- PopShop - Performance Academy in Morgantown

Learn Music - Have Fun - Rock out

PopShop - Rock EnROLL today!

Learn Music! PopShop, located in Morgantown, WV, is a non pro Music Lessons in Morgantown fit 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. Performance Academy in Morgantown school of rock

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 Summer Camps 2019 - is NOW OPEN!

Camps Offered Summer 2019:

PopShop Summer Performance Camps


June 17 - 21 (Morgantown, WV), July 8 - 12 (Morgantown, WV), July 15 - 19 (Fairmont, WV)

Groups will meet for two hours rehearsals (M-F = 10 hours total instruction) and then present a public performance at the end of each camp week! (Venues TBA)

This 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 at the end of the week. Students meet for two hours a day (M-F) for one a week (10 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.

PopShop Drum Week 2019!


June 24 - 28 - (Ages 8-18)

PopShop is going to give the drummers some! This weeklong (90 minutes per day) drum camp is designed for beginning/intermediate/advanced drummers. In the past, campers have learned drum set history, new drum beats/techniques, song structure, electronic/sampled percussion, hand percussion, rudimental percussion, and how to approach the drums as a musician (not just as a drummer). Classes will be divided according to age and playing experience!

PopShop Guitar/Bass Guitar Week 2019!


June 24 - 28

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!

Guitar/Bass Effects Pedal (Basics)


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)

Class times TBD based on total registration. Register for your desired class and the instructor will contact you for scheduling.

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.

Groups will meet for two hours rehearsals (M-F = 10 hours total instruction) and then present a public performance at the end of each camp week! (Venues TBA)

Class times TBD based on total registration. Register for your desired class and the instructor will contact you for scheduling.

Audio Mixing Basics


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.

Class times TBD based on total registration. Register for your desired class and the instructor will contact you for scheduling.

Audio Engineering Class


Students will meet M-F for two hour classes to learn the basics of audio engineering. Students will learn the basics of signal flow, microphone types and applications, and then record an actual band's song! Students will also have the chance to do a quick rough mix.

Class times TBD based on total registration. Register for your desired class and the instructor will contact you for scheduling.

  • A minimum of 4 players needed to form performance classes.
  • 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, unless otherwise noted.
  • 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




PopShop Spring 2019 - Session Two is now in session!


Pay Online: PopShop Classes Spring 2019 - Session Two





Registration for PopShop Summer Camps is NOW OPEN!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER 2019 CAMPS


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Events

Upcoming Shows and Events:


PopShop Fall 2018 - Session Two Begins

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

Monday, October 29th @ 918 Fortney St - Morgantown, WV


WINTERFEST 2018 Concerts

Final performance for all Fall 2018 - Session Two Performance bands!

Saturday and Sunday, December 15th (6pm) and 16th (1pm) @ 123 Pleasant St - Morgantown, WV


PopShop Spring 2019 - Session One Begins

Spring 2019 - Session One performance classes begin (6 week session)!

Monday, January 21st @ 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

There are still spots open for PopShop's Guitar and Bass Guitar Camp! The camp runs from June 24 - 28 at PopShop. 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! https://docs.google.com/a/popshopwv.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeskyR20grjmJ1sb4dqG26S1W-y8tvnwbgvgW1Akt9FS4QkqA/viewform

There are still spots open for PopShop's Drum Camp! The camp runs from June 24 - 28 at PopShop. This weeklong (90 minutes per day) drum camp is designed for beginning/intermediate/advanced drummers. In the past, campers have learned drum set history, new drum beats/techniques, song structure, electronic/sampled percussion, hand percussion, rudimental percussion, and how to approach the drums as a musician (not just as a drummer). We are super excited to welcome guest instructor Dave Harrison for part of the week. Dave is a Morgantown, WV native that moved to Nashville in 1990 and started working in the studios. He joined the Edwin McCain Band in January 1996 and over the next 10 years, recorded 6 albums with the group, co-producing 2 of them. He played drums on the monster hit "I'll Be", which was in the top 40 for nearly a year, and which yielded a top 10 video. Dave has also performed with Maia Sharp, Olivia Newton John, Hootie and the Blowfish, John Hiatt, Branford Marsalis, Caroline Dawn Johnson, Rachel Proctor, Cyndie Thomsyn, and many others! https://docs.google.com/a/popshopwv.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeskyR20grjmJ1sb4dqG26S1W-y8tvnwbgvgW1Akt9FS4QkqA/viewform

YES!

Girls Rock! Camp 2019 is NEXT WEEK! GR!C runs Monday, June 10-14 from 10am-4pm with a concert at 123 Pleasant Street on Friday, June 14 at 6pm! There are a limited number of spot left open. ROCK enROLL today! https://docs.google.com/a/popshopwv.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeskyR20grjmJ1sb4dqG26S1W-y8tvnwbgvgW1Akt9FS4QkqA/viewform

PopShop

Cody Clayton Eagle’s first single, “I Will Sing” is available now for purchase/download on all streaming platforms. Congratulations, Cody! https://music.apple.com/us/album/i-will-sing/1462346421?i=1462346727

Former PopShop-er and 2019 American Idol contestant, Cody Clayton Eagle is showcasing in Nashville this evening. You can watch and support him here: https://nashvillerisingsong.com/live/ He will be live beginning at 8pm EST. Please support by watching live and voting (link to be posted below) for him!

 

Contact

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