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Donate to
The Matthew Schwartzman Memorial Scholarship Fund
So More Kids Can Play Music!

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Music education is a priority for The Candyman Strings & Things and we want to do our part to help keep music a viable part of every child’s education. With our Globally acclaimed Summer Rock Camp, Rock School, and private lesson programs, we have picked up where the schools have struggled to provide, especially in the creation and performance of music relevant and resonant to students’ lives.


The Candyman has raised and contributed over $60,000 for our scholarship fund while building community support to assist lower-income students who might not otherwise be able to attend one of our programs. We’d like to do more. 


We believe music to be of the utmost importance in the well-being of all, especially kids, and want to assist as many as possible in the joys and benefits of music-making. 


Contributions to our Scholarship Programs build community support and help assist lower-income students who might not otherwise be able to attend our seasonal Rock School or Summer Rock Camp programs.

Tuition for The Candyman Strings & Things Summer Rock Camp is $600.00 and Rock School is $250 for a 6-week program. These programs operate with limited resources but have vast expenses and we rely on donations and support from the community to assist with scholarship funding so that we do not have to turn any child away for inability to pay. 


Our Scholarship application program is based on honesty and confidentiality. We do ask those who can afford to pay full tuition to please do so as we have a limited number of scholarships available.

We’re delighted with the success of this program and building more and more bridges in our community while helping more children experience the joy of making music!

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Painting of The Candyman Founder, Matthew Schwartzman, by world-renowned artist, Darren Vigil Gray (Jicarilla Apache/Kiowa Apache), who donated this painting as the image for The Matthew Schwartzman Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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