About Phoene

Phoene Cave (BMus Hons, PGDip MT, MA) is an HCPC registered music therapist, creative project manager, singer, trainer and supervisor. Phoene has spent two decades working with a range of diverse communities in nurseries, schools, further and higher education, concert halls, social housing, care homes, hospitals, detention centre and prison.

Phoene worked for many years behind the scenes in the record and television industries at A&M Records and Hat-Trick Productions and had a successful parallel career as a professional jazz and pop singer, touring and doing session work.

In 2000 Phoene moved into education and private vocal coaching, becoming head of the vocal team at Richmond Music Trust, managing a team of peripatetic singing teachers and delivering singing lessons and training to singing teachers across primary and secondary schools.

She then started singing for breathing, a project for people with chronic lung conditions at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London which led to her becoming a world specialist in Singing for Lung Health. She also set up groups at the Whittington and Charing Cross hospitals.

Her music therapy training moved from delivery to strategy as Head of Music Services for Nordoff Robbins, managing a large team of music therapist and setting up a large inclusive community choir. Between 2008 and 2016 Phoene also set up and ran three other community choirs in Teddington, Sunbury and Roehampton respectively.

In 2014, she spent two years delivering music therapy with female offenders at HMP & YOI Bronzefield, then with children and young people at Eggtooth, and for young asylum seeker at the Enthum Foundation.

In March 2020 when Covid hit, she moved all her face-to-face Singing for Lung Health training online – training 100+ singing for lung health leaders in one year. She moved then to another strategic role this time as arts therapies placements development lead at East London NHS Foundation Trust.

Phoene has been commissioned as a practitioner, trainer, supervisor or consultant by multiple high level arts and educational organisations including:

Surrey Arts, Imperial college London, Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Hayward Gallery, Live Music Now, British Lung Foundation, rb&h Arts, Breathe AHR, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Sing up!, Trinity Guildhall, Royal Festival Hall, Roehampton University, Wandsworth Council Arts service, Richmond Upon Thames Childrens’ service, British Association of Music therapy, Anvil Basingstoke, Sound Connections, Soundcastle, Wishing Well, Rockschool

Phoene is also Director of The Musical Breath which provides high quality training and workshops around Singing For Lung Health and creative toolkits for allied health professionals.

“Phoene Cave is an excellent trainer and singing leader. Her knowledge of the whole body, its relationship to the breath, and balance of energy is profound”

Gillyanne Kayes. Author, researcher and vocal consultant