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In 1984 Franco Mussida founded, with the help of the entrepreneur Giannino D'Antonio the CPM, then based in Via Esiodo. The motto of the first years "The school of the Number One" “ The school of the Leaders” actually filled the gap in the teaching of modern instrumental and vocal techniques, which was until then entrusted only to the experience in the field, to the do-it-yourself and to the very few American methods available on the market. Recruiting some of the best musicians around, Franco Mussida, who did personally dedicated himself to the teaching in class, begins to structure the CPM teaching method. Of those first moments, some students, now brilliant session musicians and teachers, are their witnesses. Since then, innovation and an adventurous spirit have remained the characteristic elements of the CPM.

From 1987 to 1999
Thanks to the collaboration with the Province of Milan, Franco Mussida immediately started major projects in the field of social and juvenile discomfort:
- a music workshop in the San Vittore Prison that from then on will also become an experiment for other art forms
- writes and implements the Symphony of 1000 Guitars
- gives life to the Creamusica Laboratory, a competition open to all the bands and interpreters of Lombardy Region that offers an opportunity to access the recording market by creating its own Opera Prima
- artistically produces the record works “Made for a Better World” and “MediaWorld AID”, which sale has allowed to raise funds to finance musical laboratories in Recovery Community, music therapy and the building of the “Casa del Sorrisoin Cape Town.

From 2000 to today
Over the years, the CPM has become a point of reference for musicians from all over Italy, national and international artists, companies operating in the sector (large TV productions, radio networks, entertainment agencies, artistic management, promoters), but also for companies and institutions that operate in areas other than music. On May 16th, 2017 it received the MIUR - Ministry of Education, University and Research for the Instrument and Singing courses valid for the achievement of the First Level Academic Diploma in Popular Music.


  • May 16, 2017 - With reference to the application submitted pursuant to Article 11 of Presidential Decree 212/2005, with DM prot. n. 279 of 16 May 2017, the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) authorizes the CPM Singing and Instrument Courses and the issue of the relevant First Level Academic Diplomas, equivalent to the Three-year Degree.
  • 2006 Milan, Teatro della Scala - Longobard Seal. Franco Mussida withdraws the Longobard Seal, awarded by the Lombardy Region to personalities of art, politics and solidarity, for work done in the social and educational field
  • 2005 Milan, Dal Verme Theater - Ambrogino d'Oro. The City of Milan attributes to the CPM the Certificate of Merit, with the following motivations expressed by the then Mayor Gabriele Albertini: "Not just a school of music, but a real project of human growth. For over twenty years the Music Profession Center, promoted by Franco Mussida, tracks paths where art meets solidarity [...] Designed for young talents, the school has been able to go beyond its musical objectives, actively contributing to the civic maturation of Milan people’s generations".
The current legislation in the Italian school system does not provide for educational equation between external Institutes and Conservatories, nevertheless the CPM Music Institute has received the following certifications:

Franco Mussida
Founder and President
Franco Mussida, founder and always President of the CPM, was also one of the founders and soul of the PFM. Composer and one of the most important Italian guitarists he considers Music one of the highest forms of communication. His contribution was fundamental for the creation of a complex structure, on several levels in the fields of teaching, in musical publishing as well as in research on music as a support for emotional distress.
Protagonist in the field of arts, author of essays and publications, he brings his personal vision of Music (with a capital M!) within the teaching, to train musicians to become more and more aware.

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