Abbe Holmes

Australian Voiceover Artist, Voiceover Coach, Audiobook Narrator and Actor

This is a link to my profile on my voiceover agent’s Website

And my personal website

To be a successful voiceover artist, you need to understand that voiceover is about a lot more than just reading words. You need to know the rules and theory of voiceover to carve a career from a passion or a desire.

That’s what I did, over 35 years ago. I turned a love of words and language into an incredibly successful voiceover career!

It took me about a decade to build my profile to premium standard.  Now I work in Commercial voiceover for Radio, Television and Online, Narration for the Non-Commercial sector, in Animation and Audiobook Narration….but it really doesn’t matter what country you’re in, voice over technique is the same everywhere.  It’s about telling a story, rather than just reading words.  It’s about engaging the listener in such a way that whatever the story to the message is, it hits home.

To be successful in any industry you must make a study of it.  But without expert coaching and guidance you won’t even know what to study or how to apply what you’ve learned.  That’s why Voiceover technique training is essential. My coaching is designed so that each unique individual experiences the reality of working as a voiceover artist, as well as discovering where they’d fit in, perfecting their unique style and moving towards making a voiceover demo and launching themselves.

Even after you’ve made a demo and are working in the industry, it’s essential that you keep working at being a voice over artist…keep practicing, keep honing your skills and improving your style.

My simple one-on-one online sessions, and technique and studio practice course structure, will give you a really affordable option to study voice over and improve your skills and confidence at your own pace, as you build your knowledge, add to your strength and plan how you’ll work as a Voice Over Artist.

So, if all this has got you thinking, contact me now and I’ll be in touch.

Warm Regards


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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.