Learn Voiceover from a Pro
We are Industry professionals with decades of experience and success in the voiceover field. We make our living solely from the VO industry, so we know how to succeed. Learn from us!
The Voiceover Gurus
Why not learn from people with current working experience who are up on the latest trends in the VO Industry?
We offer coaching, guidance, advice, and feedback, but what makes us truly unique is that we are working voice professionals who have found success in this challenging but rewarding career. And we solely make our living from being voiceover talent.
As Gurus, we act as a Mentor for a one-time session or a series of sessions depending on your goals. We have a unique perspective and a particular set of skills. Kinda like Liam Neeson…but for Voiceovers.
Coming in Spring 2018, a four week Voiceover Workshop Intensive at our NY Studios, as well as a four week Skype version taught by both JJ and Linda. Classes will be posted soon on our Get Started Page!
Meet The Gurus
We aren’t coaches who used to be Voice Actors.
We are working Voice Actors who also coach. Big Difference.
Dave Goldberg - Production & Studio Setup
Dave began his entrepreneurial career at the age of fourteen, spinning records at friends’ parties. His first DJ job paid $35 and, not long thereafter, a company called Satellite Entertainment was born. By the beginning of his college career, the company was a thriving event planning business and he sold the company’s assets and bookings to two aspiring entertainment companies.
As a Communications major at Hofstra University in 1987, Dave began working full-time as a Product Specialist for KORG USA, a manufacturer of professional-level electronic musical equipment. In addition to his primary responsibilities at the company, he assisted in the production of numerous audio, video, and mixed-media presentations for the company’s various marketing programs. In 1991, he helped establish the company’s Professional Audio Division which catered to audio and video post production facilities, TV and radio stations, and recording studios.
Seeking a new challenge, he left KORG USA in 1993 to create Digital Waterworx Corporate Communication Production. Today, the company has an international client base that exceeds 4,000.
Dave can help you set up that first professional sounding studio, including guidance on sound proofing, microphones, Digital Audio Workstations as well as lessons in Pro Tools or other Editing Software. Or Dave can help take your existing studio to the next level. Get a professional set of ears on your audio BEFORE you send it out to the world!
Eileen Schellhorn - Agent/Voiceover Coach
Alex Anthony - Sports Announcer - MLB, NHL, NFL
As a professional Sports Public Address Announcer and Voiceover artist for over 21 years, Alex is well versed in the competitive world of Sports, including work for MLB, the NFL and the NHL. Currently he is the Public Address Announcer for both the NY Mets and the NY Jets. He was also the backup announcer for the NY Rangers and currently is the backup PA for the NY Islanders. Prior to his Sports career, he was a Production Director and a radio disc jockey and now also produces, writes, and edits when his busy schedule allows.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn about public speaking or sports announcing, Alex can teach you the basics on how to get started through his experiences.
He will guide you through the steps you need to take if you want to pursue a career in this specialty field of voiceover.
What You’ll Learn
Breathing Techniques and Warmups
Copy Analysis and Interpretation
Agent Relationship Management
How to Shine in a Live Session
Billing Basics and Getting Paid
Client Relationship Management
Professional Home Studio Setup
How to Handle a Difficult Session or Client
Marketing and Branding Your Voice
..all from a Pro’s perspective who started out just like you!
A new team member has joined the Voiceover Gurus! Please welcome Alyssa Jayson. Alyssa has an acting background and has performed on many entertainment platforms. Her coaching will help you connect with whatever character you’re emulating or looking to voice. Alyssa helps you find your true inner voice
Today we talk about her background and her coaching style.
JJ and Linda are back after a bit of a Summer hiatus. This time discussing the unknown rules of submitting your demo to prospective agents and clients. We wish we knew this stuff before we started out!
Why do I need a Guru?
Get access to actual working professionals who are succeeding every day and learn from them the tools to make money in this career. Don’t reinvent the wheel, learn from people who have already done it!
Where do I meet with my Guru?
Lessons Via Skype! In your underpants! Actually, don’t wear just your underpants cause we can see you.
Or, learn at our studios! Do you live on Long Island? Join us at our studios in Plainview for lessons or sign up for a VO class or Improv!
How much does it cost?
Unlike traditional voiceover classes & programs, where costs can be in the $1,000’s, you can receive private one-on-one sessions with successful working professionals at a fraction of the cost. During your sessions, you will receive highly personalized advice and education specific to your goals. And since it’s all about you, each lesson will be filled with valuable information that you can apply immediately. We offer a Beginners Voiceover Class spanning 4 weeks as well as an Intermediate Level 4 week class for those who have the basics under their belt. For those looking to just practice their skills and get feedback, individual lessons are also available.
We also have an “In Studio” Option: If you live in the New York area, Linda holds classes and private sessions in her studio on Long Island. Learn all the basics of the Voiceover business and hone your skills over 6 weeks. Classes are held at various times of the year and are posted on the booking page. For information on the next upcoming class, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees are by the hour and you can book one lesson or several. Sessions are tailored to your goals.
No long-term commitments required.