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"Bruce, have come across similar when refurbishing Ham Dulcs.   Did you drive the pin…"

John Henry Charles Crocker replied Aug 31, 2011 to PROBLEM WITH BREAKING 010 STRINGS

9 Sep 5, 2011
Reply by Terry Butler

"Donna!  I think that we may be at cross purposes here, probably due to my sloppy cho…"

John Henry Charles Crocker replied Aug 10, 2011 to For Sale on E-bay....I think it's one of Rick Long's

10 Aug 10, 2011
Reply by John Henry Charles Crocker

"If I am understanding thie correctly, does that mean that when the strings are tight…"

John Henry Charles Crocker replied Aug 9, 2011 to For Sale on E-bay....I think it's one of Rick Long's

10 Aug 10, 2011
Reply by John Henry Charles Crocker

"Hi Donna and Tim. I may be way off here, but there is a thought buzzing round my ole…"

John Henry Charles Crocker replied Apr 6, 2010 to A psaltery by any other name...

2 Apr 6, 2010
Reply by John Henry Charles Crocker

"Food for thought, ripples in the pond, or even fuel for the fire! (as we are relatin…"

John Henry Charles Crocker replied Mar 23, 2010 to Any good sources about the history of the bowed psaltery?

71 Apr 13, 2012

"Charlie He's my Darling............JohnH"

John Henry Charles Crocker replied Mar 2, 2010 to Music Section Mystery Song

3 Mar 3, 2010
Reply by Dave Holeton

"Appro young children and the psaltery. One thing that I did experience a couple of t…"

John Henry Charles Crocker replied Feb 23, 2010 to A bowed psaltery for young children

13 Feb 24, 2010
Reply by Tish Westman

"Tish, those 'ripples in the pond' that I keep coming back to! Get them interested, g…"

John Henry Charles Crocker replied Feb 23, 2010 to A bowed psaltery for young children

13 Feb 24, 2010
Reply by Tish Westman

"Hi Tim, I first became aware of the bowed psaltery in the late 60's early 70's, one…"

John Henry Charles Crocker replied Feb 22, 2010 to Any good sources about the history of the bowed psaltery?

71 Apr 13, 2012

"A dozen small children learning to play the recorder? We had two in the house learni…"

John Henry Charles Crocker replied Feb 19, 2010 to Any good sources about the history of the bowed psaltery?

71 Apr 13, 2012

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Omega Strings – Richard Spencer
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Paul G.Sykes - MS  

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Gregg Schneeman - California
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Peter Tommerup - California
San Francisco Bay Area
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Celeste Howard Ray
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347-796-4484
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Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL
309-828-7957
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Dona Benkert -
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Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247
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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.
1-304-575-0998
tishwestman@yahoo.com
www.westmaninstruments.com

Rick Long - Tennessee
Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
(865) 660-4026
http://www.ringingstrings.com/lessons.html

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
karlaarms@upontheharp.com
http://upontheharp.com

Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.
606-676-0128
esch@qx.net
http://www.windridgefarm.us/bowedpsaltery.htm

Honey Smith Walls - Florida
e-mail Honey for more info honey@offthewalls.us
Melbourne, FL
http://www.offthewalls.us/Psaltery.htm

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