Me and my team
Voiceover, Coach, Mentor
Tanya Rich has 2 ALAM qualifications (Associate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic art – LAMDA) – In drama performance and prose and an LLAM (Licentiate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic art – LAMDA). She also has 30 years of experience working within the voice over industry. Tanya is one of the rare voice coaches who actually works in all elements of the industry every single day!
Her coaching methods bring out the best in all her students. She doesn’t do pre-recorded courses, just bespoke coaching based on your individual skills/needs. This gets the best results and her ‘learning tools’ have to be seen to be believed!
She is also a jobbing voice over artist who has been in the business for over 30 years.
In 2012 she was asked to develop a course module for BA Acting students at Bath Spa University. The module ‘Acting for Microphone’ is taught to third year students annually. It encompasses commercial delivery as well as radio drama. In week 7, students get the opportunity to work in a professional foley studio to record where Tanya directs and assesses their final voice reel. This is a marked module and goes towards part of their final degree.
Potential RichCraft students are auditioned before they begin training with RichCraft, as she believes in only working with people that have true potential in the industry. She is very honest and doesn’t set you up to fail.
Most of her private students now work in various areas of the VO industry. If you ‘have what it takes’ she will teach you, improve your delivery, and help you put together your demo, as well as as well as advise you on all aspects of the industry.
Champagne, PVC, Velvet, Vodka
Slapstick, Red Trousers, Masks, Morris Dancers
MEET THE TEAM
No man is an island and neither is Tanya Rich. But if she lived on one, she would definitely be helped by her merry band of fellow, friendly, fun islanders.
Alicia spent a year and a half training with Tanya to be a VoiceOver coach. She achieved a first class BA Honours degree in Acting from Bath Spa university, which is where she first started working with Tanya. She will help students that are new to voiceover to kick their bad voice habits and master the VoiceOver basics.
Alicia also keeps things ticking over here at Rich Mansions and stops Tanya from drowning in a sea of paperwork. She is also our chief rib-tickler, top handwriting analyst and all around good-time girl!
A Scottish Accent, Spreadsheets, Sauvignon
Cooked Carrots, Lawnmowers, green scourer pads
Voiceover and coach
Greg always wanted to be a pop/rock singer/guitarist. That or an actor, having trodden a few boards in his time performing improv-comedy as well as singing in all sorts of bands, including two 20 piece big-band jazz/swing outfits.
But anyway, he became a voice-over artist instead – via a 15 year career as a radio presenter, host, interviewer, journalist, announcer, newsreader, music director and, of course, DJ!
Born and bred in Bristol for the first 13 years of his life, he migrated to Australia where, through his love of music and radio, he landed his dream job in broadcasting in the early 80’s.
His first “proper” paid voice-over was for a land-release sale in Western Australia circa 1984 and, since then, he’s read virtually every type of script imaginable, working from recording studios, both professional and “home”, all around the world, returning to the UK and voicing exclusively for a living as of the mid 90’s.
Greg brings to the World of RichCraft some quite specific skills, in addition to regular voice-over, particularly in the areas of Radio and TV branding, imaging and continuity (the GWR Group, Classic FM UK, LBC London, and the FOX Network Middle East to name a few), documentaries, narration, corporate, explainers, e-learning, IVR’s and, of course, Radio and TV commercials.
He and Tanya worked together, establishing one of the UK’s first voice-over coaching courses, when they first knew one another in the mid 90’s and, since then, Greg has been involved in a number of coaching scenarios, including personal training, student training and presentations.
The Beatles, cars, bullet-points
Procrastination, repetition, repetition and repetition
Shakespeare, Skiing and Chocolate
Fruity teas, rock climbing and paper cuts
Jennifer trained at the Royal Academy of Music, London and Birmingham School of Acting She is a Licente of the Royal Academy of Music, specialising in Musical Theatre. She is also a certified Master Trainer in The Estill Voice Model and lectures in Vocal Anatomy and Physiology.
