Courses

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Time and Money

Is your audiobook narration business feeling like it has a life of its own? Are you overwhelmed and worried you'll completely burn out? Andi Arndt takes you through a systematic approach to understanding your time and your money, addressing the mindsets, concepts and systems you need to put in place so your business understands who's boss (hint: you). You'll learn how to build in a floating week, and how and when to raise your rates. You will also have access to a private discussion forum and live discussions with Andi to help you work through any bumps in the road.

Free

Beginning Narrator’s Reality Check

With Ann Richardson. Designed for absolute beginners, this free introductory mini-course explores the work and work environment of a home studio audiobook narrator. Before you invest in equipment and coaching, we encourage you to consider what a narration career requires.

$497

Launching for New Narrators

This ten-lesson course is a launching pad for aspiring narrators aiming to “level up” to being respectable, professional narrators, instilling high standards and best practices that uplift the individual and the industry. Along the way we will build a firm foundation by learning about equipment, recording environment, scheduling, proper preparation, narration techniques, post production, and a basic business plan.

Free

Exploring Audiobook Narration

Still wondering if audiobook narration is a good fit for you? Andi Arndt shares her journey to full-time work and some observations about what it takes to succeed.

$549

Voice for Narrators: Part One

This 8-week long summer intensive invites you to fundamentally change your relationship with your voice. Through readings, exercises, discussions, reflection and study of anatomy you will explore the many facets of your voice and understand in greater depth its potential for expressive range and character range. You will also learn how to resolve areas of tension and limitation through greater physical awareness.
We will work through Part One of Kristin Linklater’s Freeing The Natural Voice.
Instructor: Andi Arndt

Fostering Characters

This is a process that blends a traditional acting methods with the psychology of personality that will help narrators who want to improve their character building skills to better understand the nuances of their characters and “get into their headspace” for more authentic-feeling acting – while also learning to quickly jump in and out of multiple characters seamlessly, without losing any of that authenticity!

Narrator Website Workshop with James Anderson Foster

This course was delivered live before “digital” audience, and covers the ins and outs, dos and don’ts, and the whys and wherefores of your Audiobook Narrator Website. You’ll learn who your primary audience is, what they want, and how to give it to them in a way that highlights you and your talents.

21 Targets: The 21 Day Audiobook Challenge

What is this course?

Just to start and to be clear…this is not a ‘course’, it is so much more than that… This is a 21 day CHALLENGE…curated by award winning narrator and producer Matthew Lloyd Davies (MLD). My philosophy is: Doing precedes understanding.

This challenge is about DOING; By taking up the challenge and by keeping to the rigour of: prep, record, and upload each and every day, by listening to your course cohorts, by getting peer to peer review each and every day…you will grow, you will expand your experience, you will improve and understand in more depth your voice
and your place in the audiobook industry.

There are 21 Challenges, each one to be met by the end of each day that the challenge is set. The discipline of meeting ‘each and every’ deadline and listening each day to your cohorts and giving peer to peer review is what this is all about…at the end of each week there will be a group session led by MLD to reflect on the weeks’ exercises; What has worked? What hasn’t? How different is each take on each challenge? And opportunities to discuss the industry with a multi-award winning narrator. …and so…to the challenge itself… As audiobook narrators we have only the text. This challenge will open your eyes and ears to what is behind the text. You will start to understand how the narrator should ‘sit behind’ the author, respond to the author and be led by the author.

By preparing and recording a project each day and listening to your cohorts recordings, you will hear many differing versions of the same exercises. You will be able to hear what works in your voice, you will be able to hear how unique you are, you will learn new techniques, approaches that maybe wouldn’t have occurred to you. In addition to ending each week receiving feedback from the award-winning narrator and coach Matthew Lloyd Davies there will be a starter zoom prior to day 1 to get everyone on the same page; to ask questions and be ready to springboard into three weeks of preparing, reading, listening and learning.

Ready To Map Out Your Journey?

TAKE THE NARRATOR CAREER QUIZ