Voice Over Coach Guy Michaels

Transform Your Career Today




Guy Michaels is one of the UK’s most established voiceover artists and producers.  With thousands of projects under his belt and still voicing for worldwide clients and brands large and small since 1999, you’re in good hands if you need some coaching.

He's considered the top voiceover coach in the UK, coaching voice actors worldwide aiming for a global career.

He’s voiced for Vodafone, Nintendo, IBM, Paypal, Microsoft, Warhammer, Uber, Unicef and many more.  In addition, he owns and runs both Voiceover Kickstart®, the training platform and Voiceover Profiles® the voice over directory.  He runs the Pro Voice Actor studio in Cambridge, England.



Leading Voice Over Coach Guy Michaels

5.00 - EXCELLENT
Based on 93 reviews

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BOOK your voice over coaching session - 60 mins £85  / $105 /  €100 on Zoom






How can I help you become a better voiceover artist?




Voice Over Home Studio Help

You are a voice actor. You are looking for an experienced voice acting coach because something is not working.  I'm guessing you are here because you are stuck and trying to work out which specific steps to take.  As a working voice, I'm also one of the most experienced coaches you'll find.  As a voice over coach, I can help you with pretty much any aspect of your career.  I've been in the voice acting industry for 25 years and am happy to share my wealth of experience with you.

Do you want to improve your studio recording quality?

Any voice actor worth their salt knows that achieving a professional level of audio is a must! Sub-par quality can severely hinder an otherwise healthy voice over career.

Do you want to expand your Voice Acting business? Gain more clients?

Working with an experienced and proven instructor can propel a voice talent to the next level of confidence and income.  I can help you to identify which specific voice over skills will improve your chances of working with more clients.

Do you want to learn new techniques at the microphone to improve your confidence and employability?

Voice talent need to keep flexing their voice over muscles to remain competitive.  A voiceover artist is only ever as good as their voice and the knowledge of how to use it effectively for each and every job.

As you probably know already, VO is a competitive field and even the most experienced voice over talent attend regular training in either group sessions, personalised coaching or both.

No matter where you are in your voiceover career, I can help.  Of course, you can always access the free voiceover resources but if you want advice specifically tailored to you, your experience, your goals and budget then book a 121 Zoom session with me today.  I've worked with hundreds of voices worldwide, and we can cover a whole range of topics in these sessions to help you make your mark in the industry.

How much does voice over coaching cost?

I charge £85 for 60 mins ($105 /€100). 

How many sessions (or voice over lessons) will I need?

You'll be very surprised about the amount we can cover in a single hour.  I will not be encouraging any voice actor I work with to keep booking training sessions.  Please see below on how I believe a voice acting coach should empower you to work alone without the need for ongoing coaching.


Testimonials

I'm deeply humbled by the hundreds of glowing reviews I've received from coaching clients, voiceover artists for whom I've produced demos, and participants in my online training courses. It brings me immense satisfaction to know I've played a role in the career growth of so many talented voiceover professionals around the world.


