That's understandable, we know there are many questions to answer.
Sometimes it helps to talk with someone experienced at working with people getting started in voice-over. We're always glad to share our knowledge with you!
If you’d prefer to speak with us, call 888-321-EDGE (3343) 9am - 6pm ET.
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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!
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Parents probably have questions, such as:
We’ll work with you, your schedule, and your resources to provide the most for your child.
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.
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.
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 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:
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!:
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.
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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:
To discuss Private Training, call Edge Studio at 888-321-3343 (EDGE) and ask for Edge Kids and Teens.
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:
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.