Over the years her work has varied between practising in all things voice, as well as professional performance work; including singing with icons such as Brian May, Elton John and Andrea Bocelli, participating in original cast recordings and session work as well as teaching vocal studies around the country. Jennifer is the proud founder and director of Midlands Voice Clinic in which she is a vocal consultant/specialist, lecturer and delivers specialist courses on the voice.
tea, clean pyjamas, musicals
olives and people who don’t answer their emails
Helen’s background is in acting. She trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and spent the first fifteen years of working life as a professional actor mainly in theatre with bits of TV, Radio and Film.
In the early 1980s Helen moved into television, initially as a presenter and continuity announcer for ITV Central before moving behind the camera as a researcher, then as a producer of factual programmes, while at the same time building a freelance career as a voice actor. Helen took redundancy from ITV twenty years later and briefly returned to her roots as an actor and theatre producer and director; she taught Audio and Television Acting and was head of learning at Derby Playhouse for two years before returning to voice work full time.
Since 2013 most of Helen’s work has been as an audiobook narrator and has recorded more than a hundred audiobooks since 2013; all but four of which were self-recorded remotely from her personal professional recording space.
Earl grey tea, baking, Mozart
Bad grammar, Musak, Loud noises
Public speaking, acting for camera and self tape coach
Richard has worked as an actor for over 30 years and has spent most of that time in front of a camera. He continues to have an exciting and prolific career in Film and Television, appearing in many high profile productions such as Game Of Thrones, The Batman Trilogy and Netflix’s drama, The Last Czars and the upcoming drama Industry, amongst many others.
Coaching is his passion. He has taught Voice and Communication skills and Camera Technique across the UK and even as far as India. He is both at home, working with large corporate clients and small businesses.
He believes the key to outstanding communication, lies in self-awareness and honesty and encourages his clients to challenge their beliefs and embrace change; so that they can authentically own the space they inhabit and hold any room with grace, confidence, passion and presence.
He has taught vocal and camera techniques to clients within wide-ranging organisations including Merrill Lynch, Squire Patton Boggs, Blake Morgan & Société Generale.
Dark Lindt chocolate and Freelancing
Also freelancing, lying and lists in scripts!
Gaming and Animation coach
Amanda is a lifelong performer based in Texas (USA) with a background in stage and musical theatre and has spent the last 8 years working exclusively in Voice Over. In that time, she has worked closely with productions from AAA studios to growing indie upstarts, particularly in animation and video games, not only as a Voice Actor but also as a project manager, community outreach admin, casting director and vocal director.
Currently, she is a manager at Carnaria Voice Talent Agency as well as Red Fathom Productions, and leads direction and casting for various games and series currently in development. She also directs and produces Video Game and Animation demos for Voice Actors of all skill levels, utilizing an in depth process that is tailored to the individual actor. Working closely alongside the team’s experienced Audio Engineer and Scriptwriter, her methods ensure a strong, engaging performance and a marketable sound.
Sushi, Mass Effect, Jim Henson movies
Coffee, when people pronounce the ‘L’ in salmon.
Joanna Lee lives in Chelmsford, Essex and has had an Extensive Career in musical theatre, live performance and recording that has spanned over Twenty Years! She is a fantastic professional singer with an amazing CV as well as an experienced singing coach.
Jo teaches privately at home but will also travel if necessary. She tutors on a One to One Basis. Her singing lessons are Very Relaxed and a Lot of Fun; always focused on singing for pleasure whilst building a solid technique.
Singing is paired perfectly with voice over, as it enables you to improve on your breathing, understand rhythm and works wonders on a tense jaw.
Scrabble, Theme parks, Musicals, quizzes
Spiders, nuts, running, boring drunks
The Two Marketeers
A cruel twist of fate in 1989 thrust him into the heady world of Voice Over work. “Is that a thing?” Apparently it was and it remains “a thing!”
Where now? Philip is a full Equity member and has been making a living as a Voice Over for over 30 years. Credits include, Disney, CNN, CNBC, BBC, The Horror Channel, Star Wars – Rogue 1 and St Kilda Hospital Radio to name but 3.
