I teach voiceover classes and private voiceover lessons in Manhattan, on Long Island, and online via Skype. I also hold events with agents, casting directors, and other respected professionals in various areas of the voiceover industry. Below are the classes I'm currently offering--check back for updates as more are added! All classes and events are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted.
*Please note that any inquiries received between 5:30PM Friday night and 7:00PM Saturday night will be processed as soon after that time period as possible.
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4-Week Audio Production for Voiceovers Class - Starts Wednesday, 03/12, 6:30-8:30PM
Acting At The Mic 2-Week Voiceover Intensive - Starts Monday, 03/17, 6:30-9:30PM
One-Day Intensive Beginner/Intermediate Voiceover Workshop - Sunday, March 23rd, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Business and Marketing for Voice Actors: Find The VO Work That Is Waiting For You! - Tuesday, 04/08, 6:30-9:30PM
*New guest events, 2-Week Character Voice Acting for Animation and Video Games Intensive and MORE coming soon! To be the first to find out about new classes and VO casting opportunities, shoot me an email to sign up for my mailing list!
NYC Voiceover Workout Group - meets next on Sunday, 03/09, 12:00-2:00PM
Private voiceover lessons (Manhattan, Long Island, online)
I'm an actress and voiceover talent (and sometimes director, producer, casting assistant, writer, kazoo player, Korean drum player, and improviser, depending on the day) who has over 200 voiceover credits to my name, with internationally renowned clients including Samsung, Johnson and Johnson, Apple and Japan Airlines. My voice can be heard in commercials, iPhone apps, animation, museum audio guides, games, and even in-flight videos, both in the US and abroad. My non-traditional path to attaining success in voiceover work has given me valuable insights into the myriad ways in which actors can take control of their careers, which I love to share!
First of all, I am first and foremost an actor. I started running my own classes and events to address some needs of my own and of others actors that I didn't feel were being adequately met. One thing I had found frustrating in looking for voiceover classes and events in NYC was that I never found events that "had it all". I wanted to find classes/events that were...
I would consistently find things that fit two or three of the above, but RARELY all of them, especially for events that brought in industry guests. But now--finally!--there are events that satisfy all of the above criteria. Every event I plan is from the unique perspective of both a participant and an instructor, allowing me to provide a great experience for everyone involved. In fact, I will often get up at the mic right along with everyone else at many of my events, before coming back around behind the mic to teach and direct. I love getting to work on both sides of the mic, connecting with both my students and guests! With providing good, personal experiences for everyone involved as my primary goal, I limit my class sizes to some of the smallest in NYC, allowing everyone plenty of time to work on-mic. I am always careful in balancing the class time:size:cost ratio to allow the best possible experience while still keeping the events affordable. Everyone gets to hear and benefit from everyone else's work, so everyone can benefit from the entire class. And I'm always open to comments and suggestions, implementing them when I am able to create the best experience possible for my students. :)
I am happy to offer classes that provide individualized instruction at group prices. Come join us and see the difference for yourself! :)
***After working with me in my bi-weekly Voiceover Workout Group, weekly Voiceover Sampler Class, Getting Started In Voiceovers intro class and private lessons this year and last year, I was able to bring in NINE of my voiceover students for an audition for ongoing ESL voiceover work at a recording studio in NYC!
***After working with me in my recent animation VO class with Darren Dunstan, casting director at 4K Media, bi-weekly Voiceover Workout Group, weekly Voiceover Sampler Class, Getting Started In Voiceovers intro class and private lessons this year and last year, TWENTY-THREE of my voiceover students were invited to audition for an upcoming video game project I'm casting!
"I wanted to say thank you, as I had an good audition for Yu-Gi-Oh! with Darren. It would not have been possible without your class." - Devon T.
***After attending my industry guest animation class with Darren Dunstan, casting director at 4K Media, Devon was later called in to audition for Yu-Gi-Oh!
"Thanks for class today, it was awesome! A special shout out to Jonathan, too, for his contribution and insight!" - Derek L. (This was after an audiobook class with a special guest, author Jonathan R. Wachtel. Jonathan shared some personality insights with each student in the class, after which everyone practiced audiobook reads with an excerpt from Jonathan's book There Is A Place and received feedback from both me and Jonathan.)
***After attending my 6-Week Voiceover Sampler Class and continuing with private lessons to work on an audiobook demo, Derek BOOKED his first audiobook series!
"Your voiceover class is life-changing!" - Hana R. (One of my students after a particularly inspiring class one week!)
I offer private voiceover lessons, audio production lessons, and career consultations at my home studio on Long Island, online via Skype, and (pending availability) in NYC. My Audio Production for Voiceovers co-teacher, Michael, also offers audio production lessons in person in NYC and in NJ. For more information or to arrange private lessons, please email me at melanie(at)listentomelanie.com.
I offer the following discounts and offers for my classes: