The Brad Schoener Memorial Fund provides arts education experiences that help build responsible students who grow into outward-focused adults engaged in strengthening their communities. 

Since 2013, the Schoener Fund has brought high-quality and enriching music education programs to Upper Darby children through our MusicMan Academy. This seven-week summer program for school-aged children consists of workshops located throughout Upper Darby that offer instruction in a variety of musical instruments at all skill levels, and is taught by experienced teaching artists.

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2022!

MUSICMAN CAMP

Explore the world of Instruments, Improvisation, Drum Circles, Ukulele/Guitar, Music Theory, Composition, Basic Instrument Care, even Yoga and Movement!
 
For students who have completed grades 3-8.
(First, second, third year band students; second & third year string students.)
 

JAZZ JAM!

A FULL DAY of JAZZ JAMMIN’!

Jazz Jam! Camp Director, Upper Darby’s own Hiruy (Henry) Tirfe, is back with his “Recipe for Jazz” for young players – and some talented new additions to our staff! Explore the world of jazz by unlocking the secret to transpositions, improvisation, composition, and break into combos guided by of the best jazz players in the Philadelphia scene! Young musicians can learn the ingredients of swing, funk, and ballads while learning how the best in the business communicate musically –  without saying a word! 

Butterfly Buddy Camp

Make new friends through a love of music, art, and dance! Campers will be guided by certified and registered music, art and dance therapists as well as certified music educators.

"STAY IN SHAPE" SUMMER MUSIC LESSONS

4-week session: Two Half Hour Lessons per Week 

Keep those fingers movin’ and groovin’ so you don’t lose your skills! Beginners welcome too! All lessons taught by certified music educators. Quality instruction for an incredible price!

Lessons for ALL AGES on ALL Band Instruments, Strings, Piano, Percussion, Voice, & Acoustic Guitar!