Master’s Degree with Distinction in Music Therapy, MA; Degree in Sociology/ Psychology, BSc (Hons)
With a first degree in Sociology/Psychology, Alphonso commenced his career as a Welfare Officer, supporting Reading’s black community and helping young adults on remand. He later embarked on a professional journey in IT and software which spanned over two decades, working for hi-tech companies in Berkshire and London. In parallel, he fervently pursued his passion for music, engaging in teaching, playing in bands, and various solo projects.
In 2016, when confronted with a prostate cancer and brain AVM diagnosis, Alphonso embraced his musical aspirations, establishing a private teaching practice that evolved into specialised creative music services for children with Autism. His unwavering dedication led to establishing the creative music department at Venturers’ Academy in Bristol, benefiting numerous children.
Furthering his expertise, Alphonso attained a master’s degree from UWE in music therapy, focusing his dissertation on the profound role of music in aiding black men to cope with prostate cancer post-treatment. As a devoted music therapist at Venturers’ Academy and in private practice, he continues to inspire and transform lives through the power of music
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM | Exploring the Impact of Recorded Music/Song Choices on the Psychosocial Well-being of Black Men with Prostate Cancer: A Reflexive Analysis
"Finding my own voice has taken time and being in the presence of such empowering role models, has and will have a positive impact on my personal growth"
"I feel so uplifted and moved by this conference. Absolutely fabulous to see black therapists in conversation. Thank you"
"Great conference and well worth the time investment. Thank you all involved in making this happen"
"A breath of fresh air to listen to other Black women speak so openly about their experience. It resonated on so many levels and there was strength in that shared experience"
"Thank you so much for putting this day on; As a black male therapist I feel so uplifted!"
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