Music Certificate Programs

By establishing a state-of-the-art music education and mentoring center designed for neurodivergent musicians, Southwest Florida Music Education Center is providing life-changing programs and opportunities for students, creating a pathway towards social integration, employment and a fulfilling life.

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SWFLMEC will offer two music certificates in partnership with the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs: A two-year high school transition music education program and a four-year post-secondary music education program, each focusing on core areas of musical skill development, including:

Integrating Life Skills

A focus on personal well-being is an integrative part of all we do. The Southwest Florida Music Education Center helps students with life skills such as:

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Managing anxiety through proven strategies

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Adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and creating meaningful relationships

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Soft skills including self-advocacy, time management, executive functioning and personal safety

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Professional skills including business planning, branding and entrepreneurism

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Peer mentoring opportunities and experiences to connect students with other students and professional musicians