• What to expect during the first voice lesson Skype or in Studio?

    The first lesson is a great opportunity for both you and Mrs.Tchoubar to get to know each other. Katerina will ask a few brief questions about your vocal history and then immediately diagnose your voice. This diagnostic test consists of a simple vocal exercise that will give her enough information about your voice to move forward with the correct method of teaching specially for you.

  • What happens after first lesson?

    Mutual agreement will be reached if private or group voice lessons are more appropriate for you. 

    The following Private singing lessons and vocal coaching focus is on vocal health, breath control, blending the registers, flexibility, range, increasing resonance and projection in addition to building a rich song repertoire. Katerina listens to each voice and strives to bring out the innate vocal potential of every singer. Each voice will blossom forth freely with a safe and healthy vocal technique, which will ensure longevity. Singing lessons will bring out the best in your voice.

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  • What are group lessons?

    The following voice group lessons are divided into 2 levels – Beginners and Intermediate. The focus will be similar as the private lessons but singing in harmony will be added. Intermediate group will be introduced to A Capella singing (without the accompaniment).


What happens after?

Mutual agreement will be reached if private or group voice lessons are more appropriate for you. The following Private singing lessons and vocal coaching focus is on vocal health, breath control, blending the registers, flexibility, range, increasing resonance and projection in addition to building a rich song repertoire. Katerina listens to each voice and strives to bring out the innate vocal potential of every singer. Each voice will blossom forth freely with a safe and healthy vocal technique, which will ensure longevity. Singing lessons will bring out the best in your voice.


Length of Lessons (Skype or in Studio):

Lessons are  1 hour, 45 minutes and 30 minutes long . This length is suggested to insure that there is always time for vocal warm up, learning new repertoire and reviewing the ones that are already learned. Some lessons will include discussions about the meaning of the song, translations of the Foreign language, learning Foreign diction, sight singing, learning scales and vocalises.


Consultation (First) Voice Lesson:

New students are given the first half hour consultation lesson free of charge. If extra time is requested by the student,$20 per half hour fee would apply.


Regular or Skype Voice Lessons or Voice/piano combo: 

If an agreement is made to continue with the lessons, there are a few choices. The student can elect to pay in advance for 4 lessons at a time, at a rate of $50 per hour, $40 per 45 minutes or $30 per 30 minutes lessons. If the student prefers to pay on a per lesson basis, then the rate per hour goes up to $60.


Group Voice Lessons: 

The students have to pay a month in advance, at a rate of $25 per hour. Special rate is available for more than one family member of $22 per hour.


Piano for Beginners Lessons:

Half an hour – $30 per hour. One hour $50. 


Payment: Payment terms are detailed on the Policies page as well. For those paying monthly, the payment is due at the last lesson from the month before. If the payment is not made, the next lesson may not proceed until payment is made in full. Any cheques returned NSF will incur a $45 fee. The payment can be made via PayPal (katyatchoubar@yahoo.ca account)

Cancellations: I require at least 2 days notice for cancellations that are not illness related or family emergencies. Most illnesses and emergencies require at least 24 hours notice. If less than 24 hours notice is given, you may be invoiced for the lesson anyway. Lessons that are missed without notification will be charged in full.


Start Time: There is no waiting area for group lessons. Please arrive 5 min prior to the beginning of your lesson or class.


Group Classes

Singers will confirm their reserved place no later than two weeks prior to the first class of the course session. Courses are filled on a first come, first served basis by written e-mail request. Avoid disappointment and reserve early! Wait lists are available for each class. 

 •Accepted payment is by cash or cheque payable to Katerina Tchoubar, or PayPal (katyatchoubar@yahoo.ca)

 •Attendance and punctuality are of high importance. The instructor is not obliged to review course content or rehearsal time for a singer if they have been absent or late. 

Withdrawals and application for refund may be made no later than before the 2nd class. A 20% processing fee will be deducted from the amount refunded. The processing fee will be waived for singers who wish to apply their refund towards private study.


At High “C” Studio, Katya Tchoubar is available Monday through Saturday to answer all of your questions and ensure you are 100% satisfied.