Voice Acting Workshop Testimonials
"If you ever get the chance to take a class from Joshua, do it! His knowledge and experience in so many areas of acting are amazing and the support he offers is first-rate. In each class, every participant gets individual coaching and feedback, and the individualized help continues after the training session ends, as Joshua gladly answers questions, gives feedback on self-tapes, and recommends next steps to advance your career. One week after taking Joshua's voice acting class, I used his techniques and submitted a tape for an audition. And I got my first paid voice acting gig! Thanks, Joshua, for all of your help and support as I learn from you how to be a great actor!" Actor / Voice Actor Elaine Melanson
"Joshua Young's voice acting workshop was phenomenal! Very knowledgeable, and every bit of information was useful. Lots of opportunity to record and the feedback is invaluable. Highly recommended for beginners and veterans alike!" Actor - Rory Young (no relation)
"I took Joshua's voice acting workshop and enjoyed every moment of it. He is a great, great teacher who delivered a nice, even combination of education and actual hands-on experience. By the end of the workshop, I had learned techniques that will stay with me permanently and I can incorporate easily into my life. I will be attending more of his workshops and classes, to be sure."
Actor - Jeff White
Actor - Jeff White
"I definitely recommend the voice acting workshop that Joshua led. Not only was it fun and engaging, I also learned how to strengthen my weak spots, and got a hang of how the basics of the business works, which is something I never picked up anywhere else. It was a great time for sure!" Voice Actor - Randy Zwicker
"Joshua's one-on-one coaching has helped my daughter become so much more confident when speaking. He has helped her realize the power of her voice by working with her to identify her goals and then using his deep professional experience to identify what the most appropriate exercises are to achieve them. The personalized, daily exercises he has developed for her have made a huge difference. Joshua is more than a voice and acting coach. Many of his techniques and approaches apply to life in general. We are so happy we have found him." Susan Arbing, mother of Julia Wright
"I recently completed the Voice Acting and On Camera Workshops and can highly recommend both for the wealth of insight I received into the world of acting as well as myself as an actor. The time and personalization Joshua invests in his students is exceptional and I will always appreciate him as a teacher." Voice Artist / Actor - Allyson Leigh
"I took Joshua's 5 week voice acting workshop and I believe I learned a lot that could benefit my career in the future. He always emailed back within 24 hours about any questions you had throughout the workshop. I learned a lot about the art of voice acting and also a lot of very useful skills. His courses are very educative and definitely worthwhile." Teen Voice Actor - Rebecca Ryan
"I recently participated in Joshua's Beginner Voice Acting class. I felt it would be an interesting class as I've always been intrigued by the acting world but have only dipped my toe in so far. The first night I took 6 pages of notes. The amount of knowledgeable information he shared with us was incredible. I took the class with the intention of it getting me out of the house Tuesday nights for 5 weeks but left it with the confidence that I could truly have a shot in a voice audition. Thanks for dedicating your time and sharing your wisdom and knowledge to help grow our local talent in the acting industry!" Actor / Voice Artist - Angela Conrad
"My 13 year old daughter just completed Joshua’s five week Voice Acting Workshop for Beginners and thoroughly enjoyed it! And as a “parental observer” so did I. Joshua is informative, interesting, encouraging and clearly knows his stuff!! Woven through stories, anecdotes and experience there were so many practical tips and take-aways not only for voice acting but for the industry in general. Walking away with professionally recorded and edited MP3 recordings is worth the price of admission alone!! Take the class – you won’t be disappointed." Mother and Daughter (Actor) - Cathy & Emily Maddigan
"When the opportunity to take Joshua's 5 week Beginner Voice Acting Workshop presented itself, I jumped at the chance. I was very excited to participate in something I knew very little about, but had been intrigued by for years. As someone with no acting experience, and being a tad bit of an introvert, I did feel a little apprehension leading up to the first night. Once the workshop got started, however, those worries quickly dissipated. Joshua has a personality that quickly puts you at ease and makes you feel comfortable. His style of coaching provides a safe, supportive learning environment that encourages you to try new things. At the end of the five weeks I walked away with a solid grasp of how the voice acting world works as well as an in depth knowledge of the areas I personally will need to developer further. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone looking to to try their hand at voice over work." Voice Artist / Graphic Designer - Samantha Grandy
"Just finished Joshua's beginner's voice acting workshop (one evening per week for 5 weeks). It was worth every minute I spent with Joshua. He opened up a whole new world of of acting for me. He has an excellent approach to teaching and provided the tools to prepare for voice acting opportunities (including cartoons). Joshua is a very knowledgeable and talented actor and acting coach (film and voice) who the skill, motivation, and ability to teach. Each of us made and received voice demo reels from Joshua as part of the workshop registration fee. I would recommend signing up for future acting workshops which Joshua might be offering. I know I will. Yes, he is that good." Actor/Voice Artist - David Wojcik
"Joshua created a fun and comfortable learning environment! In a very short time, we were at the mic, trying new things, and improving our performance. Through a combination of coaxing and coaching, Joshua was able to draw out the quality in our voices, and helped build the confidence to look for the same in ourselves." Actor / Voice Artist - Wendy Driscoll
"I took Joshua's Beginners Voice Acting Class and my experience was great, very inspiring and fruitful. He is very knowledgeable about the subject and passes it to his students very thoroughly, addressing all aspects of voice acting in details. As students, we have the opportunity to hear the personal experiences of someone who has been involved at the highest level in this industry. Joshua is also very passionate about the subject and transmits his love of acting in his very dynamic lectures. The course comprises of five evenings spread over five weeks (one lecture every week). Students get the chance to record in a professional studio setting on almost every week, and create their own voice demo at the end of the last session. What a wonderful learning experience!" Voice Artist -
"The Voice Acting Workshop is one of the best workshops I have taken. Joshua is professional and generous with his time. information and experience. I was shocked to discover that even though I've been in the business for a while I learned so much."
