Shelley CohenVoice Actor/Teacher/Coach
For the best-sounding YOU!
You may have been guided by Shelley through Canada’s second largest telecom giant, Rogers’ phone system, The Shopper’s Choice (TSC) channel or national banks and credit card voicemail systems, the National Gallery of Canada, Canada Post, and hundreds of other veterinary clinics, auto parts and accessories, auto dealerships, insurance companies and associations throughout North America, Bermuda, Brazil and Barbados.
Shelley has been coaching entry-level voice actors since 2007. As a certified Langevin Learning Instructor/Facilitator she combines theory with hands-on studio practice reads weekly, meditation, breathing exercises, and vocal development.
In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013, she offered “Becoming a Narrator” through a local community college and has coached a number of students who have become working voice actors.
In 2014, Shelley partnered with Fat Dog Studios/The Music Factory to offer the 14-week course, Becoming a Voice Actor course. However, due to COVID-19, the course is no longer available. Instead, she now offers one-on-one coaching for 10, two-hour sessions over Zoom.
She is the virtual receptionist or ‘telephony guide’ who welcomes you.
She has also voiced hundreds of commercials, corporate videos and e-learning courses.
A 2-week visit to Vancouver in the 70’s turned into 5 years where she returned to school and graduated from B.C. Institute of Technology’s Radio Broadcast Communications course.
Her first job was as the first female Radio Announcer on CKQR-AM in Castlegar, B.C.
The next move was to Kelowna, B.C. as an FM Announcer where she hosted Jazz and Classical music shows, along with Adult Contemporary programs.
Narrator and Broadcaster
Then, in 1983, it was home to Ottawa, where she became Traffic Commentator on CBC Radio for 5 years, while also working as a freelance Narrator and Broadcaster.
Television / radio commercials and public service announcements you may have heard include Lauzon Sound, MacArthur Renovations, Bali Furniture, the Learning Disabilities Association, and the War Amps.
She has also voiced many corporate videos, presentations, and Web demos.