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!
The Handmade Music School is currently offering workshops through our Handmade at Home Virtual Workshop Series. Workshops are offered weekly with some of the best musicians, dancers, historians, songwriters and more. Stream live on CrowdCast platform or tune in any time after the event to watch the replay! Follow us on Crowdcast at crowdcast.io/handmademusic.
Please read our Workshop Refund and Cancellation Policies prior to check out.
If you need assistance in paying for a workshop or event, check out our Share the Music Scholarships.
Floyd County Old Time Music Get-Together
March 24 – March 27
The four-day camp is sold out. We still have tickets for afternoon workshops available here, and meal plans and camp sites available below.
The Handmade Music School, along with The Floyd Country Store, is excited to announce the 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 24 – Sunday, March 27, 2022 (rescheduled from March 2020). The camp offers intermediate and advanced classes in fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass, singing, and dance. Afternoon sessions will feature presentations and workshops with visiting masters, and evenings will offer square-dancing, concerts, and lots of tune-playing opportunities. Instructors include Caleb Klauder, Sammy Lind, Nadine Landry, Reeb Willms, Tatiana Hargreaves, Rachel Eddy, Adam Hurt, and Phil Jamison.
Learn more about the teachers, classes and venue, or register below.
In addition to a number of rooms and cabins available on-site, we have worked out a great deal with Hotel Floyd, which is still less than 3 miles from the weekend activities at the EcoVillage. Our special room rate is $95 per night per room, plus taxes. Visit HotelFloyd.com for more information. The Pine Tavern Lodge also offers a discounted rate for our attendees.
If you have a special request for lodging arrangements or dietary needs, please send us a note.
If you need assistance in paying for the registration fee, check out our Share the Music Scholarships.