There are a lot of people who know how to do what we do, but there are not a lot of people who know how to communicate to others how to do what we do. One of our pet peeves is when we hear someone utter the tiresome phrase, “those who can’t do, teach.”
Our team of world-class coaches encompasses some of the most successful people in the voiceover world, and together we’ve put together coaching methods to get the very most out of your voice and give you the best chance to succeed in the industry.
One hallmark of our work with students is that we don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. We’re not lecturers or professors. We’re coaches. Good baseball coaches don’t coach each player on their team the same way. They take a look at the athletes they have and work with them to maximize their strengths and correct and minimize their weaknesses. That’s what we do as well.
So much has to do with what area(s) of the industry you’re interested in pursuing, as well as what aspects you’re best-suited for. So our early sessions will always center around answering a few fundamental questions.
What do I want to do?
What am I qualified to do?
What could I do if I work hard at it?
All lessons are conducted one-on-one over Skype. That means location is not a roadblock. All you need is your phone or computer and access to emailed scripts. Your coach will call you on Skype (you do not need Skype capability – our coaches use Skype software to record lessons and send them to you in mp3 form afterward). You will read the script, and your coach will tell you what you’re doing right and wrong, how to do it better, etc. You will delve into things like tonality, microphone technique, inflection, diction, phrasing, pacing, timing, interpretation of material, character development and more.
We suggest that whatever package you prefer, you schedule no more than one lesson per week, but then you must practice – at least forty-five minutes to an hour every day! This is where the light bulb will come on for you. Your coach will teach you techniques and give you insight, but only when you practice these things will you begin to understand how to use them effectively.
We are so honored that you’re here at our site, considering doing something about all the times you’ve heard “Hey, Great Voice” over the years. There is no doubt this is a difficult industry, but it’s also incredibly rewarding, filled with some of the kindest, warmest, funniest, smartest, and most interesting people you’ll ever meet.