Thursday, August 7, 2014

Are you a working actor without a Voice Over Demo?
If so, WHY? When you can get a competitive, 1 minute commercial and/or narration demo
produced right in your own backyard for THOUSANDS LESS
than anywhere else in the country?
 
And, so you know what to DO with your demo,
a 4 hour Marketing Seminar is INCLUDED!


will produce your custom written demo for a total of $1,000
($1,100 if you are within a 2 hour drive from Ohio.
I will drive to where you are to direct you in your recording session)

This fee includes EVERYTHING -
8, 1 hour writing and rehearsal sessions with you,
the recording session fee and all copies of your demo (mp3, wav and 4 cd's)!

Actors with existing, professional VO recordings can also get a demo
produced with your material and some new copy if needed.
The same rates apply if we record extra copy.
However, I will NOT edit home-made recordings.
Your recordings must be high quality, professionally sweetened spots.
The fee to edit those existing recordings is $600.

I've produced dozens of voice over demos for over 10 years in Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
The actors who are marketing those demos are getting work!

1st - We meet at my home (or we Skype if you are not within a reasonable driving distance)
where I will have you read several pieces of copy
 to asses your skills, style, ability to take direction and overall vocal quality.

2nd- We meet again and begin writing copy based on an interview process
that I do to find out which products you love,
memorable experiences you've had and other stories that
we can tweak for typical but original voice over copy.
We write between 10 and 13 pieces so that we have
plenty to choose from. We record them all,
even though we don't use them all in the finale demo.

3rd -  After about 3, 1 hour writing sessions, we begin rehearsing
 your copy to find at least 3 ways of delivering it. Clients look to you
for ideas, so we start working on that right away.
4th - You are given free recording software
if you don't already own it, so that you can rehearse
from home and send me mp3 files to critique between sessions.
5th -   When we agree that you are ready,
we set up a time to record at one of the best
recording studios in the country -  I've worked at them all
and they are all within a short drive from where you are!

Here are the studios that I work with most:
Commercial Sound and Image
Colors Audio
You will be in the recording studio between 1 and 2 hours to record the spots.
Once the spots are "sweetened" with sound affects and music, they are edited to
create a 1 minute demo packed with a variety of your most impressive reads.
You will have a couple of weeks to live with the demo(s). If there are any
edits required, we will make those changes for you.

You will be given an mp3 and wav file in addition to 4 cd's labeled with your desired info.
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
You are also welcome to attend the 4 hour Marketing Seminar that
 I offer all of her students and demo clients at no extra charge!

If you are interested in only attending the Marketing Seminar,
the next one is Sunday, August 17, 11am-3pm.
Fee - $150
Call 216-832-6557 to register.
My intention is to help foster a professional pool of talent.
So, attend the seminar and take LOTS of notes!