George Gibb
George Gibb
2021-07-30
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The voiceover industry suffers from everyone being a "the best in the biz". People start coaching when they've got a few years experience under their belt and there are a lot of charlatans out there. Guy is not one of these people, he really is incredibly knowledgeable. When recording my demos with Guy it was basically a coaching session too as the direction made me take reads in ways I'd never have thought of myself, and they're all the better for it. Great service, nice guy. Ha.
Sarah Barron
Sarah Barron
2021-03-01
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Voiceover Kickstart is a brilliant voiceover network - high quality training, regular events to meet with other voiceover artists and frequent opportunities to practise voiceover in a safe environment. Very good value for money and can't recommend highly enough.
Keely
Keely
2021-02-26
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Great meeting and training place for anyone at any level in their voiceover career. Very friendly and supportive and encouraging but honest and realistic too. The platform has really developed into a major resource for voiceovers.
Helena Thomas
Helena Thomas
2020-12-16
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Voiceover Kickstart has been invaluable in getting me started properly on my voiceover journey. The quality of the resources is great, the community is itself really useful, and the added extras, like the regular home studio sessions and Supercharge weeks, have been super. Guy also recorded my voice reels, which, together with VOK, have helped me to progress further and faster in my career than I expected.
Maria Gray
Maria Gray
2020-11-05
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Voiceover Kickstart is a great place to learn, communicate and expand your skills. Full of expert advice, tools, modules and more! Whether you are an established voice over artist or interested in learning more I would highly recommend taking the 7 day free trail and seeing how Voiceover Kickstart can help you.
Astrid Olofsson
Astrid Olofsson
2020-10-28
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Really enjoyed the process with Guy - he was very helpful and encouraging with scripts and was great during the recording session. He feels very genuine and "real" - he helped me realise what I actually need so as not to spend too much money on things that won't benefit me. I really appreciate it and am very happy with the result!
Charlotte Cracknell
Charlotte Cracknell
2020-10-28
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I can not recommend Guy’s services enough! He has a wealth of experience and guides you through the whole process: From the initial consultation, to sourcing material, to the brilliant direction in the session itself. I went into my session feeling totally prepared and excited to work. The session itself was fantastic, I felt completely at ease and Guy’s direction ensures that your best performance is captured. I couldn’t be happier with the finished Demos! The audio quality, editing, post production: everything is top notch! The result of a session with Guy are current, top quality demo reels that represent you and your unique voice. Thank you so much again!
Alexandra Carmo
Alexandra Carmo
2020-10-02
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Loved the online 7 days workshop. Will become a member very soon
Andre Refig
Andre Refig
2020-07-27
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A great resource for ongoing training for professional voice artists, covering all aspects of this career, including the equally important vocal, technical and business sides of the job.






Voice over coach or Voice coach?




I'm not really a 'voice coach'.  Although, I've taught 'voice' for years and come from a very traditional background of drama school training, sometimes I'd recommend working with a VOCAL coach on the mechanics of voice.  It is ultimately important that a voice actor understands what is going on when they speak, if and when they experience vocal problems and how to correct them.  You don't need the 'perfect voice' for voiceover but instead you should strive to have great control over your voice.

In voice acting, sometimes you are better off working with a 'voice coach', especially if you don't have any background or training in voice or acting. If it is voice coaching you are looking for as opposed to VO coaching then I can highly recommend Yvonne Morley who is a leading light in professional voice coaching for actors and voiceover artists.

I also highly recommend Michael Hill who is a simply wonderful teacher.  I've worked with and employed many coaches over the years on projects but these two are my favourites! If you want to work with a voice coach locally then I'm sure you'll be able to find one in a coaches directory.

So if you want to work with a voice acting coach, then please book a session with me today, but if you need a voice coach and specifically want to learn to improve your stamina and flexibility as a vocal performer, contact Yvonne or Michael or perhaps look for voice coaches in your vicinity for an in-person session.






121 Voice over Training




Although I don't run EXPERT EDITION (an old programme) anymore, here are some of the voices who have gone on to develop tremendous award-winning careers in voice overs.

This was a very popular voiceover training program (or programme for Brits!).  Today, my coaching students can cover the same essential and career-boosting topics and techniques. In just one session with me, we'll work out the specifics steps you'll need to take to move your work in voiceovers to the next level.

I'll empower you, like those before you.  You've got a 'good voice' but what will really elevate your career?




Voiceover Coaching



Looking to level up your voiceover game?

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, I'm here to help you unleash your full potential. With over 25 years of experience as a voice actor, engineer, and producer, I've honed my skills teaching at top drama schools like RADA and LAMDA, in studios across London, and through personalized coaching for hundreds of voiceover artists.

What can I do for you?

