Hip Hop Lv. 1 (8-13)
Hip Hop (3-4)
Disney Musicals (3-4)
Disney Musicals (5-7)
Kpop (Teens & Adults)
Rock Band Lv. 1 (8-13)
Breakdance/Freestyle (6-13)

We are bringing back our Ballet program for ages 3 to 10 starting Monday, August 24! First 5 students to sign up will receive 50% off first month's tuition. Be sure to sign up early and don't miss out on this great opportunity.

After an awesome summer camp session of our Magic Camp, we are now offering a specialty Magic workshop starting October Tuesdays. Students will learn the secrets behind magic, logic and reasoning skills as well as other technical skills to master the art of Magic.

Important Dates:

     January term dates: January 3rd to January 30th, 2015
     February term dates:January 31st to February 27th, 2015
     Last day to withdraw for February term: January 15, 2015
     Free Friend Week: January 18 to January 24, 2015
     Entertainment Industry Q&A: January 24, 2015 @ 4pm


How Does the New Calendar Work?

In case if if you haven't gotten the new calendar, we have moved away from the calendar month to a 12 terms system. Each term will have 4 of each day of classes or lessons. We will not have regular classes on any of the other days of the year. All payments will shift up to the 18th of each month instead of the 28th over the course of the year to accommodate the end of the year holiday season. Withdrawal date as usual is still on the 15th of each month.



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(Old students are 28th until April 2015)

In This Months' Newsletter:

· How Does the New Calendar work?
· What are our teachers and student up to?
· Is your teacher or class sold out?
· Refer a friend and get free lesson/class!
· Free Friend Week
· Entertainment Industry Q&A
· Summer Camps, Recitals & More

Did You Read The Newsletter Contest?

January 2015

To increase readership of The PopRock Times Newsletter, each month we'll feature a new contest winner or a new contest.

Be sure to read our newsletter each month
to see if your name has been drawn or you might miss out!

This Month's Contest is:

Send us your favorite acting, dance or music related quote or meme to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. under the subject “Newsletter Contest” before January 30, 2015 and you will be entered into our February drawing.

One lucky winner will receive: 1 PopRock Hoodie

You must read our February newsletter to find out who won!

What are our teachers and students up to outside PopRock Academy?

Congratulations to our student Chelsea Chiu for booking singing the National Anthem for the Los Angeles Lakers game versus the Warriors on December 23, 2014.

Be sure to tune starting Tuesdays February 10, 2015 at 8pm on ABC to watch our fellow student Ian Chen starring in the new sitcom Fresh Off The Boat.

Congrats to our teacher Alfa Garcia for her debut at The Hotel Cafe on December 8, 2014, her performance at the Anaheim Packing District on December 18, 2014, and named Top 25 New Music of 2014 for her album "World Go Blue," from Music Connection Magazine December issue.

Congrats to our teacher Elbert Traister for booking a Toyota national commercial.

Congrats to our owner Paul Kwo for booking an Audi national commercial.

Congrats to Kamky and his crew who performed at Lion's Club New Years Eve party and Sing Tao New Years Countdown, and will be performing at the Asian-American Expo on January 17 and 18.

Many teachers and classes are selling out. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher or class, day or time, please contact any of our office staff team and they can add you to the waiting list.
There are still limited lessons spots available. To inquire about openings for January and February send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office 626.282.ROCK[7625]. Here’s a partial list of our teacher's that are sold out:

Paul Kwo: Mondays 4pm-9:30pm, Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:30pm, Wednesdays 2pm-3pm, 4pm-7pm, Thursdays 3pm-5pm, Fridays 2pm-5pm, Saturdays 10:30am-3pm SOLD OUT
Jessica Kelley: Mondays 4pm-7pm, Wednesdays 3:15pm-4:15pm, Saturdays 10am-12:30pm, 1pm-5:45pm SOLD OUT

PIANO: Paul Kwo: Mondays 4pm-9:30pm, Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:30pm, Wednesdays 2pm-3pm, 4pm-7pm, Thursdays 3pm-5pm, Fridays 2pm-5pm, Saturdays 10:30am-3pm SOLD OUT

Dave Edo: Tuesdays 3pm-5pm, 6:30pm-7pm, Wednesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm SOLD OUT

HIP HOP (8-12): Saturdays 12pm-1pm SOLD OUT

DISNEY MUSICAL (6-7): Sundays 4:15pm-5:15pm Only 3 spots available

GLEE (8-12): Saturdays 2pm-3:15pm Only 2 spots available

FREESTYLE (6-12): Saturdays 3:15pm-4:15pm Only 1 spots available

Free Friend Week
Does your friend ever wonder what you are doing at PopRock Academy? All current students are welcomed to bring a friend and check out any of our classes during this week for free. RSVP required as space is limited. (Not available for private lessons or specialty workshops.)

Entertainment Q&A Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 4pm to 5:30pm
Learn about what it takes to work in the entertainment industry with industry veteran Paul Kwo. The event will include a Q&A portion where you can ask him questions about how things really work in Hollywood. We especially encourage all our acting students who are interested in pursuing acting as a profession to attend.

Summer Camps, Recitals & More
We had an amazing series of recitals and performances in December 2014 with over 60 students participating in our 3 separate recitals. We are looking forward to even more performances and recitals this year. Please be sure to check out our newsletter every month to find out information for our recitals in June as well as all our summer programs and other performance opportunities we have for our students.