~Here are testimonials from a few happy students and demo clients~
  • I’ve done lots of television and film work, and even some voice over;  but the world of voice over is so specialized, that, in spite of working with other voice over coaches, I never felt like I was ready to do my own demo.  After just a few hours with Jean it all fell into place! I would not hesitate to use Jean for special projects as well as to continue to keep my newly found skills in tune, and I highly recommend Jean’s classes for beginner through experienced actors!   Linda Castro  (award winning actress with co-staring roles on ER, The Shield, Cold Case, and Veronica Mars
  • Jean worked with me to create and produce the best possible demo reel based on my abilities, and it still stands out. Her knowledge of many aspects of performing and voice-over, not to mention her sense of comedy, combine with her professional approach to make her tops at whatever she endeavors. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Lissy Gulick
  • I have been wanting a better audio demo for years.  Jean Zarzour's expert advice and coaching have been invaluable in helping me to create one.  Thanks, Jean.  Pete Ferry
  • "Every actor remembers that moment of inspiration when they caught the "Acting Bug". For me it was the first time I met Jean Zarzour. She not only gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams, she got me my first Hollywood Agent. I truly believe it is because of her confidence in me that I have been a full time working actor in Hollywood for more than a decade now. She is much more than an acting coach, she is a career builder." - Jonathan T. Floyd
  • Jean Zarzour has been instrumental in my professional career.  Her guidance and support has been instrumental as I have used what I have learned to become “The Voice of the Lake Erie Crushers” Minor League Baseball team, done numerous business videos and voice over content for our businesses and others, and frankly have become incredibly comfortable using my voice to make people smile.  Without Jean, I would not have achieved any of this.  I recommend her highly.  E. David Marinac, President and CEO ABC Packaging Direct Home of StandUpPouches.net (www.standuppouches.net)
  • After three very poor demo's, I went to Jean and got the best demo.  I have received great feedback on it and one producer hired me immediately.  Jean was able to get the best out of me and show me what I am capable of. Chris Vartorella
  • Whether you're just beginning or, like me, need to have the rust polished off your skills, Jean can take you from printed page to a ready for prime time MP3 demo.   Marje Rody
  • Jean Zarzour is the coolest thing since ice cubes!  She made me feel like her best friend the minute I walked in the door which really helped me to feel comfortable enough to explore what my voice could do.  I have been waiting a long time to talk with someone who has this much insight into the business and my demo is evidence that I found her! Thanks Jean!   Kristina Rivera
Testimonials from Voice Over Students
  • This course truly lives up to its name. Without Jean, I would never have found all the nutty characters that live in my larynx. Yes, she will challenge you, but never make you feel insecure. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, met a lot of cool, hilarious people and came away with professionally produced piece of work. A very creative, rewarding experience.  Carolyn Cull
  • You really know your stuff Girlfriend!!!  I wouldn't hesitate to do it all over again.  It was a GREAT experience and an absolute joy to have been apart of it. Your knowledge of this voice over business is vast, and you were so gracious to share so much of your "know how" with us.  Thank you so much for really caring about this business and for trying to coach us in the right direction!  Kathy Boyd
  • The minute you meet Jean, you get your first lesson in self-confidence. She has a great gift for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each student, addressing the concerns, questions and specific goals of each individual. Her friendly and relaxed approach coupled with her passion for what she does makes for a juicy environment for creative challenge and growth. Highly recommended for people at any stage of their voice over career.  Anne McEvoy
  • Jean! Thanks for sharing your experience and your wealth of talent. You made every class fun, challenging and informative. And compared to other courses, yours is the best deal for the money. I'm so glad I took your course and am looking forward to coming back for more. You're the Greatest!!   Dave Rader, Bass Player and future VO talent.
  • What an awesome class! Jean was hilarious, and I learned a lot. She taught us skills for modeling, acting for TV commercials, interviews and specific on-camera skills. Loved it! Hayley Wheeler (Student)
  • Great class, great instructor. It was fun to watch Hayley grow and become more confident and comfortable with her acting. Hayley is ready to sign up for another class. Gabriella Wheeler (Hayley Wheelers Mother)
  • Jean's class is really fun! I learned a lot of new things that I never knew and I made so many friends! We learned about auditioning, commercials and being on TV! It was a GREAT experience! I would definitely suggest this class to anyone who wants to learn a lot about acting and show business! Hannah Blaze (Student)
  • "I was extremely pleased with the skills and confidence my daughter acquired from your program. She gained an understanding of advertising, what goes into filming commercials and how to present herself in a professional manner, all in a fun, relaxed atmosphere." Lynn Connelly (Mother)
  • "This class is really fun! Its an awesome experience for me! Ms. Jean is the best acting teacher on the whole planet. We want to take her class again!" Bianca and Olivia Chan (Students)
Testimonials from Arts Organizations and Acting Schools Where I've taught
  • Donna Belajac Casting, Pittsburgh, PA  Jean Zarzour is not only a dedicated and gifted teacher, she is a ton of fun! The teens she teaches in our summer TV camps love her as much as her adult students do. Voice over work is challenging, but Jean makes learning the ropes of voice acting a delight. Get ready to laugh and learn!   Donna Belajac, C.S.A. (Owner, Donna Belajac Casting)    http://www.donnabelajaccasting.com                               
  • Play House Square Center  Thank you for making the Extreme Festival an incredible weekend. When I saw you working with the kids, encouraging them with high expectations, I knew you had the talent for both putting the show together and making the kids happy. Although other people could have pulled the weekend off, your personality and interaction with the kids really made a difference. I can't wait to work with you again! Thanks again and welcome as one of our favorite new teaching artists at Playhouse Sq.!!   Ray Gargano, Education Outreach Manager, Playhouse Square Center
  • The Beck Center –Film & Television Acting Program   I Have had the pleasure of employing Jean Zarzour as a teacher of Film and Television Acting. She is always prepared and her lesson plans are set well in advance. Jean is especially adept at the ability to read a student, assess his or her needs and meet those needs. The students love her. Her personality works well with kids of all ages, even the old kids like me! I can whole heartedly recommend Jean Zarzour as a teacher.  Meg Chamberlain, Director of Theater Education 1996-2006
  • The Beck Center – Education Outreach Program   Jean Zarzour has been part of the Beck Center Education Outreach staff since 1998. She is a gifted actress and comedienne whom the children thoroughly enjoy. She is always prompt, well-prepared, responsible and relates well to children and adults.  Lynda Sackett, Director, Dance Education & Former Director of Education Outreach, The Beck Center
  • Brecksville Theater on the Square   Jean has had a 3 year association with BTOT. As director, writer and teacher, Jean showed a willingness to go above the requirements of her role and displayed outstanding teamwork with the musical director, choreographer and board members. As an idea person she was eager to work with our organization to facilitate growth within the curriculum, which in turn helped attract new students to the program. Her enthusiasm for the arts was obvious with a positive influence on her students as well as our organization. Scott A. McPherson, President BTOTS Board of Directors, Brecksville Theater on the Square
  • Hathaway Brown School  "How fun it was to work with you on Sing On! You brought so many hilarious touches to the show and the student actors thrived on them. Thank you for working so well with these young actors and for not compromising because of their lack of experience or their age. You showed them respect by holding them to such high standards. And- how often do the director and choreographer get to laugh themselves silly collaborating and then get to enjoy the audience laughing themselves silly watching the fruits of their labor? This experience was one of those magical times." Molly Cornwell, Director of Theatre, Hathaway Brown School
Praise from area Recording Studios
  • The Reel Thing Recording Studios Over the years, Jean's students show up prepared and well-schooled in voice over technique and understanding of the craft. If you want to develop your skills as a voice over talent, Jean's class is a great place to start. Jimmy Silver, Owner, The Reel Thing
Colors Audio  When Jean brought a 'Find Your Voice' class to my studio to record, the students were already able to interpret copy and take direction - the most indispensible qualities for a successful voice acting career.  Jean has a rare combination of experience on both sides of the glass, plus the ability to adapt her instruction to each learner.  I'm confident that anyone who does the work will get their money's worth and more from working with Jean Zarzour. Dan Popp, Owner, Colors Audio

