- 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, r&b, 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

PopShop Summer Camp Session 2/Classes are now enrolling!

*The PopShop Has Moved!*

Visit us at our new location on the top floor of the former Woodburn Elementary School, located at 918 Fortney Street Morgantown, WV 26505.

Classes offered Summer 2016:

One Week Intensive Perfomance Camps

July 11-15. Groups will meet for two hours a day M-F with a concert at the end of the week!

Guitar/Bass Week!

June 13th-17th - Groups will meet M-F for five 90 minute lessons, learning basic routine maintenance, understanding amps, using pedals, utilizing accessories, preparing for live performances, and a special day of riffs, tips and tricks!

Drum Week!

June 13th-16th - Students will meet M-Th for four 90 minute lessons, learning basic drum set history/beats, choosing the right drums/cymbals/heads/sticks hardware for your situation, drum tuning/maintenance, playing with a metronome/click track, taking control of the band, incorporating electronics/drum samples into your setup. * All registered students will receive a new drum head for their own drum during the drum tuning/maintenance class!

Pop Tech

The PopTech program consists of a series of music technology and practical musical application courses designed to expand your existing knowledge and help to get you "road ready". Classes are designed and taught by professionals that not only work in the specific field but possess the ability to teach others their craft. Classes include Guitar/Bass Effects Pedal (Basic/Advanced), audio mixing basics, studio recording, as well as guitar and bass repair/maintenance classes!

  • Other instruments can be incorporated. Please inquire about yours!
  • Students rehearse on stage with full PA and lighting system! This allows the 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.
  • The PopShop class schedule DOES NOT follow the public or private school calendars.

Rock enRoll

Registration for 2016 PopShop Summer Camps/Classes is now open!

Rock enRoll now for PopShop Summer Camp 2016!

*NEW!* Payments can now be made via major credit card using Paypal. (*Convenience Fee Added To Paypal/Credit Card Tuition Payments*)

PopShop Summer Camp/Classes 2016


Join us for all of these great upcoming events!

Shows/Events Spring 2016:

MedExpress Kids Day 2016

Outside the former Warner Theater - High St. Morgantown, WV 26505

Saturday, July 16 2016 - 12PM

Summer Camp 2016 Session Two - Final Concert

Tropics Restaurant and Bar - 2500 Cranberry Square Morgantown, WV 26508

Sunday, July 17 2016 - 1PM


  • "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


Don't miss PopShop in front of the Warner Theater (on High St) today at 12pm during MedExpress Kids Day! 🎶

Four incredible PopShop bands this Sunday at Tropics (1pm)! PopShopWV Presents: Summer Camp Concert Two At Tropics!

PopShopWV past concert flyers now proudly displayed at the studio.

Last Call For PopShop Summer Session Two Performance Camp! There are spots left in bands (including an adult band, if you've ever wanted to join), and we hope to get these filled quickly! This camp is only a week long. Groups meet two hours a day for five days (July 11-15) and perform a concert at Tropics on Sunday, July 17th at 1pm. (There is also another performance opportunity to interested groups for Kids Day on High St on Saturday, July 16th!) Join us for Summer Session Two Performance Camp or another of these great offerings! Rock EnRoll Today! Performance Camp Week! July 11th-15th - Groups will meet M-F during this week for two hour rehearsals (10 hours total instruction). The final performance will take place at Tropic's (2500 Cranberry Square Morgantown WV 26508) scheduled for Sunday June 17th (1pm). How To Band Week! July 18th-22nd - Open to students of all instruments and anyone who dreams of managing a solo artist or band! Groups will meet M-F for five 90 minute discussions and hands-on demonstrations learning the fundamentals of operating a band. Class days will be dedicated to understanding commercial and DIY methods of creating recorded music and video, Internet marketing and social media, booking, networking, promotions, making show posters, merchandise, and performance etiquette. Guitar/Bass Effects Pedal (Basics) July 18th-21st - Groups will meet for four 90 minute classes Monday-Thursday to learn about how most pedals work. Students will then build their own pedal to take home at the end of the class! (Choice of seven different pedal options: Guitar Distortion, Guitar Fuzz, Boost, Treble Boost, Bass Overdrive, Bass Fuzz, and *NEW* Tremolo) Guitar/Bass Effects Pedal (Advanced) July 18th-21st - Groups will meet for four 90 minute classes Monday-Thursday to learn about some more advanced circuits, and then build their own pedal to take home at the end of the class! (Choice of four: Atticus Finch Overdrive, Pancake Trilobite 2xFuzz, BigWig Bass Driver, Malta Kano Distorted Reverb) Guitar and Bass Tech Class July 18-21, July 25th-28th Students will meet for four 90 minute hands-on classes of complete electric guitar and bass maintenance and basic common repairs. Learn to keep your instrument in top performance shape and save money on setups and repairs. Audio Mixing Basics Class July 18-21, July 25th-28th Students will meet for four 90 minute classes providing an introduction to mixing sound for students at the beginner and novice levels. Learn the concepts of mixing live audio for bands, theater and speaking events, and also recorded music for albums, podcasts and film/video. Audio Engineering Class July 18th-22nd, July 25th-29th - Groups will meet M-F for two hour classes to learn the basics of audio engineering. Students will learn the basics of signal flow, microphone types and applications, and then record an actual band's song! Students will also have the chance to do a quick rough mix.

PopShop Summer Camps 2016

PopShop is excited to offer two weeks of Summer Performance Camp this year! We will host guest clinicians and Skype with artists in the music industry throughout these weeks! June 20th-24th - Groups will meet M-F during this week for two hour rehearsals (10 hours total instruction). The final perfor...

PopShop is now collecting used instruments and music-related items for our first, hopefully annual, PopShop Musical Instrument Yard Sale on Saturday, August 27th 2016. We would love to take everything you have to donate, but our facility has limited space. Before loading it up and bringing it to the studio, please email chris@popshopwv.com with a photo and/or description of the item(s). This will help us plan for equipment testing and storage until the yard sale. Please help us spread the word to help us collect instruments and stay tuned for details about the sale! PopShop is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Your donations to the program are tax deductible!

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