The Handmade Music School offers unique learning experiences in music, history, and dance with master teachers. Events offer high quality instruction and performances from local and global master artists and are focused on preserving, sharing, and celebrating the musical traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Events are held online, at The Floyd Country Store, and at local venues in Floyd, Virginia. Register today for a workshop, class, lecture, performance, or a multi-day camp!

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The Handmade Music School presents Duet Singing with Ashlee Watkins and Andrew Small on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 4:00 – 5:00pm EDT. This workshop will take place in-person at the Floyd Country Store in Downtown Floyd, VA and will also be live-streamed on our Crowdcast channel. Cost is $30 for in-person tickets or a minimum contribution of $5 (suggested donation of $15) for online registrations.

This workshop will delve into the incredibly varied and intimate world of vocal duets. While there may be as many ways to approach duet singing as there are singers, we’ll take this time to demonstrate and examine some of the many considerations to be made when arranging songs as a duet. Topics will include how we choose parts (assigning lead and harmony), finding the right key, and various stylistic choices to be made, as well as how to achieve a good vocal blend by examining phrasing, pronunciation, intonation, and tone production.

About the Instructors

Ashlee Watkins and Andrew Small are active teachers and performers of old time, bluegrass, and country music. Their band, the New Macedon Rangers, is a regular at the Floyd Country Store’s Friday Night Jamborees and they have won many awards for their playing and singing at fiddlers’ conventions and festivals regionally and around the globe.

Handmade Music School COVID-19 Guidelines

All Handmade Music School instructors are fully vaccinated now and we are following all CDC guidelines for safe outdoor gatherings. This workshop will be capped at 10 participants and held outdoors with social distancing requirements in place.

Please read our outdoor events page for details on what to expect during our outdoor workshops.

We ask that everyone follow our safety protocols and requests in order to make these outdoor events safe and fun for all of us!

Purchase in-person tickets below, or signup for the online workshop at Crowdcast here.


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Duet Singing In-Person Ticket
Tickets will be emailed.
$ 30.00
10 available
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