Last Chance to Register for Summer Programs!

Brad Schoener's MusicMan Academy Programs

Get ready to COLLABORATE AND CREATE as we dive into the awesome world of Instruments, Improvisation, Drum Circles, Ukulele/Guitar, Music Theory, Composition, Basic Instrument Care, and yes, even Mindfulness and Movement! We’re not just making music; we’re unleashing a musical adventure!
For young band and orchestra players grades 3-8.
Get ready to swing into the groovy world of Jazz Jam! We’ve got the maestro himself, Upper Darby’s own Hiruy Tirfe, back in action as the Camp Director, bringing his sizzling “Recipe for Jazz” designed specifically for young players. And guess what? We’ve got some stellar new talents joining our staff to make this jazz journey even more awesome!
For elementary and middle school band players. Must have 2 years of experience. Electric guitar/bass are welcomed!
NEW for 2024!
Our MusicMan campers asked for it and we’ve got it! Now in partnership with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra, we are offering this ‘next level’ experience including music theory, masterclasses, and exploration of various techniques that you may not learn in school!
For young string orchestra players grades 5-8. Must have 2 years of experience: Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass. Elementary and Middle School students only.
NEW for 2024!
Are you eager to showcase your musical talent online and delve into the future of music creation using AI technology? You don’t have to be a musician to do it! 
Welcome to the Sonic Sandbox, where creativity knows no bounds, and everyone is invited to explore the world of music and technology
Joined by our nonprofit partner, CreateAccess, we present two online classes that will introduce your music into a 3D world! 
For grade 6 – adult
Our Butterfly Buddy program for children with disabilities prioritizes small group sizes, with each group led by a therapist and an assistant or “Buddy.”. We incorporate daily social skills lessons through structured creative arts activities in Art, Music, and Dance/Movement Therapy.
Week One: Grades 6-8
Week Two: Grades 3-5

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 provided high-quality, enriching music education programs to Upper Darby children and the surrounding region through our MusicMan Academy. Seven weeks of summer programs for school-aged children are located throughout Upper Darby and offer instruction on a variety of musical instruments at all skill levels – all taught by experienced teaching artists. Brad’s MusicMan Academy is proud to offer online music technology classes this summer for kids & adults! Brad always knew that there was never an age limit on learning about music!