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Announcing the Fifth Annual Floyd Old Time Music Get Together

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.

2023-09-28T14:04:59-04:00September 28th, 2023|Featured, News|

Congratulations to the 2023 Wayne C. Henderson Scholarship and Grant Award Winners!

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

2023-09-28T14:02:17-04:00June 20th, 2023|News|

Handmade Music School Gift Certificates Now Available

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 info@handmademusicschool.com.

2023-04-26T15:06:45-04:00December 21st, 2022|News|

Keep Traditions Alive on Giving Tuesday

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.

2023-04-26T15:07:03-04:00November 22nd, 2022|News|

Announcing Partner Dance Class with Stephanie & Bruce in December

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!

2023-04-26T15:07:11-04:00November 3rd, 2022|News|

Joy Jammers Reunion 2022

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...

2023-04-26T15:07:19-04:00August 24th, 2022|News|
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