Miami Lighthouse for
the Blind and Visually Impaired offers an inclusive, innovative
year-round music education initiative targeting sighted and visually
adults, utilizing music appreciation, instruction and exploration as the
tools to foster work readiness skills, and enhance self-efficacy and
positive peer relations.
The Henry & Inez
Stone Music & Sound Studio, located on the Gloria Martin Third Floor
Wing, offers program participants an opportunity to learn the latest
skilled music professionals, in a state-of-the-art setting.
The primary technology used by program participants is
MIDI (Multiple Instrument Digital Interface), which enables electronic
instruments such as a musical keyboard synthesizer, acoustic guitar,
sampler, sequencer and drum machine from any manufacturer to communicate
with one another and with a common computer.
to read an article about the
Miami Lighthouse Better Chance Music Production Program™
valuable instruction is critical in today’s music industry, fostering
creativity as students manipulate music to produce viable compositions.
industry relevant technologies of the program include:
which converts a standard PC into a multi-track recording
studio. This software is specifically used by the blind to interface with
Windows, a talking software that enables blind users to improve their
productivity level by streamlining keyboard functions, automating
commands, and eliminating repetition.
Pro Tools is an
integration of hardware/software widely used by professionals
throughout the audio industries for recording and editing in music
production, mastering audio tracks; film scoring, television and post
student in the acclaimed Miami Lighthouse music program, has been accepted
by the competitive and prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston,
Massachusetts. Natalia has been a part of Miami Lighthouse for many years
receiving vocational rehabilitation, including instruction in songwriting,
music performance and production. Natalia is a talented singer and
songwriter, and her compositions and performance have been featured on
Miami Lighthouse CDs. Well on her way to a successful career in music, her
story shows what a child at Miami Lighthouse can achieve.
Congratulations Natalia, and best wishes for a bright future.
Click here to view a letter from an
instructor at Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School.
In two years, music
program students have recorded two CD’s: A Better Chance and
It’s Not Impossible. All vocals and instrumentals on these
two CD’s is original - written, performed and recorded by the students,
with instruction by world-famous musician and song writer Antonio Cobo and
certified MIDI instructor Harold Cobo.
To order a copy of
A Better Chance or It’s Not Impossible, call
the Miami Lighthouse Solutions Store at 786.362.7489.
To learn more
information about the 2013 Summer Music Program please
My husband and I are very impressed with your organization. The services
that you provide to the community are incredible. My son Hobie Benson
enjoys going to your center to learn and serve in the community each
opportunity he can. Your music program has enhanced Hobie’s music talents
and he is grateful to be part of The Miami Lighthouse.
The staff at your center shows professionalism and
commitment to the community and to the children involved in the summer
program and also the program during the school year on the weekends.
Thank you for taking your position at the Lighthouse with
such effort and consideration to others.
I would recommend this program to any friends with a score
Please reach out to me whenever you need anything for the
Jenny Benson, RN, BSN, CCRP
University of Miami Health System
Inpatient Unit-Research Services
1475 N.W. 12 Avenue, Suite 2076
Miami, Fl 33136 firstname.lastname@example.org
Miami Lighthouse first sought
and received NAC accreditation in 1978 and has consistently
achieved NAC accreditation to the present time having
received seven commendations with its five year
Lighthouse ranks among the elite 4% of U.S. nonprofits
having earned a 4-star rating for five consecutive years
from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent
nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects
our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor
dollars, and financial strength.
Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business
Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the
Community Outreach category.
Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral
Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond
Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from
Health Foundation of South Florida.
Lighthouse received United Homecare’s 2012 Thelma Gibson
Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper
Memorial Awards Ceremony.
Lighthouse's Heiken Children's Vision Program received the
bronze medal for their service to thousands of under-served
children in public schools at the 2012 Miami Today Gold
Medal Awards Ceremony.