This initial consultation is for new voices and is similar to an audition. If you are serious about considering voice coaching, you will be sent two contrasting scripts which you will need to record and send back. You do not need any professional recording equipment to do this, you can do it on your phone! Once they have been sent back, Tanya will review them. She is listening to the way you naturally interpret the script as well as your diction, inflection and vocal quality. Tanya also uses the demo's you send back as a basis to plan your first lesson.
If Tanya doesn't think you will succeed as a voice over, she will tell you. If you still want to explore your voice options further, you are welcome to book an introductory lesson.
Whether you are an aspiring voice over, a podcast presenter, lecturer, solicitor or even a scientist! You may want to improve your voice. Tanya creates customised lessons to fit your needs that suit any and all professions.
Some of the things you can expect to cover in one-to-one sessions: pronunciation, breathing, timing, 'the Rule of Three™', diction, confidence, interpreting a script, characterisation, visualisation techniques, mic technique, credibility, professional studio etiquette as well as top tips for kitting out your own studio, if applicable. Tanya will also advise you about marketing yourself as a professional voice over artist.
Tanya is an an 'empathic' teacher, giving her coaching and extra dimension . She will hone into things about you that are possibly interfering with your delivery etc., Richcraft coaching is not a 'one size fits all' style of teaching. Everyone is different , therefore, everyone needs a different approach. This will bring out the best in students and make them into confident voices.
Group coaching is an alternative to 1-2-1 coaching that gives potential students a taste of voice coaching with Tanya is like. You can try out different styles of VO such as Commercial, Corporate, IVR (on-hold), eLearning etc and work out which area you enjoy and want to focus on. There will also be sessions in breath control, how to interpret copy and how to achieve that ever sought after 'natural' sounding tone.
Whether you have been voicing professionally for a while and want to get more work, you need a confidence boost or you have just missed working with me! A refresher session may be just what you need to get you back on top of your game.
Tanya voiced her first paid voice over job in 1985 (she was a child..!) and has been working consistently and successfully ever since. She works daily in many areas and styles of voice over despite the voice over industry becoming more saturated. She is one of a handful of professional voice coaches who is actually a working voice over.
Your showreel is a representation of what you can do as a voice over. It should showcase you at your best as well as show off your range. A showreel also tells clients that you can voice any job as well as the demos on your reel. If you feel your reel isn't getting you the work you want, Tanya offers a showreel feedback service. She will give detailed feedback on your showreel and make recommendations on how to improve it. If you would like to make any changes to your reel with Tanya this can be arranged. The price is subject to the amount of work/reels necessary.
Do you ever dread a client or director dialling in to direct you while you voce a job? A lot of voice overs are used to self directing and completing jobs in their own time. Being adaptable and responsive to a director will not only give you a great reputation as a voice over that can deliver, but will also broaden the amount of jobs that you can do.
If you want to improve on your listening skills, your versatility and your ability to follow direction and change where necessary when being directed Tanya can help! She offers a direction session. She will dial in using CleanFeed and direct you while you voice a script/s that you have not had too much time to prepare . This type of coaching will improve your ability to interpret copy, breath control, adaptability, timing and vocal adaptiveness.