“To me, serving as a true mentor is the single most important gift one can give another human being. For my students, I insist on giving them what I never had growing up and working in Hollywood: a life line, a support system, and a safe haven. As a mentor, I am a champion of others, and that means encouraging them to follow their dreams, and equally important, mapping out how each individual can realize their goals, all done with HONESTY, integrity and love.”
We Provide Guidance Every Step Of The Way
We’re so excited to have you join our Voicetrax family as you embark on the creative adventure of learning the art of voice acting. It’s an experience distinct and individual, which is why we map it out very specifically for each student. We carefully craft the group of students in every class based on their relatively similar skill level and individual needs. This way you feel comfortable yet challenged and reap the most benefit from each class.
To assist you in charting your training path and choosing from our rotating curriculum of over 100 online and hybrid classes, every six months active students receive a hand-written guidance form from our Founder Samantha Paris with class recommendations made specifically just for you, and a personal note focused on goal setting, offering encouragement, and sometimes when needed, some good old-fashioned tough love! Samantha takes immense pride in being personally involved in every student’s development.
We understand a voice-over career is a long journey with lots of twists and turns, so no matter where you are on your career path, everybody needs guidance and mentoring to get to whatever next level you are seeking. From receiving a guidance form after your very first class to becoming a successful working professional returning to brush up, stretch your skill set and reconnect with your voice-over roots, we are by your side every step of the way.
Recording And Playback With Every Class
It’s a fact: from the moment you start your first voice-over class, you’re training for a career in which your performance will be recorded. This is why Voicetrax has always held that to learn voice acting properly, you have to be behind a microphone in a recording booth, and that’s the way Voicetrax has trained our students from the very beginning.
In the transition to Zoom classes, recording and playback were the very first things we worked out, to make sure your online training experience is as close as possible to what you get with an in-person class. But even before this, there was an industry-wide transition underway, to more and more professional bookings and sessions recorded from a home studio. So not only did our Zoom classes meet the recording/playback criteria of our in-person classes, they became the ideal way for students to vet their home recording setups against standards that will be expected from them professionally. And don’t worry if you’re a beginner – a laptop with built-in microphone and camera is all you need to start with in our Zoom classes, and when you look to upgrade to a professional home recording set-up later on, we’ll help you every step of the way.
Our latest evolution of this concept is the Voicetrax Hybrid Format, which combines Zoom and in-person participation so seamlessly that from the comfort of home, you could perform a dialogue in real time with a student in our booth and another hundreds of miles away – and then hear that performance and learn from your director’s feedback on it. So no matter where you are in the country, no matter what your Zoom or in-person preference is, we have a practical training option that will immerse you in professional, real-world voice-over circumstances from the start.
Second To None In Support
Whether you’d like guidance on your voice-over career goals or you’re interested in a rigorous and comprehensive one-on-one voice-acting workout, Samantha offers private coaching seven days a week for our active students, starting at $100. And when it comes to answering your questions – big or small – or even just lending a sympathetic ear, the Voicetrax Staff is second to none. Samantha has always insisted that all Voicetrax employees come from the student body. This way, students feel comfortable reaching out to our office because they know whoever answers the phone will implicitly understand, because they’ve been in those exact shoes. It’s no surprise that Voicetrax has won several customer service awards over our nearly 35-year history, and why – even beyond having the finest selection of Guest Directors and the most comprehensive voice-over training curriculum anywhere – we consider guidance and mentoring the most important benefit we provide… all in the service of making your dreams a reality.