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.