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An article and a book we can relate to!

During one of my many web sessions I came across this article written by Barb Gregorich. I found the article very entertaining and also ver…

Started by Donna Malus

0 Mar 17, 2012

Sheet Music for March 2012 - Scarborough Fair

The song for March is Scarborough Fair, brings back memories of my younger years and the wonderful Simon and Garfunkel. I hope you enjoy! O…

Started by Donna Malus

0 Mar 8, 2012

Sheet Music for February 2012 - Fur Elise

This month's song is Fur Elise by Beethoven. I guess I'm in the classical music mode with all the preparations for the symphony. I learned…

Started by Donna Malus

4 Feb 12, 2012
Reply by Donna Austin

Sheet Music for January 2012 - Waltzing Matilda

The first time I noticed this song was many years ago watching a movie called "On the Beach" a 1959 film staring Ava Gardner and Gregory Pe…

Started by Donna Malus

4 Jan 2, 2012
Reply by Donna Malus

Sheet Music for November 2011 - Down by the Sally Gardens

The song of the month for November is "Down by the Sally Gardens". I've seen the title of the song written so many different ways that I'm…

Started by Donna Malus

6 Nov 8, 2011
Reply by Michelle M WIley

Sheet Music for September 2011 - Rosin the Beau

The song for September is Rosin the Beau. When I was researching this song I found several versions and a few different names which include…

Started by Donna Malus

9 Oct 10, 2011

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

A psaltery by any other name...

This was posted on a web site advertising various music work shops from Apple Mt.   What is a Bowed Psaltery? Come find out and learn the b…

Started by Donna Malus

2 Apr 6, 2010
Reply by John Henry Charles Crocker


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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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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
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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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