  • Tailored lessons: Together, we'll identify your goals and create a customized plan to get you there. No matter your current skill level, I'll provide expert guidance and support to help you thrive.
  • Unlock your unique voice: Discover your authentic sound and learn to express it confidently in any situation.
  • Master your craft: From vocal techniques to script interpretation, audition prep to character development, I'll share the tools and knowledge that have made me a sought-after voiceover artist.
  • Real-world results: Gain the skills and confidence to land more gigs and elevate your voiceover career.

Let's get started!

Our first session is all about getting to know you and your goals. We'll dive right into script work, focusing on the core techniques that have fueled my success. You'll leave feeling inspired, empowered, and ready to take your voiceover skills to the next level.

Here's a taste of what we can cover:

  • Building vocal flexibility and stamina
  • Expanding your expressive range
  • Boosting confidence for live sessions
  • Honing acting skills for the microphone
  • Developing compelling character voices
  • Interpreting scripts with impact
  • Increasing your audition success rate
  • Crafting a professional voiceover demo

Ready to elevate your voiceover career? Let's connect and explore how I can help you achieve your goals!




Voice over coach:  Career Coaching



PLEASE NOTE: In a coaching program or individual session with me, we can cover any combination of specific voiceover, career or technical topics or queries.

I run my own very successful voiceover business. I have also coached hundreds of voiceover artists all over the world to create, develop and ultimately sustain theirs. Together we’ll review your business and create a clear action plan to take it to the next level and beyond.

You know that you can be the best voice, the ultimate voice-over talent but if no one knows you exist…

Voice acting as a career is about so much more than simply being good at ‘voiceovers’. Working with me as your guide, you can rest assured that you are learning from a working voice, someone who has a thriving career in VO.

I’ll teach you the self-sufficiency skills and career-enhancing practices that have helped me to develop and sustain my career over the past 25 years.

THE COACH OF COACHES

Work with me to learn the true business of voiceover, something I have been teaching my students for years, some of whom have gone on to create their own coaching businesses in addition to voicing.

We can work on:

  • Branding, your website, social channels and marketing your voiceover business
  • A website review - how to optimise the user experience, keep them on the page and turn a visitor to an enquiry to a booking
  • Running the 'business side' efficiently
  • Making the most of online casting sites (p2p)
  • Booking work
  • Retaining and developing clients by overdelivering
  • Demo assessment with actionable feedback from a class-leader in demo production
  • How to create a content calendar
  • Approaching direct marketing
  • Creating realistic business goals that meet your personal objectives
  • Transforming your voice over business with the help of a real expert who lives it

These days there's a plethora of voice acting classes available at just a click of a button.  In the art of of voiceover, nothing beats working with someone who has truly walked the walk and continues to do so.




Technical Coaching



PLEASE NOTE: In a coaching program or individual session with me, we can cover any combination of specific voiceover, career or technical topics or queries.

Any voice actor worth their salt knows that achieving a professional level of audio for a successful voice acting career is a must! Dodgy recording quality can break an otherwise healthy voiceover career.

I’ve engineered thousands of projects over 25 years. I know what clients want and what media production companies expect. I can help you with every aspect of your home studio, from software to hardware, acoustics to processing and troubleshooting.

We can work on:

  • Improving your home recording studio (or setting one up)
  • Noise reduction and optimising acoustics
  • Learning and implementing specific studio production skills
  • Demo production
  • Improving efficiency and increasing your hourly rate as a self-op voiceover artist recording in your very own studio with confidence
  • With 25 years of real-life studio experience, and having produced for brands large and small - I know what is expected and crucially how to achieve it even on a limited budget
  • Editing skills
  • Using plugins
  • Understanding and applying compression and all other dynamic processing
  • Troubleshooting your home studio problems - studio set-up guidance for beginners too
  • Gear recommendations for all studios on every budget
  • Creating the perfect recording chain and template for all voiceover projects



Here's some free and actionable voiceover tech advice






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As a leading voice over coach, I will give you proven actionable advice to SUPERCHARGE your voice over career!

This knowledge and expertise is rooted in real world experience.

As an established voice across a range of genres including corporate narration, commercial and more, you can find out more about me at PRO VOICE ACTOR