- PopShop -

Learn Music - Have Fun - Rock out

PopShop - Rock EnROLL today!

Learn Music! PopShop, located in Morgantown, WV, is a 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 Fall 2015 - Session One registration is now open! Classes begin the week of Monday, September 15th and consist of 6 weekly, 90 minute lessons. Session One concludes with a concert on the legendary 123 Pleasant Street stage in Morgantown, WV on Sunday, October 25th, 2015.

*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 Fall 2015 - Session One:

Pop 101


This class is geared toward players with a rudimentary knowledge of their instrument (less than a year of experience and knowledge of note names on instrument). Minimum of 4 players needed to form class. Instruments needed: Guitar(s), Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Drums, Vocalist(s).

Pop 102


This class is geared toward players with intermediate (more than one year experience, some chord or note reading ability, and some ability to improvise) knowledge of their instrument. Minimum of 4 players needed to form class.

Pop 103


This class is geared toward players with advanced knowledge of their instrument (several years of experience and the ability to improvise) . Minimum of 4 players needed to form class. Instruments needed: Guitar(s), Bass Guitar, Keyboard(s), Drums, Vocalist(s).

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 live sound engineering, effect pedal basics (build your own pedal), 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

PopShop Fall 2015 - Session One Registration is NOW OPEN!

Classes begin the week of Monday, September 15th and consist of 6 weekly, 90 minute lessons. Session One concludes with a concert on the legendary 123 Pleasant Street stage in Morgantown, WV on Sunday, October 25th, 2015.



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*NEW!* Payments can now be made via major credit card using Paypal.

Classes Fall 2015 - Session One


Shows

Join us for all of these great upcoming events!

Shows Fall 2015:

Meet Your Neighbor Event

Music, Food, and Fun Downtown at the Market Place Pavilion

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 - 2PM - Morgantown, WV


Morgantown Marathon

Details: TBA

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 - Time TBA - Morgantown, WV


Morgantown Marathon

Details: TBA

Sunday, September 20th, 2015 - Time TBA - Morgantown, WV


Fall 2015 - Session One Final Concert

123 Pleasant Street

Sunday, October 25th, 2015 - 1PM - Morgantown, WV


West Virginia University Mountaineer Week

Family Fun Day in the WVU Mountainlair

Saturday, October 31st 2015 - 12PM-5PM - 550 University Ave, Morgantown, 26506

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

Before You Sleep, the PopShopWV group made up of 4 @Mountaineer Middle School girls will perform from 2:00 - 2:30 today. Please come out and see Julia, Willow, Annalise, and Bailey perform songs from The Beatles, Smashing Pumpkins, and My Chemical Romance.

The new PopShopWV studio is shaping us beautifully thanks to Jamie Lester and Francisco Amaya! While we (Jeffrey Carver, Walt Sarkees music, John and Ben Taylor were moving gear/finishing stages), these two completely transformed the entrance to the building. Absolutely amazing work from the individual(s) that constructed the Jerry West statue, the WV state quarter, and many other amazing pieces! This is what Vandalia Bronze can do with cans of spray paint. Wait until you see it in person. Incredible! Thanks Jamie and Francisco! #vandaliabronze #popshopwv #mural #jamielester #spraypaint

Classes are filling quickly for the PopShopWV Fall 2015 Session running from September 14th - October 25th! Classes meet once a week, for six weeks (90 minutes) and conclude with a concert at 123 Pleasant Street! All instruments, all ages, all levels are needed for groups that are forming. Grab some friends or we can help place your with other great musicians. Rock enRoll today at www.popshopwv.com ! http://goo.gl/forms/oTTt25p0g8

PopShopWV.com - Learn Music, Have Fun, Rock Out!

Learn Music! PopShop, located in Mogantown, WV, is a 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…

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Rock enRoll Now for the PopShopWV Fall 2015 Session running from September 14th - October 25th! Classes meet once a week, for six weeks (90 minutes) and conclude with a concert at 123 Pleasant Street!

Fall 2015 - Session One Registration

PopShop Fall 2015 - Session One registration is now open and we are changing things up! In the past, PopShop semesters were twelve week, one hour sessions. We are excited to announce that beginning in September, PopShop will offer two Fall sessions! Each session consists of 6 weekly, 90 minute lesso…

 

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Chris Russell
PopShopWV
304.906.9336
info@popshopwv.com