- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
"UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR ACTING VOICE"! As an aspiring actor, you want to look...and SOUND like a STAR! That means improving your speech and voice projection, resonance, pitch, tone and overall presentation techniques.. All are covered extensively in my personal voice makeover lessons.
When you speak, are you unhappy with the sound of your voice? Is it washed out, nasal, weak, muddy, and generally in need of help? Do you drop consonants, mumble, or not properly open your jaw to make correct sounds? Do you fear performing in front of a large audience? My proven, live, teaching techniques will train your voice to sound richer, fuller, and more audience friendly in just a few lessons. I will give you the confidence to overcome your stage fright fears. We will also work hard to improve specific voice, speech problems you may be encountering in your auditions and live work.
Study is easy. I will forward to you, in advance, each lesson via email that we will work on for each session. Then, we'll meet with my live interactive lessons that let us view each other in real time. That means instant teacher/student feedback and quick vocal improvement. This one-on-one personal voice makeover gives you the basic tools to improve your overall voice, speech and sound. That means a stronger more pleasing vocal presentation for you and a one of a kind voice that people remember and respond positively to. "UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR ACTING VOICE"!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 7+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 1986
Award winning national Radio/TV personality and voice over talent for more than 25 years.
Voice heard in thousands of national Radio/TV commercials, infomercials, corporate DVDs, CD Roms, & videos for The Golf Channel, Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, U.S.Army, Delta Airlines, Windjammer Cruises, Darden Restaurants, Lowes, Time Warner Cable and many more.
15 years as Master Of Ceremonies/Comedian for touring variety show performing in over 1200 USA shows in 29 states.
National/Regional guest lecturer/speaker.
Professor, teaching broadcast/speech courses for 15 years at the University Of Central Florida.
BA--Radio & TV--Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana.
My extensive teaching, on air and performing experience will give you the winning voice/speech edge in your career and personal life.
Let me help you...
UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR SPEAKING VOICE!
Conduct speeches/workshops/seminars/private voice/speech lessons in the pursuit of better individual and corporate Voice/Speech communication for clients and individual students. For hire national/regional voice over talent in hundreds of Radio/TV commercials/infomercials/podcasts/corporate videos for companies across USA & world.Show More
Entertainer/MC-Manager-Venue Booker-for shows performed across the USA at resorts, colleges, schools, corporate etc.
Taught undergraduate Broadcasting major courses including:
On Air Announcer/Program Director for these Orlando, Fl radio stations.
Very patient with a newbie. Excellent advice and support.
Fantastic great lesson. Pointed out very quickly what I needed to work on in my speaking
A truly gifted voice/speech coach who was able to engage my 14 yo son unlike most other people ever have. His 5 basic voice/speech communication skill lessons included simple, yet highly effective exercises to improve tone and public speaking in general. I highly recommend giving him a try!Show More
I am in awe that such a talented, flexible and organized teacher is available to work with my 11yo daughter. Bill has extensive professional experience in acting and auditions. He is very organized with helpful homework sent out in advance of class.
My child is just getting into acting but I strongly believe his coaching on voice will help her for many years. In fact I’m tempted to sign up more family members for Bill’s instruction.
After one lesson, I feel excited and encouraged to continue with Bill as my voice teacher...Bill stayed engaged and listened to what I was doing with my voice. He then gave simple instruction on how to modify what I was saying after giving an example of himself reading. Although Bill has had years of experience, he shows patience and kindness as an instructor as well as skill. Don't take my word for it, try out a lesson with him!Show More
Bill is wonderful! Very attentive and personable. He listens well and offers great feedback based on your goals. Highly recommended!
I'm slowly noticing improvement in my speech. I had a heavy Russian accent and monotonous speech pattern, but under the tutelage of Bill I'm noticing that I'm more easily understood and my speech is more clear
Bill knows the basics of accent reduction, and has great course material. He can get you from being a beginner to an intermediate capably.
However, I would not recommend Bill if you want to go from intermediate to advanced. After you master the basics of accent reduction, he repeats the same criticisms of you "you don't show any personality", "you're too stiff", "you don't speak naturally enough" again and again. When you prompt him to specify in what circumstances that happens, he just gets frustrated with you and goes back to generic talking points that don't help address my needs.
Bill is really thorough and truly cares about your growth. Very experienced teacher and understands how to progress you at a perfect pace.
Enjoying the class so far
I have struggled for years with a monotone and nasal voice. Through exercises and tips, bill has dramatically improved my speaking voice and now my voice sounds much more interesting and fun. I highly recommend taking lessons with bill if you are unhappy with any parts of your voice.Show More
Best ever! Patient and flexible. A real gem for takelessons! Thank you Bill!!
I have been training with Mr. Bill for the past 3 months and I should say I have seen tremendous improvement in my accent. Mr. Bill is a great teacher and he is very encouraging. I will definitely recommend him to improve your English accent.
Very encouraging yet willing to be honest with you. Goes over anything you need to know in detail.
Bill is very knowledgeable and continues to push you on improving your voice and range in many different ways!
Bill is an excellent instructor. He is prepared and teaches me practical skills needed to develop a stronger speaking voice.
Great first class! I’m excited to learn more!
I enjoyed my first lesson. He helped me pinpoint some of the voice problems and offered practical solutions and homework to address these. I had a lot of fun too with my first lesson.
