- PopShop -

Learn Music - Have Fun - Rock out

PopShop - Rock EnROLL today!

Learn Music! PopShop, located in Morgantown, WV, is a non profit music academy founded with the belief that popular music styles (rock, pop, country, punk, etc.) can be a vehicle to teach traditional musical concepts. PopShop is dedicated to providing a quality music education while working to help nurture artistic and personal growth in students of all ages.

Have Fun! While music education is at the center of PopShop's mission, classes are designed for members to enjoy the learning experience! Students collaborate in order to choose the songs, and work to assemble a set of music to be presented at public concert events.

Rock Out! Throughout the PopShop session, band members take to the stage for live performances to showcase each student's talent and hard work. Live performances are used to help highlight other charitable causes in our community and raise funds for these same organizations. PopShop teaches that art is not only important for personal expression, but that it can be used to help others in need.

Classes & Information

Registration for PopShop Summer 2017 Camps - is NOW OPEN!

This School Rocks!

PopShop is located on the top floor of the former Woodburn Elementary School, located at 918 Fortney Street Morgantown, WV 26505.


PopShop Summer 2017 Camps:

Music Performance Camp 2


This camp is geared toward players of all ages (8-adult) and musical abilities! Groups will meet M-F for two hour rehearsals (10 hours total instruction) with a public performance to feature their work at the end of the week!

Music Performance Camp 3 (@ Fairmont State University)


This camp is geared toward players of all ages (8-adult) and musical abilities! Groups will meet M-F for two hour rehearsals (10 hours total instruction) with a public performance to feature their work at the end of the week!

  • A minimum of 4 players needed to form class.
  • Students rehearse on stage with full PA allowing students the opportunity to experience the feeling of performance from day one of the session!
  • All "backlined instruments" (drums, keyboards, amplifiers, PA system, microphones) are provided for students.
  • Classes are held at "The PopShop" located at 918 Fortney St, Morgantown, WV.
  • Instruments needed: Guitar(s), Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Vocalist(s), Wind Instruments. Other instruments can be incorporated. Please inquire about yours!

Rock enRoll

Registration for PopShop 2017 - Summer Camps!


ROCK enROLL now for Girls Rock Camp 2017!


ROCK enROLL now for PopShop Performance Camp at Fairmont State University (Aug 7th - Aug 11th)!


PopShop 2017 - Summer Camps





Registration is NOW OPEN for PopShopWV Fall 2017 - Session One


ROCK enROLL now for PopShopWV Fall 2017 - Session One!


PopShop Classes Spring 2017 - Session Two



Events

Upcoming Shows and Events:


Buckhannon Festival Fridays

Next Chapter, Cody Clayton Eagle, and Before I Sleep rock Buckhannon, WV!

Friday, July 21st - 6pm - 8pm @ Jawbone Park - S Florida St, Buckhannon, WV


PopShopWV Summer Performance Camp 2 Concert

PopShop summer campers showcase their skills after one week of rehearsals.

Sunday, July 30th - 1pm @ Tropics Restaurant (2500 Cranberry Square Morgantown WV, 26508 - Cheat Lake)


PopShopWV Presents: Girls Rock Concert 2017! (Night Show)

The young ladies of Girls Rock Camp take to the Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater to present their work. Beast Friend and Haley Slagle will also perform!

Friday, August 4th - 7pm @ Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park - Morgantown, WV


PopShopWV Summer Performance Camp 3 Concert (Fairmont, WV)

PopShop summer campers showcase their skills after one week of rehearsals.

Saturday, August 12th - 1pm @ TBA - Fairmont, WV


PopShop Fall 2017 - Session One begins!

Join us for the first Fall 2017 (6 Week) session

Monday, August 28th @ 918 Fortney St. Morgantown, WV


Feedback

  • "Had a great time at Black Bear. Kudos to you for the teaching and relationships that got the kids (and adults) there. The Black Bear venue permitted a lot of {my son's} friends to be there, which was awesome support."

    - Parent of PopShop student

  • "You don't know me, but {one of your students} is a dear friend of mine, and I just wanted to thank you so much for all the wonderful work you did with him and all the other PopShop kids. He has been on Cloud Nine over the experience. The other day he said to me, with a big smile on his face, "I feel like I get better at guitar just by being in the room." You are doing an amazing thing with these kids, and you must be very good with them; the results are so impressive. So I just wanted to thank you for giving such a great gift to the community. Best of luck to you, and keep up the good work!"

