Teens &

Kids Voice Over

About

The voice over industry’s need for teens and kids is growing almost as fast as kids do!

Why? Because the number of animated features, commercials, cartoons, promos, audio books… are also expanding!

So it's a field your child can grow with. With proper training and business guidance, they'll learn the skills required to get work now. And as their voices change, kids will find new voice over genres open to them.

We know this first-hand, because Edge Studio is also one of the country's premier voice production facilities. We record many kid voice over productions, and we hire our students!

Meet Our Kids' Coaching Team!

Veronica Taylor

Group Class Instructor - Ash from Pokemon and voices for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dinosaur King... show full bio »

Noelle Romano

Private Coaching Instructor – Casting Director for Nickelodeon Nicktoons, Cartoon Network, AOL Kids Productions... show full bio »

Kristin Price

Private Coaching Instructor - Disney Narrator and youth acting, dance and musical theater instructor. show full bio »

Paul Liberti

Kid's VO Instructor

Paul Liberti – has been sought after by many working voice actors as a coach and teacher for Commercial VO, Audio Book Narration, and Character Animation work. He has been teaching his unique style of acting for Voice Actors in New York City and nationally for the last 15 years. Paul teaches actors solid contemporary techniques and works with each actor to find their own unique style that is current in today's VO market.

A former Child Actor himself, Veteran voice actor & former Muppet performer Paul Liberti has worked on Nickelodeon's Nick Toons Promos, Blues Clues, Binya Binya, Stick Stickley, PBS's Wonderpets, Disney’s Pinky Dinky Doo, original cast member - Pokemon (professor Elm) and 6 other characters, Viva Pinata, International Hareport, and created several characters on the BBC’s Chuggington. Audio books credits include Scholastic, Nickelodeon, Tavoli Entertainment, Crabhill Press’s audio Book Apps (Nash Smasher and My Dad Drives a Roller Coaster Car) for and the Audie Award winning series Goose Bumps. Many Wii games, including Order Up!! , Little Raven and Friends. Commercials running for Vonage, Vitamin water, NY Lottery Sweet Millions, Clorox, & Raid. He currently is the lead Ant for Raid. Film – The Stepford Wives, No Such Thing, Dummy, Dirty, and Showtime’s Priority Seating. Stage – A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Frankenstein, Have I got a Girl for You! Lives in Jersey City with two wonder-cats – Bradley & Otis!

Noelle Romano

Voice Coach, Director, Producer, and Animation Expert

Location: CA - Los Angeles

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Online Checkups, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Animation, Cartoon, Character, Commercial, Kids, Narration

To schedule with Noelle call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

As a voice coach, you will never hear me say the words “you’re not getting it”. I consider it my mission to try different approaches, techniques, and exercises until something clicks. My coaching style involves a lot of dialogue between teacher and student, and I like to use my sense of humor to keep things light and fun, even as I challenge you to go further than you thought possible.

When it comes to animation, cartoons, children's e-learning, and video games, I am very grateful to have had experience on both sides of the window. On the production side, I served as voice director and talent supervisor for the Emmy Award-winning PBS cartoon, "WordWorld". I’ve also voice directed various games and toys for The Backyardigans, Go, Diego, Go!, Dora the Explorer, as well as numerous children’s audio books for Scholastic. As Head of the VO Department at Animation Collective, I oversaw the records and casting of nine shows produced for Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Cartoon Network, and AOL kids. My TV production career started on the show "Blue's Clues", where I won my very first VO role—that of a talking mailbox!

As talent, I have narrated projects for Blackberry, Cincinnati Bell, Harrah’s, Hilton, Taximagic, Petflow, WatchDox, Twilio, Green Nissan, Slendertone and Howcast.com among others. For more than three years, I have been the main voice of the award-winning Kognito Interactive, which creates web-based e-learning simulations for various clients including Starwood Hotels, Rutgers, CUNY, Baruch, Fuji Film and the Veteran’s Association of NY/NJ.

I graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama, and also trained in improv through Second City. As a live performer, I have four years of stand-up, and eight years of sketch comedy under my belt. I moved to the City of Angels in 2010, and have had a great time heading up Edge Studio’s LA studio!

Click to hear Noelle's Commercial Demo
/sites/default/files/NOELLE ROMANO MASTER 2011.mp3

Kristin Price

Voice Coach and Marketing Expert

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Commercial, E-Learning, ESL, Kids, Marketing, Narration

Working Knowledge: Audiobook, Audition, Commercial, Narration

To schedule with Kristin call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Kristin hit the stage running in her first dance recital at the age of four… then spotted the audience and ran right back off. Much to everyone's surprise, she jumped back on a few years later, and hasn’t left since.

As a voice coach, she loves figuring out how to make you shine, no matter what your background is. Can a musical theater pro accustomed to projecting to the back of a theater successfully “tone it down” enough for voiceover? Can an accountant set his numbers aside and learn to play with words? Do you need to approach scripts as an actor? Do you need a technical checklist? Do you just need permission to let loose and have a ball? What is your comfort zone… and can you surprise yourself by pushing outside of that? Everyone has a different style of learning. The most important thing is to enjoy what you’re doing.

Her philosophy of working with kids is the same. Over five years of teaching youth acting, dance and musical theater classes for The Willows Theater and the Marin Theater Company in the San Francisco Bay Area, she learned that the most important thing is to find the child’s natural strengths and build from there in a positive and encouraging environment.

As a voice actor, Kristin keeps busy recording commercial and narration voiceovers at her home studio and at production facilities around New York City (including Edge Studio!). The occasional on-camera commercial sneaks into the schedule as well. Recent VO work includes narrations for Disney, Crisco, Nikon, GE, Doubletree, Swarovski Crystals, H&R Block, Office Depot, Crest Spinbrush, the U.S. Army, Yale University, and lots of corporate training and e-learning programs; the videogames “Silent Hill: Downpour”, “Puzzle Chronicles” and “Enigmatis”; and commercials for Vitamin Shoppe, Ortega Tacos, Vertex, Alfred Angelo wedding gowns, Hannaford grocery stores, Paradise Bakery, Kaboom! and Peter Piper Pizza.

Most of all, she is proud to have recorded a series of children's audiobooks for MitSo Media which received the highest award possible: a room full of pre-schoolers sat absolutely still and listened!

Click to hear Kristin's Narration Demo
/sites/default/files/demos/Kristin_Price_narration.mp3
Click to hear Kristin's Commercial Demo
/sites/default/files/demos/Kristin_Price_commercial.mp3

Our Teens & Kids Voice Over Program Teaches Parents, Too:

Parents probably have questions, such as:

  • Does your child have the potential?
  • Are your child's special qualities marketable?
  • How does he or she get started?
  • How does a youngster gain the required experience?
  • If your child already has acting experience, what does he or she yet need to learn?

We’ll work with you, your schedule, and your resources to provide the most for your child.

But Teens & Kids Voice Over is more than just voice over training:

The skills and habits we teach your child in voiceover will also be invaluable throughout life. Voice over gives kids and teens the ability to explore their passion in this fun field, while learning one of the most essential personal abilities -- how to communicate effectively in a variety of ways.

  • How to overcome shyness or stage fright
  • How to read better (as they appreciate the value and meaning of words)
  • How to write better (as they learn to "break down" scripts to analyze them)
  • How to speak clearly and confidently in public
  • How to think "outside the box"
  • How a business works
  • How to be businesslike and responsible, yet still act (and act) like a kid
  • And much more

What you, the parent should know:

If your child is already an actor, VO provides a lot more work opportunities for them. In fact, there is significantly more voice acting work than there is stage and film work. And for you, it's another way to supplement the college fund.

