SUE C WHEELER's Discussions (49)

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"HI, Frances, What the bow needs is violin or cello rosin.   I'm afraid you may need…"

SUE C WHEELER replied May 29, 2018 to The Bow

12 Jan 30, 2019
Reply by Frances Bercher

"yes. "

SUE C WHEELER replied Mar 25, 2018 to selling nice Cabin Creek Alto

2 Mar 25, 2018

"Dave, your lecture was helpful and fun. I really liked the pieces you played for the…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Nov 3, 2016 to East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering in Cove Lake Park, Tennessee

5 Dec 30, 2016
Reply by Dave Holeton

"Someone, somewhere, offers this advice: OVER-practice!  But here I am searching my c…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Oct 19, 2016 to Question Regarding Playing in a Group

5 Oct 26, 2016
Reply by Janet Pohl

"I know just what you mean. Suddenly, one doesn't know whether to go up or down. One'…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Oct 18, 2016 to Question Regarding Playing in a Group

5 Oct 26, 2016
Reply by Janet Pohl

"looks beautiful. I really like that table stand too. I'm not in the market, but I co…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Oct 17, 2016 to 30 String Psaltery by Jack Davis For Sale-Only $200

1 Oct 17, 2016

"Hmmmmmm. Bagpipes, psaltery...bagpipes, psaltery....they are sorta just the same: 1)…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Oct 13, 2016 to Questions from a Newbie

10 Oct 13, 2016

"Hi Frances, I don't like to disagree with Brenda, but. I think you will want more th…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Oct 12, 2016 to Questions from a Newbie

10 Oct 13, 2016

"It must be a matter of taste. I've had encouraging reactions most of the time. My co…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Oct 2, 2016 to Your learning to play WHAT!

9 Oct 4, 2016
Reply by Janet Pohl

"Janet, I'm so confused. You mean they don't like the bowed psaltery? "

SUE C WHEELER replied Oct 2, 2016 to Your learning to play WHAT!

9 Oct 4, 2016
Reply by Janet Pohl


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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!

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Clergy's Lamentation




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Your help to offset the cost of keeping our Community alive is appreciated.

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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

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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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