“As a newcomer to the voiceover world, Virginia has been my rock with her wealth of knowledge and experience. Whenever I encounter something I don’t know, be it quoting proper rates for a job, what type of equipment to invest in, or even just what certain terms and phrases mean, she’s the first resource I check in with. Also, pending her availability, her coachings are phenomenal. As someone who is -regularly- working in VO, Virginia has such a great ear and can coach you on your audition reads remotely. I suppose the best recommendation I can give in the entertainment industry is this: this IS her job. She’s not waiting tables, she’s not juggling multiple part-time gigs that she dreads going to, she IS a voiceover artist. Out of the hundreds, if not thousands, of people I’ve met in Los Angeles, she is one of the very few that has attained the dream of making a living off of her craft. And who better to get advice from than someone that has actually done it?”
“Virginia is a true professional in every single aspect of the voice over industry. She is always teaching me new techniques in not just the voice over booth, but also in how to improve my career and bookings. If you are looking for someone who truly cares about taking your career to the next level, then Virginia is your answer. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned veteran, she can help you unlock your potential and inspire you to book more Voice Over work!”
Specialized knowledge will speed up your career.
Your time is precious and your art needs to be heard! Work with Virginia and get the information and guidance you would spend years gathering on your own. Here are the main topics Virginia will cover, but depending on your unique situation, she can help with much more.
Industry standards and terminology. You may be new to the game, but you don’t have to look like it. Virginia will help you understand the latest industry standards and terminology so you can approach every opportunity from an informed and empowered position.
Equipment and mic technique. Building your first home studio or need to come up with a portable solution? Virginia will help you create the best recording setup for your needs and budget. She’ll also teach you the ins and outs of mic technique for the type of setup you have.
Casting opportunities. Having been through it all, Virginia will introduce you to the legitimate casting websites and teach you how to find opportunities that are worth your time.
Setting up your profiles. Beyond knowing where to look for casting opportunities, Virginia will show you the tips and tricks that get your profiles noticed.
Read styles. If you’re new to voiceover and aren’t familiar with the different styles of reads — commercials, explainer videos, narration, promo, etc. — Virginia can help. In addition to providing basic vocal coaching, she’ll recommend teachers and coaches from her personal network to help you get the specific training you need.
Basic audition technique. On top of being a potential job, every audition is an opportunity to make an impression. Once you’ve got a killer demo (or several, if you’re aiming to work in multiple categories) and start getting auditions, you’ll need to be ready to deliver the goods.
Branding and best practices. Being profitable doing voiceover requires more than just exceptional talent and having the inside knowledge on where to find work. Virginia will show you how to create your brand, make the most of your time and resources to grow your client network, and market yourself to keep the gigs coming.
Setting rates, negotiating, and how to invoice. An overlooked but crucial aspect of being part of the voiceover community is making sure your rates are consistent with industry standards. Not only will you earn more, but you’ll help the rest of us keep the bar high for talent and professionalism. Virginia will teach you how to approach setting rates and when to raise them, negotiating, and when to turn a job down. She’ll also help you with tedious aspects of the business, like how to invoice and what to do in the case of unresponsive clients.
Goals. Finally, what exactly do you want to achieve in your voiceover career? How long will it take, and what’s the cost of getting there? Virginia can help establish a path for you to follow, creating realistic goals, checkpoints, and timelines you can work against to transition to the kind of VO business you’ve dreamed of.
Ready to work with Virginia? Here’s how.
Email Virginia to schedule a 1 hour Zoom session where she’ll gather information about your experience and share her initial recommendations. Be ready with all your questions to make the most of your time.
As Virginia is a full-time voice artist, coaching generally takes place from 4-6PM PST, Monday through Friday. Occasionally exceptions may be made to accommodate different time zones or special circumstances. Sessions are payable via PayPal or Venmo.
We know sometimes, life happens. Please give 24 hours’ notice for a cancellation to receive a full refund. Individual sessions can be rescheduled no more than twice.