It’s been incredible and it’s in no small part due to the Voice Box team…
I sent Rob an e-mail a while back, I should have included you in it as well, but I have to thank you for helping me get back on the right track. Granted I wasn’t a novice going into the class, but never in my career have I booked work so consistently than I have after working with you guys. I’ve had multiple jobs each week for three months now; corporate promos, local TV and radio spots, several regional TV campaigns, videogames and character work, an audio book, and even a couple national TV spots. It’s been incredible and it’s in no small part due to the Voice Box team.
Thanks, Jim McCabe
How’s that for overcoming fears?!
I learned so much from this class. When I first stepped into that very small booth my heart was beating so loudly I thought you would all be able to hear it on the other side of the glass! As the class went on, my claustrophobia completely disappeared and finally I couldn’t wait to get in there for my turn! How’s that for overcoming fears?! Your classes were set up with clear expectations and tangible results. All of the instructors were fantastic – with great industry experience, sound advice and excellent feedback.
– Rosemary Fuller
…you would be hard pressed to find a more diverse and rich VO learning experience…
Neill, Ruth, Sandy, and Rob are all amazing instructors. In my humble opinion, you would be hard pressed to find a more diverse and rich VO learning experience in a single course. From characters to narration to breath work and even the engineering side of the work.
Each instructor has a unique teaching style and knowledge base, which comes together as a whole to create, well, a total VO experience! I learned so much from these industry professionals. I am so glad I got the chance to absorb even a fraction of the knowledge they possess, and then put the lessons into play in the “box.” Voice Box is such a positive environment where you can’t help but feel empowered, even as a beginner like myself. I highly recommend this course.
..its nice to know that there are people out there who just want to help…
Rob, to be honest its nice to know that there are people out there who just want to help someone like myself with their dream and not take advantage like some other companies.
You assembled some great teachers and the classes are very entertaining.
..we were quite literally jumping up and down with excitement…
Voice Box’s Total Experience program offers exactly that: the Total Experience! I have to say I’ve never had a better experience in a class scenario than with you and Sandy and everybody! After we left your studio the last night, we were quite literally jumping up and down with excitement to come back and work with you again!
Rob, Sandy, and their company of instructors provide a perfect mixture of technique, criticism, and comfort that I know can propel a budding voice-over artist like me to success! Such a down-to-earth, positive atmosphere really made me feel welcomed into the club, and not so scared about making too many mistakes or not getting it right the first time. These classes were a great introduction into the world of voice-overs, and I strongly recommend anyone to make Voice Box their vocal career’s launch pad. Thanks a million, guys! -Lisa and Don Toal
Good info from other staff pros who actually do this on a daily basis.
Great “intro” for me into voice work. Good tips on visualization, relaxation and working with another actor. Good info from other staff pros who actually do this on a daily basis. – John Marcionetti
You guys are like voice gurus…
Neill was a fun time. You can see all the differences and similarities between all the teachers now – its really excellent to see how you are, and in turn we are, all connected. With that said, I still sometimes nerve myself out to think after this is over and I go out into the “work world” to try to build a resume, that I could be competing with voice actors as experienced as my teachers! You guys are like voice gurus, I guess I just have to get my confidence to a point where I think I can book things consistently.
..the instructors have tons of knowledge and decades of experience…
I attended the “Voiceover – The Total Experience” class. In three words “It was awesome”. Being new to VO, I was not sure what to expect, and was a little nervous. But upon arriving at the first class and getting a warm and friendly welcome from Sandy, I knew this was going to be okay. All the instructors have tons of knowledge and decades of experience, plus they know how to make learning fun. In the first class, Sandy made an analogy of learning VO and learning a musical instrument. Becoming a virtuoso doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of practice. To me, it also takes a lot of instructor feedback. Someone to say “yes that’s right” or “no that’s wrong, it goes like this, do it again”. One of the things that I have learned is that how I “think” I am saying something is not the same as what is actually coming out of my mouth.
