Voice Over Training and Coaching

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30-year voiceover veteran Dan Popp offers private performance coaching for voice actors. 

Let's lay our cards on the table: The world doesn't need more voice actors.  The voiceover field is vastly overcrowded.  So don't even consider a career in voice acting unless you need to do it - unless you're passionate and driven. 

What is voiceover coaching?

Voiceover coaching, at least as I do it, is instruction tailored to where you are now in your abilities, with an eye toward where you want to go.  It's a give-and-take process with a lot of feedback and listening and thinking.  Sometimes it involves unlearning or stripping away bad habits.  Often it's fun.  Always it is challenging for both learner and teacher.  

What are the courses?

The curriculum is different for each student.  There are some basic principles and techniques that form the foundation for most (all?) voice acting.  So we need to develop those core skills of reading, copy analysis, acting, being directed, creative thinking, studio technique and so forth.  But consider how different network promos are from audiobooks, or animation from eLearning.  Each of those specialties will have its own requirements for the voice actor.  And each actor, of course, is different.  The beauty of private instruction is that it can be personalized for each padawan.  

How much does it cost?

The cost is still $60 per one-hour lesson, and a full training course is considered to be 10 lessons.  If you take the full course and hire me to produce your demo, the total package with discount is $1,000.  See rate sheet here

Please note this change: Up until recently we were on the pay-as-you-go system, which I love.  But we've had students get a few lessons under their belts and then have to drop out because of lack of funds, and now we're even getting "day trippers" who just want to "try" it.  So from now on we're going to require payment for 10 lessons up front.  Exception: If you're an industry veteran just looking for a touch-up or some new input for a few lessons, we'll do a 3-lesson package.  Newbies, scrape your pennies together.  This is serious training and we all need to take it seriously.

If you have questions, or to set up a schedule for your voiceover coaching, Contact Us via email.  Truly wishing you the best in your v/o career. Let me know how I can help. - Dan


You coaching has given me some great things to work on. - Lisa L. Wiley


It was wonderful working with you on my demos.  I really appreciate the attention to detail and individualized feedback that you gave me during the recording sessions and throughout my coaching. - Rosy Hong, Voice Actor

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OMG...you are a MAGICIAN! Or GENIUS? Take your pick...I sound AWESOME! I love it Dan!!!! Thank you so much. Ok...I'm excited to see what happens when I put it 'out there'. - Cherie McClain

Coaching Sample - Rob Grant

What happens in coaching? We learn new techniques and apply them! Here's a sample with student Rob Grant, used by permission.

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Dan...I literally just was talking about you and the top notch treatment and demo I received at Colors. In fact, I had a new one done in Atlanta this fall and was told by industry folks who listened to both to stick with yours. You're the best! - Terri-Nicole Singleton


I say it often to friends who are interested. The voice coaching has been profoundly worth every penny. I hear results in my own delivery that owe a great deal to your work with me. - Greg Petusky, Voice Actor/Composer

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Demo Makeover: Bob Roberts


Dan’s coaching stretches your voice, your talent and your mind. So make sure you bring a bottle of water, a notebook, an open mind, and maybe even a yoga mat. - Carrie Doak

I can't thank you enough for all the instruction, correction, criticism, and encouragement. I'm looking forward to continuing to learn and to what the future may hold. Leonard Grabowski

Dan is the go to guy for Voice Over and Commercial Production. He helped me tremendously. He truly is the 'Simon Cowell' of Production Directors. If you're not prepared to hear the truth then don't show up. He is the real deal!! Jim Midock

Working with Dan enables me to reach a new level of performance. Dan...will put the most nervous artist at ease and bring the best out of them. He shares his knowledge in a fun, pressure-free atmosphere, so you can be yourself and really let it fly. Bravo! L. Victoria Buss

Dan Popp and Colors Audio worked with me to produce a stellar professional VO demo! From start to finish - script selection to coaching to mixing tracks – the work was everything and more than I expected. Dan’s balance of challenging and encouraging brought out the best in my voice. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product. Glad Faith Klassen

It was wonderful working with you Dan. Thank you for all of your thoughtfulness and hard work. You made it so fun and easy. Michelle Chaho

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