PopRox is music lessons with a purpose. The purpose being to learn, appreciate and perform the music as a band live on stage. It is a real pleasure to see your child perform at the end of each term and to see them want to perform. The atmosphere Neal and his team generate is relaxed yet productive. The children are allowed to progress at their own speed. The songs chosen each term are varied in style and complexity. Where else can your child take guitar, bass, drum or singing lessons and perform what they have learnt in a rock band and make it work as a group not just as an individual.
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.
Harry loves the workshops. He is excited by the new tricks he is taught such as riffs and power chords. He plays music all the time at home and really likes all the tutors he has had at the workshops.
We feel that Harry has completely got the music bug thanks to the workshops. He was making music from day 1, the atmosphere is perfect for this age group, the tutors are fun and relaxed as well as being kind and nurturing and everyone is laid back and flexible so that Harry has been able to try out bass this term as well as keeping up his guitar lessons. He now loves performing thanks to the opportunities he has had to get up on stage.
Can't fault it and we are so lucky to have this facility in our area.
We are full of praise for PopRox – as you know!
…Great fun. Teaching is very, very good. Caters for all abilities, everyone is given full encouragement and support. There is a fantastic opportunity for all to perform at the end of term ‘rock’ concert where everyone is given feedback and praise for their efforts. David really enjoys his time there every week and would encourage others to join…..
Rebecca has thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. It has been wonderful to watch her blossom. She loves performing and PopRox allows her to do just that. We can't highly recommend it enough.
My son is a shy yet talented guitarist of 4 years with little experience of playing in front of anyone except his teacher. I've seen a real transformation in his confidence since joining PopRox which has positively influenced his musical skills as well has improved his general self-esteem. Music is much more fun when played with others - and now he has the opportunity to do just that. Many thanks to Neal and the team for their patience and infectious enthusiasm.
My sons have been going to PopRox ever since it started and absolutely love it! To quote one of them: “The tutors are really nice and cool and make us feel really great about our music!” The whole atmosphere at PopRox is really relaxed and friendly and we would definitely recommend anyone who is interested in music or singing to give it a go. The end of term concert is a fabulous idea as it gives us parents a great view into what goes on at PopRox. We love it, the boys love it and clearly Neal and the gang love it too from watching the rapport they have with all the kids!!
Miguel thoroughly enjoys PopRox workshops. He learns from the friendly and approachable teachers who work so hard with the children, and he has made some great friends with the other kids who attend. The classes are tailored to all skill levels and Interest levels are high because of the contemporary songs being taught.
My son Edward Fisher, joined the junior section a few years back to learn to play the bass guitar. With the help and encouragement of the professional teaching staff at PopRox, he progressed rapidly and now plays in a young rock band at regular gigs. All the members of this group - SourKix, developed their playing skills from the enthusiastic teaching at PopRoX.
Their is no better way to learn to play a musical instrument than with your friends and at the same time have fun.
My children have been attending the rock and pop workshops for 2 and 1/2 years now. They absolutely love taking part - it's been the highlight of their week. Their musical skills have progressed rapidly through their attendance.
The tutors are really friendly and the atmosphere is really helpful and fun. We perform live as a band every week, which really gets your confidence up and gets you used to the whole idea of performing live. I have learned not to worry about performing in front of lots of people, and a lot more about the different ways of singing. We learn songs, and understand the structure of them, how they are created and how to perform them
I think PopRox is really good because it would be really difficult to learn the drums without our tutors and a big place to learn and practice every week. Meeting lots of friends and then playing different instruments with them in a band is really, really good fun. Also our tutors are very patient and understanding, and there is a lot of instruments for everyone to use and learn on
I love the opportunity you give them to understand the unique experience of playing in a band. We all had to do it ourselves and wait until we had Saturday jobs before we could near even half decent equipment, so for Connie and Rocky to have had the experiences they have had with you, and reach the standards that they have at their age, is phenomenal. Music in the band environment is fantastically creative and sociable and performing in front of an audience with confidence is a life skill, all of which PopRox brings to the children.
Louis and Ollie attended a course with Neal and his team in 2011. The courses and tutors were fun, friendly and above all inspiring. The boys became confident in performing and since then have not looked back.
Earlier this year their younger sister Amelie attended a vocal course at PopRoX. She had so much fun and loved every moment. Her vocal techniques really improved with the tutors and she loved the final performance.
These music courses have been invaluable to our children, music has become a fun and major part of their life and they now regularly perform in their band Sour Kix .
My son declan has been going to your workshops since it opened in Woking, he absolutley loves it he has made friends and has learnt a skill playing the drums. Over the years he has gained so much confidence I think this is the best thing we have done as parents to help him grow in to a young man
Thank you Neal