Testimonialsfrom former students...
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Shelley has been very well prepared for the class and has introduced us to two guest speakers “in the business” so far. The class is all that I expected and more!
Great class! Thanks for offering it!
This class was exactly what I had been looking for; an understanding of and practical instruction in voice work. The course gave me the introduction to and guidance on how to pursue voice work. I also feel Shelley really cares about her students and genuinely enjoys teaching. Thank you, Shelley, for all your support and advice!
[Shelley is] a great coach. It is also motivating to work with someone who is passionate about what they do.
[Shelley] knows her stuff…the business, professional, and is tough but fair. [Her] flexibility allowed me to work in both English and French and she found French scripts for me. [Her] assessment of me at the beginning was as monotone, but with [her] guidance, instruction, and my hard work – it is a lot of work and not easy, great pipes still require a lot of practice. I am very pleased and proud that I just finished my demo. If you put in the effort, you will get a lot out of it.
(Suzanne originally took the Becoming a Narrator course then became a coaching student.
Shelley brings many years of professional voiceover experience to her teachings in the Becoming a Narrator (pre-cursor to Becoming a Voice Actor) course… She maintains a fun and creative learning environment through encouraging everyone to find his or her own voice. She is dynamic, supportive and honest. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and would highly recommend taking the course with her.
Nicole studies with Shelley at Algonquin College
This course opened up a whole new way of approaching voice overs – from the woodshedding, to the back story, to who I am and who I’m talking to, and more! I feel as if I can be more versatile now and create much more professional content.
Not only was it easy to get along with Shelley, but she is easy to listen to as well! I appreciate that she doesn’t sugar-coat anything and challenged me when I needed it. This course opened my eyes to the business and marketing aspects to which I was completely clueless to prior. Thanks to Shelley, I now have the confidence to pursue voice acting as the career I’ve always wanted. Thank you!
Thank you Shelley, I really enjoyed your course. I feel like I have a much greater understanding of the industry and what I need to do to be successful. Great and constructive feedback, excellent guest speakers, solid content.
While I would, personally, have enjoyed having more time to explore character work and development, I found the course to be informative and practical (with both studio time and practical marketing experience that is most helpful for trying to get started.) The variety of script types, however, was quite useful and allowed for some exploration as to what types of narration you are most suited for or comfortable with.
Shelley provided me with top-notch training as a voice actor. Her years in the business have given her a deep grounding in the methods and principles required to become a success in this competitive field, and she can pass this knowledge on in an engaging way.
Timothy studied with Shelley at Algonquin College and became a coaching client afterward.