SWVA Fiddle and Banjo Styles with Chris Prillaman, Jared Boyd, Mac Traynham, and Andy Buckman

This class will explore the unique driving fiddle and banjo style of our regional repertoire, rooted in Southwest Virginia's dance music tradition. Learn from local master musicians Chris Prillaman, Jared Boyd, Mac Traynham, and Andy Buckman.

2021-01-14T19:05:48-05:00March 25th, 2022||

Floyd County Old Time Music Get-Together

The Handmade Music School, along with The Floyd Country Store, is excited to announce the 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 24 - Sunday, March 27, 2022 (rescheduled from March 2020). Instructors include Caleb Klauder, Sammy Lind, Nadine Landry, Reeb Willms, Tatiana Hargreaves, Jake Blount, Adam Hurt, and Phil Jamison. Cost is $400 for the four day camp.

2021-01-14T18:35:50-05:00March 24th, 2022||

Fiddle and Banjo Duets with Tatiana Hargreaves and Allison de Groot

The Handmade Music School presents Fiddle and Banjo Duets with Tatiana Hargreaves and Allison de Groot on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 3:00 EST. The workshop will be presented via Crowdcast as part of our Handmade at Home online series. Cost is $1 to $100 (suggested donation of $15).

2021-02-19T17:26:29-05:00February 11th, 2021|, , |

Old Time Fiddle Fundamentals with Andrew Small

The Handmade Music School presents an Old Time Fiddle Fundamentals Workshop with Andrew Small on Saturday, February 29, from 1:30-3:00pm. This workshop will be beneficial to beginning and intermediate fiddlers as well as anyone who wishes to gain a foundational understanding of the functional, technical, and stylistic considerations inherent to old time fiddling.

2020-02-06T10:56:34-05:00February 29th, 2020|, |

Intermediate Old Time Fiddle Workshop with Rachel Eddy

The Handmade Music School presents an intermediate old time fiddle workshop with Rachel Eddy on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm. This fiddle workshop will focus primarily on how to help your fiddling sound old-timey and more driving. It will be geared toward learning how to use bow pulses, bowing phrases, and note combinations to give fiddle tunes a shape.

2019-12-05T17:28:47-05:00February 22nd, 2020||

Intermediate Fiddle Workshop with Billy Hurt

The Handmade Music School present an intermediate fiddle workshop, "Merging Traditional Fiddle Styles," with Billy Hurt on Saturday October 12, 2019 from 3:30-5:00pm. Cost is $30. This intermediate workshop will teach participants to use multiple fiddle styles to create their own versions of tunes, while staying within the framework of traditional music. Billy will point out examples of fiddlers that have used the same techniques on old records.

2019-08-01T10:17:44-04:00October 12th, 2019|, |

Intermediate Old-Time Fiddle Workshop with Eddie Bond

The Handmade Music School presents an Intermediate intermediate old-time fiddle workshop with Eddie Bond on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 3:30-5:00pm. Cost is $30. Learn fiddle in the old-time way, phrase by phrase from with one of the most respected fiddlers in the Blue Ridge Mountain region. Eddie will teach Round Peak/Galax style tunes with attention to bowing.

2019-08-01T10:19:21-04:00September 14th, 2019|, |

Introduction to Old Time Fiddle with Kalia Yeagle and Andrew Small

The Handmade Music School presents an introduction to Old Time Fiddle with Kalia Yeagle and Andrew Small on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 11:00am - 1:00pm. This workshop will be beneficial to beginning and intermediate fiddlers as well as anyone who wishes to gain a foundational understanding of the functional, stylistic, and technical considerations inherent to old time fiddling. Cost is $30.

2019-06-12T09:33:04-04:00July 21st, 2019|, |

Get-Together Weekend Afternoon Workshops

The Handmade Music School is offering a series of one-hour afternoon workshops as part of the Floyd County Old Time Music Get-Together on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the the Floyd EcoVillage in Floyd County, Virginia. Workshops include intermediate and advanced classes in fiddle, banjo, guitar, dance, and singing. We are opening these workshops to the public. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per workshop.

2019-03-02T18:15:11-05:00March 15th, 2019||
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