Friday, April 25, 2014


Even the Voice Acting Teacher books a gig now and then!
video
Interested in Private Voice Over Coaching?

If you are in the Cleveland area, you'll have your
coaching sessions in person, at the home
of Jean Zarzour, in Lakewood, Ohio.
http://www.jeanzarzour.com for more about Jean
Scroll down to
So what's the bottom line?
for details about these sessions.
Private Coaching
Scroll down to
PRIVATE COACHING CONTRACT AGREEEMENT
for the details on this training
Once you have the proper amount of coaching
that will give you a competetive edge,
(anywhere from 8 to 24 weeks, depending on your level of acting experience)
you will be assessed for the opportunity to
produce a 1:00 commercial demo.
Training is at a rate of $600 for the 1st 8 weeks
 and $550 for each 8 weeks after that.


For Demo Rates Scroll Down To
2014/2015 Demo Production Rates
They are separate from general technique training!
Each demo is produced with custom written copy,
designed to feature your voice acting strengths.
That's right. There are no "copy cat" recordings here.
Your demo is one of a kind and sounds as
professional as the best of them!

The benefit of customized copy is that your potential clients won't have to heard the same demo copy that everyone else uses from edgestudio.com!
(it's a great resource for pratice copy, but not for your demo!)
That means that no one will ever know 
if you're a newbie or a seasoned pro.

Here is a sample of what this coaching looks like,
with Danny Bass.
Danny first took my 8 week class and then we had 8, 1 hour writing/rehearsal sessions to create his demo copy before going to
Commercial Sound and Image to record the full length,
1:00 Commercial demo.


