Support the Handmade Music School in cultivating and strengthening community through music and dance this #Giving Tuesday! The Handmade Music School strives to cultivate and strengthen community through experiences in music and dance rooted in our Appalachian traditions. We envision thriving communities that connect through place-based traditions and are asking for your support this Giving Tuesday 2023 as we deepen and expand our youth programming with this north star in mind. 

Handmade Music School Fall Fundraiser Banner: Kids and HMS staff sitting together outside
Handmade Music School Fall Fundraiser

Your donations will fund scholarships for youth programming and will help support our team in building upon existing opportunities and creating new vibrant youth music and dance opportunities. It’s our mission to welcome everyone into the Handmade Music School community without finances getting in the way, and also to support the musicians and teachers that make these opportunities possible. 

And join us for a Handmade Music School Thanksgiving Celebration and Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 28th at The Floyd Country Store from 5:00-7:00 PM. 

Engaging young people is vital in preserving the future of these beautiful traditions and creating sustainable community. We are dedicated to creating opportunities for young people and their families to engage during and after their school day and throughout the week while making these opportunities accessible to all. This currently happens through private lessons, recurring classes, workshops, camps, presentations, and community jams as well as regular performance opportunities.

Our annual summer camps are an incredible opportunity for youth to take a deep dive into traditional music and dance, while developing an understanding of local culture and Appalachian traditions through hands-on experiences. Through consistent guided engagement with community members and mentors, we demonstrate the importance of community, mentorship, and lasting friendships while students develop their own connection to these traditions and share their own blossoming and unique skills. 

There are many ways to help the Handmade Music School share the music this Giving Tuesday. Learn more below.