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Need a Stand for a Baritone Psaltery

I am seeking instructions to build or perhaps a diagram of a stand that I can put my Baritone Psaltery in.  It was built with no support in…

Started by Joyce Hibbard

10 Sep 9, 2015
Reply by Joyce Hibbard

BP good therapy

I was in a motorcycle crash July a year ago.I'm still not able to work.So 2 weeks ago I hear this thing called a bowed psaltery.Of course I…

Started by Bubba Jordan

4 Aug 23, 2015
Reply by Bubba Jordan

psaltery luthier's

Good morning! I was wondering if any Psaltery luthier's were planning on coming to Winfield Kansas next month for the Walnut Valley Festiva…

Started by loy peters

2 Aug 21, 2015
Reply by loy peters


I was looking at blog posts on Bowing and found Nozomi's beautiful detailed post from Oct, 2013. I mean to go through it carefully when I g…

Started by SUE C WHEELER

0 Aug 18, 2015

sheet music

I would like to get a copy of moon river in key of D if someone has it

Started by sam willliams

2 Jul 3, 2015
Reply by sam willliams

Bowed psaltery players in France

Hello, I'd love to contact other bowed psaltery players in France, I live in the Lot, in Figeac.Messages in French or English. Mai-Lin Ba…

Started by Mai-Lin Bardoux

0 Jul 3, 2015

New instrument

Hi Just bought  a new instrument. A Romania made and being new I've  had to tune it. Not only does  it not sound anything  like my old one.…

Started by bob pryor

1 Jun 11, 2015
Reply by robert schuler

800+ Members

Congratulations Donna Malus!!  Over 800 members here now.  That would be quite a crowd, if we were all in one place at a time.

Started by Rick Long

0 May 3, 2015

Another string question

Hi from the UKI am a new member on this site and this is my first post.I am not a musician & I guess at 67 I’m starting a bit late so w…

Started by David Murton

4 Mar 5, 2015
Reply by David Murton

Visit with Maggie Hover

  Jeanie and I had a fun Bowed Psaltery visit with Maggie Hover, our new member. Maggie is as you can see in her profile picture a long tim…

Started by Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey

7 Jan 26, 2015
Reply by Brenda Mangan


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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