Panos joined The Music Well in May 2022 and his work there involves providing individual music therapy sessions in a special school that supports students with an education, health and care plan, and with social, emotional and mental health needs, in the Hastings area.
Panos qualified as a music therapist in 2012, from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. More recently, he also specialised in Neurologic Music Therapy. Prior to this, Panos studied classical singing at Trinity College of Music (TCM) in London and he holds the diploma of Licentiateship of TCM. Other academic qualifications include an applied sciences degree from the Free University of Brussels, as well as Ph.D. in artificial neural networks from Imperial College in London.
Panos works as a private and freelance music therapist. The different settings he works in include: special schools, groups of young adults with severe learning difficulties, individual patients on the autistic spectrum and with profound and multiple learning difficulties, young adults with various conditions, adolescents with emotional difficulties, and adult patients with a variety of mental health and physical issues. Other settings in which Panos has worked in the past include a child development service, a London NHS Trust and a forensic adult mental health unit.
Panos is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, the Information Commissioner’s Office, and he is a member of the British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT). Panos has also been coordinating the BAMT Neuro-disability Network since 2014.
Besides his music therapy work, Panos performs regularly as a classical tenor. he has performed in a variety of operatic tenor roles and as chorus, with a variety of opera companies in the UK (including, notably, Royal Opera House and Opera Holland Park). Panos also sings regularly oratorio repertoire. Panos also has extensive experience in choral singing, both in small ensembles and large symphonic choruses. He regularly sings as a “stiffener” for various choruses throughout the UK.