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 23 – March 26
The Handmade Music School, along with The Floyd Country Store, is excited to announce the fourth 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 23 – Sunday, March 26, 2023. The camp offers intermediate and advanced classes in fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass, 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. Instructors include Caleb Klauder, Sammy Lind, Nadine Landry, Reeb Willms, Eddie Bond, Hannah Johnson, Vivian Leva, Joseph Decosimo, Mac Traynham & Andy Buckman. Plus additional staff musicians: Riley Calcagno, Corbin Hayslett, Joseph DeJarnette, Sophie Moeckel and Gina Dilg.
Learn more about the teachers, classes and venue, or select your tickets below. Our early bird discount is available through December 31, 2022.
For those interested in staying downtown, Hotel Floyd is a great option, and still less than three miles from the weekend activities at the EcoVillage. Our special room rate for Old Time Get Together attendees is $70 per night per room, plus taxes. Please use this link to reserve your room at the special rate. Rooms must be booked before February 23rd to get the discounted rate.
A beautifully renovated historic hotel, the Pine Tavern Lodge is located just down the road from the Floyd EcoVillage. To book a room, call Robin at 540-745-4428 or visit their website at ThePineTavernLodge.com. The lodge is offering a 10% discount on two nights or more for event attendees. Mention Floyd Get Together!
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.