K.Keller
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  • Tucson, AZ
  • United States
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K.Keller's Discussions

The favorite gig

Started Dec 16, 2013 0 Replies

Wednesday afternoon is Saguaro Strummers 4th "gig" with a stroke recovery group here in Tucson. It is a real honor to join ranks with these folk again. We all have a blast with silly holiday songs…Continue

Paulownia bow

Started Nov 28, 2013 0 Replies

I just received a pair of paulownia bows from Rick Long and they are wonderful! They feel like an extension of my hand. Less "weight" than average bows so my guess they will be perfect for children…Continue

Jam in Tucson, AZ

Started Oct 16, 2013 0 Replies

In spite of all the cactus, a warm welcome is offered to snowbirds or visitors to south east Arizona.Would enjoy meeting other BP players and learning since I am novice. Could "host" around eight…Continue

1994 Rick Long soprano

Started Jul 30, 2013 0 Replies

Just saw a cedar top maple back for sale on ebay. Made 1994. Looks perfect. Starting bid $145.Not my item but thought someone here might be interested.Continue

 

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Latest Activity

K.Keller commented on Nozomi Nose's photo
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Big xxx from Japan

"Way to go !!! We send similar affectionate greetings back to you."
Mar 10, 2015
K.Keller commented on Brenda Mangan's video
Jan 1, 2015
K.Keller commented on Kato Makoto's video
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プサルタリー&ゆる弦ギターアンサンブルSolaの演奏~ひだまりの会(3)

"What a wonderful performance. The bright but chilly morning is further illuminated by this music."
Dec 10, 2014
K.Keller commented on Kelly Landaker's photo
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My super find!

"Nice find. Looks quite nice and I hope it will sing sweetly for you when strung. Happy holidays."
Dec 8, 2014
Brenda Mangan commented on K.Keller's blog post health
"Yay!!! So happy for you!"
Dec 5, 2014
Joanne Bois commented on K.Keller's blog post health
"So happy for you. God Bless."
Dec 5, 2014
K.Keller posted a blog post

health

Had a needle biopsy yesterday which indicates that I do not have cancer! Am celebrating today!!!!See More
Dec 5, 2014
K.Keller replied to Gail Wallace's discussion instruction books and DVDs
"Take a look at Rick Long's website. Lots of great advice."
Nov 21, 2014
Brenda Mangan left a comment for K.Keller
"Each day is a gift of love and light. I hope and pray the coming days of treatment will not be too hard on you, and will rid you of the cancer. I am very glad you are able to find some comfort in the music you find here. Many members also have…"
Nov 8, 2014
Nozomi Nose left a comment for K.Keller
"Kristi-san, I am shocked to know that you got a diagnosis of lung cancer.  I hope you will go through the treatment with as little suffering as possible and that you will get well very soon.  Take care.  Nozomi.  "
Nov 8, 2014
K.Keller commented on Ron Zuckerman's video
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A Walk beside the Placid Waters

"Ron, your music gave me a great lift this afternoon. Yesterday I got a diagnosis of lung cancer - which I intend to beat! Music such as yours is a real help and so is your TAB. Thanks for sharing"
Nov 7, 2014
K.Keller replied to Darby Hartman's discussion Anybody in Southern California
"Hi Darby, Wish I lived closer than Tucson, AZ so I could join up with you and Gregg. I had a fantastic time at Harvest Festival. People in your area have gems in Gregg and Jean."
Oct 16, 2014
K.Keller commented on Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey's event Harvest Festival of Dulcimers
"Have just driven home from an A+ event! Will write more later but want those who were not to know that a GREAT time was had there. Two days of exceptional instruction and possibly the nicest people on the planet were sharing music and ideas. I am…"
Sep 15, 2014
K.Keller commented on Donna Malus's video
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Tish Westman KMW 2014

"KMW = Kentucky Music Week which had at least 400 happy students of dulcimer, bowed psaltery,guitar, banjo, steel drums, etc - too much to mention. Classes run from string side up to professional level. The video above is part of Tish's section…"
Sep 8, 2014
K.Keller commented on Donna Malus's video
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Tish Westman KMW 2014

