Welcome to

The Phoenix Collective

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. 

Three NEW events from The Phoenix Collective - BOOK NOW!

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!

We were also delighted to have an article published in Choir and Organ magazine, the leading independent magazine for all professional and amateurs in the choral and organ world.


Music in the Primary Classroom - 26 - 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? 

Songwriting and A Cappella Arranging - 20 October 2019

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

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.’



Now the dust has settled on our first course, we wanted to write and thank all of you who made the event such a great occasion. Such was the success of the course that we are considering repeating it again next year, so keep your eyes on our courses page for regular updates.

When asked what our delegates had enjoyed most from the weekend, we received some wonderful feedback:

'Amazing tutors, fantastic to see different specialists and to work on all elements of my vocal practice.'

'What a wonderful weekend! This course is the best thing I have done in years. A fantastic program that was both challenging at times and completely inspiring.'

‘I have honestly never been at a course which had such energy, such positivity, such joy – and such learning!’

'No-one could fail to be moved by the musical talent of

'The London Adventist Chorale'.

Total commitment and belief in what they are singing and just sheer joy. There were a number of their songs where I was tearing up and there was such an interesting variety of music.'

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.


A group of  musicians aiming to bring the joy of music and the arts to teachers, schools, professional and amateur musicians via specialist courses

The Phoenix Collective is committed to putting on short courses on a variety of musical topics – all incorporating the Kodály approach. Our tutors are all of the very highest calibre.

We want to keep costs for course participants as low as possible. However, we currently have no funding from any source and outgoings are considerable.

Would you like to support us in the work we are doing? Our mission will benefit teachers, professional and amateur musicians, and anyone who believes in the value of high quality arts education. We hope to leave a lasting legacy.

If so, please consider making a donation. It will be gratefully received and, however small, will make a difference – out of little acorns, great oaks grow!

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If you would like to receive regular updates from The Phoenix Collective please complete the form on the Contact page. These updates may include details and information on courses run by other people we know to be reputable and potentially of interest to people attending a Phoenix course. You have the option to unsubscribe from receiving information at any time. All you have to do is email The Phoenix Collective and we will remove your email address from future mailing lists.

Our cancellation policy is: 

  • Cancellations received in writing 28 days or more in advance of the course will be refunded in full, less a £20 administration fee
  • Cancellations received in writing between 14 and 28 days in advance of the course will be refunded half the cost of the course, less a £20 administration fee
  • Cancellations received less than 14 days before the course will not be eligible for a refund.

The Phoenix Collective reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this course.  If this is necessary a full refund of course fees will be given.


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

Maya Angelou