    - Community member and friend of PopShop student

  • "Participating in Pop Shop programs over the years has allowed my son to grow as a musician and as an individual. Chris Russell and his staff are excellent mentors to students that are in the process of discovering their musical talents. Pop Shop bands have a great time while working toward taking their abilities to the next level. It's such a great opportunity...right here in Morgantown! "

    - Cynthia Armstrong, Parent of PopShop student

  • "...Unsurprisingly, he didn't get in trouble at all this spring. There was no acting out, his grades improved and his attendance was stellar. He will start high school in the fall with new confidence in mind and direction in his heart, and it is all because of the gift of a semester in PopShop."

    - Counselor of PopShop student

  • "We love PopShop, it is such a wonderful program for our daughters. They enjoy playing music they hear on the radio and learning to play with a group is important for any musician. We look forward to future semesters!"

    - Angela Carver, Parent of PopShop students

  • "Thanks again for all your hard work and support throughout the semester. We will all look forward to the fall."

    - Adult PopShop student and the parent of PopShop students

  • "I just want to thank you for all your time and hard work you have put into Popshop. The boys were very happy with their performance yesterday. I think they did a great job. I know you put in a lot of hours. I just wanted to let you know that we appreciate it."

    - Parent of PopShop students

  • "I loved doing Popshop! I learned so much during the semesters I spent there - I took the next step and actually played something with other people, outside of my room. I gained a little confidence and (kinda) got over my stage fright. I recommend this program to people all the time and try to spread the word as much as I can. Thank you so much for all you did for me!"

    - Anna Smith, Former PopShop student

  • "Many thanks for you and your assistants for all you do with young musicians. PopShop has been an amazing experience for my son and his band. {My son} has gained confidence as a musician that I never thought we'd see."

    - Parent of PopShop student

News

PopShop is extremely fortunate to have the awesome Haley Slagle instructing at Girls Rock Camp 2017! Haley is an incredible singer/songwriter/guitarist with MANY years of performance experience! Haley's band will also perform at the PopShopWV Presents: Girls Rock Concert! From Haley: "Hey, everyone!!! I'm really excited to meet all of you and to play music with you all next week! I started playing the guitar when I was about 12 old. Over the years I have played in many different venues, in several states with a lot of different people. Most recently, I'm working on a new record of original material with a band of old friends." Join us July 31st-Aug 4th (10am-4pm) for Girls Rock Camp 2017! Campers will form bands, write original songs, and video chat with some of the biggest female artists in the music business! ROCK enROLL NOW for Girls Rock Camp 2017! https://docs.google.com/a/popshopwv.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd84-Fp0e2zpmiDnsooTwMaZ0D-Me6NlkdEwWNuS6sATSYnrA/viewform

Join us on Friday, August 4th at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park for a great night of music by some extremely talented young ladies! Girls Rock Camp 2017 campers will perform both cover songs and original compositions. Also performing Haley Slagle, Beast Friend, and Next Chapter!

Registration for PopShop Fall 2017 - Session One is now OPEN! Classes begin the week of Monday, August 28th! ROCK enROLL TODAY! https://docs.google.com/a/popshopwv.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0p_MChFCXNGp0Z0uhzUi-r6gSnqYar1a6-Pkp-iIAJHnreg/viewform (Leila Rocks!)

http://www.npr.org/2017/07/24/538387823/turning-the-tables-150-greatest-albums-made-by-women

PopShop is excited to introduce Jennifer Connoley as the next Girls Rock Camp instructor! Jennifer is an amazing musician/instructor and will be teaching ukulele, guitar, vocals, and songwriting! Some fun facts about Jennifer: * She is super excited to join PopShop for Girls Rock Camp! * She teaches music and choir at Cheat Lake Elementary. * She has a husband and three kids. * Some of Jennifer's favorite things: her family and friends, playing instruments, singing, dancing, summertime, chocolate chip cookie dough, and the color pink! Join us July 31st-Aug 4th (10am-4pm) for Girls Rock Camp 2017! Campers will form bands, write original songs, and video chat with some of the biggest female artists in the music business! ROCK enROLL NOW for Girls Rock Camp 2017! https://docs.google.com/a/popshopwv.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd84-Fp0e2zpmiDnsooTwMaZ0D-Me6NlkdEwWNuS6sATSYnrA/viewform

Before I Sleep Official live in Buckhannon, WV!

Cody Clayton Eagle live in Buckhannon, WV!

PopShop travels to Buckhannon, WV tonight to perform at Festival Fridays at Jawbone Park! Don't miss Next Chapter, Cody Clayton Eagle, and Before I Sleep Official taking the stage from 6-8pm! http://www.festivalfridays.org/

 

Contact

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Chris Russell
PopShopWV
304.906.9336
chris@popshopwv.com