- 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

PopShopWV Summer 2021 Summer Camp Registration is NOW OPEN!


Camps offered Summer 2021

PopShop Summer Performance Camp 2


JULY 19 - 23

Groups will meet for two hours rehearsals (M-F = 10 hours total instruction) at PopShop located at 918 Fortney St in Morgantown, WV. Campers will present a public performance to feature their work at the end of the week.

Concert will be Saturday July 24th 1pm at Mylan Park 4H Center!

• 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.

Sketch & Release Camp 2


JULY 26-30

PopShop’s Sketch & Release Camp teaches students how to create their own music and comedy TV show. Your child, with his/her peers, will spend a week writing skits and songs, producing their own hit TV show. Imagine “Saturday Night Live” meets “The Monkees”, with your child as the star of the show. Campers, age 10-18, will meet at the PopShop studios for two hours a day.

During the camp, groups will: Write and perform a show theme song. Create and film a show sponsor. Develop and film scenes and dialogue. Write and record a commercial. Write and perform a grand finale song No previous musical/theater/art experience is required. Students will be immersed in all three by the end of the week.

After filming and editing, a finished show will be sent to each camper!

PopShop Music Technology Classes - Summer 2021


* Class times are flexible! Register for your desired class and the instructor will contact you for scheduling.

PopShopWV + Bookworm Effects: Build Your Own Pedal Groups will meet for four 90 minute classes to learn how to read a pedal schematic, overview of parts/components, and learn to build their own pedal! The pedal will have some brand new features: 2-band EQ, and soft-touch relay based switching (No hard clicking footswitch). Choice between Overdrive/Boost or Distortion/Fuzz. Can be tailored for Guitar or Bass Email brian@popshopwv.com if you have questions

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


ROCK enROLL


PopShopWV Spring 2021 - Session Two is currently in session!


Pay Online: PopShop Classes Spring 2021 - Session Two



Registration for PopShopWV Summer 2021 Camps is now open!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR Summer 2021 Camps!


Pay Online: PopShop 2021 - Summer Camps




Events

Upcoming Shows and Events:


Summer Camp Concert 1

End of Summer Camp Week 1 Concert Event

Saturday, June 24 (1PM) - Mongalia County Extension Services & 4-H Center


Girls Rock! 2021 Camp Concert

End of Girls Rock! Camp Performance

Saturday, July 17 - Morgantown Courthouse Square


Summer Camp Concert 2

End of Summer Camp Week 2 Concert Event

Saturday, July 24 (1PM) - Mongalia County Extension Services & 4-H Center


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

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PopShopWV
918 Fortney St. Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 241-1768
info@popshopwv.com