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

Online

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

Online

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

Online

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

Online

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.

Old Time Rhythm Section with Andrew Small and Ashlee Watkins

Floyd Country Store Backyard

The Handmade Music School presents Old Time Rhythm Section: Building an Ensemble Sound with Character with Andrew Small and Ashlee Watkins on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 3:00 – 4:30pm EDT. This workshop will be held outdoors in the backyard of the Floyd Country Store in downtown Floyd, VA following COVID-19 guidelines.

$30

Appalachian Dance with Martha Spencer

Floyd Country Store Backyard

The Handmade Music School presents Appalachian Dance with Martha Spencer on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:00pm EDT. This workshop will be held outdoors in the backyard of the Floyd Country Store in downtown Floyd, VA following COVID-19 guidelines. Cost is $30.

$30

Blue Ridge Style with Mac Traynham and Andy Buckman

Floyd Country Store Backyard

The Handmade Music School presents Blue Ridge Style with Mac Traynham and Andy Buckman on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 3:00 - 4:30pm EDT. This workshop will be held outdoors in the backyard of the Floyd Country Store in downtown Floyd, VA following COVID-19 guidelines.

$30

Heart of the Child Music Education

Floyd Country Store Back Deck

Welcome back Joy Jammers! Join us for this special outdoor Joy Jammers session that will take place Fridays from 10:30-11:30am on the back deck at The Floyd Country Store. This is a six week session running August 6 to September 10, 2021.

$12

Heart of the Child Music Education

Floyd Country Store Back Deck

Welcome back Joy Jammers! Join us for this special outdoor Joy Jammers session that will take place Fridays from 10:30-11:30am on the back deck at The Floyd Country Store. This is a six week session running August 6 to September 10, 2021.

$12

Recipes from the Blue Ridge Banjo Kitchen with Mac Traynham

Online

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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Heart of the Child Music Education

Floyd Country Store Back Deck

Welcome back Joy Jammers! Join us for this special outdoor Joy Jammers session that will take place Fridays from 10:30-11:30am on the back deck at The Floyd Country Store. This is a six week session running August 6 to September 10, 2021.

$12

Heart of the Child Music Education

Floyd Country Store Back Deck

Welcome back Joy Jammers! Join us for this special outdoor Joy Jammers session that will take place Fridays from 10:30-11:30am on the back deck at The Floyd Country Store. This is a six week session running August 6 to September 10, 2021.

$12

Floyd Music Loft Youth Recording Ensemble

Floyd Music Loft 117 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA

The Floyd Music Loft Youth Recording Ensemble is a group class available to up to 6 students in 8 week sessions. The class meets once per week on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00pm beginning September 7, 2021. This class provides students an opportunity to write, perform, and record music in a band setting with professional instruments and recording equipment.

$400

Carter Family Song Lab

The Floyd Country Store 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA

The Handmade Music School presents Carter Family Song Lab - a four-week class series on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm from September 8th - 29th. Classes will take place in-person at the Floyd Country Store in Downtown Floyd, VA. Cost is $140.00 for four classes. Scholarships are available.

$140

Heart of the Child Music Education

Floyd Country Store Back Deck

Welcome back Joy Jammers! Join us for this special outdoor Joy Jammers session that will take place Fridays from 10:30-11:30am on the back deck at The Floyd Country Store. This is a six week session running August 6 to September 10, 2021.

$12

Heart of the Child Music Education

Floyd Country Store Back Deck

Welcome back Joy Jammers! Join us for this special outdoor Joy Jammers session that will take place Fridays from 10:30-11:30am on the back deck at The Floyd Country Store. This is a six week session running September 17 to October 22, 2021.

$12

Old Time Fiddle Tunes: A Workshop with Bruce Molsky

The Floyd Country Store 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA

The Handmade Music School presents Old Time Fiddle Tunes: A Workshop with Bruce Molsky on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:30pm EDT. The workshop will take place at the Floyd Country Store in downtown Floyd, VA. Cost is $35.

$35.00

Old Time Guitar Workshop with Rachel Eddy

Online

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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Heart of the Child Music Education

Floyd Country Store Back Deck

Welcome back Joy Jammers! Join us for this special outdoor Joy Jammers session that will take place Fridays from 10:30-11:30am on the back deck at The Floyd Country Store. This is a six week session running September 17 to October 22, 2021.

$12
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