At Edge Kids, "play" is the thing. Success in VO requires aptitude, guidance and practice, but we'd hardly call it "work." Our coaches are experienced at working with kids, and our program presents each challenge in a way that makes it all truly fun.

And through our association with Actors Technique New York, one of New York City's top acting schools for kids & teens, coaches for training in television, film and stage, guidance by top casting directors, practice in audition technique, private coaching, and more are available enhance learning, networking and a sense of purpose and community that your child will enjoy.

Group Class

Veronica Taylor

Kids & Teens Voice Over Instructor

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio

Specialties: Kids

Working Knowledge: Audiobook, Commercial, Narration

To schedule with Veronica call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Veronica Taylor is a classically trained actor who has performed in NYC and around the U.S. in contemporary and classical theatre. Her voice has been a part of Saturday morning cartoons for some time now. She is probably best known for playing the roles of Ash and May on “Pokemon”, April on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and Abby on “Cubix”, among others. Currently, she can be heard as Max on “Dinosaur King”, Carly on “Yu-Gi-Oh!5D’s”, many characters with accents on “Huntik”, and as Tori in “Tai Chi Chasers”. She can be heard on PBS kids’ Word World (Sheep), Lunch Lab (Mixiebot), and the recently launched “Chuck Vanderchuck’s ‘something something’ Explosion!” (Ramona). Some anime favorites include Yukino on “His and Hers Circumstances, Amelia on “Slayers”, all 7 Nana’s on “Nana Seven of Seven”, and Narue on “World of Narue”, as well as many others. She has done numerous voices for animation, video games, audiobooks, commercials, and documentaries.

Kids work with ASH from Pokemon

These classes are for kids, and for parents who are unsure how their child fits in, who need to learn about all opportunities available, and would like to discover if their child has potential.

  • Kids will explore cartoons, animated productions, commercials, e-learning, and more
  • Fun vocal warm up exercises
  • They’ll receive direction from a professional children’s director
  • And parents will get a complete picture of how the voice over industry operates and what their role in their child’s career is

Kids get 5 amazing classes at a real voice over studio in New York City. (Each class is 1.5 hours!) They will develop their performance and audition skills, and prepare to work professionally:

  • Class 1. Introduction to Voice Over: Read, Play & Explore!
  • Class 2. Talking Books & Talking Toys
  • Class 3. Animation & Cartoons
  • Class 4. Commercials
  • Class 5. eLearning & ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • OPTIONAL CLASS 6. Your child will record a demo! They will read 3 scripts in this professional recording session. The best takes will be saved, edited, and mixed with music for their very own industry-standard voice over demo that they can market to casting directors and agents.

Parents are welcome to participate in 3 web-classes, at no extra charge! (Each class is 1.5 hours.) These classes will show you how to record quality audition from home and obtain long-term clients for them!:

  • Marketing 101 - Learn the particulars of the voiceover business, covering topics ranging from agents and casting directors, session preparedness, understanding VO norms and expectations.
  • Business & Money 101 - Learn how to market your child with a variety of techniques so you can intelligently and effectively to increase their visibility on a potential client's radar.
  • Home Studio 101 - Be able to audition your child to clients anywhere in the world without leaving the comforts of home. Working in pajamas is optional.

So what’s next…? Possibilities. Parents will have a practical understanding of the industry, and the possibilities for their child. And kids will have had the opportunity to experience what it takes to be an exciting voice actor.

About this Group Class

  • Setting: NYC studio for kid's group classes. Tele-classes for parent's classes.
  • Timetable: The kid's 6 classes run 6 successive Saturdays. The parent's 3 tele-classes are offered frequently. See schedule for details.
  • Instructors: Veronica Taylor. Parent's tele-classes are taught by industry experts.
  • Cost for 5 classes: $415
  • Cost for 5 classes plus optional class 6 with demo: $597

To Participate

  • Click “Add to cart” or email training@edgestudio.com or call us at 888-321-EDGE (3343)
  • Click for Edge Studio Polices

After You Register

  • You will receive an email confirmation that walks you through everything you’ll need to know. If you don’t receive it, please check your spam or feel welcome to call us at 212-868-EDGE – we’re always glad to speak with you.

