Hazel Phillips was raised and educated in England. She graduated from Royal Academy of Music, London, UK, in Voice, Opera and Piano, and has enjoyed an extensive career as a professional performer and teacher in Europe and in the USA.
Hazel’s field of expertise and special focus is in Vocal/sound techniques, and release of expression through the use of song, words, sounds, movement and comedy. In the group dynamic, Hazel enjoys working with children, teens and adults at United Cerebral Palsy, covering a wide variety of disorders and challenges, including Autism, Cerebral palsy, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, conduct and behavioral disorders. She also conducted, in conjunction with Memorial Healthcare Systems, a weekly Cultural Arts program for At-Risk adolescent students at a Middle School. Activities included Musical Theater, Circus Skills (she learned to juggle!), Acting, Singing, Dancing, African Drumming & Dancing. She has also taught Music/Psychodrama at Memorial Healthcare summer camp, working with teens and young adults with emotional disturbances, anger management, interpersonal difficulties and mood disorders, and in inclusion transitioning programs.
At the South Florida Center for H.O.P.E, Hazel offers musical therapy services to those individuals with special needs, to help develop their abilities, and embrace their challenges. She works with each individual to enrich the mind and body, and enhance quality of life – all in a warm, welcoming environment that promotes a feeling of positivity and well-being.