After one lesson, I can tell that Bill is the coach for me. As a coach myself, I value someone who will help me get right to the heart of the problem and hold me accountable for my own progress. Thanks Bill.
Bill knows what he’s talking about, and the first lesson alone blew away all my expectations. I’m really excited about the journey ahead with Bill. Very glad I decided to do this.
Bill has been such a pleasure to work with and has taught me so much during our lessons. I really enjoy his coaching style and would recommend him to anyone looking to take their skills to the next level. He's knowledgeable, thoughtful and a great confidant!Show More
First lesson with Bill. He's a great resource with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Focuses on the basics and importance of using and caring for your voice. Looking forward to continuing my learning with him!
Bill is a great teacher. He starts with the fundamental information about how voice works and how to take care of it. After very first lesson I learned a lot about controlling your pitch, posture, what you eat and what you drink before your performance.
Only 10 lessons in - and already I have seen a significant difference in my 'on air' voice - thanks to the direction, tutelage, tools and ultimate care Bill has offered.
Every session has a great flow, offers new ideas and most importantly there's a great level of comfort as venturing into new areas with your voice is not always easy. It is also incredibly useful that Bill sends out the weeks lesson plan/agenda a few days before our lesson so that I can wrap my head around what we will cover. Further on, I have the lesson plan so that I can always revert back to the tools that are taught as a reminder.
Before Bill I had worked with a voice coach that was 4 times the cost, and very generic in the teachings, rather then with Bill who caters the sessions to my needs, and is obviously affordable.
I fully recommend Bill, as you can tell. Very little cost for you to try an introductory 5 lessons - and from there you will certainly learn new ways to increase/sharpen your skill level.
Bill is authoritative and has a lot of good information. He listened to what I wanted so he could really "get" me.
It was awesome!
Very impressed with my instructor. I carefully reviewed all the speaking voice teachers on Take Lessons and weighed my options before finally choosing Bill. I'm so glad I picked him, I can't imagine any other teacher would of been nearly as helpful. When he heard I had an interview coming up, he even went above and beyond and did mock interviews with me to help me prepare. I highly recommend him!Show More
Very happy with Bill. I am taking the lessons to help my communication skills at work. Bill takes the time to understand my work situation and give advice on my specific situation.
Addressed my concerns and anything I would do wrong he'd make me aware of it as well as how to correct it. Many times I speak in monotone, so it's good to have someone help me correct that. Looking forward to continuing my lessons.
After the second lesson with Bill, I was able to identify the specific areas of my voice that needed work. He's already been very helpful in developing my pronunciation and breathing and I look forward to future classes.
Terrific lesson! Very inspirational and informative! Time and money well spent! Thanks Bill P!
The first lesson is very informative with a pretty laid-back feel to it.
Bill is a great teacher. I really appreciate his knowledge, skill and approach to voice acting. I look forward to working with him more.
I did not like how I was sounding while speaking so I decided to take a few voice lessons. I'm glad I did! Bill has helped me so much to sound better when speaking as well as be more engaging and enjoyable to listen to. Great coach!
Bill is great! Very easy to work with and has great instruction as well as examples!
Bill took me through a systematic series of lessons that inspired my confidence in my speaking abilities. I wanted someone who was not just talented, but could also teach others how to be talented (hence I chose this teacher b/c of his teaching credentials). I can really feel my voice resonate now, and I can articulate words a lot more clearly than before. The lessons are also very affordable and I hope to continue lessons with him throughout the year.Show More
Bill is a fantastic teacher! He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and will be sure to give feedback where needed, always in a constructive and considerate manner. He is willing to work toward any personal goals related to his teachings, and is highly flexible in the scheduling of lessons.
I started his lessons to learn about voice acting, but I've found that even my everyday voice and speech quality has improved tremendously, largely from his direction. If you are looking to increase the confidence and power of your voice for any reason, I highly recommend Bill as an excellent teacher.
Bill has been great working with my grandson. He is speaking much better. Now I can understand what he is saying without having to constantly ask him, What did you say? Even though he is speaking much better, there are still things about speaking he is learning from Bill. I am very pleased and am sure that this investment will pay off greatly in the future for my grandson. First impressions are made in the first 15 seconds. I think my grandson can get past those 15 seconds now.Show More
Bill is an excellent and knowledgable teacher, provides practical and effective exercises to get the most of your voice. Every lesson has been enjoyable and productive, highly recommended
Mr. Patti was a wonderful instructor. I loved how he went beyond the course to provide life lessons and career advise.
During our sessions, he had me practicing on a professional-style microphone, recorded me performing commercials from scripts, and provided feedback and constructive criticism that helped me to grow as a communications student.
I would highly recommend Mr. Patti to any student looking to improve their voice, their stage-presence, presentations, or public-speaking skills.
Bill is really pretty terrific. After going over the basics of first being understood in the public domain (voice and enunciation practices) we are now beginning, at my request, more commercial uses of speech. I have been in theater and done a few voice overs but just did the work with no training, and with the knowledge I could do better. Now I really feel like I am learning much from Bill about a subject area I always wanted more information about. I feel confident with Bill's specific and professional advice, practice and teaching materials (in this case, ad copy and homework).
Bill is also friendly and his teaching is not intimidating or stern. I enjoy his classes and remember his situations. I would highly recommend Bill as a teacher! Try taking one of his classes!
Bill prepared for the lesson in advance. He is supportive but provides important critiques. Knowledge, experience, warmth!