Here is the video featuring Danny's completed Demo!

Here is the link to hear more demos produced by Jean
Even if you don't live near Cleveland, Ohio, there's an app for that!
Here is a portion of a skype session with Pittsburgh student, Joanna.



So what's the bottom line?
What can I expect
from Private Coaching with Jean Zarzour, and what
is involved with producting a voice over demo?

(Below is a copy of the contract that we both sign when you decide to register for 8 weeks of private coaching only. Demo production is at a rate of $1000 for 8 weeks of copywriting, coaching on that copy, recording at an award winning studio and copies in mp3, wav and cd formats)

PRIVATE COACHING CONTRACT AGREEMENT

This letter shall serve as an agreement between Jean Zarzour of Find Your Voice – Voice Acting Institute and (print your name here)  X____________________________________________________________for 8, 1 hour, private coaching sessions beginning_______________________ A fee of $600 is due before coaching begins.
Private coaching includes all 8, 1 hour sessions either at Jean's home or by skype at mutually agreed upon dates/times.

Each week, your class work recordings are saved and uploaded to a storage website for your review.  You will also receive regular emails with other VO education resources, web links and other useful information related to the Voice Acting business and free recording software to donwload for practicing between our sessions. You are encouraged to send me those practice recordings for my critique by email. While we are in session, all recording equipment and copy will be provided. All you need to bring is a bottle of water to cool your chords!

The focus of the class is on voice over technique and/or Marketing technique. Jean Zarzour does not guarantee that students will be able to earn a living as a voice over artist after taking these classes. Jean Zarzour will offer all of her advice and knowledge about the proper skills and best practices necessary to launch a voice over career. Hand outs will be emailed to you on a regular basis.  All research of potential employers, marketing and other efforts to obtain employment as a voice over artist is the sole responsibility of the student.

The focus of the one day Marketing Seminar is on the tools, techniques, best practices and resources for marketing your brand in the voice over industry, and other performance industries like stage, film and television. Private coaching students are welcome to attend the Marketing Seminar 1 time whenever they are scheduled.

Jean Zarzour is a freelance actor and, as such, may be presented with work that conflicts with this class schedule. In the event that Jean Zarzour cannot coach you in person, you may opt to do a skype session or reschedule for anothe time. The same applies to your schedule conflicts. If you need to, we can reschedule at any time.

I voluntarily assume all risks of accident or damage to my person or property, before, during and after attending classes and seminars with Jean Zarzour and Find Your Voice - Voice Acting Institute. I agree to abide by all rules and regulations and hereby release from claim, liability or demand, all employees, representatives, trustees and officers of Jean Zarzour and Find Your Voice-Voice Acting Institute, as well as their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns for any personal injury or damage of any kind. I understand that the above-mentioned parties are not insurers of my personal safety during this activity. This release is entered into freely and with full knowledge of its contents and effect and will operate for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.

Please send a check or money order for $600 with your signed agreement to Jean Zarzour at 2300 McKinley Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107.  If you wish to attend the Marketing Seminar only, the fee is $150.  A copy of this contract, with Jean Zarzour’s signature on it, will be mailed or provided on the first day of class.

The undersigned agree to the terms of this contract.

Signed on this date ______________

Jean signs here______________________________________________

2300 McKinley Ave. Lakewood, Oh 44107 216-832-6557 jeanzarzour@gmail.com

You sign here ___________________________________________________

Print Your Name: _________________________________________________

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2014/2015 Demo Production Rates
Once you have the proper training ($600 for 8 weeks paid separately) and are ready to produce a demo, here is what you can expect.
Jean Zarzour Fees
PRE-PRODUCTION
The fee below is for copy writing (about 10-13 spots), coaching, practice recordings you do from home and send to me between 1 hour sessions, directing you in the studio recording session and post production editing once the individual spots we record are “sweetened”. If this is your first demo, you will need 8, 1 hour sessions which can be scheduled in 2 hour sessions or 1 hour sessions twice per week or however you’d like, but you want to be sure that you have the right material for your skill level and that you are delivering the material with the optimum variety of reads. In order to be sure that your demo is one of a kind, we write all of the copy for approximately 10 spots that show your versatility as a voice actor. This also ensures that producers are not hearing copy that they've heard on dozens of other demos. It DOES happen because people accorss the country use the same copy resource at www.edgestudio.com! Not us. $600 (or $700 if you are over 100 miles outside of Cleveland) paid in advance to the order of Jean Zarzour.

