Phoene Cave is an HCPC registered music therapist who started Singing for Breathing at the Royal Brompton hospital in 2009 working with inpatients with a variety of respiratory conditions and on two clinical trials with outpatients with COPD. The British Lung Foundation requested a training programme and since 2014 Phoene has trained around 150 singing leaders in the UK and Denmark. In 2017, the BLF funded a short 12 week programme called “Rhythm & Song” working specifically with participants with ILD. This work was led by Anne-Marie Russell. Phoene will present alongside Dr Adam Lewis, research respiratory physiotherapist. Aims and objectives of singing for those with a chronic lung disease will be discussed, along with similarities and differences in working with obstructive and restrictive conditions. Phoene worked in the television and record industries before becoming a professional jazz and pop singer. She has a BMus (Hons) from London’s Goldsmiths college, a PG Dip in Music Therapy from the University of Roehampton and an MA in Therapeutic Music Studies from UWE. She is also a qualified shiatsu practitioner registered with the CNHC.
She has spent the past two decades working with communities in schools, nurseries,further and higher education colleges , universities, hospitals and prisons. Phoene has facilitated singing and project managed across areas of performance, education, community music, music and health and music therapy. She has worked as a practitioner, performer, manager, consultant, lecturer and trainer and is passionate about the creative connections between music and wellbeing.