Floyd Music School began as a dream of Mike and Jen
in July 2007,
when Hannah and Laurel Brooke won first place
for twin fiddling at the Jimmy Edmonds Homecoming Competition.
Mike and Jen 2019
Over the years, FMS has been located in the town’s historic Compton House (where the youth bluegrass band, The Blackberries, was formed)
and more recently, in the old Pix Theater building, 115 W. Main St, also, home to County Sales and County Records for many years.
Today, FMS is located at our family farm,
3416 Christiansburg Pike, Floyd, VA,
with plans to expand the teaching studios to include a state of the art recording facility.
Thanks to the robust internet provided by
Citizens Communications, we are able to meet our students not only in person, but also online, worldwide.
In the early 2000’s, Floyd, a hub of bluegrass and old-time music, was buzzing with players and fans, but no central place for learning the craft or passing along the tradition.
In 2006 Mike began teaching fiddle, mandolin, and guitar in the small green room at the recently renovated Floyd Country Store. Soon after, Jen added her private piano and flute students to the Floyd Music School roster.