Recording Studio Fees
The fee for up to 2 hours of recording time, 4 hours post production, 3 cds, an mp3 and wav file for web use is $400 paid directly to the studio immediately after recording your demo.

POST PRODUCTION After we record your "dry voice", the engineer edits the length of the spots, adds sfx and music (sweetening) and then sends the cuts to me for final editing to produce a 1 minute demo. When I am finished editing all of the material, I send the 1 minute demo to you as an mp3 file for your review. We make whatever changes are needed for the finished product and I send it back to the studio to create the master copy.  It usually takes about 2 weeks to make decisions/edits until we are satisfied with the final demo.  

Studio rates are discounted for Voice Over Demo Clients. 
Professional studios charge other clients between $75 and $200 per hour for their services. Revisions to your demo are usually done within 4 years after you produce your first demo and any recordings that you didn’t use in your first recording session can be used for revisions. You will not necessarily need a director for a demo revision, but if you like, you can hire Jean to assist with the revision process at a rate of $65 per hour.

Your first demo investment

Jean           600    (or $700 outside of Cleveland) 
Studio        400
Total       $1000   (or $1100)
http://www.box.net/shared/4ny3ngh2fy To hear more demos produced by FYV
www.jeanzarzour.com for more about Jean Zarzour


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Jean Zarzour, Owner of
Find Your Voice-Voice Acting Institute, 
will conduct a
4 hour Marketing Seminar for Actors
at 2300 McKinley Ave.
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Saturday, April 19, 2014
11am-3pm
Lunch is Included!
Total Investment $150
Call 216-832-6557 to register.

Maybe you've trained with me and want to know what's next. Or perhaps you are a theater, film or performing artist and are ready take your career to the next level. Or you may be the parent of a bright young artist. Whatever the case, this intensive seminar is for you!
 

You will learn how to:  
•  Continue your voice, stage or film acting training
•  Cultivate a client base and maintain consistent contact with your "fans" and "prospects"
•  Create marketing tools: headshots, postcards, websites and blogs. Some can be created for FREE
•  Create a VO demo and acting reel that showcases your niche and gets you gigs
•  Craft a voice over logo that identifies your "brand"
•  Package your demo on DVD and online
•  Use free social media tools
•  Market your demos effectively in your region, with or without an agent
•  Choose an agent or compete without one
•  Decide when to join the union (SAG-AFTRA and AEA) or compete without one
•  Keep your instrument (voice) & technique in top form before, during & after sessions/auditions
•  Audition from your home, on camera and on mic

I want you to succeed! Want to test your VO chops? Jean will record you reading radio copy and critique your performance. Want a professional opinion of your current demo? As time and opportunity permit, Jean will listen to your demo and supply honest and thoughtful f
eedback. 
Call 216-832-6557 to register




Thursday, January 16, 2014

What You Should Know Before Studying VO!
I am very excited to be in the midst of my 8th year teaching Voice Acting Classes under the
Find Your Voice-Voice Acting Institute shingle in Cleveland and at Donna Belajac Casting in Pittsburgh. Over all, I've been teaching this work for over 25 years. In all these years there are a few "constants" that I felt were worth sharing if you are thinking of taking a voice acting class or producing a demo with me, or someone else for that matter.


Browse this blog or www.jeanzarzour.com for more information about me and the classes I offer.
In my experience, people who are new to voice acting/voice over work have many misconceptions about the work, and therefore, can be prey to scam artists with empty promises. The most common misconception is that if you have a great voice, can read and speak English, then you can make a living in voice overs! How hard can it be for crying out loud?! Harder than you think.


