Simon Peel's Discussions (22)

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"Thanks for the tips everyone! :)"

Simon Peel replied Dec 29, 2014 to Help from dulcimer players!

4 Dec 29, 2014
Reply by Simon Peel

"Why is it better? What's the reasoning?"

Simon Peel replied Aug 20, 2014 to Beginner Bowing

2 Aug 20, 2014
Reply by Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey

"Thanks Donna, I'm looking forward to trying this one!"

Simon Peel replied Sep 9, 2011 to Sheet Music for September 2011 - Rosin the Beau

9 Oct 10, 2011

"Mine is the most simplistic looking psaltery I've ever seen, but I love that about i…"

Simon Peel replied Jun 4, 2011 to Plain or fancy?

11 Jun 4, 2011
Reply by Donna Malus

"I think this happens with my electric guitar too, and I've noticed that at least par…"

Simon Peel replied May 31, 2011 to Does an instrument "fall asleep" if not played for a while?

12 Jun 4, 2011
Reply by Donna Malus

"This is a little off topic anecdote but I feel for Greg's problems with city noise -…"

Simon Peel replied Mar 11, 2011 to Recording psalteries

13 May 16, 2011
Reply by Terry Butler

"Well, I'm still finding my way with recording techniques - I have found the tone tha…"

Simon Peel replied Mar 8, 2011 to Beyond Traditional Music with the Bowed Psaltery

30 Mar 6, 2012
Reply by Jeremy Main

"I played it to my family at Christmas, after practicing some Christmas Carols specia…"

Simon Peel replied Feb 9, 2011 to It's been awfully quiet....

2 Feb 12, 2011
Reply by Donna Malus

"Yes I am Barthvapour! I haven't made many videos for my music but I can send MP3 fil…"

Simon Peel replied Feb 9, 2011 to Beyond Traditional Music with the Bowed Psaltery

30 Mar 6, 2012
Reply by Jeremy Main

"In my spare time I write and record my own music, which ranges from conventional roc…"

Simon Peel replied Nov 5, 2010 to Beyond Traditional Music with the Bowed Psaltery

30 Mar 6, 2012
Reply by Jeremy Main


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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


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Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms


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New Tradition Dulcimers- Dan Daniels


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Westman Instruments - Tish & Greg Westman

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Omega Strings – Richard Spencer

Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook

Members that teach Bowed Psaltery

Paul G.Sykes - MS  

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Gregg Schneeman - California
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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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