Q&A

Do You Have Specific Teaching Qualifications?

Yes, I have 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). I also have 30 years of experience working within the voice over industry.

How Do I Know If I Have What It Takes To Be A Voice Over Artist?

You don’t, I do! I can tell just by listening to you speak whether you have natural voice over talent, and I can tell how you will sound when you are recorded. But even if it isn’t immediately obvious that you could work as a VO, if you have something that Tanya can work with, and you are prepared to put the work in, you will be amazed how you can change.

Where Do You Hold Your Lessons?

In my studio based in Bath. I have a professional ISDN studio that I use myself to work in. However, if you can’t get to me, I also coach via Zoom or Skype. You will need a video camera for this. I do not coach over the phone.

What If I Already Have A Voice Reel?

If you have a voice reel already, I offer an appraisal service for £30.00 per show reel. As part of this service I will give you detailed feedback and advise you on how to proceed.

Do You Offer Monologue Coaching?

Yes, I offer coaching for both recorded and stage performance. I teach monologue acting for A-Level and B-Tech Drama, university and drama school students, as well as freelance actors.

Do I Need To Have A ‘Good’ Voice To Be A Voice Over?

It is preferable, however, if you are committed and put in the work and practice there is no reason your voice should be an issue. A regional accent is good, and if you have issues with your diction, Tanya can correct that. However, if you have a major speech impediment, then a speech therapist should be your first point of call.