As a recommended voice over expert for Voices.com, talent agencies, universities and more, I enjoy working with newbies, highly experienced voice over talent and everyone in between!
“Thank you for your heart and the gifts you bring to the industry.”
~Stephanie Ciccarelli, Co-Founder, Voices.com
I provide private individual coaching via Zoom as well in person workshops for large groups. Sessions are structured with a strong emphasis on core skills and personal development. I also create custom demo reels for my clients working with audio engineers who specialize in voice over demo reel production.
*Scroll down if you’d like to hear samples of the VO demo reels I produce for students along with more testimonials.
I had been a working voice over actor for more than 20 years and was happy with my career. The Big Fish talent agency was representing me, and one day, they asked if I could give a workshop on voice acting. Why? Because folks were asking the ladies at Big Fish if they could recommend a voice acting coach. Students wanted to know things like, “How do I become a voice over talent?” “How do I get into voice acting?” “Who hires voice actors?” “Do I have a good voice for that type of work?”
So, I gave my first workshop, and I loved it. It was such a thrill to see people learn how to use their voices. I then realized how much I enjoyed teaching as well as voice acting.
Apparently, the people in the workshop enjoyed it too, because they started referring other students to me, and my coaching business grew from there. In fact, many of my voice over coaching students come as referrals from previous clients.
As your voice coach, my goal is to prepare you to be successful in the real world as a voice actor. This includes everything including your studio set up to making demos to marketing yourself to auditions and of course developing your voice acting skills.
We’ll start with a free consultation. I want to know your desires, your goals, and what you want to achieve with your voice. I also want to be sure that coaching together is a fit for both of us.
I will prepare a plan. We’ll go on a journey that combines my experience and your talent to reach your goals. Your plan will be unique to you, not a pre-packaged one-size-fits-all. It will take into account your voice, your situation, your schedule, and your goals.
We will start our journey as soon as you are able. There will be ups and downs and pure pleasure as you learn the art of voice acting and how to “nail” a delivery.
Our work together will include:
Commercial Demo, Reed Faulkner
Commercial Demo, Yolanda Girouard
Commercial Demo, Morgan Taylor
Commercial Demo, AJ Nawrocki
Animation Demo, Morgan Taylor
Animation Demo, Diamond Vasquez
Animation Demo, Lori Cooper
Animation Demo, Gabriel Cano
Voices.com selected me to be one of their featured voice coaches. I am humbled and honored as Voices.com is one of the major online agencies in the voice acting and voice over business. In addition, I’m now able to offer a discount code to you! Just enter ‘RACHELALENA’ when you sign up for Voices.com to get 20% a premium membership.
“Before working with Rachel, I had zero experience in Voice Over work – and to be honest, it showed. Rachel taught me everything I know about the industry. I learned about voice anatomy, voice care, voice exercises, recording equipment and software, how to set up my home studio, talent agencies, remote/online working opportunities, and all the nitty gritty voice details that make a Voice Over Talent stand out and hirable. Shortly after creating my Voice Over demos with Rachel, I got picked up for representation by a talent agency. She is just as talented of a teacher as she is a Voice Over Artist. Rachel helped me reach my Voice Over goals and beyond!” Molly Arenberg
“Harper just turned 11 yrs old and Rachel has been working with him for over a year. He is an actor and voice over talent in Los Angeles and Denver. She has been hands-down the best voice over coach we have worked with. She has given him useful techniques to get the most out of his voice and has helped him understand how to use his diaphragm. When he gets big auditions from major studios, she is always the one we ask for help. From coaching him to speak clearly to helping him create character voices, she does it all. I highly recommend Rachel” Tara Frawley (mom of Harper)
“Thank you for the coaching and the demo production… but even more so, thank you for giving me the confidence to pursue this. If not for your encouragement, I don’t think I would have had the guts to try this profession I already find so rewarding….Aside from the audiobook coming out, I have two books and two novellas in production. I expect to be busy for quite awhile.” Dan Jones