Studio Practice – 3 Night Voice Over Course

Learn How To Become a Voice Actor!


Get the edge on all those out there trying to get into voiceover without coaching.

This 3 night voice over course at Sonic Playground, a top South Melbourne Sound Recording Studio, will help you refine what you already have and teach you more about the skills, the process and what’s possible in the studio.

If you’ve done my ‘Discover Voiceover Technique Workshop’ and are busting to get in front of the mic and get a feel for the studio, or you have some experience in voiceover and want to perfect your technique, learn more about how to collaborate in the studio and create great reads, this may be just what you’re looking for.

We’ll tailor each session to whatever you need to work on most, whether it’s mainstream radio and TV ads, retail, character voices for animation, non-commercial narration or audiobook narration.

This is not a demo making course, but each night is structured like a genuine voiceover session.

I cast you for a minimum of 6  scripts over the 3 nights, that suit your skills and voice style.

If the work you do in the course signals that you’re ready to create a demo, then we book an edit session at some time after the course, where we edit your work and apply production to the tracks to broadcast standard, so that you have a professionally produced demo.

To listen to some examples of demo we’ve produced, just click on Demos in the menu bar and have a listen.

First course for 2024:  

Three consecutive Thursdays, April 4th, 11th and 18th 

6.30pm-10.30/11 @Sonic Playground, 439 City Road South Melbourne

$700 (plus gst)

Minimum 5, maximum 7

Just click this link to register and pay

Any questions, just drop me a line here 

*Classes for the studio course that are missed unavoidably or through illness will be made up with a 30 minute Zoom session.

This Studio Course is primarily for those who already have experience with, or knowledge of voiceover and are ready to move towards new demo material or samples.

If you’ve never done voiceover before and feel you’d like to know more about the skills and techniques and the industry, the best place to begin is my Discover VoiceOver Techniques One Day Course.  These are always held on a Saturday in Melbourne.

Just click the course link to read about upcoming dates and what happens on the day.

Or, if the date doesn’t work for you, register for my e-news for coaching blogs and information about upcoming courses, or email your interest and I can let you know when the next will be.

Optional:  You’re also able to get the tracks you recorded plus and audio of the coaching of your time in the studio emailed to you after the session for your revision and record.   This gives you an idea of where you began and where you ended up.  Because this is work Matt does outside the sessions, a charge will apply.

There are two options:  You can request the unedited tracks only of the work done over the 3 nights for $100 .

Or the the unedited tracks plus an audio of the coaching for the 3 nights for $250.

This is done direct with Matt

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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.