Learn, Create, Grow!
Kootenay Voice Academy is excited to offer private online lessons in Voice and Speech Arts!
30, 45, and 60 minute times are available!
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! In person lessons to be offered as soon as we are able.
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.
Virtual Choir Production
In an effort to keep my local choral community alive during the pandemic, Kootenay Voice Academy took on the challenge of learning and adapting to making music in isolation by creating Virtual Choir performance videos! We are very proud of the results. Check out our Virtual Choir Examples page to see what we've been doing.
If you or your organization is interested in how we can help you with a Virtual Choral presentation, please call me to discuss it! We offer flexible pricing based on the scope and need of your project. We offer as little or as much help as you need to get a great sound for your choir and tailored pricing to match.
Call today to get your free quote for service!
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Private Lessons in Voice
Vocal Technique to help you be the best you can be! Learn skills to support your vocal health, improve your sound, reduce vocal stress and tension, build confidence and musicianship skills. Open to all ages and abilities!
Private Lessons in Speech Arts
Personally designed instruction to build confidence, learn technique for healthy speaking and presentation skills. Speech Arts is the art of spoke communication and personal presentation. Clear and effective communication skills are key to personal and professional success - we can help you achieve them!
Step out of the shadows and start today!
Whatever you can do or dream, begin it. - Goethe
Christina has been a well known fixture of the Kootenay music culture since moving here in 2007. She has completed several recital series with local musicians and is active within multiple cultural circles.
She has been the Artistic Director for the Twin Rivers Community Choir since 2012 and founded the Castlegar Community Children's Choir in 2018.
In 2019, Christina was awarded the Castlegar and District Citizen of the Year Award for her contribution to arts and culture in Castlegar and District!
Christina represents Arts and Culture and small business on several boards including the Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce, the Castlegar and District Economic Development Board and the Castlegar and District Economic Recovery Board.
Christina brings over 25 years of experience as a teacher, director, performer, clinician and adjudicator and is a registered member in good standing with the BC Registered Music Teachers Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
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!
Christina recently got married to the love of her life in a small COVID friendly ceremony and changed her name from Nolan to Allen.