Class Schedule

Kids 5-Part Training Program - In StudioClick for registration
dates to be announced

Parent's 3 Tele-classes

Home Studio 101 Click for registration
August 3, Sunday, 7:30-9:30pm ET
August 17, Sunday, 7:30-9:30pm ET
Marketing 101 Click for registration
August 6, Wednesday, 7pm-9pm ET
August 20, Wednesday, 7pm-9pm ET
Business & Money 101 Click for registration
July 30, Wednesday, 7pm-9pm ET
August 13, Wednesday, 7pm-9pm ET
August 25, Monday, 7pm-9pm ET

Private Training

We offer private training, because -- as with everything else in life, at any experience level -- there's always more to learn.

We encourage all kids to participate in group sessions, because (just as adults do) they will learn by observing others … things like how many ways there are to interpret a script, the nature of performing in front of others, confidence-building, teamwork and more.

But private training can also be helpful in situations such as these:

  • The child learns one-to-one based on individual needs
  • Focus on child’s most marketable genres
  • Character and accent acquisition (or reduction!)
  • The child already has experience
  • Brush up

To discuss Private Training, call Edge Studio at 888-321-3343 (EDGE) and ask for Edge Kids and Teens.

Private Training

Demo Production

After training, your child will be practiced as a voice over performer.

All that remains is to demonstrate that ability to prospective clients. A demo helps you open many more doors, and some agents won't represent a child for VO without it.

To get your child work, the demo must be made to contemporary standards, with professional production quality. And just as important, it must (a) demonstrate your child's true capabilities and (b) focus on your child's particular strengths.

We are totally current with demo standards and practices, because Edge Studio is both a teaching and a production facility. We've produced many hundreds of cartoons, talking toys, video games, kids’ commercials, educational programs. We’ve also produced hundreds of demos, and receive unsolicited demos every day. We understand how to develop and assemble content to give your child's demo:

  • personal focus
  • proper pacing
  • original content
  • a professional sound
  • other essential qualities

So producing a demo is something to seriously consider. Or, if your child already has one, he or she may need to update or improve it, because kids' voices change more rapidly than adults' voices do.

To discuss Demo Production and various options, call Edge Studio at 888-321-3343 (EDGE) and ask for Edge Kids and Teens.

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Veronica Taylor

Kids & Teens Voice Over Instructor

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio

Specialties: Kids

Working Knowledge: Audiobook, Commercial, Narration

To schedule with Veronica call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Veronica Taylor is a classically trained actor who has performed in NYC and around the U.S. in contemporary and classical theatre. Her voice has been a part of Saturday morning cartoons for some time now. She is probably best known for playing the roles of Ash and May on “Pokemon”, April on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and Abby on “Cubix”, among others. Currently, she can be heard as Max on “Dinosaur King”, Carly on “Yu-Gi-Oh!5D’s”, many characters with accents on “Huntik”, and as Tori in “Tai Chi Chasers”. She can be heard on PBS kids’ Word World (Sheep), Lunch Lab (Mixiebot), and the recently launched “Chuck Vanderchuck’s ‘something something’ Explosion!” (Ramona). Some anime favorites include Yukino on “His and Hers Circumstances, Amelia on “Slayers”, all 7 Nana’s on “Nana Seven of Seven”, and Narue on “World of Narue”, as well as many others. She has done numerous voices for animation, video games, audiobooks, commercials, and documentaries.

Noelle Romano

Voice Coach, Director, Producer, and Animation Expert

Location: CA - Los Angeles

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Online Checkups, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Animation, Cartoon, Character, Commercial, Kids, Narration

To schedule with Noelle call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

As a voice coach, you will never hear me say the words “you’re not getting it”. I consider it my mission to try different approaches, techniques, and exercises until something clicks. My coaching style involves a lot of dialogue between teacher and student, and I like to use my sense of humor to keep things light and fun, even as I challenge you to go further than you thought possible.

