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Sing Squad

Where it’s all about Kazoos!

look at this web-site 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.


Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm having to miss my kazoos. I think the parents may kill me if their kids were able to use them at home hehe. However, that HASN'T STOPPED the fun of Sing Squad - we are NOW ONLINE.

Sing Squad is split into three age groups:

  • Infants is for children aged between 4 and 7 years of age.
  • Juniors is for those who are 7-11 years old.
  • Seniors is for young people aged 11-18 years.

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, for 45 minutes:

  • Infants – Mondays at 4.15pm.
  • Juniors – Mondays at 5.15pm.
  • Seniors – Tuesdays at 6pm

Due to COVID-19, all sessions are taking place ONLINE, and are meeting every week. I have set up a greatly reduced monthly membership which includes all of this:

  • a 45 minute INTERACTIVE session each week.
  •  a place for your child/young person to develop confidence
  • a place for your child to socialise with other people their age online.
  • an EXCLUSIVE membership website
  • weekly ACTIVITIES for outside of the session.

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) Email


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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