Registration has begun for Fall 2020!

Kootenay Voice Academy is currently accepting registration for online lessons in Voice and Speech Arts.  

30, 45, and 60 minute times are available on most days of the week.    

Online lessons are convenient and safe.  We work hard to create an inclusive space to foster learning and develop confidence.  Regular performance opportunities will be provided for those who wish to show off their skills!  

Kootenay Voice Academy specializes in classical, Musical Theater and Contemporary styles.   We provide a structured technical approach based on our years of experience in voice coaching, performance and instruction.  We are certified to instruct in both Royal Conservatory of Music and Conservatory Canada programs.  Christina has successfully assisted many students with preparing for university audition placement and in competition settings.  


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Private Lessons in Voice

Vocal Technique and applied literature application.  Breathing, posture, stage presence and performance skills

Private Lessons in Speech Arts

Instruction designed to build confidence, learn technique for healthy vocal production, projection, and interpretive presentation skills.

Take a step forward and start today

Whatever you can do or dream, begin it.  - Goethe

Hello and welcome to the amazing world of voice study!   

If you are between the ages of 8 - 80 and are interested in improving your voice - you've come to the right place!   

We offer private instruction in singing and speech arts which includes work in vocal technique, diction/articulation, repertoire coaching, interpretation, improvisation and breath management.   We are certified with the BC Registered Music Teacher's Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). 

Performance opportunities available!  


Christina Nolan, Founder

Teacher, Director, Performer, Clinician

  • Christina has been a well known fixture of the Kootenay music culture since moving to Nakusp in 2007, and then to Castlegar in 2010.  She directs the Twin Rivers Community Choir since 2012 and founded the Castlegar Community Children's Choir in 2018.  Christina brings over 25 years of experience as a teacher, director, performer, clinician and adjudicator.  

  • Singers and speakers from all different backgrounds, ages and abilities seek Christina out for her ability to combine traditional voice pedagogy with understandable explanations which make sense, in an environment which is fun, creative and inclusive.

  • Christina is passionate about building each participant up to be the best they can be!


Upcoming Events

Year End Student Showcase!
Sat, Jun 20
By invitation only
Jun 20, 11:00 AM
By invitation only
An inspirational showcase of students of Kootenay Voice Academy and Gwen Higgins Music Studio.

Call to book your time today!

3601 9th Ave Castlegar BC V1N 2Z6


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