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!

Kristen Thorne

VO Coach - Audition, Casting, Commercial, Demo Evaluation, Narration show full bio »

Noelle Romano

VO Coach, Director, Producer – Commercial, eLearning, Kids, Narration, Telephony show full bio »

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Noelle Romano

VO Coach, Director, Producer

Location: CA - Los Angeles

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

Specialties: Commercial, eLearning, Kids, Narration, Telephony

Working Knowledge: eLearning

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
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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.

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.

Kristen Thorne

VO Coach

Location: NY - New York City

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

Specialties: Audition, Casting, Commercial, Demo Evaluation, Narration

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

A seasoned audio producer, Kristen has been specializing in Voice Over Production and Casting for over 13 years. She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before spending eight years managing all aspects of audio and video production at 4Kids Productions. This included voice directing, producing audio for video games, scriptwriting, and casting for animated series such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Yu-Gi-Oh!

This versatility has made her a flexible coach with a flexible approach. As Edge Studio's Director of Production and Casting, she's savvy in every voice over genre, and helps each talent develop stronger deliveries. Kristen aims to give beginners a solid foundation based on technique, and helps to bring working actors’ reads to their next level.

When Kristen isn’t in the recording studio, you'll find her in a photo studio – she’s an avid photographer of people, products and places. She is also a thoughtful recycler, singer, dancer, kite flier, plant wrangler, coffee fanatic, and beach bum.

Noelle Romano

VO Coach, Director, Producer

Location: CA - Los Angeles

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

Specialties: Commercial, eLearning, Kids, Narration, Telephony

Working Knowledge: eLearning

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

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Email us training@edgestudio.com

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