We are the only school in San Gabriel Valley and Pasadena area that has an integrated triple threat program between acting, dance and music. We provide voice and singing lessons, piano lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons, cello lessons, hip hop classes, popping and locking, songwriting lessons, music theory classes, ballet classes, acting on camera classes, fundamental acting classes, storytime theater, triple threat glee classes, and scene studies classes. We are the number 1 voice program in the San Gabriel Valley and Pasadena area. We are the only program in the area to be featured on Good Day LA Fox 11 News.
All our teachers have either college training AND professional performance experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the music, acting and dance. Our music program is completely integrated into our instrumental program and our dance and acting program, creating some of the most talented performers around. Our students have won many competitions and our program has been featured on Good Day LA Fox 11 News.
We offers music lessons and private acting and dance coaching seven days a week from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule. 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays. 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Paul Kwo has been teaching performing arts since 1998. He has taught thousands of students in various settings from young children to adults and has continued his programs at PopRock Academy since 2011. The Academy has a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, guitar, voice, singing and drum lessons, dance in hip hop, ballet and pop lock, and acting classes in stage and on camera in Alhambra, Pasadena area and the San Gabriel Valley, California year round. We also collaborate with the best acting and dance programs around to provide our students with a solid program in all areas of studies in our studio. We are working with Daurden Performing Arts Collective to bring the best dance program to PopRock Academy and Hong Acting Workshop to bring the best acting program here.
Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, full electronic drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio. Our teachers are equipped with iPads and other electronic gears to help with their teaching.
We are the only performing arts school in the San Gabriel Valley that creates the most exciting showcases and recitals as well as multiple public performances at festivals and other events that will give our students extremely valuable performance experiences.
In summer and the winter, many of our students choose to perform in our biannual recitals. We host these recitals at professional venues for students to showcase their works. For our students these recitals are free and unlike many schools in San Gabriel Valley we do not charge for recital participation or admission fees. This can only be found at PopRock Academy. We even hire professional musicians to accompany our students to give them collaborative performance experiences unlike other schools.
We have San Gabriel Valley’s most established and recognized triple threat glee program for kids and teens. Since 2011, this high profile program has been featured in Good Day LA on Fox 11 News as well as numerous festivals such as the Los Feliz Street Festival and the Alhambra 4th of July celebration.
We have a comfortable professional lounge for our clients to relax in. Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent's lounge with comfortable chairs, kids toys, Wi-Fi and magazines. We also provide large observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait.
We are conveniently located in Alhambra's downtown district in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley. Due to its central location, our school is convenient to all areas of the San Gabriel Valley. Close to our school, you will find great shopping, dining and the vibrant neighborhood village of Alhambra. Our location is convenient to and we have many students from Pasadena, South Pasadena and San Marino and the greater Los Angeles area.
We have a dedicated professional office staff to serve you.Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher/owner or more commonly an answering machine. We have two dedicated office team members who are available at the front desk to assist our clients quickly and professionally.
The Academy also sells music books, instruments and accessories. All of our current students receive student discount that saves them money on all of their music supply needs.
The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons or classes. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.
"Paul Kwo is the best voice coach I've ever had the privilege of working with. He actually takes the time to work on every single note and every single word to perfect the song to the best of your ability. He puts his heart and soul into every lesson bringing out the best in each student. He has an incredible passion for what he does and I can honestly say I would not have the skills, opportunities, or confidence I have today without Paul."
"I have taken Hip Hop in the past but this is nothing like it. Her style is simply unique like herself and i honestly learn a lot of technique and also different ways to dance. Her unique style has helped me become a better dancer and has helped me become more flexible."
"I wasn't comfortable with acting before. I never took acting lesson but he is a very excellent teacher. He helped me be more comfortable with myself. He really helped cultivate my talent and my ability to express myself. This acting lesson made me realize what i want to be and i love acting so much that i want to pursue it."