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

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Be the Banjo Player in the Old-Time Trio with Adam Hurt and Beth Hartness

Floyd Ecovillage 188 Ecovillage Trail, Floyd, VA

Banjo-playing participants will be invited one at a time to join Adam on fiddle and Beth on guitar, playing a tune of their choice at their preferred tempo. Friendly feedback will be provided before and after each collaboration on how to make the blending of instruments as successful as possible. This is a great workshop for folks who have developed a bit of comfort on the banjo in a vacuum but are not quite sure how to play with the other instruments and/or do not feel ready to jump into an open jam.

Square Dance at the Floyd Get Together

Floyd Ecovillage 188 Ecovillage Trail, Floyd, VA

The Handmade Music School presents and evening of square dancing on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 8:00pm at The Floyd EcoVillage. The dance includes a stellar lineup of musicians and the calling of the talented Phil Jamison, in a hall with great sound and a wooden floor. Tickets are $8 online or at the door. Children under 12 get in free. Come early at 7:00pm for our staff concert, which is open to campers and ticket holders for the dance.

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