The Voice Actors Studio gave me much more than a career. It gave me a mentor, a community of friends and something to strive for. The workshops are fun and make learning easy, from the Beginner’s Course, to On-going VO Workshops, to the advanced Pro classes . They are always challenging me to stretch, strengthen and refine my voice, continually sharpening my craft. They also cover every aspect of the business side of VO, from editing, marketing and even “Special Guest Teachers “ who regularly come in. It’s great to learn from people who are top, working Voice Actors in their niche like character, narration, eLearning, production, sound engineering and so on. Melissa Moats and her awesome staff of professionals took me under their wings and have given me all the resources and support needed for me to become a working, professional voice actor. Melissa’s deep passion for Voice Over and teaching is infectious and she continues spread the joy of VO everywhere she goes!”
Melissa and the staff at TVAS are amazing! They not only teach you proper VO techniques, but they also give you the tools you need to survive and thrive in the business of VO. I’m successfully booking voice gigs on a regular basis and I couldn’t have done it without TVAS.”
I moved to Vegas from Chicago in 2015. I had made a beginning in the industry a few years ago, and prayed there was a coach here that would help me get back on track. I found her: Melissa Moats. When I first met Melissa, she gave me a big welcoming hug, and I said “no way is this girl really that nice”. But she is. She’s humble, caring and Nutra-sweet, but she is a voice-over dynamo, doing heavyweight national campaigns. And she really LOVES voiceover! This was where I needed to be.
Melissa Moats, where to begin? She, almost singlehandedly, has put the Las Vegas voiceover community on the map nationally. She’s responsible for more great talent coming out of this town than anyone I can think of and I’m speaking from my position as not only a talent she has produced but also as the owner of The Dog and Pony Show, a Grammy award winning creative post audio studio that utilizes Melissa’s graduates on a regular basis. There are only a handful of people in this business who you can trust to develop your talent as a VO artist, Melissa is one of the best of those few.”
John McClain (Dog and Pony Studios)
Melissa Moats is tops at creating a safe and supportive environment for voice actors to work with their peers and get immediate, open, constructive feedback. Supplement that with Moats’ deep well of knowledge, practical experience, and coaching know-how, and you’ve got the perfect formula for growth. Just think what she could do for you?!
Melissa is not only a wonderful teacher with a career’s worth of invaluable, practical experience, which she imparts on all of her students, she is also incredibly positive, encouraging and gets you excited about the world of VO. After training with her, I feel confident that I have the tools to land job after job. In fact, I landed my first job before my demos were even distributed!”
Jeff Leibow (Jersey Boys)
As an audio producer, I am always looking for talent that can bring copy to life. That means having a voice actor who can interpret the written word with genuineness and depth. Melissa Moats is such a person. She has been voicing TV, radio and other projects for me since 2001. Every recording session with her yields terrific interpretation.
Before I met Melissa and Troy, I was “doing” voice over, but it was more like taking shots in the dark. I would audition on the “pay-to-play” sites and had a modicum of success (if I could really call it that), but I didn’t understand why I booked one gig and not the other. I didn’t know what my “sound” was in terms of voiceover, so I basically auditioned for everything.
I remember my first class. Excited? Sure! Nervous as hell? You bet! But the second I walked in, Melissa and Troy put me at ease (as did the rest of the class!). Easily some of the nicest people in existence and EXTREMELY knowledgable about the industry! Everything was explained in laymen terms, and everything came with personalized feedback to make sure we could each improve in our own way!
That was 3 years ago. I’ve since attended hundreds of classes/workshops, improved my skills, confidence and knowledge! I have a professional demo, a home studio and a steadily growing list of clients, ALL because of the training and ongoing support from Melissa and Troy! I owe so much to these guys!!!
It can be hard work, but it’s worth it, and these guys will help you develop all the skills you need to be a success! You just need to put the effort in!
Duncan White “The British Guy”, Voice Actor
My journey into the creative world of becoming a voice actor has been in an organic manner – allowing me to grow at my own pace, receiving the full support of professional guidance in both artistry and marketing from Melissa and Troy and the Vegas Voicers, as I self-assessed my readiness. As a classical educator of more than 30 years – where curriculum leads the learning curve – I know that a ‘lesson plan’ can be crucial, but I have enjoyed writing my own learning plan and look forward to a very enjoyable future in this performing art!
Risa Page, B.S. in K-12 Education, M.A. in Curriculum/M.A. in Educational Administration
I’ve been a full time voice actor since 2005 and have known Melissa Moats since 2012. She’s a beacon in the Las Vegas Valley. She is an amazing voice actor, coach and person. When I saw what she’d done for her students, I asked her to make my new commercial demo. It’s awesome! Since then I’ve gained representation in several new markets and am booking a lot more jobs. Proof that she’s a star in and out of the booth. Working with Troy Moats on my marketing and business has exponentially upped my game. They are the voiceover power couple!”
Dustin Ebaugh, Voice Actor
I’m a British Voice Actor who started my voice acting career in September 2012 with Melissa Moats based in Henderson, Nevada. I joined Melissa’s group beginner’s class and I have to say it was the best thing I have ever done. Melissa is such a breath of fresh air…not only is she an amazing voice actor herself; she is also the warmest, kindest and positive person I know. Her style of teaching is like none I’ve ever come across. She loves to share her knowledge as much as possible, whilst still keeping it real. Not only does she nurture her students and brings out the best in them, but offers them real opportunities to grow in the business by opening up doors with local producers, recording studios and casting directors from all over the USA.
My experience with Melissa Moats has been nothing but exceptional. Since day one she has given me all the tools I need to move forward in my career as a voiceover professional. Her coaching is always spot on, and she help’s you bring out what you didn’t even know was there. Now, after having Melissa’s guidance, I am booking gig’s for companies like Sea World and Corporate Event’s like CES 2015. As a person Melissa is by far one of the most genuine people I have ever met and is eager and willing to contribute to your success. I am so grateful for her as Coach, Friend and Mentor.
Jesse Estrada, Voice Actor
Meeting Melissa Moats was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I always had a dream of voicing a cartoon character. But, where do I go? How do I get started? Melissa helped me figure all that out. She held workshops and taught us things like: how to a read script, what the mood was, and who and what we were selling. It helped that she was a working Voice Talent who knows the business well. Once I was ready, she produced my Commercial Demo. The first day I put my demo online, I booked a job! I was so happy, she was the first person I called! Since then, I book regularly, working with clients like Highlights Magazine, Fanta Soda, and Glitzi Globes from Moose Toys. Melissa is the best person to work with in Las Vegas. She’s up to date, helpful, and helps give you the tools you need to succeed as a Voice Talent. I highly recommend anyone who’s interested!
Lacey Frickx, Voice Actor