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At 9:23pm on August 23, 2011, William Masssey said…

Hi Bonnie, Would you know of anyone in the Charlotte area  that give lessions

At 2:09pm on August 7, 2011, Sherree said…

Thank you for the welcome! I see you like Greensleeves too! It will be the first song I learn when my Bowed Psaltery arrives then I'll work on whatever comes next.


At 9:38am on August 4, 2011, Maion Cassel said…
Hi Bonnie, thanks so much for the welcome. I hope to contribute to the group when I  learn more. MarionO yes I'm also new to the PC. Boy am I in trouble!!
At 11:35pm on July 31, 2011, Connie Clemmer said…
We have a dulcimer shop in Townsend, Tn.  Check out our website at     And if you're ever in the Smoky Mountains, you'll be close enough to visit us!!
At 6:44pm on July 27, 2011, Barbara Yoakum said…

Thank Bonnie,

I'm really excited about learning to play my Psaltery.  I have an all day lesson in the Redwoods on Saturday and hope to meet people that I can learn from.


At 2:48pm on July 24, 2011, Elizabeth K said…
Thanks Bonnie! ~ Elizabeth
At 2:58am on March 22, 2011, Jon Williams said…

Hi Bonnie. For 19 years I have have built under the name Jon Williams Dulcimers. I have been displaying at Stephen Foster State Park in White Springs, FL for the past 14 years. I can teach 150 people a day to play a BP and when I do some have to have one. I am currently looking for a cool name that describes who I am and what I do. I am no longer making dulcimers and am setting a goal of 5 BP a week.

At 5:22pm on March 21, 2011, Kelly Farley said…


I feel at home already!!!!

At 11:22am on March 6, 2011, John Ball said…


             I have posted some photos of the instruments, hope you like them. John

At 10:41am on March 6, 2011, John Ball said…


          Thank you for the welcome. I will post some photos so you can have a look.


At 9:35am on February 17, 2011, Mike Carr said…

Thank you.

I look forward to learning a lot from this group.



At 7:10pm on January 10, 2011, Linda Ferenz said…

Thank you Bonnie!  I'm having fun browsing through comments - many talented people here!  I'm brand new at this -  Have a great night!


At 10:56pm on August 19, 2010, Lori Mawhorter said…
They are beautiful, Bonnie! Thanks for the heads-up.
At 9:43am on January 17, 2010, Donna Malus said…
Welcome Bonnie!

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