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A simple question...are you...

An amateur musician looking to improve your musical skills, knowledge and understanding?

A professional player wanting to delve more deeply into aspects of musicianship?

A class teacher tasked with developing music in your school?

An instrumental teacher looking to widen your skill base and refresh your teaching practice?

A class music teacher keen to develop your professional skills?

A Kodály teacher looking for professional advice, mentoring and further training?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these, then The Phoenix Collective can help!


We are a group of musicians passionate about education and the arts in general.   We are all trained in the Kodály approach to music education and his philosophy as a music teacher is part of everything we do.


We provide short courses on a variety of musical topics, in various parts of the UK, including singing lessons in London. We are also able to provide bespoke courses upon request. Our members also provide their own individual training and courses. 

Latest News

We are absolutely thrilled that our first article has been published in the March 2019 issue of Music Teacher magazine, a Mark Allen Education product. It tells you how the Phoenix took flight!


Music in the Primary Classroom - 25-27 October 2019

Are you tasked with delivering primary music?

Are you a music subject leader?

Would you like to refresh your current practice by learning new ideas?

Would you like to learn child-friendly, multi-sensory ways to teach musical skills, knowledge and understanding to all ages?

Would you like to add to your CPD portfolio? 

Come and do all these things with renowned music educator Cyrilla Rowsell, co-author of Jolly Music, and Gerard Klaassens, a creative music educator from Holland.

Visit this site regularly for the latest details on this exciting course BUT there's still time to book yourself on The Holistic Voice course. See details below.

Songwriting and A Cappella Arranging - 20 October 2019 (tbc)

The Phoenix Collective

are delighted to welcome A Cappella expert CHRIS RUPP

(founder of the NBC Sing-Off winners 'Home Free') to the UK.

There will be chances to work with Chris in groups and also individually

on aspects of songwriting and A Cappella arranging.

This really is a chance NOT to be missed!

To reserve your place on any of the new courses, please use the

contact form on the Contacts page. 

‘A good musician may be summarised as follows:- 1. A well-trained ear.  2. A well-trained intelligence.  3. A well-trained heart.  4. A well-trained hand.  All four must develop together in constant equilibrium.  As soon as one lags behind or rushes ahead there is something wrong.’


The Phoenix Collective

There's still time to book yourself on our inaugural course!


Do you...

want to learn the basics of vocal health and technique?

want to avoid vocal fatigue/voice loss at work?

wish you had a richer voice?

want to sing without developing dryness or nodules?

want to learn the difference between a ‘classical sound’ and a ‘gospel sound’?

want to develop your musical skills, knowledge and understanding?

want to learn to sight-sing?

want to improve ensemble singing skills (tuning, intonation, rhythm)?

want to learn more about the gospel singing idiom?

The Phoenix Collective provides equality of services and care to everyone, regardless of people’s age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation. The Phoenix Collective has a zero tolerance for racist or homophobic language and confidentiality for all staff and course attendees is paramount unless they personally choose to be ‘out’ themselves. We respect individual confidentiality on the grounds of privacy as well as a matter of personal safety. A copy of our Equal Opportunities policy statement is available here.

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Maya Angelou

'Just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, still I’ll rise.'