A generous donor has gifted the Handmade Music School a beautiful Mac Traynham fretless banjo. We will be selling the banjo and proceeds will go to support the Handmade Music School’s Share The Music Scholarship Fund. Bids will be accepted until Wednesday, March 13, 2024 @ 6:00 PM.
The Handmade Music School is excited to announce the Handmade Youth Stringband Program starting January 24th, 2024!
Support the Handmade Music School in cultivating and strengthening community through music and dance this #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 28th, 2023.
Handmade Music School and The Floyd Country Store are excited to present a Harmonic Heritage CD release party celebrating the music of Ross Peacemaker on Wednesday, November 15, at 6:00 PM. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10. Proceeds go to Handmade Music School. CDs will be available for purchase.
The Handmade Music School, along with The Floyd Country Store, is excited to announce the fifth 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 21 – Sunday, March 24, 2024. The camp offers intermediate and advanced classes in fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, dance, 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.
The winner of the 2023 Cunningham Raffle is Brad McTaggart from Sanger, California. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets! We sold 1139 tickets this year, surpassing our goal of 1000! Proceeds from the raffle will support Handmade Music School programming and the Share The Music Scholarship Fund.
Congratulations to the 2023 Wayne C. Henderson scholarship and grant award winners! The Handmade Music School Program is among many other traditional education programs throughout Southwest Virginia and beyond. Pictured here are the program education leaders at the 29th Annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition at Grayson Highlands State Park on
The Handmade Music School is excited to welcome Jamie Collins to the Handmade Music School and Floyd Country Store team! Jamie will be joining the team in June of 2023 as Program Manager for the Handmade Music School. Jamie is from Bristol, Tennessee and comes from a musical family....
The Handmade Music School at The Floyd Country Store and Southwest Virginia luthier Jackson Cunningham are excited to announce the second annual Cunningham Guitar Raffle! Enter for a chance to win one of Jackson’s beautiful custom-made guitars to benefit programming at The Handmade Music School.
The Handmade Music School is excited to announce the Second Annual Floyd Youth Get Together Camp, a traditional music and dance camp for kids ages 8-15. This amazing five day camp will take place from 9am – 2pm on Monday, July 3 through Friday, July 7, 2023 at the beautiful EcoVillage in Floyd County, Virginia!
Give the gift of music this holiday season with Handmade Music School lessons! Handmade Music School offers lessons in guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and more from a variety of skilled teachers. Private and group lessons are available for all ages. Music lessons make great gifts for aspiring musicians or practicing musicians who want to hone their skills or learn to play new instruments! If you'd like a physical gift certificate along with your purchase, email email@example.com.
On October 11, 2022, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn came to Floyd to perform for their second time at The Floyd Country Store. When Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn come to town, it’s a gift to the Floyd community. This time around, they spent some time with The Handmade Music School community. It was a special moment for all involved and captured the spirit of how keeping traditions alive builds and strengthens community.