When it comes to animation, cartoons, children's e-learning, and video games, I am very grateful to have had experience on both sides of the window. On the production side, I served as voice director and talent supervisor for the Emmy Award-winning PBS cartoon, "WordWorld". I’ve also voice directed various games and toys for The Backyardigans, Go, Diego, Go!, Dora the Explorer, as well as numerous children’s audio books for Scholastic. As Head of the VO Department at Animation Collective, I oversaw the records and casting of nine shows produced for Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Cartoon Network, and AOL kids. My TV production career started on the show "Blue's Clues", where I won my very first VO role—that of a talking mailbox!

As talent, I have narrated projects for Blackberry, Cincinnati Bell, Harrah’s, Hilton, Taximagic, Petflow, WatchDox, Twilio, Green Nissan, Slendertone and Howcast.com among others. For more than three years, I have been the main voice of the award-winning Kognito Interactive, which creates web-based e-learning simulations for various clients including Starwood Hotels, Rutgers, CUNY, Baruch, Fuji Film and the Veteran’s Association of NY/NJ.

I graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama, and also trained in improv through Second City. As a live performer, I have four years of stand-up, and eight years of sketch comedy under my belt. I moved to the City of Angels in 2010, and have had a great time heading up Edge Studio’s LA studio!

Click to hear Noelle's Commercial Demo
/sites/default/files/NOELLE ROMANO MASTER 2011.mp3

Kristin Price

Voice Coach and Marketing Expert

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Commercial, E-Learning, ESL, Kids, Marketing, Narration

Working Knowledge: Audiobook, Audition, Commercial, Narration

To schedule with Kristin call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Kristin hit the stage running in her first dance recital at the age of four… then spotted the audience and ran right back off. Much to everyone's surprise, she jumped back on a few years later, and hasn’t left since.

As a voice coach, she loves figuring out how to make you shine, no matter what your background is. Can a musical theater pro accustomed to projecting to the back of a theater successfully “tone it down” enough for voiceover? Can an accountant set his numbers aside and learn to play with words? Do you need to approach scripts as an actor? Do you need a technical checklist? Do you just need permission to let loose and have a ball? What is your comfort zone… and can you surprise yourself by pushing outside of that? Everyone has a different style of learning. The most important thing is to enjoy what you’re doing.

Her philosophy of working with kids is the same. Over five years of teaching youth acting, dance and musical theater classes for The Willows Theater and the Marin Theater Company in the San Francisco Bay Area, she learned that the most important thing is to find the child’s natural strengths and build from there in a positive and encouraging environment.

As a voice actor, Kristin keeps busy recording commercial and narration voiceovers at her home studio and at production facilities around New York City (including Edge Studio!). The occasional on-camera commercial sneaks into the schedule as well. Recent VO work includes narrations for Disney, Crisco, Nikon, GE, Doubletree, Swarovski Crystals, H&R Block, Office Depot, Crest Spinbrush, the U.S. Army, Yale University, and lots of corporate training and e-learning programs; the videogames “Silent Hill: Downpour”, “Puzzle Chronicles” and “Enigmatis”; and commercials for Vitamin Shoppe, Ortega Tacos, Vertex, Alfred Angelo wedding gowns, Hannaford grocery stores, Paradise Bakery, Kaboom! and Peter Piper Pizza.

Most of all, she is proud to have recorded a series of children's audiobooks for MitSo Media which received the highest award possible: a room full of pre-schoolers sat absolutely still and listened!

Click to hear Kristin's Narration Demo
/sites/default/files/demos/Kristin_Price_narration.mp3
Click to hear Kristin's Commercial Demo
/sites/default/files/demos/Kristin_Price_commercial.mp3

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