Voice Over Training Courses Melbourne

Is this you?

  • People tell you,’ You have a great voice for voice over’.
  • You’ve always wanted to work as a voice actor but have no idea how to get in.
  • You want to work in animation and need to know how to make it a reality!
  • You want to work in audio book narration and need to know more.
  • You’re a performer and you want to perfect your voice over technique.
  • You’re working in voice over and need to update your voice demo.
  • You want to make a new demo from scratch and need expert guidance to do it.

Then I have a choice of 3 courses in Melbourne that will give you just what you need: But first:

You can’t get to my voice over coaching in Melbourne?

Then how about this… One-on-one ZOOM Sessions that’ll give you great coaching, refine what you already know and teach you new stuff! If you want:

  • professional voice acting techniques
  • help and advice about how to make a demo that works for you
  • insider knowledge about the industry and trends
  • to know how to collaborate in the studio to create great reads
  • to learn the tricks of how to ‘self-produce’ from a home studio
  • to find out what others would ‘buy’ about your voice style and where you’d fit in

I’ll coach you on what works and why…and what doesn’t and why not! …and give you the skills and techniques to help you create killer reads that get you booked time and time again. Already have a voice over demo? After you register, I’ll get you to send it through and I’ll give you an assessment when we speak. Click this link to book Cost is $75 for a 30 minute ‘script blaster’ session or $150 for a one hour ‘deep dive’ coaching session. If you are in Melbourne and want to find out if voice over is for you, or you’re already getting some work but need to know more about technique, these two courses are for you.

Discover Voiceover ‘One Day Technique Workshop’

Find out if voice over is for you!!!  This all day Saturday workshop in Melbourne, will give you the lowdown on how the industry works, the type of work a voice actor gets and how (and why) you get cast for the job. You’ll also get to understand the different types of scripts and how to approach them, what style of script you might be suitable for and the techniques for converting written word into great spoken word. We’ll be doing technique work with broadcast quality scripts and you’ll walk away with the secrets to creating convincing reads and making a successful demo. Coming up:   Melbourne:  All on-on-one courses will commence in 2021.  For Zoom coaching, see this page 

Audio Book Narration

In the past few years, with Audible setting up in Australia and Aussies now able to narrate Australian titles, and publishers choosing to release more audio books,  the industry has grown and is growing stronger. If you love the idea of audio book narration, are an experienced sight reader with a love of words and language, but feel you need to know more about how it all works, then I’d love to work with you.

Refine your skills and build new ones, working with material that suits your unique voice style or styles. Using both fiction and non-fiction you’ll learn how to adjust your reading style to the work.  We’ll explore articulation, character dynamics and the art of storytelling. I’ll guide you through the technical process and give you tools to create seamless performances.

I’m using Zoom to deliver my coaching sessions.  The session is able to be recorded for your own records and revision.

Leave a message on the contact page if you’re interested in narration coaching.  The cost is $150 per hour (plus gst)

Here’s the link to the page on the website for more information

Studio Practice

If you’ve done my Discover Voiceover Technique Workshop and are bursting to get in front of the mic and get a feel for the studio, or you want to perfect your technique and learn more about how to collaborate in the studio and create great reads, this is 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 corporate narration. Don’t worry if you don’t know.  I’ll find scripts that will suit you for the sessions. This 3 consecutive weeknights – over three weeks – evening studio practice course will help give you an edge and teach you more about the skills, the process and what’s possible in the studio.

Studio Practice:  Wednesdays April 14th, 21st and 28th 6.30-9.30/10pm

Cost $630.00 (plus gst) Just click this link for more details.

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Testimonials

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.