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  • Rush in the Pepper on bowed psaltery

    Rush in the Pepper on bowed psaltery

    This is a demonstration performance in a shopping mall near my house. I am sorry for the noise. I l… Nozomi Nose Apr 28, 2013 122 views

  • 夢 (加藤 誠)

    夢 (加藤 誠)

    2013年4月9日加藤 誠ギタースプリングコンサート 即興演奏/加藤 誠 ~ アンコール 5oct. (チェロ~バイオリンの音域まで)の屋久杉のプサルタリーを使用しています。 プサルタリー普及協会h… Kato Makoto Apr 17, 2013 74 views

  • You Raise Me Up (R.Loland)

    You Raise Me Up (R.Loland)

    2013年4月9日加藤 誠ギタースプリングコンサート 演奏/プサルタリー&ギターアンサンブル"SoLa" プサルタリー&ギターアンサンブル"Sola"の演奏です。5oct. (チェロ~バイオリンの音… Kato Makoto Apr 17, 2013 100 views

  • Blue Tango (L.Anderson)  ブルータンゴ

    Blue Tango (L.Anderson) ブルータンゴ

    Again from Kato Makoto Spring Concert. We played this tune after we were called for an encore. 2013… Kato Makoto Apr 17, 2013 82 views

  • Scarborough Fair スカボロフェア

    Scarborough Fair スカボロフェア

    演奏:NTセレンディピティ プサルタリー:能勢 希  バンジョー:ジュンイチ タイナカ Performance by NT Serendipity Bowed Psaltery by Nozomi… Kato Makoto Mar 15, 2013 100 views

  • Arkansas Traveler アーカンソー トラベラー

    Arkansas Traveler アーカンソー トラベラー

    この曲は、現在では、フィドル(カントリーやブルーグラスでバイオリンのこと)の速弾きの曲として演奏されることが多いのですが、もともとは、大体このような内容の歌です。(歌詞は、以下に書いた英語のもの以外… Kato Makoto Mar 15, 2013 136 views

  • 精霊流し20130211


    演奏は、Psaltery&Guitar東京アンサンブル です。 プサルタリー普及協会 加藤ギターの生徒の演奏(201… Kato Makoto Mar 8, 2013 40 views

  • Summer Time(G.Gershwin) サマータイム

    Summer Time(G.Gershwin) サマータイム

    演奏は、BassPsaltery 佐藤知津子(Chizuko Sato) Guitar 川村しのぶ(Sinobu Kawamura) です。 プサルタリー普及協会 http://homepage2.… Kato Makoto Mar 8, 2013 78 views

Featured Video

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
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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

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