Cottage Lawn

Now Offering Outdoor Workshops

The Handmade Music School is now offering outdoor music workshops on the cottage lawn behind the Floyd Country Store. All outdoor events have a limited capacity and are weather dependent. Handmade Music School instructors are vaccinated and we are following all CDC guidelines for safe outdoor gatherings. Please review our Covid-19 guidelines before registering for an outdoor event.

What to Expect at Our Outdoor Events

  • The entrance is located down the alley between the Floyd Country Store and Angels In The Attic.
  • You will be required to wear face masks while moving around the space and during workshops.
  • You will be required to keep a social distance of at least six feet from other people or groups.
  • There is limited space, given the need to socially distance from each other, so we will be capping attendance.
  • These events are contingent upon good weather. If we have rain or thunderstorms, the events will be canceled. Please check our website or Facebook for the latest updates.

We ask that everyone follow our safety protocols and requests in order to make these outdoor events safe and fun for all of us!

Upcoming Outdoor Events

The Handmade Music School presents Blue Ridge Style with Mac Traynham and Andy Buckman on Saturday, May 22, 2021 (rain date May 29) 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.

The Handmade Music School presents Old Time Rhythm Section: Building an Ensemble Sound with Character with Andrew Small and Ashlee Watkins on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (rain date June 9) 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.

Jackson Cunningham Guitar Raffle Drawing

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Handmade Music School & Southwest Virginia luthier Jackson Cunningham are offering a chance to win one of Jackson’s beautiful custom-made guitars. The goal of the fundraiser is to sell 800 tickets to raise $20,000 in support of programming at The Handmade Music School. The winner will be announced at the Floyd Country Store's Friday Night Backyard Jamboree on June 11, 2021 between 6-8pm.