The Ryan Praeger Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Ryan Praeger Memorial Scholarship Fund has provided over $70,000 for scholarships used to send special students to the Music Academy for Special Learners. These extraordinary students are affectionately known as "Ryan's Stars" and have performed at charity events and achieved international fame. We are so proud of all the Ryan Stars Scholarship achievements.


The Music Academy for Special Learners enables children with special learning needs to realize their full potential through music. The academy achieves this through clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions offering individualized goals guided by a therapeutic relationship with a credentialed professional.


This started and continues as a simple labor of love for a bright and musically talented son. Ryan brought people together when he performed and inspired so many musically. 

Although social distancing may have limited gatherings, we are still actively support new Stars and  request your support.