Lisa Davidson
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  • Sierra Madre, CA
  • United States
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Bonnie Blue Crouse left a comment for Lisa Davidson
Feb 2, 2016
Lisa Davidson commented on Donna Malus's blog post A Rose by any other name.....
"I read somewhere that the original word was Freiheit (Freedom), and that Beethoven had to change it to Freude (Joy) to keep the masters happy.  I hope this is true!"
Jan 31, 2016
Lisa Davidson commented on Jeremy Main's group Healers
"Dear Janet Thompson, I would really like to see the music of those High German prayers.  Whenever you can get around to it.  Thanks very much. Lisa Davidson"
Jan 31, 2016
Lisa Davidson joined Jeremy Main's group


This is a nondenominational group for BP players working in a healing function, whether directly or as in a support role.See More
Jan 31, 2016
Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey left a comment for Lisa Davidson
"Hi Lisa,very much welcome to Psaltery Strings! Jeanie and I live in Arcadia near Sierra Madre and would enjoy a Bowed Psaltery visit any time, we have quite a few to loan out. Give us a call (626) 355-6352 talk to answering machine and we pick up."
Jan 30, 2016
Donna Malus left a comment for Lisa Davidson
"Welcome to Psaltery Strings Lisa!"
Jan 30, 2016
Lisa Davidson is now a member of Psaltery Strings
Jan 30, 2016

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Do you own a bowed psaltery?
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Just now on the Internet. I can't even remember what I was doing when I found it. I want to get one.
Who built your bowed psaltery?
I don't have it yet.
How long have you played the bowed psaltery?
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Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
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At 8:18am on February 2, 2016, Bonnie Blue Crouse said…


At 7:55pm on January 30, 2016, Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey said…

Hi Lisa,very much welcome to Psaltery Strings! Jeanie and I live in Arcadia near Sierra Madre and would enjoy a Bowed Psaltery visit any time, we have quite a few to loan out. Give us a call (626) 355-6352 talk to answering machine and we pick up.

At 2:33pm on January 30, 2016, Donna Malus said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings Lisa!


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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
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

Please sign up on the bowed psaltery players list

Tish's list is a valuable resource when searching for other players.

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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