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    Welcome to PopRoX


    We teach, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Band Performance from beginners upwards, ages 7+

    It’s our belief that children learn better with music they love.

    At PopRoX, Woking we utilise a song-lead teaching methodology whereby the children are taught how to play their instruments while learning a contemporary song. We cater for beginners upwards tailoring the lessons to suit the learning ability of the student.

    The songs are broken down to provide for differing abilities so every child learns at their own pace and has something they can then play when performing on stage during the Band Workshops.

    We introduce 2 to 3 songs per term and finish with a Performance Showcase at the end of term where the children get to show off their new talents performing in a real life gig situation to their friends and family.

    We find the children are more engaged and are wanting to learn more and are keen to practice during the week. 

    PopRoX


    Why Choose Us?

    • We have been running for over 6 years
    • 4 Experienced Professional Tutors. Bass,Guitar,Drums,Vocals
    • Individual Teaching Rooms (less distractions)
    • 2 Hour Workshops (1hr tuition 1hr band workshop)
    • Real life Band experience with full backline provided
    • Taught how to perform and work as a band
    • Each band consists Drummer, Bass, Guitar x2, Vocals then rotate so everyone plays
    • Fully shadowed by tutor to increase confidence

    FREE TASTER

    Come on down and try us out.
    Your first workshop is FREE.

    New Term Starts

    6th January 2018

    Late Enrolments

    We accept enrolments throughout the term up to week 7 as there will still be an opportunity to learn and perform our last song of the term.


    More Info


    PopRoX Junior


    • For ages 7-12
    • Complete beginners upwards
    • Instruments provided during workshops
    • 10 Week Saturday workshops where kids learn the music they love
    • Great rock and pop songs taught by awesome tutors
    • Learn music theory and tab
    • Rock out in a band every week
    • Perform in and end of term performance to friends and family

    Cost


    Workshop Cost: £240 for the 2hr as week, 10 week Workshop

    Taster Session: Your 1st Workshop is FREE. Come along and try us out and find out what it’s all about.

    Our Workshop Address


    WaterRat Music Studio Ltd, Unit 1, Monument Way East, Woking, GU21 5LY

    PopRoX HIGH


    Same great format as PopRoX Junior except ..

    • For ages 12+
    • More advanced tuition
    • More complex musical arrangements

    Workshop Duration


    Workshops are 2 hours long.

    The 1st hour is tuition in their selected discipline with the 2nd hour dedicated to Band Performance.

    We generally have a 10-15 min break between sessions in our chill out room where the children get to socialise with each other and the tutors while having a drink or snack.

    We recommend you bring a snack and drink with you each week.

    We are closed 1/2 Terms


    For 1/2 Terms we will be CLOSED Saturdays :

    • Oct 21st and 28th 2017
    • Feb 10th and 17th 2018
    • May 26th and June 2nd 2018

    Term Dates


    Term start and end dates for 2017 are as follows:-

    • Winter Term - Starts 16th Sep 2017 last Workshop 2nd Dec 2017
    • Spring Term - Starts 6th Jan 2018 last Workshop 24th March 2018
    • Summer Term - Starts 21st April 2018 last Workshop 7th July 2018

    Times


    We run two age-grouped streams to ensure the children feel more comfortable interacting within their peer groups.

    PopRoX Junior

    • Time - 10:00-12:00 and 12:30-14:30
    • Day - Saturday
    • Duration - 10 Weeks

    PopRoX HIGH

    • Time - 15:00-17:00
    • Day - Saturdays
    • Duration - 10 Weeks

    Meet the Tutors

    Francois - Guitar

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    Francois started to learn classical guitar at the tender age of 6 in Belgium. However, he soon became more interested in contemporary music. After many years of practise he soon became an accomplished musician and now still only 19 has already had many years of experience in studios and performing on stage with many bands. In 2015 François moved to the UK to study at the Academy Of Contemporary Music. Having not even completed a year, he’s already getting a name for himself, working as a session musician for various artists and bands. He has done many shows in London including the infamous Metropolis and has also had the chance to tour in the UK in early 2016. Francois endorses D’Addario 

