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"Sounds like a fine event. If it could just be a bit closer to the eastern time zone.…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Sep 14, 2016 to My Bowed Psaltery Workshop in Costa Mesa CA...

1 Sep 14, 2016

"That is the same as my first bowed psaltery, which I bought last August. The low ran…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Aug 23, 2016 to Roosebeck instruments

1 Aug 23, 2016

"We met yesterday, sharing lots of smiles. We picked out Amazing Grace by ear. She kn…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Jun 3, 2016 to Taking on a student

4 Jul 5, 2016
Reply by Janet Pohl

"Good for you!  As my music-therapist daughter says, "Music is its own reward." Isn't…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Mar 6, 2016 to Just purchased my first psaltery

9 Mar 8, 2016
Reply by Gordon Whittington

" beautiful. thanks! "

SUE C WHEELER replied Mar 2, 2016 to a treasure of PDF possibilities

8 Dec 6, 2016
Reply by Gretchen

"Well, you know, there are always a few bumps when a new baby comes home!! I spent a…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Feb 21, 2016 to Just purchased my first psaltery

9 Mar 8, 2016
Reply by Gordon Whittington

"So, Did it come? Did it come? Maybe you're with your Bowed Psaltery instead of onlin…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Feb 19, 2016 to Just purchased my first psaltery

9 Mar 8, 2016
Reply by Gordon Whittington

"is this what you use?  Thanks, Robert. I've j…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Jan 31, 2016 to using amplification

3 Feb 1, 2016
Reply by robert schuler

"Lovely, Brenda. Thanks!!"

SUE C WHEELER replied Jan 26, 2016 to a treasure of PDF possibilities

8 Dec 6, 2016
Reply by Gretchen

"That's a pretty cool site, and the piece seems very accessible the way they did it.…"

SUE C WHEELER replied Jan 24, 2016 to Sheet music

4 Jan 29, 2016
Reply by Greg 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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