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"Hello, I was wondering if the Baritone found a home yet.  What would the shipping be…"

NaloMeli replied Feb 3, 2016 to Tenor and Baritone psalteries for sale

3 Feb 24, 2016
Reply by robert schuler

"Thank you for explaining this. I am going to WinterFest in February to look at some…"

NaloMeli replied Jan 10, 2014 to What determines the key signature on a psaltery?

4 Jan 11, 2014
Reply by Celine Read

"What is the key signature? Peace, NaloMeli"

NaloMeli replied Jan 10, 2014 to Rigaud bowed psaltery

2 Jan 10, 2014
Reply by B. E. Wilcox II

"Wow, very pretty. I love the sound hole, but to me (very much a beginner) it seems r…"

NaloMeli replied Jan 10, 2014 to New guy, new psaltery

9 Jan 12, 2014
Reply by Charlie Marshall

"Thanks - I take way to long if I have to remember the note names. "

NaloMeli replied Jan 9, 2014 to Away in a Manger: Arrangement in 2 parts

3 Jan 9, 2014
Reply by NaloMeli

"This sounds lovely, I'll have to really practice my scales first. My poor psaltery's…"

NaloMeli replied Aug 23, 2013 to Sheet Music for August 2013 - All Alive

6 Mar 26, 2014
Reply by Jean Ziermaier

"This is a lovely melody! Thanks for sharing. Peace, NaloMeli"

NaloMeli replied Apr 27, 2012 to Sheet Music for July 2011 - Childgrove

16 Apr 27, 2012
Reply by NaloMeli

"Oh, I know what you mean about the cranky tuning keys - they are so stiff. And the h…"

NaloMeli replied Apr 27, 2012 to Need help tuning Sharps

9 Apr 29, 2012
Reply by glen scratchley

"I was expecting my tuner (Korg TM40) to display A#, but all I kept getting was Bb...…"

NaloMeli replied Apr 27, 2012 to Need help tuning Sharps

9 Apr 29, 2012
Reply by glen scratchley

"Thank you very much. I've started to write out scales in each of the keys so I can p…"

NaloMeli replied Apr 27, 2012 to Need help tuning Sharps

9 Apr 29, 2012
Reply by glen scratchley


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!

Featured Song

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featured sheet music!

Clergy's Lamentation




What is Psaltery Strings worth to you?
A dollar a month?
Your help to offset the cost of keeping our Community alive is appreciated.

Thank you.



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

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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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