All Discussions Tagged 'Bowed' (6)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

The 2014 East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering

Hi All,  I'm just back from my vacation during which I participated in the 2014 ETBPG.....the event was wonderful. Every year it gets bette…

Started by Donna Malus

5 Feb 13, 2015
Reply by Serenity

East Tennessee Psaltery Gathering Follow Up - Los Bilbilicos

Everyone I had a great time at the East Tennessee Psaltery Gathering.  According to the pictures that have been posted it looks like everyo…

Started by Dave Holeton

14 Nov 18, 2013
Reply by Jeremy Main

Really nice article about Greg Schneeman and his friend Leo Kretzner!

Follow this link to read the article.

Started by Donna Malus

0 Oct 9, 2013

Sheet Music for August 2011 - Ode to Joy

If I had to pick one song as my absolute favorite, it would be Ode to Joy. I love Beethoven, but this is my pick for his best. When done wi…

Started by Donna Malus

3 Aug 12, 2011
Reply by Dan Daniels

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

Even Sting has discovered the bowed psaltery!

Grego discovered this video and tried to upload it, but the owner has disabled the embed code, so the direct link is posted here. Let me sh…

Started by Donna Malus

6 Sep 13, 2010
Reply by Donna Malus


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

Click on the title for the current
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.

© 2018   Created by Donna Malus.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

To add a scrolling message to your NingBar, change this text, and add the code to your Custom Code Box. If you want, you can add simple links like this: Visit JenSocial This is a great way to make announcements to your site visitors.