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April W.

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Wanna Be a Voice Actor? Get an introduction to the Voice Over Industry.

Have your friends and family said “You’ve got a great voice, you should be a voice actor”. Or have you always dreamed of getting into the business but don’t know how? Let me help you demystify the art of voice over. I am a professional voice actor and have voiced projects for major brands like Bank of America, Spotify, Pfizer, ADT, Kitchenaid, Sylvan Learning Centers, Door Dash and AMEX just to name a few. I have coached quite a few newbies on how to get in the business and they are doing great. Here’s what you’ll get if you work with me: A fun time! Voice Over is not easy work but with the right foundation, lots of passion and hard work, it is very rewarding and loads of fun. You’ll walk away with: * An overview of the voice-over industry *. How to interpret scripts for different genres *. How to set up a home studio *. What’s needed to get your business started I want to see you succeed in the VO business, so shoot me a message and let’s get behind the mic and “Break a Lip”
About April W.

I started in voice over back in 2011 doing promos, commercials, sweeps and drops for my husbands radio show on a local station. I also hosted a radio segment called the “Nuggets of Knowledge”on the station. In 2018 I left a career as investigator to pursue full time voice acting and never looked back. I have voiced commercials, eLearning, explainer videos, documentaries, children’s books, film dubbing/ subtitles, podcast intros/outros & IVR/ Message on Hold. Here are a few of the brands featuring my voice: Bank of America, Pfizer, ADT, AARP, Phillips 66, Door Dash, AMEX, AT&T, Kellogg’s, Myrbetriq, Sylvan Learning Centers, Securitas, Pepsi, Spotify, IHeart Radio, Hellmans Mayonnaise & Microsoft. I have also done Audio Description for the well known ABC TV shows Blackish, The Wonder Years, Queens & Women in the Movement. In my former life as an investigator, I developed and implemented several Workplace Violence Prevention programs training over 50,000 employees. I taught several virtual classes on Streets Smarts and Retail Security, spoke on a national stage at several security conferences and have taught youth & teenage classes in a church setting. Training and teaching in a supportive environment is a part of my DNA. I “ham it up” at weekly improv classes and am the President of a Toastmasters chapter. I have trained with some greats in the industry like Lisa Biggs for Narration & K-12 learning, David Rosenthal on Animation & Character Development, Mary Lynn Wissner for Commercials, Voices for All, Edge Studio, VOSTL, The Milligan Vocal Arts Institute, Audio Description Training Retreats. I have coached and mentored many of my VO peers on how to start their VO business and would love to help you with yours. I am open, honest and transparent and I believe in pouring into others but most importantly, I believe learning should be fun.

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since 1998

BA-Communications-Journalism & Media

Age: 15+

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Subject: Voice Acting
Voice Acting
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April is a real gem.. ive had other teachers through Takelessons but April is one who takes the time to get to know you, specifically, before your first session and she come prepared. She makes sure she has a clear understanding of your goals, strength, and weaknesses (through an assessment) before catering her sessions and homework towards you. Other teachers forget about you until they see you again for lessons but April is a teacher you just know is always watching out for you with recommendations and opportunities that goes beyond herself. Best teacher by far.

Posted Sep 11, 2022
BA-Communications-Journalism & Media
Aug 1986 - Dec 1991
Native Proficiency
LPC- Loss Prevention Certified
Jul 2013
Loss Prevention Foundation
LPC Certification is the loss prevention / asset protection’s advanced certification developing proven skills and knowledge in leadership principals, business principals, loss prevention operations, safety and risk management, crisis management, and supply-chain security. Individuals who earn the LPC designation are LPC Certified in LP and AP.
CORCI- Certified Organized Retail Crime Investigator
Sep 2012
McAfee Institute
The Certified Organized Retail Crime Investigator (CORCI™) Board Certification is the industry’s leading certification that focuses on the identification, investigation, and prosecution of Organized Retail Crime.
Apr 2022
Mindseye Radio
Toastmasters International
Jul 2018
Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

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