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"Take a look at Rick Long's website. Lots of great advice."

K.Keller replied Nov 21, 2014 to instruction books and DVDs

3 Nov 21, 2014
Reply by K.Keller

"Hi Darby, Wish I lived closer than Tucson, AZ so I could join up with you and Gregg.…"

K.Keller replied Oct 16, 2014 to Anybody in Southern California

1 Oct 16, 2014
Reply by K.Keller

"Claudia, Thanks for sending a newer description of your instrument. I am sure it is…"

K.Keller replied May 22, 2014 to D Tenor Bowed Psaltery for Sale

4 Jul 14, 2014
Reply by Claudia Mahon

"Donna, looks like a fine collection of music. Please print the words for those of us…"

K.Keller replied Jan 2, 2014 to Psaltery Strings Music Book Volume 2

11 Sep 7, 2019
Reply by Robert Myers

"Thanks for sharing this in AlphaNotes!!!!! If I tried playing Away in regular form…"

K.Keller replied Nov 19, 2013 to Away in a Manger: Arrangement in 2 parts

3 Jan 9, 2014
Reply by NaloMeli

"Amen to the sound clips being helpful! Rick certainly contributes all he can to help…"

K.Keller replied Nov 3, 2013 to Sound clips to play along with for the Psaltery Strings Music Book - Thanks to Rick Long

2 Apr 1, 2015
Reply by Yvonna Arnold

"check     pdinfo.com for info about public domain listings"

K.Keller replied Oct 23, 2013 to Christmas songs - public domain.

5 Oct 23, 2013
Reply by K.Keller

"Elderly Instruments carries a book listing public domain songs. Guitar & ? arran…"

K.Keller replied Oct 23, 2013 to Christmas songs - public domain.

5 Oct 23, 2013
Reply by K.Keller

"I have a couple of Unicorn Strings (which friends like to borrow). They are consiste…"

K.Keller replied Oct 1, 2013 to Unicorn players chime in please!!

18 Oct 4, 2013
Reply by Dave Holeton

"Now I need to look up some of the instruments."

K.Keller replied Aug 27, 2013 to Bowed Psaltery Origins

1 Aug 27, 2013
Reply by K.Keller


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 honey@offthewalls.us
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. http://www.westmaninstruments.com/Bowed_Psaltery_List.html

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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