– John Halderson
..wanted to thank you both for identifying and helping develop a talent that I didn’t even know I had…
Hi Sandy and Rob
It’s been over three years now since I moved to Singapore, but I hope you both might still remember me a bit. Back in June of 2009, just as my career as an actor was starting to get some legs, my husband received a fantastic offer in Singapore, and off we went. I wasn’t sure at all what my opportunities would be, and IF there would be any. But I wanted to get in touch with you to let you know that, happily, my career is going very well here, and that is due in many ways to both of you!
Way back, Rob, you identified a bit of potential in my voice, and afterwards, helped me develop my demo reel. At the time, I hadn’t even known of or thought about a voiceover career, so it was a big surprise. You then helped cast me in a radio spot for Baltimore Gas and Electric, through which I learned (on the spot) how to record with clients, the lingo, the atmosphere, etc.
All of that really ended up helping to influence a major life change for me, and now I have a busy and flourishing voiceover career here in Asia!
And I just wanted to thank you both for identifying and helping develop a talent that I didn’t even know I had. I’ve thought of you both often, and recently received an email from your new company. So I just wanted to get in touch, say thank you, and let you know that the encouragement you both gave me in many different ways as I was beginning to develop my career really helped give me the confidence and tools to keep pursuing my dream, even if it meant tweaking the dream to fit into a new situation.
-Julie Shapira Slack
..even in the beginning when I was somewhat unsure of this, you helped me through…
It’s always a pleasure to speak with you, even in the beginning when I was somewhat unsure of this, you helped me through. And thank you for that – I hope we can continue to work closely in the future as it seems this business will most definitely take mentors and those who have been where I’m trying to go to minimize the pitfalls/downfalls.
Thank you, Sandy and Rob, for stepping out on faith, Opening The Box, Thinking Outside of it, Receiving me Into it and continually Guiding me Through it! I am one Happy Camper and an Inspired Traveler!
Thank you again and again, S. Hope Eagle
Your class was truly fun and I’m glad I found the voice box.
Thank you first for a great intro to Voice Over. You have answered questions I didn’t even have on top of the ones I did. Your class was truly fun and I’m glad I found the voice box. Last week I met Rob as you know, he does like my voice even though I had a very challenging class. I learned a lot and my practice will include my new challenges. One is the difference between having an audience in front of me and one that will be there to hear me, later. I am confident that I will come in to my own comfy spot in time.
Thank you so much again and I hope to hear from you soon.
As soon as the class was over, I thought I can’t wait until the next one!
Dear Rob, Hey whenever I need to laugh, can I call you? Seriously, you really made me laugh at our class on Wednesday evening and it felt so good! You really know how to make people relax–which helps us to absorb and learn more and perform as well as possible in the booth. It was great to be back in the Voice Box booth. As soon as the class was over, I thought I can’t wait until the next one!
Dear Ruth, Thanks so much for a fabulous class! I enjoyed your website immensely and found the testimonials articulated my thoughts over and over. In a nutshell, my feelings about our class (from the La Salle University professor): “Enlightening! Stimulating! Informative!” Thanks also for :We (voice actors) make words dance..I love that!
I am still laughing about the bloopers on your website. That was such a great idea to include them, and all your voice over samples are so beautifully done–what a great role model you are for all of us. Thanks for all your energy and enthusiasm–can’t wait for the next class with you!
-Debra Kay, Voice Actor
It was fascinating, and a truly a fun and educational session…
I was talking with Neill today, and realized I hadn’t sent you all my demos, which Rob and I completed a few weeks ago. Rob did a superfluous job on them, I must say, as I was witness to some of the work. While editing the commercial demo, he noticed that I didn’t have any serious pieces on it, and called me back in to record one. He edited the demo right there in front of us, demonstrating his highly trained ear and artistry in editing. He heard things in the recording that I did not and fixed them in ways I didn’t know were possible! It was fascinating, and a truly a fun and educational session. -Gemma Pagliei