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
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!
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!
Students will meet M-F for five 90 minute lessons, learning basic drum set history/beats, choosing the right drums/cymbals/heads/sticks hardware for your situation, and drum tuning/maintenance. Campers will also have lessons in hand drumming, playing with a metronome/click track, taking control of the band, and preparing for live performance.
"How To Band" Camp
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 and Bass Guitar Effects Pedal Camp (Beginner)
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 six different pedal options: Guitar Distortion, Guitar Fuzz, Boost, Treble Boost, Bass Overdrive, and Bass Fuzz)
Guitar and Bass Guitar Effects Pedal Camp (Advanced)
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)
Audio Mixing Camp
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.
Live Sound Engineering Camp
This six week course shows students how to run a PA and mix a live band. Learn everything from setup to sound check and show time to load out. **Most students with no prior experience using a sound board should consider the 4-week Audio Mixing Basics class before taking the full Live Sound Engineering class.
Guitar/Bass Guitar Tech Camp
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.
- 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!