The Handmade Music School, along with The Floyd Country Store, is excited to announce the Third 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 25 - Sunday, March 28, 2021 (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.
The Handmade Music School presents a duet singing workshop on Saturday November 16, 2019 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm, with Ashlee Watkins and Andrew Small of the New Macedon Rangers. Using regional traditional song repertoire as a vehicle for demonstration, this workshop will delve into how we choose parts (assigning lead and harmony) and find the right key as well as the stylistic choices involved in deciding on the right harmony line.
The Handmade Music School presents a Vocal Duets Workshop with Frank and Allie Lee on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 12:30-3:00pm. Cost is $40. Sing melody without sheet music and harmony without hardship by following along with Frank & Allie Lee. Frank and Allie (of The Freight Hoppers) are a husband and wife duo who perform old time songs with banjos, guitars, and voice across the country. Whether you have sung your whole life or are still getting comfortable with your voice, Frank and Allie can relate, help you find your voice, and show you how to find harmony with someone else’s voice to create a vocal duet.
The Handmade Music School, along with The Floyd Country Store, is excited to announce the Second Annual Floyd County Old Time Music Get-Together at the beautiful EcoVillage in Floyd County, Virginia! This amazing four day camp will take place in early spring on March 14 – 17, 2019. Instructors include Alice Gerrard, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Jere Canote, Greg Canote, Kilby Spencer, Emily Spencer, Becky Hill Mac Traynham, and Andy Buckman.
The Handmade Music School presents an in-depth vocal workshop with Alice Gerrard: Masters and Community in Traditional Music on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10:00am - 4:00pm. Enjoy a full day of in-depth instruction from the legendary Alice Gerrard. This vocal workshop will begin by delving into the stories and voices of the musicians and culture that paved the way for the traditional music of today. We will then apply that knowledge while learning tunes and songs with an emphasis on style.
Join us Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 3:00-5:00pm for an Introduction to Shapenote Singing with Chris Wolf. Shapenote singing is a unique American-born, living tradition of unaccompanied four-part harmony singing. Learn about the origins of the singing style, the basics of reading music, the 4-shape notation system, how to hold your own in multipart harmony and the power of your singing voice. No experience or musical proficiency required.