Gretchen
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  • Cape May Point, NJ
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Gretchen replied to SUE C WHEELER's discussion a treasure of PDF possibilities
"Donna, thank you for host of new sources for music.  Gretchen"
Dec 6, 2016
Gretchen commented on Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey's video
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"The Swallow Tail Jig" on Bowed Psaltery

"Thank you, Gregg & Jean. This websitet is an incredible source.   I've been looking up songs all evening. I have been so impressed with the generosity of psaltery players."
Oct 16, 2016
Gretchen commented on Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey's video
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"The Swallow Tail Jig" on Bowed Psaltery

"Brenda,  thanks for the info. I didn't notice the source info. I've downloaded the music. Now I have to learn it."
Oct 15, 2016
Gretchen commented on Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey's video
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"The Swallow Tail Jig" on Bowed Psaltery

"Gregg, I love to watch you play. Would you share the sheet music for the Swallowtail Jig? "
Oct 15, 2016
Gretchen commented on SUE C WHEELER's blog post I OWE A DEBT TO THE ORIGINAL DULCIMER PLAYERS CLUB, OR," WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN EVART, MI, SUE Z Q?"
"Sue, I love hearing about your adventures with your psaltery. You were an inspiration at Cedar Lake in 2015. "
Oct 13, 2016
Gretchen posted a status
"Sue, I was the one who drove you crazy. I had no musical knowledge. I've improve ever-so-slightly:)"
May 5, 2016
SUE C WHEELER left a comment for Gretchen
"Now I can picture you--it was the New Jersey address! I'm glad to learn you're keeping up with playing the psaltery!"
May 5, 2016
Gretchen replied to Donna Malus's discussion Sheet Music for June 2011 - Suo Gan
"I have always found this tune lovely but haunting. Now I am learning to play it. Thank you for posting the music."
Apr 19, 2016
Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey left a comment for Gretchen
"Welcome to Psaltery Strings Gretchen, have fun!"
Apr 12, 2016
Bonnie Blue Crouse left a comment for Gretchen
"Welcome!"
Apr 11, 2016
Gretchen updated their profile
Apr 11, 2016
Donna Malus left a comment for Gretchen
"Welcome to Psaltery Strings Gretchen!"
Apr 11, 2016
Gretchen is now a member of Psaltery Strings
Apr 11, 2016

Profile Information

Do you own a bowed psaltery?
yes
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
Road Scholars
Who built your bowed psaltery?
Tish & Greg Westman
How long have you played the bowed psaltery?
just learning
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
no
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
no
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
no
How did you find out about our Psaltery Strings network?
Tish Westman

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At 2:46pm on January 31, 2017, Brenda Ruth Fisher said…

Hello Gretchen. Looking forward to seeing you at the Symphony. Three songs are posted to the site now.

At 6:25am on May 5, 2016, SUE C WHEELER said…

Now I can picture you--it was the New Jersey address! I'm glad to learn you're keeping up with playing the psaltery!

At 1:31pm on April 12, 2016, Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings Gretchen, have fun!

At 5:41pm on April 11, 2016, Bonnie Blue Crouse said…

Welcome!

At 8:45am on April 11, 2016, Donna Malus said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings Gretchen!

 
 
 

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Members who build bowed psalteries for sale

Spring Creek Psalteries - Sharon & Terry Kirby

http://www.springcreekpsalteries.com/

330-323-0618

From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos

765-468-7387

http://fromthewoodsinstruments.com/

to see his work visit

http://shop.indianaartisan.org/collections/musical-instruments

Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms

http://www.wayniepsaltery.com/

 

Prairie Psaltery - Richard Celata

http://www.prairiepsaltery.com/

 

Loon Song Psalteries-Charlie Marshall

http://www.loonsongpsalteries.com/

 

New Tradition Dulcimers- Dan Daniels

http://www.newtraditionsdulcimers.com/index.html

 

Psalteries by Dave- Dave Lucas  

http://www.davespsaltery.com/

 

Jon Williams Psalteries
(386) 853-0944

Westman Instruments - Tish & Greg Westman
http://www.westmaninstruments.com

Ringing Strings - Rick Long
http://ringingstrings.com

Michael J King Instrumetns - Diatonic Psalteries
http://www.michaeljking.com/psalterymaking.htm

Inspired Instruments – Carol and Joe Esch
http://www.windridgefarm.us/bowedpsaltery.htm

James Jones Instruments
http://www.jamesjonesinstruments.com/bowedpsaltery/bowedpsaltery.html

Omega Strings – Richard Spencer
http://www.omegastrings.com/

Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook
http://masterworksok.com/

Members that teach Bowed Psaltery

Paul G.Sykes - MS  

Located in Hattiesburg
Contact Paul at
 pgsykes1@hotmail.com

or call him at

601-583-4115

 

Gregg Schneeman - California
Contact Gregg here on Psaltery Strings
greggschneeman@psalterystrings.com

 

Peter Tommerup - California
San Francisco Bay Area
Bowed Psaltery and other Instruments
408-867-4324
ptommerup@juno.com

 

Celeste Howard Ray
Bowed Psaltery lessons via Skype
347-796-4484
Skype name celesteray88

 

Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL
309-828-7957
dulcimergal98@yahoo.com
http://www.dulcimerdreams.com/

 

Dona Benkert -
Illinois

Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247
http://www.folk-lorecenter.com/

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.
1-304-575-0998
tishwestman@yahoo.com
www.westmaninstruments.com

Rick Long - Tennessee
Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
(865) 660-4026
http://www.ringingstrings.com/lessons.html

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
karlaarms@upontheharp.com
http://upontheharp.com

Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.
606-676-0128
esch@qx.net
http://www.windridgefarm.us/bowedpsaltery.htm

Honey Smith Walls - Florida
e-mail Honey for more info honey@offthewalls.us
Melbourne, FL
http://www.offthewalls.us/Psaltery.htm

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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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