By Stephanie Ciccarelli
February 21, 2006
Welcome to our second feature article about getting started as a voice actor. In this article, we're going to tap into the world of voice acting instruction.
Studying one on one has its benefits, so let's discuss voice acting coaches.
On the program today, we have:
- Voice Acting Coaches
- Voice Acting Seminars and Teleclasses
- Voice Actor Support Groups
First, let's get the ball rolling with Voice Acting Coaches
Voice Acting Coaches
If you're wondering what your voice type is, the kind of work you'd be best suited for, and want to explore your vocal range (both artistically and technically), there are a few options available to you.
The first is to make an appointment with a voice acting coach. They will be happy to review your voice and set up a training program for you at their studio. Going with a private coach has its benefits. Who else could give you an opinion on your voice, tailored vocal instruction, specific guidance, and career resources on such a personal level?
A voice acting coach will help you to focus in on your strengths and develop your talents. Sometimes it takes someone else to let you know where you shine as a voice actor and the areas of voice acting that aren't necessarily your forte.
A voice acting teacher will be able to identify your specialty skills, and if you would like, help you to plan and record your voice acting demo. These preliminary efforts will define your voice acting career at present and help you to provide extraordinary voice acting services to your future clients.
As with anything valuable to your development, a voice acting coach will charge fees for their services. When selecting a voice coach, don't let their coaching fee be the sole deciding factor regarding whether you study with them or not. The fees that you pay should also provide you with a comfortable learning environment, a teacher who you can relate to, and the voice acting skills that you want to acquire.
Any good teacher will tell you that practice is an essential cornerstone of a successful voice actor's career. Ask your coach about additional voice training opportunities and voice acting workshops.
If you know of any voice acting teachers or voice acting coaches that you'd like to refer, leave a comment on this post. Mention why you like them and the city that they provide voice acting coaching services in.
Thanks for reading!
P.S. If you're looking for the seminars or teleseminars and voice actor support groups, just click on the links on the table of contents.