    Martin - Vocals

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    Born in Canada and living in the UK. He is a multi-instrumentalist specialising in vocals, guitar and bass. Gordon plays in several bands including his own project and is also featuring in Genesis Visible Touch, a celebration of the Phil Collins era Genesis music. Martin is also an educator and has taught various disciplines over the past 20+ years. Check out the website
    www.martingordon.co for more details and to contact for work or lessons. His album ‘Green Light’ is available from all digital retailers. Martin is also a vegan and contributes to the food blog
    www.theartofveg.com

    Dan - Bass

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    Dan is a multi-instrumentalist, playing saxophone, piano, double bass but specialises in the electric bass guitar. Playing music since the age of 10, he is a graduate of the Academy of Contemporary Music, where he worked with a number of talented up and coming artists.
    When not teaching, Dan works as a pit musician in both schools and London musicals. He has performed with the award winning Steel Pier, as well as the critically acclaimed Bare.

    Pete - Drums

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    Pete has been drumming for over 12 years. Studied drums and gained a degree at ACM in music performance. However he didn’t stop there and decided to get another one in Music Production. Pete has been in many bands, playing in and also running several function bands from soul, motown and funk to cheesy 80s tribute bands. He has played at (too many) pubs, parties, weddings and some small festivals including Guildfest. He enjoys the challenges of teaching and gets his super powers from plants .. viva the vegan revolution!

    About Us

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    Everyone at PopRoX is mad about music!  We truly believe that music is the very fabric of our lives and can’t wait for each Saturday to come around so we can help young people experience music in a fun and engaging way.  Each week we focus on helping students get the very best from their session.  Everyone gets to play live right from the first week of learning.  We believe that playing live each week makes music make sense.

    Junior 7-12


    PopRox Junior is aimed at young people aged 7 – 12.  The sessions are designed to make music accessible but also challenging.  Students learn between 2-3 songs per 10 week term and are taught music theory as well as practical playing skills.  The repertoire is a combination of current rock and pop chart hits as well as classic tracks that represent all the key genres such as blues and funk.  At the end of the ten week term, each student plays in an end of term concert for friends and family.

    High 12+


    PopRoX High is the High School of PopRoX!  It is aimed at 12 and upwards who have either come through the PopRoX Junior programme or just have a passion for rock and pop music and are keen to learn to the next level.  Sessions are more challenging than PopRoX Junior and the song arrangements more complex.  Complete beginners are catered for as well as more advanced players.  Whatever your level, PopRoX High is a great way to learn music you love, play live each week, meet great people, form bands and just enjoy making cool music.

    Facilities

    A Fantastic Location

    Where better to teach Rock and Pop than a real life Recording and Rehearsal studio!!

    An ideal base for PopRoX, providing the perfect environment for a Rock & Pop Workshop.

    • 5 generous sized air-conditioned rehearsal/teaching rooms
    • A professional recording studio
    • A huge live room
    • A large control room
    • An on-site shop selling drink,snacks and gear
    • Disabled access
    • Easy drop off and pick up with plenty of parking

    A quick peek

    Each discipline has its own dedicated room and the children can experience a real live band performance in the large live room adjacent to the recording studio for a full Band experience.

    Testimonials

    Abigail, aged 10, has been studying vocals with Neal and his team for the past two years.
    She was hooked from her first class. It’s taken eighteen months to persuade her older brother Charlie to give guitar lessons a try but I can honestly say that this is the first activity that I have enrolled him that he genuinely looks forward to attending each week.
    There is a friendly group of children and a team of tutors that make the children feel welcome, comfortable and at ease whatever of their initial ability.
    It’s social, develops friendships out of their usual circle of school friends, builds confidence, they learn a skill … and it gets them away from the xbox on a Saturday morning.
    I would thoroughly recommend you giving it a try.
    Sara

    Pictures

    • Tutors @ The Boileroom
    • Students @ The Boileroom
    • HIGH Band Performance
    • Junior Band Performance
    • PopRoX Recording Session
    • PopRoX play Woking High

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    Contact

    Welcome to our facilities

    PopRoX Rock and Pop Workshops is very proud to be in partnership with Woking’s premier rehearsal and recording facilities, WaterRats Music Studios.

    WaterRat Music Studio’s boasts:-

    • 5 generous sized air-conditioned rehearsal rooms
    • A professional recording studio
    • A huge live room
    • A large control room
    • An on-site shop selling drink,snacks and gear
    • Disabled access
    • Easy drop off and pick up with plenty of parking

    Address: WaterRat Music Studio Ltd, Unit 1, Monument Way East, Woking, GU21 5LY

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