A professional development opportunity for vocal leaders.

Join music therapist and vocal coach Phoene Cave and respiratory physiotherapist Adam Lewis for a 3 day intensive training to equip you with the skills to lead singing for lung health.

Tuesday 16th – Thursday 18th April 2019

Laban Building, Creekside, London SE8 3DZ

09:30 – 17:00 each day

We are looking for community choir leaders, vocal teachers or music therapists confident in group leading to develop their skills in the growing area of singing for lung health.

You will be an experienced singing leader, with a core repertoire which can be taught by ear, simple breathing and vocal warm-up exercises and a basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the voice. 

What's included?

You will receive specific training in physical warm-ups, breathing exercises, appropriate repertoire and relaxation techniques tailored to those living with a lung condition. 

Singing has been shown to have a positive impact on people living with a lung condition, greatly improving their physical and psychological wellbeing. Increasingly, vocal leaders with the skills to lead singing for people with lung conditions are being sought to work with health services to deliver this important work, particularly in London.

Accommodation is not provided as part of the training. The Ibis Hotel in Greenwich offers affordable accommodation and is just a ten minute minute walk from the Laban Building.


Individuals: £196

Trinity Laban Alumni: £170

Students: £70

How to book

Please note that applications for this short course are now closed. We hope to run further singing for lung health trainings in the future and would encourage you to sign up to our Professional Development Music mailing list to hear about these opportunities.

We welcome applications from anywhere in the UK, but please be aware that we will prioritise leaders living in London as there is currently a shortage of singing leaders with the right skills to lead singing for lung health in the capital.

Please review the list of pre-requisite competencies below before applying for a place:

  1. Singing teachers, community choir leaders or music therapists who are confident with their group leading skills
  2. Have a core of repertoire which can be taught by ear
  3. Can deliver some simple physical, breath and vocal warm-up exercises
  4. Have a knowledge of the basic anatomy and physiology of the respiratory and vocal mechanism as well
  5. Ideally have an understanding of the appropriate structural support for optimum singing

More Information

For enquiries, contact L&PEnquiries@trinitylaban.ac.uk or call Lizzy Green on 020 8305 3883

Visit the links below to find out more about singing for lung health:

The Musical Breath

Singing for Lung Health- Systematic Review

Cambridge Singing for Breathing Group- Video

British Lung Foundation Singing for Breathing Information


Terms & Conditions of Booking

Terms & Conditions: Any fees paid are non-refundable, unless the event is cancelled by Trinity Laban. Any travel or accommodation bookings made before and after the fees are paid are made at your own risk, and Trinity Laban will not be liable for any losses you incur in the unlikely event that the training is cancelled.