I had no experience whatsoever with acting, voice acting, or anything to do with voiceover. However, after taking the Crash Course VO Intensive I feel like that was how I was supposed to start. The atmosphere, the insight, and the actual learning experience of it all was far beyond anything I could imagine. Thank you for helping me find my voice.
- Jordan Swaim
I love taking classes at Real Voice L.A. Not only is everyone there amazing (Mike DeLay you are awesome) but the wonderful instructors are all working artists. They teach what is currently happening in the industry. They patiently coach the students and share all aspects of the voice over industry including vocal techniques, how to audition and the business side. They help us to find our strengths and determine the areas that need work. I have learned so much in such a short time. When I think of RVLA the words that come to mind are "Supportive", "Encouraging" and "Inspirational". I highly recommend them.
- Aaron Coleman
This was a very fun and insightful experience. I learned quite a bit from Tasia Valenza and admire her talent, kindness, and eagerness to teach others how to "Give Great Voice." It was a great session and you guys did a great job keeping the live stream audit going as smoothly as it did. Thank you!
- William Nunn
This was a great class with Roger Leopardi! Roger had usable and practical information for not just the folks in the studio, but also for those of us streaming online. It was helpful to watch everyone find their "base" and build from there to earn their place in the booth! Pure Genius! There are so many people out there calling themselves "coaches" who are great at what they do, but it takes true leadership talent to impart ones knowledge to others in a manner that is digestible so they can replicate it successfully. Roger Leopardi does this so well! If there is one criticism it would be to find a means of allowing the online group to interact with the class. Otherwise, great course and I'm already implementing Roger's techniques! Thank you Real Voice L.A. and Roger Leopardi for putting this course together! Wishing all participants joy and abundance in their voice over careers!
- John Meissner
Real Voice L.A. and Mike DeLay are the best! They provide such a wonderful service to the voiceover world. Top notch voice over coaches and voiceover workshops at reasonable prices. Also, whenever I have had a question I get a response right away. I can't wait to get to LA so I can take a class in person!
- Heather Foster
Cool people that are down to earth, relaxed environment, value packed. If there is a chance to work / meet these people or the group I was with again, I would look forward to it.
- Matthew Menashe
These guys are absolutely fantastic! In the voice over workshop, I was met with kind people, that were willing to help me improve. If you want to become a better talent, reach out to RVLA!!!
- Zachary Allen-Thierry
This place is amazing, the prices are affordable and the voice over classes are high quality.
- Collin Miller
Been recording a real estate podcast at Real Voice LA and Mike DeLay is great!
- Tanner Thomason
I appreciate what RVLA is doing for people at every level! Whether you're curious about voice over or looking to develop better techniques, RVLA meets you where you are! The voice over workshops are great because not only are you involved in reading and acting out the script, but so are the teachers, like Tasia Valenza and Brent Allen Hagel! They have a genuine connection with each person that gets into the booth and helps to bring out the best in them! I'll definitely be back for more training there!
- Roland Wiley
Unreal voice over studio. Katie Zeiner & Mike DeLay are so great to work with and they give honest feedback, honest info about the voice over industry and overall an amazing experience in class! Can't wait for my next class!
What a great voice over workshop with Brent Allen Hagel. Fantastic insights, great input on how to improve our reads from a working pro! Let's do it again!
- Mark Chen
What a fantastic class just packed with content and material. Ashley Gianni is more than just competent and qualified. She is so patient and upbeat, approachable and very much an expert! It was inspiring and a superb value. Very glad I got to do this voice over marking workshop!
- Tony Cobb
With SO many options in my hometown of Los Angeles and so many friends in the voice over business, I was happy I went with my gut. Took a two day intensive here and after being in acting hibernation for a decent amount of time - this was exactly what I needed. Mike DeLay and Katie Zeiner were both humble, supportive and hilarious. I've already decided to sign up for an online voice over class coming up this month. Technically, creatively and mentally - this is what I needed. Thanks so much guys!
- Imelda Dobbin
I absolutely LOVED being a “fly on the wall” for the Animation & Gaming Voice Over Workshop With Tasia Valenza. I was so happy a live stream audit option was available and for the ENTIRE time of the class (really got to see the before and after in every students performances)!
Personally, my biggest take-aways were:
1. To be true, real, and in the moment. Visualization, specificity, and moments before help a lot!
2. Physicalization helps SO much! Watching and hearing the change in performances and character voices was amazing when someone didn’t lock themselves up!
3. Have fun, play, and just go with it! It’s freeing if you give yourself the permission to just go with it and play with/apply the direction given to you. That makes the whole process fun and challenging all at the same time.
