Bill Yike
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
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Do you own a bowed psaltery?
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
Art festival
Who built your bowed psaltery?
Dave Lucas
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
Just learning how to play
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
Not yet
How did you find out about our Psaltery Strings network?
Site was mentioned on Westman Instruments website

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At 6:01am on July 28, 2014, Gail Wallace said…

Hi Bill! Have decided to buy a 2 1/2 octave starting at mid C.  I realize that limits my choice of BPs.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.... Gail

At 9:00pm on March 24, 2012, Donna Switzer said…

Missed you and Lisa today at Tannehill.  We enjoyed seeing you in Hattiesburg.   We'll have to do it again soon.

At 10:16am on November 21, 2011, Rick Long said…

Hi Bill (Mr. Today),  Great to see you again this weekend.  Glad you had a good time.  It was a great experience and I have already started planning for next year.  Hope to see you then.


At 8:00am on November 21, 2011, Dave Holeton said…

Thanks for the Friend invitation Bill.

I had a great time at the Gathering also.  I wish I could have stayed later on Saturday.  Oh well, we'll see about next year.


At 6:53am on November 21, 2011, Fran Lightsom said…

Say hi to Pete for me!

At 2:33pm on November 7, 2011, Bonnie Blue Crouse said…
At 7:51am on November 5, 2011, Donna Malus said…

Hello Bill and welcome to Psaltery Strings!  I hope you find the site helpful and entertaining. Visit often and feel free to comment, post and ask questions.



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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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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

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