Honey Smith Walls
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Do you own a bowed psaltery?
Many! Big and Small
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
I was living on a boat in the Caribbean and one just found it's way to me!
Who built your bowed psaltery?
Unicorn Strings of FL and Ringing Strings of TN
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
Yes! Every chance I get!!!
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
Noooo... but I certainly know what makes a good psalt... Or a GREAT psalt!
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
Yup!!! Love teaching the psalt! But so far, the adults have far more time and desire for practice as well as a ton of years worth of music in their minds to play off...

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At 8:16pm on July 15, 2011, Donna Malus said…

Hi Honey!

Glad to hear from you and we would love for you to share your insights and experience and anything else you'd like. 


At 9:44pm on February 19, 2010, Donna Malus said…
Hi Honey!
I'm so glad you joined! I hope you enjoy the site. Please post and post and post : )
At 8:47am on February 19, 2010, Rick Long said…
Hi Honey, Good to see you here. I had lost touch with you and hope all is well. Still have that great tripod you made for the baritone?

Good folks on here, I had gotten away from the Yahoo group because of not having a moderator and the spam seemed to be getting worse with no answer to it. This is an interesting site and easier to share pics, videos, and sound clips. Donna is doing a great job with the site and it seems to be growing most every day.

Honey Smith Walls's Blog

Anybody Jazz Out on Psalt?

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 2:21pm 2 Comments

I see and hear a ton of old country music and church hymns... even some ancient Early Music... but does anybody ever just get crazy with their psalt and play "back up" with the radio on jazz or R&B?

I get a little bored with the same old songs or tempo or something. Maybe I'm just getting too old and have heard everything a thousand times...


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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 honey@offthewalls.us
Melbourne, FL

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