Put your voice, acting, and interpretive ability to work with personalized coaching from one of the industry’s most skilled and experienced coaches.
Becoming a successful voice over artist requires hard work and dedication. It is important to be open to feedback and accept criticism. It can be challenging to break old reading-aloud habits, and it is natural to feel frustrated at the beginning of the learning process.
Many voice over coaches provide introductory workshops for those just starting out. These typically involve the instructor hearing one or two readings of short scripts to decide which program or package is best. There are also online and in-person training programs that offer seminars/workshops with demo production afterwards. Other courses involve a set number of lessons before demo production. However, these workshops and programs are not usually beneficial for those beginning in the field.
Voice-over seminars and workshops can be good investments. However, they usually only provide a few key takeaways that only professionals will find useful. They should be used to supplement what you already do well. For a beginner, a weekend-long program is not a good place to start to learn proper technique.
Do you think it’s possible to have a successful voice-over career without researching the industry? Do you think you can compete with experienced professionals without perfecting pace, timing, breathing, inflection, and comprehension? Do you think you can do all this independently?
Voice-overs are a great way to earn a living, but don’t assume it can be learned quickly. It is a process that is unique to each person, and there are no shortcuts.
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I offer a two-hour evaluation, a candid, in-depth critique of your ability and potential, and, if the results are favorable, a program of one-on-one instruction with in-depth voice over lessons. This evaluation will be the most important investment you make in your voice over career. Then, as you progress, we will determine the best time for you to create your demo.
I offer a two-hour evaluation and a candid assessment of your abilities and potential. If the results are positive, you will be eligible for one-on-one lesson regimen. The evaluation is an important investment in your voice-over career. As you progress, we can determine when it will be best to create your demo. I prefer a one-on-one coaching to ensure individual growth weekly.
Visit the demo section of this website to learn more about demo production. It is important to remember that you get what you pay for!
John Burr is a veteran of the recording and production industry, having been involved in all aspects of it for over 35 years. His extensive experience as a voiceover talent, editor, and audio and video producer has given him a deep understanding of the production process. He has toured nationally and internationally, performed in the theater, and recorded over 100 music albums. He has mentored many students who have gone on to narrate for well-known audio and video producers and companies, and his corporate clients include 5 Fortune 500 companies.
Working with John, you will learn about the dynamics of language and script interpretation, as well as microphone technique. You will also build confidence in your ability to excel in auditions and projects. Additionally, you will learn how to control the parameters of pace, pitch, pause, emotion, and volume.
Voice over skills are only parts of the picture. Equally important is marketing yourself. John’s team will teach you how to network, how the industry works, and how to create and organize marketing materials. You will develop a unique identity for your brand, set realistic rates, create demos for your portfolio, and budget for a home studio.
We tailor demos to the individual’s talents. Scripts are chosen and written to fit their skills. Our studio is stocked with materials from over 20 music libraries and 15 sound effects libraries to boost production quality. For those wishing to do on-camera projects, we have the tools to produce high-quality video demos from start to finish.