Leah D's Discussions (9)

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"For a first step into psalteryland, I do like the D.  The D tenor has my curiosity..…"

Leah D replied May 4, 2011 to A New Kind of Psaltery

21 May 4, 2011
Reply by Leah D

"Thanks for replying on my behalf, Donna!  That is indeed what I have...how do you li…"

Leah D replied May 1, 2011 to A New Kind of Psaltery

21 May 4, 2011
Reply by Leah D

"That looks familiar!  Nicely done! Leah D"

Leah D replied Apr 28, 2011 to A New Kind of Psaltery

21 May 4, 2011
Reply by Leah D

"I like enough bling to make an instrument (or anything else, for that matter!) stand…"

Leah D replied Apr 28, 2011 to Plain or fancy?

11 Jun 4, 2011
Reply by Donna Malus

"Wow!  Who'd have thought of that?  Thanks! Leah D"

Leah D replied Apr 28, 2011 to What is the most important tip you can give to a new bowed psaltery player to help them improve their playing?

16 Apr 28, 2011
Reply by Leah D

"If the BP doesn't come with all the notes marked out, then mark them!  Saves loads o…"

Leah D replied Apr 28, 2011 to What is the most important tip you can give to a new bowed psaltery player to help them improve their playing?

16 Apr 28, 2011
Reply by Leah D

"I have a Celtic that I nicked off ebay (SCOOORE!)  I haven't a clue what the woods a…"

Leah D replied Apr 28, 2011 to Unicorn players chime in please!!

18 Oct 4, 2013
Reply by Dave Holeton

"I think this is an area where I would be slow to develop a preference, and then it w…"

Leah D replied Apr 28, 2011 to Note Position Markers

34 Sep 29, 2014
Reply by Paul Sykes


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Gregg Schneeman - California
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Peter Tommerup - California
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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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