Refer a Friend & get ONE FREE lesson or class!

If you have a friend who might like to take lessons or classes, if you refer them to the Academy and they take 1 month of lessons or classes, we’ll give you ONE lesson of the same length or class for free! It’s very easy to refer someone. Just visit: , type in your name, their name and their email address and we’ll take care of the rest! There’s no maximum to the amount of free lessons that you can receive! Gift certificate can only be given to students currently enrolled in PopRock Academy.

New Pricing for New Classes
To keep up with inflation and the cost of living increase, we have a new pricing structure for NEW LESSONS OR CLASSES ONLY for 2015. All current students will enjoy your 2014 rates until July 1, 2015.
Private Voice, Instrumental and Dance Lessons:
     30 mins $140 for 4 lessons per term, 45 mins: $210 for 4 lessons per term, 60 min: $280 for 4 lessons per term
Lessons with Paul Kwo: $360 for 4 one-hour lessons per term
Acting Coaching: $22.50 per 15 minutes
On-going Group Classes (Except Adult Dance Students and Specialty Workshops)
     1st class $70 per term, 2nd class $65 per term, 3rd+ class $45 per term
Adult Dance Students: 1st class $60 per term, 2nd+ class $45 per term

Congrats to Chelsea Chiu singing the National Anthem at the Los Angeles King's Hockey game on February 16, 2015, and her recording session for American Girls.

Congrats to Paul Kwo for his multiple McDonald's TV and Radio Commercial Voice Overs.

Congrats to Ian Chen for his role as Evan Huang in the #1 new show Fresh Off The Boat.

Congrats to Jessica Kelley and Paul Kwo performing at Broadway Bound at CPUMC.

Congrats to Alfa Garcia performing at the Anaheim Parking District and touring in March.

Congrats to Alexia Reiman for doing a Spec Commercial styled American Apparel.

Congrats to Alyson G. for singing the National Anthem at the little league's game.

Congrats to Ian Chen for singing Warriors on the Home and Family show on the Hallmark Channel.

Congrats to Ana S. for being cast in the ensemble of Damn Yankees by the Jewish Federation.

Congrats to Chelsea Chiu for singing the National Anthem at the UCLA basketball game.

Congrats to our faculty, who performed at the Carver Elementary School's fundraiser dinner on April 24.

Congrats to Chelsea Chiu for singing the solo of Tomorrow from Annie with the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra.

Congrats to Ian Chen and Chelsea C. for singing at Children's Earth Day.

Congrats to Thaies Quezada for booking Kids Nights of Soul.

Congrats to our faculty Alfa Garcia for signing a deal with Pacific Records.

Congrats to Vivian T., Thaies Q. and Sydney Z. for performing at Kids Talk Live radio show at

Congrats to our owner Paul Kwo for booking 2 Verizon Radio Voice Over spots.

Congrats to Ian Chen for singing the National Anthem at ISATV charity basketball game.

Congrats to Thaies Quezada for performing “Captain, My Captain” at The Complex RND productions, a fundraising event to benefit the Jeff Griffith Youth Center. She also booked “Free To Be You and Me” musical at “The Actors Workout Studio” and the It Factor Performing Arts Troupe.

Congrats to Chelsea Chiu for booking a performance in New York at “An Evening of Broadway, Pop and Kundiman” with with Miss Sylvia la Torre and Anna Maria Perez De Tagle.

Congrats to Phoebe M. for booking a solo with her school's final 4th grade performance.

Congrats to Vivian T. for getting in her school's talent show.

Congrats to our faculty Alexia Reiman who was the assistant choreographer and performer at the premiere of the dance film “Disintergration” at the Athletic Garage film festival.

Congrats to all of our students performing at our two June recitals. Music recital on June 6 and All School Recital on June 28. A job well done!

Congrats to our student Chelsea Chiu for performing at the An Evening of Broadway, Pop and Kundiman" in New York City!

Congrats to our owner Paul Kwo who wrapped up filming God's Not Dead 2: He's Surely Alive in Arkansas. Also for booking voice over gigs with Toyota and a major franchise video game.

Congrats to our student Yannie C. and Vivian T. for each booking a voice over commercial job with Toyota.

Congrats to Joao Quezada & Thaies Quezada for booking Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Art In Relation.

Congrats to our student Chelsea Chiu, Thaies Quezada & Vivian T. for performing at the World's Games Special Olympics event at USC on July 30, and Chelsea C. at the Arcadia Special Olympics event on July 22.

Congrats to our students who performed at the Alhambra Special Olympics Festival and the Golden Year Senior Center.

Second Sunday @ PopRock - February 2014 is on February 9, 2014 at 4pm to 5pm at PopRock Academy in Alhambra. We will be live streaming this also online, so come back here and to find out how you can login and watch us online.

Musical Menu:
Children´s Game From For Children, Vol. 1, Bartok Bela
Sarabande, Frederick Handel
Old Tale, Tcherepnin Alexander
Let it Go (From the motion picture Frozen)
My Heart Will Go On (From the motion picture Titanic)
A Thousand Miles (Originally performed by Vanessa Carlton)
Unconditionally (Originally performed by Katy Perry)

Hosted by Paul Kwo

Remember you as the audience will get to help us choose the order of performance. Be sure to join us here live in the studio or online.