Singing for the lungs is a specific programme of postural, breathing, vocal and singing exercises that Phoene put together after working with patients with lung disease for the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust.
Since 2015, Phoene has been writing and delivering training for the British Lung Foundation to a host of singing leaders across the UK.
- Develop awareness of postural and breathing patterns
- Learn new exercises
- Let go of old habits
- Develop new ways of producing sound and begin to return to an optimal breath pattern
- Learn new habits through repetition – feeding muscle memory
- Build stamina
- Have fun
See the Singing for Breathing page to order a CD, read about the Lung Cycle project and hear a piece from Radio 4’s Today programme.
- Training for Singing Leaders (2017), London Arts In Health Forum blog
- The Lung Cycle – a day of creative investigation into singing for breathing (2017), direct link to PDF
- Singing for Breathing in a hospital (2016), Life of Breath Project blog
- Singing for Lung Health. A systematic review of the literature and consensus statement, Lewis et al (2016), Nature: primary care respiratory medicine
- Singing classes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial, Lord et al (2012), BMC Pulmonary Medicine
- Singing teaching as a therapy for chronic respiratory disease – a randomised controlled trial and qualitative evaluation, Lord et al (2010), BMC Pulmonary Medicine