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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.

2022-12-21T18:58:05-05:00December 21st, 2022|Featured, 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.

2022-11-22T17:13:08-05:00November 22nd, 2022|Featured, 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!

2022-11-05T09:02:28-04:00November 3rd, 2022|Featured, 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...

2022-08-24T15:23:19-04:00August 24th, 2022|Featured, News|

Announcing the Music of Our Mountains Launch Event and Fundraiser on April 23rd

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.

2022-04-14T17:25:31-04:00April 7th, 2022|Featured, News|

Welcome Corbin Hayslett to the County Sales Family!

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.

2021-10-07T10:48:11-04:00October 7th, 2021|Featured, News|

Replays Available for Music Fun with Kari at Home

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.

2021-01-30T10:42:16-05:00January 30th, 2021|Featured, News|

Private Music Lessons

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.

2020-12-01T09:24:30-05:00December 1st, 2020|Featured, News|

Music of Our Mountains Archive Coming Soon

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.

2020-12-07T11:17:11-05:00November 30th, 2020|Featured, News|
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