“This is the best school in the country for people who are serious about becoming a voice actor. It offers a remarkably broad and deep curriculum, with classes covering all types of voice acting work and at all levels. The teachers are accomplished working professionals with a deep understanding of their craft and a passionate commitment to developing new talent. The students are a wonderfully eclectic mix of ages and backgrounds. The learning environment is serious but fun and collegial. I love it!"
Harold Sogard – Tiburon, California
"Where to begin with the laurels of this school!
I have been a Voicetrax student for some 18 months, having started from ground zero with no acting training or experience. I am a "remote" student and live in the mountains of Wyoming. I've never once laid eyes on the school or my instructors. Since I started at about the time Covid hit, everything has been via Zoom. Now that physical classes have opened again, I might make the occasional trip to spend some face time but I plan to continue with Zoom.
My training has been absolutely first class; indeed, possibly more effective because of the extra effort both instructors and students invest to ensure remote learning works. Because most paid VO work is now done from the home, the remote learning is an actual plus. It forces you to come up the curve quickly on audio recording and taking direction remotely. Thanks to a large stable of experienced engineers (many of whom are working VO actors) classes come off without a hitch. I tried remote classes with a couple other schools (one of which is world renown) and there was no comparison. Remote learning is a very tough nut to crack, but Samantha and the team have cracked the code. I have built friendships and camaraderie just the same as if I'd had physical classes.
The Voicetrax curriculum is designed to take a person from blank slate, no experience all the way through instruction in how to get a demo done, land an agent, etc. You're not just sold a bunch of classes and then told, "ok, now you're an actor". The best testimony to the effectiveness of the program is the high percentage of students who go on to be paid VO actors.
My background was a 35 year career in corporate finance. The acting environment was like another planet. Because of the quality of the instructors, the unique approach (deep end of the pool, no coddling) and Samantha's obsessive involvement, I've been exposed to highly concentrated doses of acting instruction that has positioned me on the cusp of auditioning for gigs. All of my instructors are professional, working actors. Several, such as Peter Coyote, Rob Paulsen and Townsend Coleman, are downright celebrity VO actors. That said, there is enormous bench strength to the faculty and breadth covering every sub-genre of voice-over. There is no comparable product offering."
Mark Roche – Jackson, Wyoming
"I live in Michigan and was introduced to Voicetrax SF by a YouTube video. I had no idea what to expect when I called them. Here I am over a year later and absolutely thrilled with my experience.
There is no way I would be where I am at in my VO training without Voicetrax, and there is no way Voicetrax would be able to teach me without their online classes. The online class experience is completely legit. They are taught by the same high quality industry practicing professionals that teach the in person classes. I am learning the same real-world curriculum and time-tested methods as if I were sitting in class. My classmates are from all over the country. We see each other in the different classes and have formed some great friendships. It really is an awesome community!!
Sam, Vicki, Chuck and Roni at Voicetrax do an amazing job!! It is personal to them. They are great mentors, teachers and encouragers. They expect you to work just as hard in the online classes as if you were in person. They want all of their students to succeed and know what it takes to get there. They have made the experience for students in different parts of the country easy, convenient, and just as impactful as if you were in person.
Great job Voicetrax!!!"
Michael Martin – Grand Rapids, Michigan