John Burr has more than 30 years of experience as a recording engineer/producer, as a musical and theatrical performer/director, and as a professional trainer/coach. He has written and produced scripts in all media, and has directed many well-known national performers. His many years of working as a voiceover talent, recording engineer, editor, and producer have given him an in-depth understanding of every stage of the production process.
His transition to coaching voiceovers came about as a result of requests by several Washington voiceover performers to help them develop their skills to a higher level, after he had coached them on scripts he was producing for his clients.
Many of his former students have narrated for Discovery and Learning Channels, History Channel, National Geographic, and national audiobook producers, as well as many of America’s well-known corporations, such as Marriott, Xerox, IBM, Danaher, Carey International, and Lockheed-Martin.
John received his musical training at the Eastman School of Music, baccalaureate education at the University of Maine, and post-graduate work at American University.
As a singer and assistant conductor of the U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants and as a performer and musical director for the American Educational Theater Association and USO, he toured nationally and internationally for several years. As an actor and singer, he performed in many professional stock company productions, and performed in over forty operas with the Washington Opera.
The uniqueness in his approach to training comes from many years of applied language dynamics and musical characteristics to the process of teaching how to understand and interpret scripts and how to communicate with others in a natural, believable, purposeful, and convincing manner.
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