- 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, 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

Registration for PopShopWV 2018 Summer Camps - is NOW OPEN!

Classes Offered Summer 2018 :

GIRLS ROCK! CAMP


July 16th - 20th (10am-4pm) - This camp is crafted for female musicians age 8 - 18! In one week campers will form bands, write an original song and perform at a local music venue. Campers will work with PopShop's all female staff to explore the fun and challenges of making music with others. Each day will begin with movement exercises (yoga/dance) as well as hands-on demonstrations of all of the instruments utilized in PopShop. Campers will learn to play/sing the Girls Rock Camp Theme Song on (and put their stamp on it). There will be daily Skype sessions with female artists and music industry professionals. Each afternoon, campers (in small groups) will collaborate with the staff members and professional songwriters to craft their original songs. Any self-identified girl is encouraged to apply, prior music experience isn’t required and all musical instruments will be provided.

Guitar/Bass Effects Pedal Class (Beginner)


Groups will meet for four 90 minute classes to learn about how most analog 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/Bass Effects Pedal Class (Advanced)


Groups will meet for four 90 minute classes 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


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


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.

  • 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 that we need: Guitar(s), Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Vocalist(s), Wind Instruments. Other instruments can be incorporated. Please inquire about yours!

ROCK enROLL


Register Now For PopShopWV 2018 Summer Camps!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR 2018 SUMMER CAMPS!


Pay Online: PopShop 2018 - Summer Camps






Registration for Fall 2018 - Session One classes is now open!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FALL 2018 - SESSION ONE CLASSES!


Pay Online: PopShop Classes Fall 2018 - Session One



Events

Upcoming Shows and Events:


PopShop Summer Performance Camp 1

Groups will meet M-F, 2 hrs a day, for 5 days (Time TBA).

July 9th - 13th @ 918 Fortney St. Morgantown, WV


PopShop Summer Performance Camp 1 Concert

Final performance for all Performance Camp 1 bands.

Sunday, July 15th (1pm) @ Crab Shack Caribba - Cheat Lake, WV


GIRLS ROCK! CAMP 2018

This camp is crafted for female musicians age 8 - 18!

July 16th - 20th (10am-4pm) @ 918 Fortney St. Morgantown, WV.


GIRLS ROCK! CAMP 2018 Concert

Final performance of GIRLS ROCK! CAMP 2018

Saturday, July 21st @ Tropics - 2500 Cranberry Square Cheat Lake, WV


PopShop Performance Camp 2 (Fairmont State University - Fairmont, WV)

Groups will meet M-F, 2 hrs a day, for 5 days (Time TBA).

July 23rd - July 27th - @ Wallman Hall - Fairmont State University - Fairmont, WV


PopShop Summer Performance Camp 2 Concert

Final performance for all Performance Camp 2 bands.

July 28th (3pm) @ Palantine Park - Fairmont, WV


PopShop Fall 2018 - Session One Begins

Fall 2018 - Session One performance classes begin (6 week session)!

August, 27, 2018 @ 918 Fortney St. Morgantown, WV


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

These talented young musicians will rock the @crabshackcaribba Cheat Lake stage this Sunday, July 15the beginning at 1pm. Join us for a great afternoon of music and be sure to tell your waitstaff member that you are there to support @popshopwv! A portion of sales during the show will be donated to PopShop!

@popshopwv runs exactly one camp outside of Morgantown each year. ROCK enROLL now for that camp held on the campus of @fairmontstate July 23rd-27th! Campers rehearse Monday - Friday for 2 hours a day and then present a concert on the amazing Palatine Park stage on Saturday, July 28th! popshopwv.com/fairmont

Not only will you hear some incredibly talented young musicians, you'll be supporting @popshopwv as well! The amazing folks at @crabshackcaribba have pledged to donate a portion of sales during this concert to PopShop. Just let your server know you are there to support PopShop and enjoy the great music and delicious food/drinks!

PopShop is extremely fortunate to welcome Girls Rock! Camp Director, Rose Anne Heater, back for year number two! Rose Anne’s infectious smile and limitless talents find their way to each and every camper! Joining Rose Anne are rockstar instructors Leah Heater and Tracey Whorton as well as a special group of Junior Instructors!

One lucky Girls Rock! camper will win their very own Amahi Ukuleles courtesy of the amazing folks at Fawley Music! ROCK enROLL today for the best camp around and for your chance to own this sweet ukulele and case! https://goo.gl/byXQXd

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Contact

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Chris Russell
PopShopWV
(304) 833-9248
chris@popshopwv.com