Michelle Michaels

Michelle Michaels

About Me

Actor, Voice over, Narrator, Casting Director
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Michelle is an Award-Winning Creative Producer, Actress, Voice Actress, Drama/LAMDA/Voiceover Teacher, Casting Director and more.

Sh has Source Connect Now, Source Connect Standard and Skype. She won the Communicator Excellence Award for her voice acting. She has worked with Uber, Toyota, Virgin, Nice, Government Departments, Lloyd's of London and  many others.

Set up: Pro VO industry standard Sennheiser MKH-416 broadcast quality microphone with pop filter. Scarlett Solo. Adobe Audition. Recording studio in London.

Her voice is friendly, youthful, upbeat, conversational, natural, warm, helpful, trusting, soothing and sophisticated. Michelle has her own recording studio and can deliver high quality voiceovers in a range of formats.

Comfortable performing in the following accents:

British: RP, Welsh, Scottish, Yorkshire/North England, London, Cockney, Estuary, Netural British 

American: Standard American, Southern USA, Californian, Valley Girl. African American. 

South Irish

German

Russian

French 

She studied acting at ArtsEd, The Actors Centre and City Academy in London. She was recently awarded The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts Scholarship for continuing professional development in Washington, America.

LAMDA, Drama, Voiceover, EFL Tuition, Dance 

Michelle is a Drama, LAMDA, Dance, Voiceover, EFL Teacher/Coach. She has considerable experience teaching children and adults. Michelle has an Enhanced DBS.

She offers both private and group tuition online and in person. 

You can read more about the services she offers here.

If you would like classes/training please email Michelle: michelle@michellemichaelstalent.com

 

 

Expertise

Explainer Videos

Explainer Videos

A wealth of experience recording explainer video voiceovers for clients - from a range of sectors.

Audio Books & Narration

Audio Books & Narration

Experience recording a wide range of fiction audiobooks - with special expertise in recording fantasy, adventure and young adult novels.

Phone messages & IVRs

Phone messages & IVRs

Considerable experience recording phone system messages, voicemail greetings and IVRs

Character voices

Character voices

An experienced character voice actor with a broad vocal range, 15- 35. Has succesfully voiced characters for video games and radio dramas.

Testimonials

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Portfolio

My best work
DMC African Goddess Eyeshadow Palettes
DMC African Goddess Eyeshadow Palettes
Creative Producer/Casting
Time Productions Improv Schwerya Highlights
Time Productions Improv Schwerya Highlights
Characters and gaming
Signo-Nanocare UK Product/Corporate Video
Signo-Nanocare UK Product/Corporate Video
Corporate and Commercial
Stan Ventures  Corporate American Voice over
Stan Ventures Corporate American Voice over
Corporate and Commercial
American IVR
American IVR
IVR and Phone Systems
London Blu Cosmetics Video
London Blu Cosmetics Video
Corporate and Commercial
Nurse Plus Super Hero Recruitment Video
Nurse Plus Super Hero Recruitment Video
Corporate and Commercial
British IVR
British IVR
IVR and Phone Systems
Merchants of the Dark Road Voice over
Merchants of the Dark Road Voice over
Characters and gaming
Fashot International Corporate Video
Fashot International Corporate Video
Corporate and Commercial
Character Voice Demo
Character Voice Demo
Characters and gaming
DNS Belgium UK
DNS Belgium UK
Corporate and Commercial
Commercial and Narration Voiceover Demo
Commercial and Narration Voiceover Demo
Corporate and Commercial
Land Rover of Parsippany Voiceover Casting
Land Rover of Parsippany Voiceover Casting
Creative Producer/Casting
UK Say No More and Uber Driving for Changes
UK Say No More and Uber Driving for Changes
Corporate and Commercial, e-learning
Fluid Business Coaching – Explainer Video – Voiceover
Fluid Business Coaching – Explainer Video – Voiceover
Corporate and Commercial
Perception Explainer Video Voiceover
Perception Explainer Video Voiceover
Corporate and Commercial
Nice Corporate Video Voiceover
Nice Corporate Video Voiceover
Corporate and Commercial

Training/Classes/ Voice Over Demos

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Drama/ LAMDA/ Dance Classes & Tuition

MMArts is planning to offer Drama/LAMDA/ Dance classes throughout London and Scotland for kids, adults and seniors. We pioneers in that we are one of the only LAMDA providers in Scotland that provide tuition for all ages.

Michelle offers general Drama/LAMDA classes and private tuition, online or in person. Michelle has an Enhanced DBS. In drama lessons students will learn improvisation, different types of theatre, poetry, Shakespeare, Classic and Modern plays, devising theatre, characterisation. We believe in helping students develop confidence and life skills through Drama/LAMDA exams.  Students can take a casual, fun, approach to lessons and see it as a club where they can make friends and develop their confidence. Or if they are ambitious they can prepare for LAMDA exams if they choose to. LAMDA exams are optional.

There are lots of reasons to take a LAMDA Exam. The one we hear about most often from our learners is confidence. By developing their communication skills our learners are improving their levels of self-assurance, confident in the knowledge that they can articulate their thoughts and ideas, and importantly make their voice heard.

Other benefits include reading fluency, a broader vocabulary, enhanced memory and recall, improved English language skills and the ability to structure an argument.

