Rachael no longer teaches live classes as of March 2022. There may occasionally be a live class in 2023 or whenever she has some free time. To be updated on live options, join the discord!
Digital Download Classes!
While no longer teaching live classes, you can still get information via digital download classes! Below are some options!
This is an Introductory level workshop and is highly suggested to be taken before any other workshops.
These class are designed to help those interested in the art of voice acting. They tend to run an hour and a half long and will help teach the basics of creating voice acting characters for anime, cartoons, radio plays, video games and more. It will also help each student explore their range and learn techniques for creating new voices they can make (such as teaching girls how to do a boys voice, old age, higher pitched, ect ) and strengthen your voice while showing how to avoid vocal damage.
Its open to all levels of people so it will start with the basics like what is voice acting, the difference between voice acting and voice over, the types of work you can find, how to get started, audio recording techniques, getting better audio quality, microphone types and differences, how microphones work, a basic rundown of speech production, how speech is made, how to avoid and realize vocal damage, creating and changing different voice, voice placements, creating believable characters, acting, creating a demo reel, dos and donts, suggested layout for a demo reel, auditioning for professional studios, and then question and answer time.
It will also help everyone find out how to find auditions and create a demo reel.
Intro to Voice Acting
Maybe you are excited to start voice acting, but you're unsure where to begin? Where do you find auditions? How the heck do you create a home studio without breaking a budget? When you do, what do you do next to book professional work?
Maybe you're an actor who's been working in the field for a few year but no matter what you try, you CANT seem to CONNECT with the next level of studios? You're feeling locked in, like you can't progress any further no matter how hard you spin your voice acting wheel.
This class is designed for you!
To help you figure out in your career whats holding you back, what steps you need to take to progress.
You dont know what you dont know, so how do you do what you dont know?
You learn! Find out now!
Getting to the Next Level of Voice Over
Breaking Intro Video Games
Breaking into Video Games is a comprehensive, 2 hour class focus specifically on getting work in the video game industry!
It covers everything from;
-Studio set ups best for video game recordings
-Recording multiple roles
-Building up a video game client base
-Different avenues to connect with game developers
And of course, acting for video games. This section includes things like the differences between different styles of acting for different projects and games, making believable effort, attacks, death, and charge ups sounds.
This is a lecture and QNA class. Please check Workshops or Lessons for working and gaining experience
Class is 2 Hours long
Class is Digital which means it can be downloaded at any time.
Marketing for Actors
This workshop will NOT focus on social media marketing for actors. That is a different class!
Marketing is a crucial part of getting work as a voice actor. A brilliant marketer may get found by a ton of clients, but if they cannot act, then it doesn't matter.
A brilliant actor who cannot market themselves, will miss opportunities and roles they would have otherwise had.
You need both to thrive as a voice actor. This class covers ways for clients to discover you, For auditions to come to your inbox vs you having to seek them out. To allow your marketing to find jobs FOR you, instead of spending hours sifting through casting calls. It also covers ways to improve your chances of getting cast for roles you audition for!
This workshop also covers how to set up your own website, internet tags, and how to get clients to find you rather than trying to have to find clients and jobs all the time.
All together, the workshop covers a variety of different avenues to get more fans, social interaction and shares, and most importantly, get an actor more work
Class is 2 Hours long
Creating Voice Characters
This workshop will teach
-Creating Characters for voice acting
-Some voice types taught will be Children (Both boy and girls-Girls will learn how to do boy voices), old age, cartoon, video game (Voices and reactions), Anime, ect..
-Changing your voice to create multiple characters
-Maintain vocal health and preventing any vocal damage (Your voice is your work, lose it and lose your job)
-The difference between character, anime, radio plays, and commercial voices and where they can be used
This Class Covers:
-How to Audition
- What Casting Directors are Looking for
-Building a Resume, What to include and What Not To Include
-Cover Letters for Voice Acting
-How To Increase Your Chances of Getting Booked
- Reaching out to Projects
-Finding Online Auditions and Having Auditions Find You
-Common Audition Pitfalls,
-A quiet place during the class
- A microphone as we will be practicing commercial scripts
Class is 2 Hours long
Creating Voice Acting Characters
The class will then teach you how to break down text to better understand a character. How certain words and repetitive sounds can give the actor hints about how to play the situation, along with which words and phrases would be best to emphasize. Then, combined with the psychology of speech, you learn how to put all three together to create a well rounded character for both auditions and roles. It can help understand where your character is coming from, emotional state, and tactics, along with how best to express them
This class covers how to really delve into a character. From learning how to interpret the character art and read the clues it gives you for a character, to using script analysis to understand a character better, and using speech psychology to help portray the character.
This class is designed to help you understand the reasoning behind a characters artwork and the subtle clues the artist is trying to convey. By understanding these clues, it can help you with both on the spot auditions and auditions with little character background to help you with your audition. It can also give you clues about your characters emotional state, personality types, and how to base a voice off of those traits. Plus this can help you nail an audition by understanding the character better, especially in auditions where character description can be very lacking.
Commercial Voice Over work is one of the highest paying fields in the voice over medium.
This class is open to all levels from beginner to advanced.
This class will focus on everything needed to get started in Commercial Voice Over work!
- Connecting with Clients
- Spotting and live in class practice of different script reading techniques
-Building your own brand and Client Base
-Secret algorithms sites use for auditions
-In Class practice with different styles of commercial reads
-Explaining Commercial Voice over, styles, delivery, details about Pay to Play sites and whether you should use them
- Common mistakes people make with clients, how to avoid those mistakes, and more. By the end of the class, you will be able to walk away and start applying for jobs later that night.
Have you every been interested in learning the differences between villain voices?
Wanted to know the difference in types of villains?
All while getting one on one feedback for your performance and how you can improve your bookings?
This is the class for you!
This class is one hour long and is designed the same as the Monster voices class! It will cover multiple villain types commonly used in Anime and Videogames currently!
Monster Voices Workshop!
Monster Voices is a class covering just that, Monster voices! Rachael breaks down over
10 of the most popular Monster types used today in Videogames and anime!
Some of the voices covered:
Class is 1 Hour Long
All Voices Heard in Trailer are Rachael Messer's Roles
Heroes Voices Workshop!
A hero is a curtail element to every story, game, anime, show there is.
Whether the heroes is the main playable character, or a side character who acts as a guide, we find this character type in almost every single form of story telling.
This makes them an important type to nail down, understand aspects of, differences between the different hero archetypes, and how you can best play them for voice over.
This workshop is designed to enlighten you to the different elements of different popular hero types and how to best embody them with your voice over performance. You will be taught differences and then coached one on one in performances to help you get the most growth possible for these characters.
Due to the amount of one on one work, as well as group feedback, these classes are kept small and fill fast. If interested, please check out the link below for signup!
Accents and Dialects
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"Rachael provides a concise breakdown of social media marketing fundamentals and best practices that have to be part of an actor's baseline skill set in today's industry. The info is practical, clear, and perfect for actors unsure where to start building their presence online to get work. Rachael is an excellent, attentive instructor who keeps it entertaining from start to finish!"