Looking for something tailored specifically to your personal needs? I offer a number of different options for personalized coaching and guidance! Check out the options below to see what best fits your needs so we can have an awesome time working together! :)
***Please also note that Chase QuickPay and cash are payment options for those who would like to avod PayPal fees! Please contact us for more info.
If you are looking for a learning experience tailored to your specific needs, LTM offers private voiceover lessons, audio production lessons, home studio consultations, career consultations, and audition coaching in LA, NYC, and online via Skype. You can schedule a private lesson with me by selecting your choice of private sessions below, and then sending us an email with your full name, phone number, email address, general availability, your top THREE choices of lesson dates and times in the next two weeks, and a brief description of what you'd like to cover in your session(s).
You have a choice of working with one of our awesome instructors, or Melanie herself! Select your preferred option below:
Would you like specific feedback/critique on your demo? With this option, I will listen to your demo and provide you with a specific feedback. Demo critique/feedback is generally provided in audio form as an MP3 recording, with a brief written accompaniment of my notes on each main point. However, I may, at my discretion, decide to provide you with all oral or all written feedback instead. Either way, you will receive solid feedback on your voiceover demo to guide you in the right direction--whether that is rerecording, revamping, or marketing it!
Select this option if you have an audition or other recording on which you'd like my feedback, critique and/or adjustments. I will listen to your recording and provide you with oral and/or written feedback on your performance! Please note that this option is only valid for auditions that are no more than two minutes long; for longer recordings, please contact me directly to make alternative arrangements.
The thing about quick questions is...they often don't have quick answers. ;) Select this option if you have a question that doesn't quite necessitate its own private session, but you'd like to directly address it anyway in a quick ten-minute phone call.
"I have listened to all your critiques and I am empowered and encouraged!!! Empowered to pour more creativity and (what I know to have :) ) ability to "pull" the listener in to the story - and not just "read" or "explain". I am encouraged, to use more dynamic tonality and feeling...a delicious challenge I look forward to working on!!!! I appreciate all your thoughts and direction - I am so pleased! Thank you!"
- Beverley Simmons (Voiceover demo critique/feedback)
"I'm definitely using a lot I've learned from your classes...so thank you a TON. Seriously."
- Matt Shipman
***After attending my animation VO class with Darren Dunstan, casting and voice director at 4K Media, and honing his skills in my Voiceover Sampler Class, Matt BOOKED a recurring role on the animated series Yu-Gi-Oh!!
"I'm compelled to write a quick note because come Thursday, I step into a recording booth to voice a character for a web radio commercial for the first professional (paid) VO job I've ever booked...with all the variables leading to this point, I have to say, if it weren't for you and your VO for video gaming class, I would not be walking into that studio on Thursday."
- Rick Bean
***After taking my Character Industry Intensive, Rick BOOKED his first paid voiceover gig!!
"I first met Melanie at PAX East and learned of her classes. I decided that the 8-week Voiceover Sampler Class would be the best pick for me. First off, she named the course wrong. This should be called "Melanie's 8-week CATAPULT YOU INTO A VOICEOVER CAREER SO QUICKLY YOUR HEAD MIGHT EXPLODE class."
Seriously. In 8 weeks, I went from not knowing what a "pick-up" was, to booking jobs in the voiceover industry. If you want to explore a career in voiceover or expand upon your VO career, YOU NEED TO STUDY WITH MELANIE!
"Thank you for the last 8 weeks! The class was a great combination of education, meet & greets, and business. I was feeling stuck and this class really gave me direction on where to go next. Thank you!"
- Crystal Lonnquist
***After taking my Voiceover Sampler Class, Crystal BOOKED narration VO work with our educational narration guest AND a LEAD role in the newest game from our video game guest!!
"I'm used to talking a lot. But I'm at a rare loss for words - Just, thank you so very much for our class these past few months...
Your class made me realize that contributing my vocal talents to quality projects is not just possible, but valid, important, and "about to happen." My skills are, and will always be, a work in progress - and I love that! Your class really fostered a discipline in me that today is as good a day as any to go for it. For a few years, VO had been a kinda vague "would be nice, but ya know, [excuses]" dream of mine, and now it's a goal with a timeline. I frickin' owe you, pal.
Honestly, your class was such a great blend of practical tips, mixed with encouragement of a healthy but ambitious outlook on how to get this wonderful work done. I would recommend your class to anyone."
- J.B. Burgess
***Shortly after finishing my Voiceover Sampler Class, JB booked his first ever video game voiceover role!!
"If you walk into Melanie's class having never stood in front of a mic, she'll make you good; if you walk into her class already good, she'll make you better; and most of all: well rounded. You'll get experience on the mic, a healthy dose of info on just how important the business side is, and the opportunity to hobnob and rub elbows with people in the industry. I've been taking classes with her for less than a year and I can honestly say that I wouldn't have booked the jobs I've booked without her. Her classes are an incredibly supportive environment, her insight is top notch, and she genuinely wants you to succeed."
- Sam Kurnit
***After taking my Voiceover Sampler Class and some private lessons, Sam BOOKED a voiceover role in the newest game produced by our video game guest and was called in for auditions by TWO of our other guests!!
***Truly, the student has become the teacher: Sam is now one of the leading authorities on voiceover and improv at the Vermont Comedy Club, where he performs weekly with their house team Napoleon, and has a D&D podcast called Improvised Weapons!
"Thanks for class today, it was awesome! A special shout out to [last week's guest author and speaker], too, for his contribution and insight!"
- Derek Lettman
***After attending my weekly Voiceover Sampler Class and continuing with private lessons to work on an audiobook demo/samples, Derek BOOKED his first audiobook series!
***Update: Derek just BOOKED his second audiobook after receiving an offer on ACX! Click here to check out High School Heroes: Secrets of the Past!
"Melanie, I think you are probably the best voiceover coach I have had to date. Your technical insight and criticism is so dead on. You make it easy to perform in the booth."
- Bruce Hawkins, actor and dancer (with 30+ years in the industry, on TV, in film, in voiceover and on Broadway!)
"Can't say enough how great these classes have been."
- Corinne Sudberg, voice actress (and member of Team Four Star, the group behind the Dragonball Z Abridged series, among others. Check out Corinne's website for her upcoming convention appearances!)
"Your voiceover class is life-changing!"
- Hana R.
"Your Business and Marketing for Voice Actors was a HUGE help!"
- Devon Talbott
***After attending my Business and Marketing for Voice Actors class (now taught as part of my Voiceover Sampler Class), Devon BOOKED an animated short (and successfully negotiated the terms to his satisfaction)!
I offer the following discounts and offers for these options:
For more information or alternative payment options, please email LTMVoiceoverClasses@gmail.com.