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Join one of Hazel’s remotely-led choirs, via Zoom.

Join one of Hazel’s remotely-led choirs, via Zoom.

Learn great songs, new and familiar, with harmonies or in unison, from Pop to Folk, from choral to World music.
 
No auditions and no need to read music. Learning tracks available where appropriate.
 

New term starting in September.

 
For more details on which set of sessions will suit you, or for any questions not covered below, please contact Hazel at
 

‘Workplace-from-Home' lunchtime choirs also available. (Minimum 10 participants)

Virtual Choir Videos created by Hazel.

Workplace-From-Home Virtual Choir led by Hazel Hannam

This video was musically mixed and edited by Hazel with the video being added and synced by CIPD




 

Feedback from Summer term, 2020

"Thank you Hazel for a lovely singing session. It’s so good to see each other and to keep singing with each other.” Catherine, Epsom
 
Thank you for all your hard work, Hazel. The songs you’ve chosen have lifted my spirits. I know it’s not the same as being in the same room, but you’ve managed to make this a new and different experience.” Michael, Ashtead
 
"Thank you, Hazel, for keeping me going during lockdown. It’s been such a difficult time but our Thursday evenings have been an absolute highlight of each week. It’s given me something to look forward to and kept me sane. Thank you for all the effort you must’ve put into making our zoom sessions so enjoyable!” Lisa, Ashtead
 
I’ve loved singing at the top of my voice, knowing that no-one else can hear me! Amazing choice of songs - it’s been such fun. Thank you.” Kerry, Surbiton



Please note:

*you will need to download the free Zoom and DropBox apps.

*A printer is useful but not essential if you have a 2nd device to read the music from.

*The sessions last around an hour each and are based around school term times.

*You are ‘muted’ during the sessions so that no-one else can hear you sing, (and you won’t be able to hear the other singers) you will only be able to hear yourself, Hazel and any backing tracks that will be playing. But you are free to ‘unmute’ yourself for questions etc.

 

"My aim is to reveal the individual’s unique, powerful and natural singing voice but to do so in an informal and fun atmosphere. I believe anyone who wants to sing, can.”

Singing, it seems, is a gift.  We discovered melody even before we learned to speak. The first sounds we made using "dadada" and "rrr" enabled us to create our own communicative environment. Father or mother may have joined in later and rocked us to sleep while singing or humming a melody.  This gift remains with us throughout our lives, we sing in grief and in joy, when we are alone or in the company of others.  People with severe dementia are frequently unable to recognise their own family, but they remember songs from their childhood, humming the melodies or even singing entire verses faultlessly. Our memories and emotions are linked to these songs.

Singing brings people together.

Singing in a group releases endorphins which studies show counteract the harmful stress hormone cortisol, allowing our immune systems to keep us healthy in body and in mind. When we sing together, we breathe together and there is strong evidence to suggest that not only does singing lower heart rates, our hearts even beat in time with each other..! Now there's a thought.

I run choirs in the community, the workplace and hold singing workshops.

What people say...

 "I wasn't sure how much 'sing along' you would get but it was amazing. You are always coming up with new ideas - it's very exciting, challenging and fun being part of Soundbytes!"

"What a wonderful concert! My husband and I were swept away with the standard of singing.  The Hallelujah Chorus was amazing and Soundbytes under your guidance can be extremely proud of this performance.   Well done Hazel.  Please pass on our congratulations to all for creating a WOW factor."


I was not sure if I could sing as I haven’t sung in a choir since school, but  I have loved learning our songs and we have had such a good laugh together with Hazel”

Have you been thinking about joining a choir..?
2 different types of choirs to suit 2 different types of singer!



Are you interested in having a choir at your place of work?

Would you like to form a choir within your community or leisure group?

Would you like to attend a Singing Workshop?

Would you like your choir to have a singing workshop?

Contact Hazel to find out more details.


Everyone can sing. Everyone needs to.

It’s a matter of Life and Breath.