As it was a live stream, I found myself doing every script/exercise out loud to my computer screen lol Even applied the direction given to each student to hear and feel the difference! The option to chat during the class was fun too! Although I was away, I truly felt apart of the class and had a wonderful overall experience! 🙌🏼🎤🎧
- Amanda Garza
Great staff. Great attention to students. Overall great experience. I want more.
- Erich Boettcher
Over the weekend, I was a "fly on the wall" for Brent Allen Hagel's Promo/Trailer Voice Over Class. Whoa! What a fantastic experience! He is such a great voice over teacher. He communicated his direction so well and everyone gave top notch reads after his adjustments. Thank you Real Voice LA for putting these trainings on and keeping the prices low. I wish I would have known about you guys years ago!
- Heather Mann Foster
There's a heck of a lot of wisdom and experience in this little but excellent place. Somehow, while being such an active performing artist, Brent Allen Hagel has a teaching style that produces immediate results and improvements. Like a professor with a sharp knife, a director with a friendly sense of greeting, he'll save you from wasting your time as he instantly addresses your individual story and tweaks it in ways you can use immediately. I got a lot out of the voice over class, and can focus on what I have to do more of. Mike DeLay is a very capable, knowledgeable, friendly, competent dude who will give you all the help and confidence you need. I plan to do more learning and "chiseling" there. Bravo.
- Tony Cobb
I took the Promo and Trailer Voice Over Workshop with Brent Allen Hagel at Real Voice LA and it was great!!! Small class, a lot of mic time and a great booth. Thanks Mike DeLay and Brent Allen Hagel.
- Mike Lynch
I love this voice over studio and the classes it offers! The class sizes are small so you get behind the mic often. You get your session sent to you which is awesome to be able to go back and listen and really let the instructors comments and directions sink in. Mike is always smiling and supportive. It’s great to learn in a place where you can really just let go and not feel safe to explore your voice.
- Anna Lillie
Thank you so much for the amazing class last night! My favourite part was looking at character intentions and what I bring to the character given my experiences. The reads were a lot of fun and Tasia Valenza gave great direction to help really draw out the classes’ best reads. Can’t wait for the next one!
- Mark Harrietha
I took a weekend voiceover intensive at Real Voice LA and learned so much in such a short span of time! Our instructor, Katie Zeiner, was lively and fun, she's great at getting people out of their shells. Mike DeLay was there to help us familiarize ourselves with home recording and it was SO hopeful. With so many options out there and so many scams it's easy to get lost in a sea of searching, look no further! Real Voice LA has got it all, real working voiceover professionals, great community and prices for every artist. I can't rave about them enough!
- Hadley Hendon
Honestly, I'm scared to write a review, because I DON'T WANT ANYONE TO KNOW ABOUT MY NEW FAVORITE (SECRET) PLACE! But I just got home from my first Tuesday Workout Class, and I am SO GRATEFUL to these dudes (Mike, the owner - friendly, sincere guy) and tonight's instructor, Craig, who led a great workout and had lots of useful notes.
I GOT MORE VALUE OUT OF THIS TUESDAY EVENING group, than I did in 3 private coachings with a teacher who-will-not-be-named. That was largely thanks to the fact that it was a very intimate group, but with their Weekly Workouts capped at 12 people, I cannot see how one could NOT gain immense value.
I will definitely be taking classes here, referring friends and colleagues, as well as recording VO auditions here as needed. Nice booth, nice folks. Parking was easy (at least on a Tuesday evening, though I'll have to check it during business hours).
They just opened their doors, so I imagine that it will not always be my personal VO playland once the world at large catches on. But for now, I wanted to express my sheer gratitude with this review (written less than 30 min after my class ended... because, well, that's how thankful I am!).
I had a blast! Mike DeLay (the owner) was great and had such positive energy. I took my first voice over class with Kirsten Day and it was SO MUCH FUN! I learned a lot and she is very encouraging. Her smile is also super contagious and it focuses on finding your own voice in animation....while having fun in the process! I will definitely check out more classes here in the very near future!
- Precious Halloway
I am very new to voice over work so I decided to take an intro class at Real Voice LA. I LOVED IT! Katie Zeiner and Mike DeLay are both fantastic people who had really good advice for me and all the other students. I left feeling really happy and excited for my future as a voice actor. I am definitely going to take another class here & YOU SHOULD TOO IF YOU'RE INTERESTED AT ALL IN VOICE ACTING. I highly recommend it!
- Lexi Lotito
I went to Real Voice LA to put together a commercial voice over demo and they did a terrific job. They were very attentive in helping me figure out the best material for my type and made the demo recording session a real pleasure.