Behind the scenes

Behind The Scenes

The Phoenix Collective would like to thank this wonderful group of people who are supporting our ventures by dealing with administration, social media, promotion and advertising and technical support.



I am a primary school music teacher working part time in a primary school in Suffolk. I have a music degree, performance diploma on the piano and a Kodály certificate of professional practice.

I aim to instil a love of Music into all of my pupils and through teaching following Kodály’s approach, I am convinced that quality music education should be and should be and can be available for all children.

My alter-ego is Harmony Angel - part of Cyrilla's Angels - a team of enthusiatic helpers working in the background on the Phoenix Collective courses online. As my alter-ego I lead a very different life; scuba diving, karate blackbelt and parkour champion and of course, speaking five different languages fluently!



With over 20 years of music teaching experience and stories to tell, I am passionate about bringing joy and happiness through music to children of all ages everywhere. 



I'm an instrumental teacher working in schools and privately, with ages 4 - adults.  I specialise in very young beginners.  I'm also the Musical Director of a community recorder ensemble.


My hero is Katalin Forrai, a pupil of Kodály’s and grandmother of all that is good in Early Years music education.



I'm a singer, choir conductor, solicitor and mum of 4. The Kodály technique and in particular Cyrilla's teaching has blown my mind as a musician and a leader of music. All children deserve an amazing musical education; here's hoping the Phoenix Collective can spread its magic far and wide.



BA (Hons). CPP and CPD (Kodály Music). RYA. BWY. Inspirer Yoga and Calm for Kids. 


As an Early Years/ Primary Musicianship Teacher and Yoga Instructor, I try to infuse elements of both into classroom learning and teaching. Feedback from my students has been extremely positive and they identify improvements to their wellbeing and self-regulation processes as some of the benefits of a daily yoga and music practice.

'How can you rise if you have not burned.'