A Coach? Not a Voice Over Coach per se but a Business Coach for Voice Over people. Taught in person in Los Angeles, New York, Harrisburg PA, Asheville NC and now mostly online via Skype. Your art will satisfy your soul, your business will pay your bills.
Whiskey, Dogs and a good book
Beetroot, Bees and Boredom
Malbec, coffee and french bulldogs
Mess, laziness and running out of coffee
Sound engineer, Writer, Showreel wizard
EDsound is a bespoke showreel producer and broadcast production specialist. Every aspect, from script creation to the final mix, is designed to get the best results. Nothing is off-the-shelf and no corners are cut. EDsound has over 20 years’ experience in broadcast media and uses the knowledge gained to achieve very consistent and high quality sound.
Gin, Cake, Gin flavoured cake
Talented people, festival bogs, running out of gin
IVR showreel producer
Caspar is an audio producer, specialising in VO & soundscapes. He began his audio career in performance, but swiftly set aside the tambourine to turn to production. “Sat alone in a dark room listening to the same phrase on repeat? Count me in!” He thought, and so it began. Caspar has worked largely on IVR projects, also delving into the likes of productions for radio and advertising.
The Wild West, Manatees and Brunching
Dry hands, Typos, Tomatoes
American Showreel producer
Garrett is a seasoned Producer, Audio Engineer, Composer and Writer. After graduating from McNally Smith College of Music in 2001, Garrett took a job at SpeakEasy Productions in Baltimore, MD and thus began his career in the audio industry. Since then, Garrett has gone on to produce, record and compose numerous works in both the voiceover and music fields. His work has been featured on MTV, VH1, HBO, ABC, Disney, Netflix, NPR and NBC among many others.
Strong Coffee, Science Fiction, Analog Synthesizers
Weak Coffee, Mustard, Singing off key
Based in Bournemouth, Producer_Andy (Andy Stone) has been in media for many years. He started at the local radio station in 1993 as a gopher and worked his way up through the media ranks – experiencing life as an Audio Controller, Presenter, Imaging Producer, Commercial Producer, Nightclub DJ across the UK and abroad and Audio Engineer. Many of his productions have been heard on radio and TV stations across the UK and Ireland, have been featured in trade magazines in the USA and have won awards.
Red Wine, good friends who bring red wine
Here at RichCraft, we like our students to work with as many industry professionals as possible as part of their coaching experience. We will be bringing in more guest producers to do our famous ‘Meet the Producer’ challenge as well as other live webinars. Subscribe to our emails to find out about upcoming event with guest producers.
Gaming Showreel producer
Arthur is an audio engineer and voice actor based in Virginia, USA. With extensive experience mixing voiceover demo reels with a focus on video games, animation, and commercial work, he’s ready to showcase you at your best – with a unique and interesting mix, every time! Having experience on both the audio engineering and voice acting side of things helps to bring it all together. Arthur works closely with an experienced gaming director and script writer to create top-notch gaming reels.
Cooking, Electronic Music, Video Games
Loud Noises, alcohol
Gaming Showreel Writer
Color-Coded Excel Spreadsheets, Star Trek
Small Talk, Heights, Fried Green Tomatoes
Gaming Showreel Director
Amanda is a manager at Carnaria Voice Talent Agency as well as Red Fathom Productions, and leads direction and casting for various games and series currently in development. She also directs and produces Video Game and Animation demos for Voice Actors of all skill levels, utilizing an in depth process that is tailored to the individual actor. Working closely alongside the team’s experienced Audio Engineer and Scriptwriter, her methods ensure a strong, engaging performance and a marketable sound.
Sushi, Mass Effect, Jim Henson movies
Coffee, when people pronounce the ‘L’ in salmon.
Chas is a former broadcast journalist for Europe’s largest commercial radio group, so he’s well versed in writing targeted copy for different audiences. Chas loves languages and accents – and has the paper to prove it (a BA in French and German). In some ways he’s overqualified, but as a voice-over artist, Chas continues to work on his VO skills with Tanya. Well, nobody’s perfect.
NBA basketball (watching), golf (playing), skipping
Being too old to dunk, looking for tee shots in the rough, crossbows