The Handmade Music School, along with The Floyd Country Store, is excited to announce the fifth annual Floyd County Old Time Music Get Together at the beautiful EcoVillage in Floyd County, Virginia! This amazing four day camp will take place Thursday, March 21 – Sunday, March 24, 2024. The camp offers intermediate and advanced classes in fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, dance, and singing. Afternoon sessions will feature presentations and workshops with visiting masters, and evenings will offer square-dancing, concerts, and lots of tune-playing opportunities.
The winner of the 2023 Cunningham Raffle is Brad McTaggart from Sanger, California. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets! We sold 1139 tickets this year, surpassing our goal of 1000! Proceeds from the raffle will support Handmade Music School programming and the Share The Music Scholarship Fund.
Congratulations to the 2023 Wayne C. Henderson scholarship and grant award winners! The Handmade Music School Program is among many other traditional education programs throughout Southwest Virginia and beyond. Pictured here are the program education leaders at the 29th Annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition at Grayson Highlands State Park on
The Handmade Music School is excited to welcome Jamie Collins to the Handmade Music School and Floyd Country Store team! Jamie will be joining the team in June of 2023 as Program Manager for the Handmade Music School. Jamie is from Bristol, Tennessee and comes from a musical family....
The Handmade Music School at The Floyd Country Store and Southwest Virginia luthier Jackson Cunningham are excited to announce the second annual Cunningham Guitar Raffle! Enter for a chance to win one of Jackson’s beautiful custom-made guitars to benefit programming at The Handmade Music School.
The Handmade Music School is excited to announce the Second Annual Floyd Youth Get Together Camp, a traditional music and dance camp for kids ages 8-15. This amazing five day camp will take place from 9am – 2pm on Monday, July 3 through Friday, July 7, 2023 at the beautiful EcoVillage in Floyd County, Virginia!
Give the gift of music this holiday season with Handmade Music School lessons! Handmade Music School offers lessons in guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and more from a variety of skilled teachers. Private and group lessons are available for all ages. Music lessons make great gifts for aspiring musicians or practicing musicians who want to hone their skills or learn to play new instruments! If you'd like a physical gift certificate along with your purchase, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 11, 2022, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn came to Floyd to perform for their second time at The Floyd Country Store. When Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn come to town, it’s a gift to the Floyd community. This time around, they spent some time with The Handmade Music School community. It was a special moment for all involved and captured the spirit of how keeping traditions alive builds and strengthens community.
The Floyd Country Store & Handmade Music School are offering dance lessons for folks wanting to learn country two-step. The class focuses on how to connect with a partner and learning to hear the music. We will introduce ways to respond easily and consistently to the music's rhythms, simple turns, and a few embellishments that will enhance the dance experience! Additionally, we will share useful advice to increase your total dance success and confidence, and…we will have FUN!
On Friday, August 12, 2022 the Floyd Country Store held a reunion to celebrate the high school graduation of Kari Kovick’s first group of Joy Jammers Babies Music Class students! Joy Jammers is a weekly group music class for babies, young children and their caregivers. It promotes music competency, social emotional awareness, and positive attachment bonding between parents, children, and their community...
Support Handmade Music School through our GiveLocal NRV fundraising campaign. Your money will help fund our Share the Music Scholarship program, as well as the Music of Our Mountains project. Our goal for this year’s fundraiser is $5000. We thank you for your donations!
The Handmade Music School is excited to announce the First Annual Floyd Youth Get Together Camp: a traditional music and dance camp for kids ages 8-14. The five-day camp will take place at the Floyd Events Center, which is part of the Floyd EcoVillage in Floyd, Virginia.