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Investigate Voice Over In-Studio: 3 Hour Class

at Edge Studio Voice Actor Casting & School - Midtown

Course Details
$99 2 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Midtown, Manhattan
115 West 45th Street 8th Floor
Between 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10036
Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this voice over class:

This is a 3-part program: 
1. Workshop.   2. Personal voice analysis.   3. Consultation. 

This program is for newcomers who are unsure how they fit in, who need to learn about all opportunities, and determine if they have potential.

It’s a practical and comfortable way to determine if voice over is for you. The instructors of this voice over class will tell you for real. (We are polite, but candid.)
  • It's fun: This industry is full of friendly people, fun projects, and you get paid to do what you really enjoy.
  • It's interesting: The voice over field encompasses many types of projects, spanning virtually all subjects. You’re always learning something new!
  • It's creative: You take words on a sheet of paper and paint a picture with your voice.
  • It's flexible: Part-time or full-time, even work from home (pajamas optional).
  • And there are 21 types (genres) of voice over work to choose from!
However, it’s critical to:
  • Pursue the genres most marketable for your voice, delivery, interests, and goals. Doing so makes it significantly easier to get work, and the kind of work you prefer.
  • And it’s critical to learn common mistakes which prevent many aspiring voice actors from reaching their potential. 
  • Lastly, it’s critical to determine if voice over is for you. Even though this voice over class is full of people who have unique voices, we “greenlight” only 50% of the people who participate. 
The 3-Part Process:

1. The Investigate Voice Over Class starts with a fun, exciting 3-hour session.

Your coach will outline the entire industry and sample your voice-over performance, as you take a quick turn at the microphone. The class helps pinpoints your most marketable genres (audiobook, animation, commercial, documentary, etc.), and provides an in-depth understanding of what skills are required to be successful in voice over.

Specifically, you will be assessed on 3 attributes:
  • Your voice (do casting agents hire your type voice?)
  • Your delivery (do casting agents hire your delivery style?)
  • Your marketability (comfort, desire, passion, ability, excitement… is this for you?)
Each class is small, with just enough participants to give you a sense of how you stand among others, and to show your coach how you perform in front of others. In the class, the coach will be constructive, supportive and non-judgmental. The point is to guide and evaluate you, not to embarrass anyone.

2. After the voice over class, your coach prepares a detailed and candid written evaluation.

This report will cover:
  • Voice type – Is your voice distinctive? Neutral? In need of training?
  • Delivery – How well do you read aloud? Can you vary your delivery?
  • Innate ability – Some people come by performance naturally, others need more training.
  • Training – How much training will you need to become successful? How much related training do you already have?
  • How quickly did you pick things up in the voice over class?
  • Marketability – What genres (audiobook, animation, commercial, documentary, etc.) are you best suited for in voice over? (In this voice over class, you'll learn that there are more than two dozen VO genres.)
  • Potential – Are you likely to find enough work to pursue VO full-time? Or should you consider it part-time? Or maybe you and voice performing aren't a good match.
  • What kind of demo(s) would you need to become successful?
3. Then, speak openly with one of our Voice Over Advisors.

Review your performance with them. Discuss opportunities.

Using this evaluation report, we will phone you, at a pre-arranged time. You will receive our honest assessment of what path you should (or should not) take. In this conversation, the Advisor will candidly review your coach’s evaluation report with you, and discuss the sensible next step: Move forward or not. If moving forward makes sense, the Advisor will help you map out a plan of action, based on your budget, your schedule, and your goals.

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Cancellations and rescheduling require a minimum of 48-hours advance notice, by telephone (212-868-3343), and during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 9am-6pm (ET) and Saturday 11am-3pm (ET). If you cancel or reschedule with more than 48-hours notice, there is no fee. If you cancel or reschedule with less than 48-hours notice, the fees are not refunded.


