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John Burr Voice Dynamics: Voice Acting Coaching & Online Classes

One-on-One Voice Over Coaching for the Aspiring Voice Over Actor

Put your voice, acting, and interpretive ability to work with personalized coaching from one of the industry’s most skilled and experienced coaches.


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The Voice Over Actor’s Handbook is available on Amazon.

Learn how to deliver a voice over script like a pro with the insightful learning tools provided in this in-depth voice over training book.

John developed this voice over book in response to a long-observed need for a more in-depth understanding of how English language fundamentals directly influence the analysis, interpretation and delivery of any script.

This is a book that gets to the heart of voice over performance!

“This really is the first practical and pragmatic treatment of voice over’s unique demands and approaches that I’ve seen. In particular the section that begins, ‘Why we read the way we do’, is not only spot-on, it should be required reading for anyone who wants to do or is already doing voice work…..truly brilliant!” – Harlan Hogan.


Over 100 5-star reviews!


•  A complete guide to how the structure of the English language relates to the process of script interpretation.
•  The only language dynamics related reference book in the industry.
•  Explains from a grammatical perspective how and why certain words are emphasized and others not emphasized.
•  Gives the reader new insights on reasoning the mood, meaning and purpose of a script.
•  Accompanying the twenty-seven chapters are over two hundred fifty audio cuts that demonstrate nearly every concept presented in the book.
•  With this guidebook, you will have a leg up on the competition, and a ready reference source available to you anytime!

Straight Talk About Voice Over Training

Voice Acting Coaching by John Burr
Voice Over Coach John Burr Giving Voice Lesson
Voice Over Training Microphone

Becoming a first-rate voice over talent is challenging. It involves a real commitment to the learning process, a willingness to accept constructive criticism, and a great deal of patience. Lifelong reading aloud habits are hard to break, and in those early stages, one can become frustrated very easily.

There are a number of voice over training and voice over online classes out there that include one or two-day seminar/workshops that lead directly to production of a demo. Other programs offer packages that involve a small fixed amount of voice over lessons with demo production thrown in. This is often recommended as a follow-on to an introductory voice over workshop, where the instructor has heard each person perform one or two readings of short scripts, and based on this brief performance, uses it as the basis for recommending one of the voice over lesson packages he or she offers. I can’t imagine how an assumption can be made that a voice over career is in the cards for someone who has not been given a chance to read a wide variety of material that is characteristic of the production marketplace, as well as to have the time and opportunity to observe proficiency in skills such as pace, timing, breathing, inflection, comprehension, and the like. I have resisted these all-inclusive offerings because I believe that the only way to make significant progress in a reasonably short period of time is through one-on-one voice over coaching, or in a small intimate weekly class of 8 to 12 participants.

In the overall learning process, voice over seminars and workshops are very worthwhile. However, most of the conventional wisdom tells us that one usually walks away from long seminars with a lot of useful notes and maybe four or five very important and memorable pointers. So, for me, at least, they should serve as tools to make better what you already do well. For a beginner, however, to expect a long weekend program to be your primary source of instruction in building your technique is wishful thinking.

What I offer instead, is a hard look at your potential through a two-hour evaluation, a candid, in-depth critique of your ability and potential, and if the results are positive, a program of one-on-one instruction with in-depth voice over lessons. Then, as you progress, we will determine the proper time to produce your demo.

I invite you to look at the demo section on this website to see what goes into the preparation for and production of our demos. I can only remind you that you get what you pay for.

Performing voice overs is a great way to make a living. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that you can learn to do it overnight. It is a process, and it is different for everyone. In this business, there are no short cuts.


Erica Cain

John brings his vast experience in the broadcast and production realm, along with an in-depth understanding of the English language, to the world of VO. His unique grammar and language-based approach, showcased in his book, is a fabulous guide for any voice actor. And his dedication to coaching, as well as his warmth and humor, make coaching with him a wonderful experience. 

Erica Cain

Have you ever had anyone in your life that you can point to that truly helped to shape your success, someone that not only had the skill and expertise, but also the insight and foresight that helped to push you to achieving your goals? That person for me is John Burr. I first trained with John years ago in his studio in Maryland. We forged a strong bond there and he helped me realize and achieve my dream of a becoming a voice actor. From the first time we met he told me that I had what it took to be successful in voice over. John combines a true understanding of the mechanics of the spoken word, with spirit, fun and unflappable inspiration. I will be forever grateful for his training and mentoring.

Bradley Hyland Johns

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Jules Price

I am so thrilled that I went to John Burr for my voiceover training. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the industry, extremely detail-oriented, and has an unusual and admirable level of mastery of the English language. His solid techniques and invaluable coaching allowed me to hone my voiceover craft and explore the depths of my own talents. He gives you not only the tools but also the confidence to approach this somewhat daunting career with gusto. I really loved the demo CD that we created together, and his ongoing support that he offers for his former students will prove to be a huge asset and resource in the future.

Jules Price

John Burr is first and foremost a friend. I started working with him in 2010. Without John’s training and his deep understanding of the voice over business I would still be in areas I didn’t enjoy at all. In 2008, I lost my over 20-year job working for a Florida builder. Couldn’t find a decent job after that to save my life. I always had a hankering to try getting into voice over work, and someone recommended John to me. Following his expert training, I have been making a solid six-figure annual income, and my life has changed dramatically. I have a laundry list of great clients and 40 million plus views on You Tube and I work every day behind the mic. It’s a dream job only realized by learning from John and a lot of hard work. Read his book, sign up for his class and live your dream! He’s always been there for me.

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