Let’s get the ball rolling

You’re here because you want to become a voiceover artist… or you are one already, but want to increase your chances of getting more work with technique practice.

So let’s talk about getting started or building your voiceover career!!!

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The best place to start is with my one day Discover Voice Over Technique Workshop (DVO).  This is perfect if you’ve had little or no experience or you’re already working but feel you need to know more about what’s possible in the studio.  Perhaps you’re an established performer, musician or singer who wants to add ‘Voiceover Artist’ to your list of credentials. You may even have a current voice over demo that’s getting you some work but when you’re in the studio, you feel your technique is letting you down.

That’s where the Discover Voice Over Technique Workshop can really give you the edge you’ve been looking for! You’ll discover all you need to know about the industry, studios, radio stations, producers and the kind of work that’s out there.  But the most valuable part of the day is the work we do with scripts.  About 80% of the day is spent working through the rules and techniques for different scripts styles, so you can work out where you’d fit and what you’d be cast for.  The day is an affordable $250 and available in Sydney and Melbourne.  Just click this link to read more.

You may be one of the many who’ve made a voice over demo and been disappointed with the response.  You may have worked in voice over for a while but are now finding work is dropping off.  It may be that all you need is a Demo Assessment and Career Consultation session to find out what’s not working and why. If you’re not in Melbourne, just email me your demo and we’ll arrange a time for a phone consultation. The cost is $160 for a 90 minute session.

You might want a consultation with me, to talk about what you’d like to achieve. I offer an ‘Introduction to Voiceover’ Consultation for those who aren’t sure whether they have the skills they need and want to know about how the industry works. You can be anywhere. In Melbourne we can do it face-to-face or we can also do this over the phone.  Just click on the link and send me an email.

But no matter where you live, my Audio Coaching Programs, easily downloaded from the site, will give you all the secrets to creating great reads by teaching you the fundamental rules for approaching the 4 main styles of scripts that are written for ads.

Then when you feel you just have to get into the studio, sign up for one of my regular ‘One Day Studio Intensives’. They’re structured like a real day as a voice over artist, working in a professional sound studio, with professional scripts, tailored to your voice style, type or voice personality…and you get to take the work you recorded home with you on a USB, for potential use on a voice demo, along with the coaching you received from me during the day.

So if people tell you all the time that you have a great voice…or you listen to voices on radio and television and think ‘I could do that’, the voiceovercoach might be just what you’re looking for. Maybe you’re a voiceover natural. You’ve been entertaining everyone with your cartoon voices for years and can do an uncannily accurate take-off of someone famous but don’t know how to turn that natural ability into a voiceover career. Just give me a call or send me an email.




I also do private coaching from my home studio for those of you who know what you’re doing and want to do some specific coaching.

If you’ve already done at least one of my ‘One Dayers’, have made a demo and launched yourself, or are already working as a voiceover artist, then how about this for a marketing exercise and a great way to introduce yourself to some top studios.  My ‘Professional Studio Experience’ offers 9 hours of valuable studio practice and technique training at 3 different Melbourne mainstream studios, on 3 different weekday evenings. Click on the link to find out dates and studio information.

When you’ve had sufficient coaching and studio practice and feel confident that you can make a meal of any script in the style you’re most suited to, then it’s time to put together a voiceover demo and launch your career; or if you’ve been working as a voiceover artist, you may be ready to create a brilliant new demo. This is the most exciting part, but I always advise people not to go too fast at this stage. There’s no point throwing money at a demo until you’re ready. For information on the different ways I work with you on making the demo, have a look at Creating a Voiceover Demo

So, if you think being a voiceover artist is for you, have a look at the range of coaching I offer, then send me an email and I’ll be in touch.

Warmest Regards

Abbe Holmes

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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.