Phoene is an HCPC registered music therapist and clinical supervisor. She is a singer, vocal coach and a qualified shiatsu practitioner. She has worked in music with communities in nurseries, schools, hospitals, prisons and refugee hostels as well as lecturing across education, community music and music therapy settings.
She set up Singing for Breathing at six major London hospitals and was the first singing leader in 2008 at the Royal Brompton Hospital. In 2015, she was invited to write and deliver a Singing for Lung Health training programme for the British Lung Foundation and has trained 200 new singing leaders, 80 of them funded by the BLF. She was later Head of Music Services London at Nordoff Robbins before spending 2 years in clinical music therapy practice working at HMP Bronzefield with the prison’s most challenged and challenging women, as well as in the mother and baby unit. In 2018 she moved to the south coast of England working with children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs.
Phoene is director of www.themusicalbreath.com where she continues to be involved in research and to deliver training courses.