HIGH QUALITY MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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. 

 
2020 brought a new reality for the Brad Schoener Memorial Music Fund. While unable to hold our annual Schoener 5K & Festival fundraisers, a partnership of the UDAEF and Upper Darby Township enabled us to offer “Camp Virtual Virtuoso 2020” for four weeks this past summer. We were able to offer all the usual MusicMan Academy camps and workshops PLUS the addition of Digital Music Production!
 
Since 2013, the Schoener MusicMan Academy has provided hundreds of children with unique musical experiences: the MusicMan Camp, Jazz Jam! Camp, Stay in Shape music lessons, Little Stars Childrens’ Theater, Community Drumming for Kids, and Hummin’& Strummin’ for Seniors!

OUR MUSICMAN PROGRAMS KEEP KIDS MOVIN’, GROOVIN’, AND CONSTANTLY CREATING – JUST LIKE MR. SCHOENER! 

MUSICMAN CAMP

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

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JAZZ JAM! &
STRING SWING!

It’s time for everyone to think outside the box and learn the ingredients of swing, funk, and ballads! Jazz Jam! Camp & Workshops led by Upper Darby’s own Hiruy (Henry) Tirfe. Henry’s “Recipe for Jazz” for young players, and Breakout Combos for recording sessions with faculty clinicians PLUS Masterclass Sessions with some of the best jazz players in the Philly scene!

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STAY IN SHAPE SUMMER MUSIC LESSONS

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!

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