3 Superb Skills for Audio Book Narration

By Abbe Holmes

In this first of two lessons in the skills for audio book narration, I talk about some of the fundamental mistakes made by those wanting to get into this rapidly growing area.


Building your VoiceOver Business

By Abbe Holmes

Building your voiceover business, your knowledge, experience and profile takes time and research. So I want to give you some information that may help you understand the business side of the voiceover world in the non-commercial world.


Ways to Build a Career in Voiceover 3

By Abbe Holmes

Digital ‘opportunities’ for voiceover artists. They’re everywhere. But buyer beware! What may look like an ‘opportunity’ could be just the opposite. Let’s question the new world of online voiceover. Plenty of us are!!!


Ways to Build a Career in Voiceover  2

By Abbe Holmes

The digital world has changed the way we work as voiceover artists, but can you build a career in voiceover from a Home Studio? This blog looks at some things you can do that could make it a possibility.


Ways to Build a Career in Voiceover – 1

By Abbe Holmes

In the first of this 3 part series of blogs about how to build a career in voiceover, I talk about some do’s and dont’s and give some strategies for making good connections.


VoiceOver Lesson-Make it Real!

By Abbe Holmes

When you’re faced with a voiceover script that requires you to ‘be real and believable’ but the script is stylised and unnatural, it can be tricky. Here’s some help!


Things to know about Character Voices

By Abbe Holmes

Creating character voices is something we all love to do in voiceover. But they have to be good. In this blog I talk about the difference between voicing for an ad or an animation and give you some techniques that will help you on the job!


Essential Steps to VoiceOver Success

By Abbe Holmes

Being a trained and talented voiceover artist is only going to matter if you’re working. Sometimes the most difficult part of establishing yourself for voiceover success is ‘being heard’. This blog talks about how to prepare, so your talents get heard by the right people.


Making it in VO – Voiceover Training

By Abbe Holmes

Voiceover Training is essential if you want to work in voiceover. Without it, you’ll be flying blind every time you’re faced with a script. This blog will give you some easy guidelines on training and what to do.


How to Build a Career in VoiceOver

By Abbe Holmes

Tips for Becoming a Skilled Sight Reader If you want to successfully build a career in voiceover, you can’t underestimate the importance of sight-reading skills. They have to be brilliant, because voiceover is not about just ‘reading in a nice voice’. It’s about so many other elements, like: The structure of the language in the…




Jessica Clarke

Working with Abbe was the best thing I could have done to kick-start my voice over career. The most skilled and experienced voice over artist in the country, she’s also a wonderful, passionate teacher who genuinely cares about her students’ progress. I made my demo with Abbe and was accepted by Australia’s leading voice over agency, EM Voices.  I can’t recommend her highly enough – you won’t find a teacher with more expertise in the world of voice over than Abbe. She’s the greatest.


Justine Puy

Working with Abbe was such a privilege and what I gained in confidence, I owe to her valuable knowledge of the voice and the industry. I contacted Abbe to produce a new demo and to broaden my skills and abilities. I had such a ball making my demo and Abbe was able to draw out the best in me. She has an incredible ability and sensitivity when it comes to helping create the perfect atmosphere for your reads. If you are looking for some coaching then look no further ‘cos Abbe is the lady you have been looking for.


Fiona Reed

Crime Scene Investigator and Voiceover Artist

I finally ‘got it’ when I did Abbe Holmes’ voice over course. Using the techniques I learnt from Abbe, I am now getting work which is a dream come true for me. The feedback I’ve been getting is great and I’m feeling more and more confident and proud of my work. I would highly recommend Abbe to anyone who is serious about getting into voice over.


Kyle Kidd

Abbe has excellent attention to detail, focusing on every little aspect of the craft until it becomes second nature. Her personality throughout her coaching is warm, uplifting, not to mention inspirational. Her experience in the industry itself shows within each and every session, giving you the confidence to achieve your best in the booth. Throughout my demo making process Abbe chose the strongest pieces and created something that has gained attention from other studios. I can’t think of anybody else who I’d rather work with to improve my craft and help advance my voice over career.


Rosie Traynor

Voice Over Artist

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Abbe as a personal voice coach. It was a fabulous experience! You’re in safe hands with Abbe. With so much experience in the voice over business, Abbe generously shares her wealth of knowledge. She instinctively knows how to get the best possible performance and is relentless in her pursuit of the perfect read. She is great at communicating what’s required and tailors the training to meet each individual’s needs.

A sound investment. Two thumbs up!


Cameron Bate

If it wasn’t for Abbe I would still be stuck in my bedroom yelling into my Mic, trying to impersonate the latest Harvey Norman Ad. Her insight and wisdom has helped me improve my skills and boosted my confidence in the booth, identified problem patterns and gave me a set of tools to help me trouble shoot any tricky moments that might arise.

The ‘One Dayer’ sessions are a must for any serious voice over student. The pennies keep on dropping and advice is always only a phone call away.

Abbe is a great mentor and has helped my dream come true.

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Adam Cook

Head of Acting, Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage and Screen) Actors Centre Australia


Abbe Holmes is a sensational teacher in the art of the voice over.  

In her classes she keeps the focus practical and specific to the challenges and techniques of voice over, providing priceless guidance and advice. Year after year our students come away from her classes with vital and impressive marketable skills.

I highly recommend her to anyone interested in exploring this exciting and highly competitive aspect of our industry.

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