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Question from Ashley G.
Hi All! I do not have any formal training, but am interested in getting an evaluation from the industry experts. Would this class still be good for me to try, knowing that I do not have any formal voice over or acting training?
Answer from David G. Verified Educator
Great question! We work with people of all levels, from experts to people with zero voice over experience. This is the perfect class for you to take to start a journey into the world of voice over. This class is designed so we can get to know you and your voice better, and from there make recommendations as to what areas of voice over we think you would be most marketable in. From there, if you are interested in joining our full training program, we can find a path that is right for you!
Question from Paolo F.
Hello. The title for this class is "Investigate Voice Over Online: 3 Hour Class". Does this mean that this is an online class and not at a studio in NYC?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Paolo! This is not an online class. This class is held in a studio, the address is listed above. Thank you.
Question from anonymous
What should I do to prepare for a voice over class?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The best way to prepare for a voiceover class is to read any material that is provided from the party providing the class and be ready to learn and have fun! I would also recommend calling the company that is conduction the class.
Question from Anonymous
Hello! I would like to know if I can take classes in Spanish or if there are classes for Latin people? Thanks!
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Edge Studio does not currently offer the Investigate Voice Over class in Spanish. School suggests a private evaluation with the Spanish language voice-over specialist, therefore please contact them directly. Thanks!
Question from Geddes G.
Will this class along with all other voice-over classes give me a boost towards my career?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Absolutely!, assuming you’re marketable. The only goal is to help aspiring voice actors become working professionals, either part-time or full-time. And they have thousands of alumni who are now professionals. However this particular class is designed to ensure that you could be marketable — think of this class as an assessment:
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
After the class, they'll let you know if they think you could be professional. If no, they politely tell you why. If yes, then absolutely this class would be the first right boost in establishing a career in voice-over.
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Question from Angelica B.
English is not my native language, is Investigate Voice Over: 3 Part Program suitable for me?
Answer from Angelica B. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
If English is not the student's dominant language this may not be the right class for them. If they are a native speaker of the Spanish language, we have private coaching available for in Spanish and we can certainly provide them with the information. We also have Private coaching available in Portuguese, however, we Edge Studio only offers group classes in the English language.
Question from Lillie V.
How old do you have to be to take this class?
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
The minimum age requirement is 18.
Answer from Teresa D. Verified Student
At least 18 years old
Answer from Geddes G. Verified Student
18 or older.
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Reviews of Classes at Edge Studio Voice Actor Casting & School (663)

(663 Reviews)
Investigate Voice Over In-Studio: 3 Hour Class
Reviewed by Rose B. on 12/7/2019
I was genuinely impressed with the facilities, the teacher, the materials, and my fellow students! It was a fun opportunity to learn how to begin doing voiceover and what opportunities are available. They empowered us with everything we needed to know to make a decision about taking the next steps. I knew absolutely nothing when I walked in and had done zero preparation and yet I wasn't made to feel like I was out of my league or didn't fit in. I highly recommend this course even if you're just curious.
Investigate Voice Over In-Studio: 3 Hour Class
Reviewed by Sandy L. on 11/8/2019
I really enjoyed taking this class! I was super nervous along with a few others in the class of 9. The instructor John did a great job of keeping things light and fun and helping us all to feel comfortable. He starts by explaining everything about the voiceover business along with his personal journey to date. Then everyone picked a voiceover example to recite. We did two takes with feedback in between and everyone walked out of the booth to thunderous applause! We then listened to all of the voiceovers from class and gave each other praise and suggestions and everyone was very nice. John was very encouraging and positive and it really helped me and the other newbies to feel like we belonged there.
Investigate Voice Over In-Studio: 3 Hour Class
Reviewed by Kuldip G. on 11/3/2019
It was fun and informative. I enjoyed the class very much and i liked the fact that he didn't sugar coat the truth about the struggles you could face in such a career, while at the same time encouraging us that with the right voice according to what the company wants, it could be worth all the effort.
Investigate Voice Over In-Studio: 3 Hour Class
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/27/2019
John is amazing. The direction is spot on and the insights are priceless.
Investigate Voice Over In-Studio: 3 Hour Class
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/15/2019
Professional environment and all, but not much what I expected in terms of learning some skills and maybe taking something tangible away, rather pretty good industry info followed by seeing if they can up-sell to pay/take more classes. Basically prospecting class.
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