Current training

Standard 3 day training

What is it?

This is our standard 3 day Singing for Lung Health training supported by the British Lung Foundation


November 9th to 11th 2019, Birmingham

Who is the course for?

You are experienced in community singing and maybe a vocal teacher, music therapist or singing leader with the following skills and competencies:

  • Confident and competent in leading singing and musical facilitation for groups
  • Have a core repertoire that can be taught by ear
  • Deliver physical, breathing and vocal warm up exercises
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of vocal and respiratory anatomy and physiology

Alternatively, you have completed the one day introduction to leading group singing.

Course content

Course content will include:

  • The Body – The importance of physical activity and expression, the cycle of inactivity, how movement patterns impact on breathing patterns.
  • The Breath – The anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, chronic lung conditions, dysfunctional breathing patterns, the holistic nature of the breath, how we breathe to sing
  • The Voice – Anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism, how chronic lung conditions impact the singing voice, how to extend the exhale, a toolkit to work with aging voices and dysphonia
  • Music and Movement – How to work creatively and appropriately through music with physical, vocal and breathing warm-ups, sung repertoire and guided relaxation to support those with chronic lung conditions to manage breathlessness
  • Observing a typical ‘live’ session with participants with chronic lung conditions
  • Basic information on setting up a group in the community
  • Sharing best practice and practical examples with peers
  • Singing for Breathing CD, “This is a Voice” book, Handouts, Invitation to Dropbox with additional resources and a closed FB group with over 100 other trained Singing for Lung Health leaders providing ongoing peer support.

Delivered by

  • Phoene Cave: Music Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, Singing for Lung Health trainer for the British Lung Foundation.
  • Adam Lewis: Research Respiratory Physiotherapist and Lecturer.

For more information

Please email to request a questionnaire and application form.


Date: November 9th – 11th 2019

Time: 9.30am – 5pm (Monday 4.30pm finish).

Location: Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH (Google Maps)

Cost: £375

For more information

Please email to request a questionnaire and application form.