Classes & Information
Registration for PopShop Spring 2017 classes 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.
Classes offered Spring 2017 - Session One:
Six Week Perfomance Camp
The program is geared toward players of all ages (8-adult) and musical abilities! Students meet for group lessons (90 minutes a week for six weeks) to create a set of music to be performed at a public concert(s). 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. Students build/keep their very own pedal!
Guitar and Bass Guitar Effects Pedal Class (Advanced)
This four week course will cover the understanding and building of one of three Bookworm Effects' guitar pedals: The Atticus Finch Overdrive, the Pancake Trilobite 2xFuzz, or the Malta Kano Reverb! This class will cover more complicated circuits. All materials will be provided. While completing the Beginner class is not a prerequisite, it's preferable that students have some soldering experience.
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.
Guitar/Bass Guitar Maintenance and Repair Class
This four week course is designed to give players of all levels a better understanding of their instrument and the hands-on experience of making their own guitar or bass meet their needs. Save time and money by learning how to "setup" and maintain your instrument!
- 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!