01536 519201 / 07786 544087

Sing Squad

Where it’s all about Kazoos!

Kazoos you say? Yes, at Sing Squad I tend to use kazoos each week to help with warm ups, tricky bits in pieces. They are a brilliant tool to use for warm ups and to encourage sustainable singing as they remove the tendency in beginners to push their voices. They are lots of fun – so the students tell me. It’s the teenagers who seem to enjoy using them the most.

Sing Squad is split into three age groups:

  • Infants is for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
  • Juniors is for those in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Seniors is for people in secondary school up to the age of 18.

In the infants and junior classes as well as singing some fantastic songs, which are musical theatre and some charts, we look at fun ways to explore the voice that are healthy (hence the kazoos), ensuring that students use all areas of their voice from low to high, and using some fun tongue twisters to get ‘the tip of the tongue and the teeth and the lips’ moving. I also teach them Solfège, a way to learn intervals – do re mi fa so la ti do. This is the favourite part of the lesson for some of them.

In the seniors class, I adopt a similar approach to Harmonix, and focus on an area of voice each week, but it tends to be on a smaller scale (it’s half the lesson time) and we still use the kazoos – I mean they LOVE them for some strange reason. They also do more complex harmonies to push them further.

Don’t worry about sharing the kazoos, each child has their name written on theirs, so they use the same one each week.

Sing Squad meet at the following times:

  • Infants – Mondays at 4.15pm or Tuesday at 4pm
  • Juniors – Mondays at 5.15pm or Tuesday at 5pm
  • Seniors – Tuesdays at 6pm

All of the sessions are held at the BHVA studio at The Yards, Market Street, Kettering NN16 0AH. Each session lasts for 45 minutes and costs £6 per week.

To book your child’s place you can contact use the following ways:

Call 01536 519201 (if I’m not about please leave a message)
Text 07786 544087 (you can always call this number too)


Beccy Hurrell Voice Academy

Singing has been a form of communication since the beginning of man. It is an integral part of most people’s lives and can convey extreme emotion, sometimes more so than words alone.
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