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!
Join us at the Floyd Country Store on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 7:30pm for music and discussion on a century of the People, Places, Tunes and Roots from Floyd, Patrick, Carroll & Grayson Counties, with Martha Spencer, Mac Traynham, Andy Buckman, Kinney Rorrer, Wayne Martin, Trevor McKenzie, Corbin Hayslett, Jackson Cunningham and Hunter Holmes.
As of October 2021, Corbin will assume the position of General Manager of County Sales and we are excited to add him to the team! Corbin brings a wealth of knowledge of old time, bluegrass and early country music. He is a fantastic musician and a good guy to boot! Please make him welcome. Give him a call 540-745-2001 or stop by County Sales at 117 S Locust St in Floyd, Virginia.
Are you afraid you'll go stir-crazy this winter? Don't! Pull out the pots and pans and instruments you have at home and join Kari whenever you like, for 30+ minutes of musical fun for your 1 to 6 year old child. Music Fun with Kari at Home: Winter Edition was recorded live on January 22, 2021. The replay is available for purchase with unlimited viewing all winter season at a cost of $30.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced musician looking to take your playing to another level, private lessons provide the opportunity to get the personal attention that can be beneficial to your growth as a musician. Lessons are scheduled weekly, for 30 or 60 minutes. Our experienced and professional faculty will work with you to develop an individualized program that helps you achieve your musical goals.
The town of Floyd and surrounding Blue Ridge region has developed a reputation worldwide for its living traditions of music and dance, which have long been an important source of human connection throughout Appalachia. Constructed and presented with compelling content and storytelling, the Music of Our Mountains platform will serve as both a comprehensive educational resource and an engaging promotional platform by celebrating local music culture and crediting the contributions of those who helped to shape our local traditions.
The Handmade Music School is pleased to announce the Handmade at Home online learning series. Events are streamed through Crowdcast, with payments accepted on a sliding scale basis of $1 to $100 per person. View upcoming workshops.
Handmade Music School instructor Jesse Smathers has recently been in the studio recording the new Lonesome River Band album. They're a world-class group and we can't wait to hear the new album! We're proud to have Jesse on staff at the Handmade Music School teaching mandolin and guitar.
All of us at the Handmade Music School are excited to welcome our new instructors, Morgan Fichter (piano, fiddle, early childhood music) and Jesse Smathers (mandolin, guitar). Morgan brings a wealth of experience working with children and adds her abilities as a piano instructor to the offerings at the Handmade Music School. Jesse...
On August 27th, 2019, Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck performed to a sold out crowd at the Floyd Country Store. As part of their mission to support local non-profit organizations in towns along their touring routes, Abigail and Béla generously donated the proceeds from merchandise sales at their Floyd concert to the Handmade Music School.