The psaltery is a great casual alternative to a guitar since it doesn’t require formal instruction. Playing is really easy to learn. It’s perfect for small hands and is a genuine alternative to the plastic toys with all of the buttons and flashing lights. At least it has 6 strings and made of wood. If you want an instrument that your child can grow with, I’d recommend to buy a ‘real’ one. It will also look nice on a shelf if it survives the early years!
Short video about our life.
I`m Gorchakov Sergey (Yar Tur), the craftsman and founder of the workshop “Baltic Psalteries”. I was born in St. Petersburg in 1988 and my early career was working as a car mechanic repairing cars as well as selling them. In 2009 I finally decided to leave the big city and relocate to the countryside.
It was here I started to study the old traditions, crafts and culture of ancient peoples. At folk festivals I met people studying folk art, met llya Ahrameev, which had a huge impact on my future creative life. Continue reading “Few words about the founder.”