Celine Read's Discussions (23)

Discussions Replied To (16) Replies Latest Activity

"If it has a little screw on the end to adjust the hair tension, it is a violin bow. …"

Celine Read replied Apr 1, 2014 to Building some BP bows

7 Apr 5, 2014
Reply by Jeremy Main

"Out of curiosity, did you join the course?  If so, how did you find it? We found it…"

Celine Read replied Feb 20, 2014 to An on-line class in composing music starts this week

3 Feb 20, 2014
Reply by Jeremy Main

"If you are having trouble reaching notes, or would like to play a bigger psaltery, t…"

Celine Read replied Jan 11, 2014 to What determines the key signature on a psaltery?

4 Jan 11, 2014
Reply by Celine Read

"Arghh!  I meant to write Auprès de ma blonde.  First thing in the morning and all th…"

Celine Read replied Jan 4, 2014 to Psaltery Strings Music Book Volume 2

11 Sep 7, 2019
Reply by Robert Myers

"That's a great list.  And here's a suggestion: Minstrel Boy.  It's an old Irish tune…"

Celine Read replied Jan 4, 2014 to Psaltery Strings Music Book Volume 2

11 Sep 7, 2019
Reply by Robert Myers

"Pick and Boch have violin-style psaltery bows for 40 euros.  I use them and they wor…"

Celine Read replied Sep 25, 2013 to Baritone psltery

25 Oct 12, 2013
Reply by hilary ANNE hughes

"No, I haven't tried to get a baritone.  I'm rather content with our tenor, to be hon…"

Celine Read replied Sep 21, 2013 to Baritone psltery

25 Oct 12, 2013
Reply by hilary ANNE hughes

"As far as I can tell, you will probably have to order a baritone from the States.  R…"

Celine Read replied Sep 21, 2013 to Baritone psltery

25 Oct 12, 2013
Reply by hilary ANNE hughes

"Thank you for this!  It's absolutely beautiful.  It's a sensational piece. "

Celine Read replied Sep 17, 2013 to This music for simply earing

10 Sep 19, 2013
Reply by Jeremy Main

"A small note - you mean an ornamentation?"

Celine Read replied Aug 18, 2013 to Bending notes on the BP...

6 Aug 18, 2013
Reply by Nozomi Nose


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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



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 honey@offthewalls.us
Melbourne, FL

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