"I got to spend five days as a student of Tish at Kentucky Music Week. Steve had heard her play somewhere else and Tish asked him to join her at the instructors' show. She wowed the audience and then Tish and Steve created a whole church…"
Aug 17, 2014

Profile Information

Do you own a bowed psaltery?
yes
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
heard them over the years
Who built your bowed psaltery?
Unicorn Rick Long
How long have you played the bowed psaltery?
less than a year & part time
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
a couple of times with dulcimer group
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?
internet

K.Keller's Blog

health

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 11:10am 3 Comments

Had a needle biopsy yesterday which indicates that I do not have cancer! Am celebrating today!!!!

Nancy Barker's sister died

Posted on March 15, 2014 at 8:50pm 0 Comments

Some of us have attended Kentucky Music Week and enjoyed bowed psaltery lessons. So you might wish to know Nancy Barker's sister Gloria J. Lewis died a few days ago. "Miss Gloria" was a well known pianist in Louisville, KY and beyond.If you know Nancy you surely respect her including instruments beyond the dulcimer so that many of us have a gathering place to learn and jam and make new musical buddies.Those Johnson girls have helped a lot us grow.

D tenor

Posted on August 24, 2013 at 5:32pm 0 Comments

I am as happy as a hog in swill -- guess that doesn't sound too inviting but my pleasure is really high! I got a new D tenor from Rick to use with local dulcimer group. Have worked with some familiar tunes using the D as a drone and found that was fun. But put on some cds this morning and used both baritone and D to play along in a very newbie fashion. Used root chords and IV and V.

It probably isn't moral for a great grandmother to have this degree of enjoyment …

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new dulcimer

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 9:44pm 0 Comments

Rick Long sent a lovely baritone here the other day. Redwood and walnut. It is difficult to leave the house since I want (and need) to practice all the time.

I thought the mountain dulcimer group was helpful and am delighted to find the same generous spirit here.

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At 2:41pm on November 8, 2014, Brenda Mangan said…

Each day is a gift of love and light. I hope and pray the coming days of treatment will not be too hard on you, and will rid you of the cancer. I am very glad you are able to find some comfort in the music you find here. Many members also have youtube channels you could search out for more lovely music. I am convinced that love, laughter, and sweet music will go a long way in adding your treatment. All the best to you, Dear One.

At 2:45am on November 8, 2014, Nozomi Nose said…

Kristi-san,

I am shocked to know that you got a diagnosis of lung cancer.  I hope you will go through the treatment with as little suffering as possible and that you will get well very soon.  Take care.  Nozomi.  

At 8:44pm on November 20, 2013, Nozomi Nose said…

Thank you very much for your comment on our Turkey in the Straw video.  Nozomi

At 1:19pm on October 21, 2013, Elaine Wolfenden said…

Hi Kristi,

No I don't play any instruments which is why the bowed Psaltery appealed to me. I am really enjoying practicing and trying to remember how to read music which I learned some 30 or something years ago haha! I look forward to learning more from this site! 

Elaine

At 5:58am on September 11, 2013, Nozomi Nose said…

Dear Kristi,

Thank you very much for the link of the video.  I enjoyed it very much! 

Nozomi

At 4:14am on July 24, 2013, Nozomi Nose said…

Dear Ms. K. Keller,

Thank you very much for your friend request. 

I hope our friendship will be enhanced through the bowed psaltery and music in general. 

Nozomi Nose

At 6:56pm on July 23, 2013, Nozomi Nose said…

Thank you very much for your comment on my video.  I do enjoy playing the tune, too.  Nozomi Nose

At 7:22pm on July 9, 2013, Bonnie Blue Crouse said…

Welcome!

At 6:37pm on July 9, 2013, Donna Malus said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings!
I hope you enjoy the site and visit us often. Don't be shy about posting or asking questions.

Donna

 
 
 

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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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