Originally from Chicago, Donna Malus is now retired
and happily living in a small cabin on 11 acres in S.E.
Ohio. Her love for folk, traditional and classical music
began in her elementary school years and continued
through her adult life; she has dabbled in playing a
variety of musical instruments since then as well.
In spring of 2009 Donna discovered the bowed psaltery
and has been playing it ever since. In fall of 2009,
motivated by her desire to promote the bowed psaltery,
Donna created “Psaltery Strings” a website dedicated
to the bowed psaltery and continues to host the site
to date. In 2012 Donna published a book of traditional
music for bowed psaltery and other melody
instruments. Donna taught beginning bowed psaltery
classes for several years at the annual Gebhard
Woods Dulcimer and Traditional Music Festival in
Morris, Illinois. Donna’s passions beyond music are
graphic art, computer technology, audio/video technology,
fiber arts, beekeeping and animals of every kind!