Classes & Information
Registration for PopShop Spring 2018 - Session One - is NOW OPEN!
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Classes Offered Spring 2018 - Session One:
PopShop Performance Program (Bands)
The program is geared toward players of all ages (8-adult) and musical abilities! Students meet for group lessons to create a set of music to be performed at a public concert(s). Students meet for 90 minutes a week for six weeks (9 hours of instruction). PopShop staff members carefully create groups based on age, ability and musical interests. Instructors provide musical instruction and impart the importance of teamwork, creative expression, and self confidence.
Guitar and Bass Guitar Effects Pedal Class - Beginner
This four week course will focus on three principles: the ability to distinguish and identify effects by hearing them, the understanding of hardware/circuits within most pedals, and the building of a guitar pedal of your choice (six options: distortion, fuzz, boost, treble boost, bass distortion, bass fuzz)! All materials will be provided.
Guitar and Bass Guitar Effects Pedal Class - Advanced
This four week course will cover the understanding and building of one of four Bookworm Effects' guitar pedals: The Atticus Finch Overdrive, the Pancake Trilobite 2xFuzz, the Laughing Man Optical Tremolo, or the Malta Kano Reverb! This class will cover more complicated circuits and we'll take our time building to make sure everything is good to go. All materials will be provided. Note: If you are a bassist, the Trilobite also sounds great on bass. It is not required that you'd taken the Beginner class, but it's preferable to have some soldering experience.
Studio Recording Class
This six week course will cover hardware/software for recording, signal flow/routing, microphones and techniques, and then recording a band in order to experiment with different methods!
Audio Mixing Class
This four week course is a hands-on 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. **The class is recommended for most students before taking the six week Live Sound Engineering class.
Live Sound Engineering Class
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.
- A minimum of 4 players needed to form performance 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!