Here is just some of What You Should Know Before You Study V.O.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO LEARN IN A VOICE ACTING CLASS?
Proper breathing techniques, vocal warm-ups, elocution exercises, body placement, copy interpretation skills, how to train you "ear", voice maintenance, home work exercises, studio/business etiquette, other resources for learning and everything in-between toward expanding your voice acting repertoire for a wide variety of "reads". Where marketing is concerned, you should learn the best marketing practices for your region. There are subtle differences in the way that artists in large markets like New York, Los Angeles & Chicago do things from the way artists in smaller markets like Ohio, PA & Michigan do things when it comes to agency representation, self marketing, home studios, websites and demo production. That's just the tip of the iceberg. If you are new to this work, a group class will offer much more than private coaching and it is much more affordable.


WHAT SHOULD I BE WARY OF?
1. Any voice over training that is offered by phone! I don't mean telecasts or other media classes that only disseminate information. I mean sessions where you are reading copy and getting feedback from an instructor. They are out there. There are a dozen reasons why this is a bad idea, but mostly because a good instructor needs to see and correct how you breathe, use your body and facial muscles, while you work. Tension is the death of voice work. If I can't see it, I can't correct it.

2. Any Voice Over school visiting your town for 1 day, telling you that you have a great voice and can earn a living with only a few weeks of training. After that 1 day introductory class, you will have to get the rest of your training out of town and/or over the phone! They charge thousands of dollars which includes a full length demo that can't possibly compete in the real world with so little training. Not to mention that these demos entirely too long and contain little to no production sweetening (sound affects and music). I've heard these demos from students who come to my class after an agent told them that their demo won't cut it. This is no

way for the novice voice actor to train. 

Note:
Your demo is your calling card to the world.
It tells producers that this is the very best you can do. You should never produce a demo until you have learned and practiced what the pros know about being a voice over artist. How long do you suppose they spent training? I can assure you, it was not just a few weeks and they didn't spend thousands of dollars to produce their demo.

A full length demo is a 1 minute mp3 and/or CD, consisting of 8-13 cuts that you carefully select and rehearsed with an experienced Demo Producer/Director, and recorded at a professional recording studio AFTER you have trained for a bare minimum of 8 weeks if you already have some acting training and much more, if you don't.


A demo produced by any reputable producer in Cleveland or Pittsburgh should cost you no more than $700-$900.
With Find Your Voice, that fee includes between 4-6 hours of preparation, rehearsal, recording session, sweetening (sound effects and music) and post production revisions. If you take the time to do it right, no one will ever know that you are a newbie and you won't have to revise your demo for a few years.

3. Beware of an instructor who has only ever been a director, producer, engineer or ad agency exec, but has never been a voice over artist - especially if you are new to this sort of acting. Voice over work is acting work, no matter what you are voicing. You'll gain much more knowledge from someone who has been successful behind the mic and behind the desk.
 


DON'T SOME PEOPLE JUST HAVE NATURAL ABILITY?
Even if you are an experienced stage or film actor, there are specific techniques that you will only learn in a class or on the job. (but trust me, no one wants to pay you to learn!) Even if you were born with a warm, rich voice, it doesn't guarantee that you'll be able to interpret copy with the proper 'point of view' and acting skills needed. Some of the most unusual voices work behind a mic because, in part, they have learned to interpret 1 piece of copy in a variety of ways and how to market themselves like a business owner.

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE CHOOSING A VOICE ACTING CLASS?
1. Get a few books on the subject at the Library:

- There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is: An Insider’s Guide to a Career in Voice-Overs - by Elaine A. Clark
- Secrets of Voice-Over Success: Top Voice-Over Actors Reveal How They Did It - by Joan Baker
- The Art of Voice Acting - by James Alburger

A book won't teach you how to do voice over work, but it will reinforce what I'm telling you about training and give you a good idea about the business end. You'll also read great war stories from the most successful voices in the business.
2. Listen to professional voice over demos so you can compare any instructor's demos with the ones from the top artists who are making a living doing voice overs. http://talentdemos.com/female_voice_talent.htm is a good place to start for Cleveland talent demos.
3. If you are interested in Find Your Voice-Voice Acting Institute classes, visit http://findyourvoice-voiceactinginstitute.blogspot.com for class description, demos that I've produced at area recording studios, class info and more.

Now, more than ever, your investment should produce measurable results, whether you pursue a voice acting career, or not.
 
