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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

11 May 16, 2021
Reply by julie stiles

Used Unicorn Strings Psaltery for sale

Unicorn Strings, 30 string— with note markers, one bow. Comes with original packaging as well as soft case (a $45. value.) Recently restrun…

Started by Cathi Costa

0 Apr 28, 2020

30 String Psaltery by Jack Davis For Sale-Only $200

This is a very hard to come by 2 1/2 octave tenor psaltery made by Jack Davis.   It has 30 strings and a range from low 'F' to high 'A'.  W…

Started by Claire Hammond

1 Oct 17, 2016

Sound clips to play along with for the Psaltery Strings Music Book - Thanks to Rick Long

For those of you who have the Psaltery Strings Music Book, Rick Long has put sound clips for each song on his web site. Practicing along wi…

Started by Donna Malus

2 Apr 1, 2015
Reply by Yvonna Arnold

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

Teaching a beginning Bowed Psaltery workshop in my area

I am planning on teaching a beginning Bowed Psaltery Class in the spring 2013. For members who are already teaching classes. How many Psalt…

Started by Evelyn L Abston

4 Nov 27, 2012
Reply by Evelyn L Abston

Any tips on how to hold the Baritone Psaltery

I just got my Baritone Psalterty. It is much bigger than the Soprano Psaltery I started out with. It is so much bigger and heavier and I am…

Started by Evelyn L Abston

13 Nov 27, 2012
Reply by Evelyn L Abston

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


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




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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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