Actor / Voice Artist - Elizabeth Stevens
Actor / Voice Artist - Elizabeth Stevens
"I recently participated in Joshua's Voice Acting Workshop for Beginners simply as a means to satisfy my curiosity and interest. From the perspective of a non actor, I have to say that Joshua made me feel that I belonged in this group. One of his initial comments that, "We are all actors in our every day lives" immediately put me at ease and it continued from there. Beyond coming away with a great foundation in the voice industry, I found that my personal growth expanded immensely. What is it about Joshua that makes us take personal risks and not be totally overwhelmed by it? He certainly has a knack for encouraging us to push past our comfort zone into vulnerable territory with a successful result and the confidence to move forward yet again. There is no doubt that Joshua Young knows his work and he teaches it with pleasure and a genuine desire for his students' success. Don't miss out on the opportunity to take one of his classes, whatever your reason may be." Beginner Voice Artist - Wilma VanSickle, Halifax, Nova Scotia
"Thanks Joshua. Your voice class was amazing. It tripled my confidence and performance at my last audition. I can't wait to take your acting course." Owen Caldwell, Actor / Voice Artist, ACTRA - Halifax, Nova Scotia
"I can easily say I took away far more than I ever imagined I would from the workshop." Jennifer Mawhinney, Voice Artist - New Brunswick.
"I really enjoyed the class a lot! It pushed me out of my comfort zone, which is essential to anyone wanting to improve their craft. Doing voice overs is something I wasn't sure I could do, now I know I can! Thanks again!" Jennifer, Actor / Voice Artist - Halifax, Nova Scotia
"The Voice Acting class was fantabulous! You are a great facilitator and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the acting and voice-over industry. Your teaching style and active engagement of participants made the time fly by. The tips you developed from your personal experience are memorable and easy to use.Your course gave me the confidence I needed to step in front of a microphone and the knowledge required to portray various emotions in the absence of visual cues. It was great to meet new people as well as some new friends who have a shared interest in voice acting. I am looking forward to more learning opportunities with Your Acting Coach! " Actor & Voice Artist Kevin Gerrior (Actra) - Halifax, Nova Scotia
"Joshua Young voice coach extraordinar... what a great workshop in voice acting...five weeks of not only acquiring knowledge but actually getting to put it to work with constructive feedback every step of the way. I went into this program knowing nothing and finished it with confidence to pursue voiceover work. Josh's in-depth knowledge and willingness to share all of his expertise and experiences was a benefit to me and I feel all participants. Each class was handled professionally and I looked forward to the next. There was even home work and it's been a long time since I've done home work. If you are interested in acting or voice acting I recommend that you take one of his courses, they are reasonably priced and you will leave with a wealth of knowledge."
Gary Fontaine - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Gary Fontaine - Halifax, Nova Scotia
"Joshua possesses a degree of knowledge of voice acting and the voice acting industry that few can match. A talented actor in his own right, Joshua also has the experience to back up that knowledge. Moreover, I was perhaps most impressed with his temperament as a coach -- he calmly walks that delicate balance between constructive critcism and positive encouragement in a manner that lets you know that he truly cares about his students and their ability to learn and improve upon their voice acting skills and talent. I give him and his courses my highest recommendation." ...Steven Lowe - Actor & Voice Artist - Halifax, Nova Scotia
"It was the first time I have ever done anything like it and I enjoyed myself to the max! The knowledge I gained in five classes was incredible. Joshua made it a very comfortable, relaxed and informative atmosphere. He has the natural ability to bring out the best in people, something that all teachers should have but don't. I know that everyone in our class had a fantastic time. Thanks Joshua...I (We) truly appreciate your wisdom, experience and guidance! I'd love to do it all over again!" Voice Artist - Jerry Kennedy - Halifax, Nova Scotia