The Next 8 week Voice Acting Class in Lakewood, Ohio runs Monday's 2/3-3/24 2014 6-9pm. Click the link at the top of this home page for details about that class.

The Next 8 week Voice Acting Class at Donna Belajac Casting in Pittsburgh runs Tuesday's 2/4-3/25 6-9pm. Visit www.donnabelajaccasting.com for details and registration.

Monday, December 30, 2013

FREE Voice Acting Class!
One Night Only - Thursday, January 23 6-9pm at
2300 McKinley Ave in Lakewood

I know that it can be difficult to decide whether or not a class is right for you. So, in honor of my 8th Anniversary offering Find Your Voice-Voice Acting Classes, I am offering one FREE Class to new students only, in order to help you decide whether you'd like to enroll in the 8 week class which will be held on Monday's February 3 - March 24, 2014 6-9pm. 

Visit http://findyourvoice-voiceactinginstitute.blogspot.com for details.

In this 3 hour class on Thursday, January 23rd, you'll learn key tools on the following:
- Breathing techniques for optimum vocal delivery that doesn't lose it's mojo!
- Script interpretation techniques that help you create at least 2 completely different takes for each spot
- Commercial reads as a subtle character
- Commercial reads as an announcer
- E-Learning delivery
- 2 person spots
- Auditioning techniques that will get you booked!
 
Everyone is coached based on their level of ability, in a direct but nonthreatening manner. You will walk away with more knowledge than you ever imagined you could learn in just 3 hours AND a follow up email with a link to your mp3 recordings to listen to at any time.


I want you to succeed! Register NOW for this unique opportunity. Class is limited to 20 participants. All participants will get to work at the mic at least once.  Please reply to jeanzarzour@gmail.com with your name, phone number and mailing address or CALL 216-832-6557 with your name and phone number and I'll return your call to confirm your registration.

Have a safe and joyous New Year Celebration!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Below is an ad for my Voice Acting courses. But it's a no frills, down and dirty ad. So, don't look for eye candy.

If you've done research about Voice Over Classes, then you know that what is being offered right here in North East Ohio and at Donna Belajac Casting in Pittsburgh, is the most comprehensive course for the least amount of money anywhere in the USA!

(Confetti, Marching Band and Stilt Walker here)

That's right! The Entire Country!

Now, if you would rather pay $2,000-$4,000 to feel you're getting value, I'll be happy to take it! That's what a select number of companies charge for online, phone or 3 day courses. Really!

They come through town and offer their 1 night teaser courses at Community Centers, Libraries and Colleges for $40.THEN they sell you the 2-$4000 courses, gushing over your remarkable talent, promising you a glorious career in VO!

Well, I wind up teaching many of their former students who were left unsatisfied and feeling ripped off.

Now, read carefully...add more confetti and champagne if you'd like to...

You don't have to pay that much money for a comprehensive, fun and valuable course in voice acting.

You can take my course and learn more than you ever expected in 8 weeks and 1 Saturday, in a real-world environment, from professionals who actually work in the industry.

And NO ONE will blow smoke up your skirt or pants about where you stand with your ability.

I want you to succeed, but I won't lie to you.

The great news is that MANY of my students are making money as voice over artists! NICE! I LOVE hearing their success stories, but believe me, they didn't do it without investing a lot of time, a reasonable amount of money and proven marketing tools.

The hard, cold truth is that it is NOT likely that you'll become a working Voice Over Artist in 8 weeks. Probably not in 16 or 24 weeks! Like those of us who have been at this for more than 20 years, you TOO will have to work at it.

You'll need to practice in ALL of your spare time, take other acting courses that will aid your voice acting skills, and treat this work like a BUSINESS - a business that sells a product you know better than any other - and that product is you.

That's just some of the truth about Voice Acting Work.

Learn More at the Next Find Your Voice-Voice Acting Class

Monday's February 3-March 24, 2014 6-9pm
Marketing Seminar
Monday, March 31, 6-9pm

Call 216-832-6557 to register.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Find Your Voice-On Camera Coaching Session

This is a coaching session with an on camera spokesperson.
The goal is to take Chris from
"talking head reading a prompter" to "authority with a stake in your success".


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