You have made the first steps and would have done an assessment of your technical and voice training skills, and you’ve realized that you need training. Getting training at the start of your voice over career gives you ample opportunities to increase the range of your voice, control your breathing and perfect your craft.
There are many resources online and in person that can offer you training classes and workshops to help perfect you craft. In this article, I would have listed the more popular options that can teach you voice acting, script writing, even how to use your equipment and how to create a demo that stands out from the rest.
- EdgeStudio – They have multiple locations nationwide New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Connecticut included. In addition to adults, they have classes for teens, kids and even Spanish speaking actors, both online and tele-classes, where you can call in and here everything that’s going on. This is super convenient and easy if you are not able to be physically present at the time.
- VoiceOver Gurus – They also offer tele-coaching packages with assistance on creating a professionally engineered demo.
- A Class Act NY – Training is done in a recording studio with an actual voice actor from Broadway. This class focuses on commercial voice-over acting and sides for cartoons and animated features. They also offer classes in advancing your musical theatre career, on camera commercials and the dramatic arts as well as summer programs for kids and teens.
No matter which option you choose, be it online, tele-classes or in person, the goal is to be better, sound better and ultimately book more jobs. Training is essential as it helps keep you abreast of industry trends and tactics geared towards selling that product or service. So it’s pretty safe to say that the better you are at what you do, the more successful you become.