‘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.’

Welcome to


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. 

The Kodály


What exactly is ‘Kodály’?


Many people have a vague idea of singing, solfa, handsigns and rhythm names – some rather strange thing that originated from another country and which has little relevance to today’s music education scene.


But one of the beauties of the Kodály approach is its flexibility and the way that it can be applied to so many different settings and groups of people.


So who was Kodály and how did this approach come about?   Click here to find out more... 


The Phoenix Collective

are excited to announce their first 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.'