at Tamarack, Beckley, WV. Wednesday workshops also available for individual classes and to teach at festivals.
Sunday "Jam" 3:30 to 6:00. All instruments welcome, play mostly Old Time, Celtic & Gospel Music, not opposed to trying any tune called, once did a rap on Bowed Psalteries.

Rick Long - Tennessee
Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
(865) 660-4026

Karla Armstrong - Pennsylvania
Karla plays a variety of instruments and does workshops as well. Please visit her web site for additional information or contact her via the web site or the information below.
(717) 632-8099

Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.

Honey Smith Walls - Florida
e-mail Honey for more info
Melbourne, FL

Visit Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Please sign up on the bowed psaltery players list

Tish's list is a valuable resource when searching for other players.

If you are already on Tish's list, why don't you stop in and update your info? While your there take a look to see if there are new players in your area. Who knows, you might get together and make a recording.

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