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.

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Music Fun with Kari at Home: Winter Edition

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The Handmade Music School presents Music Fun with Kari Kovick at Home: Winter Edition on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 10:30am EST.  This class is presented via Crowdcast as part of our Handmade at Home online series, in partnership with Heart of the Child Music Education. Cost is $30 and includes access to a recording of the class. You do not need to be present at the live event to access the replay. See you at home!

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6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Festival

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The Floyd Country Store & The Handmade Music School, in collaboration with our friends at Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD, are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Festival, a virtual music event on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, 2021. Beaming to you from Baltimore, the Charm City Django Jazz

2021 Virtual Get Together

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The Handmade Music School presents the 2021 Virtual Get Together on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 2:00-6:00pm. Registration opens February 15.

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Southwest Virginia Traditional Music Contest

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The Handmade Music School Presents the 2021 Southwest Virginia Traditional Music Contest. Winners will be announced at the Virtual Get Together on March 27, 2021.

Recipes from the Blue Ridge Banjo Kitchen with Mac Traynham

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The Handmade Music School presents Recipes from the Blue Ridge Banjo Kitchen with Mac Traynham on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 3:00 EDT. The workshop will be presented via Crowdcast as part of our Handmade at Home online series. Cost is a minimum contribution of $5 (suggested donation of $15).

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Old Time Guitar Workshop with Rachel Eddy

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The Handmade Music School presents Old Time Guitar: Shaping the Tune with Bass Notes and Runs with Rachel Eddy on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 3:00pm EDT. The workshop will be presented via Crowdcast as part of our Handmade at Home online series. Cost is a minimum contribution of $5 (suggested donation of $15).

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