Preparing for a LAMDA Exam helps everyone develop the life skills that are so important for a happy, successful and fulfilled life.

Once you have passed a LAMDA Exam, you will have earnt a qualification that is recognised all over the world that you can use to add to your CV, resume or university application. You can even earn UCAS points to help with university entry.

She also teaches audition technique,  accents,  communication skills, interview skills and public speaking.

Which LAMDA exam should I take?
We have lots to choose from, so picking which one to start with is something you should spend a bit of time on. Think about what you are passionate about and what you would like to learn. Are you more interested in giving a speech or inhabiting the world of a character? Do you like reading fiction more than non-fiction? Would you prefer to take your exam with a friend or are you determined to go solo? These are all things you should discuss with your teacher if you are unsure what direction you should take.

Michelle offers dance classes to all ages. She teaches ballet and urban daning for beginners and intermediate learners. 

Fees

LAMDA/Drama

One to one tuition (online) - 1 hour - 50 GBP

One to one tuition (in person) - 1 hour - 80 GBP + travel

Group tuition (up to 8 people - online/in person) - 1 hour 10 GBP per person

Students can be entered for a LAMDA exam for an additional fee.

Dance - ballet or urban dancing

One to one tuition (in person) - 1 hour - 80 GBP + travel

Group tuition (up to 8 people - in person) - 1 hour 10 GBP per person

Audition technique 

One to one tuition (online) - 1 hour - 50 GBP

One to one tuition (in person) - 1 hour - 80 GBP + travel

Group tuition (up to 8 people - online/in person) - 1 hour 35 GBP per person

Accent training

One to one tuition (online) - 1 hour - 50 GBP

One to one tuition (in person) - 1 hour - 80 GBP + travel

Group tuition (up to 8 people - online/in person) - 1 hour 35 GBP per person + travel.

Communication skills, interview skill, public speaking

One to one tuition (online) - 1 hour - 50 GBP

One to one tuition (in person) - 1 hour - 80 GBP + travel

Group tuition (up to 8 people - online/in person) - 1 hour 35 GBP per person

She also partners with schools and colleges to provide classes for children and adults.

Children can be entered for LAMDA Exams for an additional fee. 

To book lessons please email Michelle to discuss your needs: michelle@michellemichaelstalent.com.

If you would like to hire Michelle to teach at your venue or book classes with her directly please email michelle@michellemichaelstalent.com.

Voiceover classes/Coaching

Michelle's teaching philosophy :

"In my classes, I teach you my own techniques and methods that you can use to analyse any commercial or narration script. I have developed my own approach to teaching voiceover from years of experience as a Creative Producer, Actress and Voice Actress. I teach students not just to be announcers, but also how to bring acting into their performance, whatever the student’s level. I also help you to identify your vocal qualities, your brand and the type of voiceover work you could do. My job is to work on identifying where you can improve and giving you feedback so that you can compete in the voiceover industry, or increase your competitive edge. I am an experienced creative producer and voice director, so you will gain experience of being directed live, while you perform. This will help you feel more comfortable with performing under pressure. It is important to have this experience when working with high end clients, who will often wish to direct you in a live session.

You will also receive 1000 potential client contacts to help get you started looking for work.

If you take several lessons we can work on developing your vocal styles and making your performance more dynamic and authentic. Developing your vocal styles is very important to do before recording a voice over demo.

My classes aim to prepare you for the demands and challenges of the industry to give you the best chance to succeed. You will not get this type of comprehensive and bespoke training from Youtube videos! You can only get this type of training from an experienced creative producer, casting director, actress and voice actress, like myself, who is passionate about their subject and is committed to delivering bespoke training that meets your individual needs, and prepares you to compete in the industry."

Michelle has more than 6 years' experience as a Creative Produver, Actress, Voice Actress, Teacher and Lawyer.  She has worked with high quality national and international clients including: CARLSBERG, UBER, TOYOTA, VIRGIN, LAND ROVER, NICE, EARNEST YOUNG, HMRC, UK GOV, BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC, LLOYD’S OF LONDON, ETON COLLEGE and many others. She won the Communicator Excellence Award for her voice acting. She won the Communicator Excellence Award for her voice acting. 

She studied acting at ArtsEd, The Actors Centre and City Academy in London. She was recently awarded The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts Scholarship for continuing professional development in Washington, America.

She provides direct voiceover training in private one to one  sessions and in small groups. Normally, private one to one sessions are online.  Small group sessions are online or in a professional recording studio in London or within about 1 hour of London by train.   

Commercial and narration voiceover training

Benefits of the lessons:

  • see if a voice over career is for you or build on your existing skills as a voice actor or voice over artist.
    learn how to analyse different types of commercial, corporate and narration scripts.
  • work on audition technique and extending your range
    practice scripts you wish to prepare for a voice demo
    receive personal feedback on how to improve
    help identifying your vocal qualities and the type of voiceover work you could do.
  • receive free access to a unique database of 1000 potential voiceover clients.
  • tips on how to find voiceover work and on the VO casting process.
    Rates and buyout.

May 2021 dates:

Online Zoom classes:

Wednesday 19 May 11 am - 1 pm BST/ 5am -7 am EST/ 4am -6 am MST/ 2 am - 4 am PST

Wednesday 26 May 11 am - 1 pm BST/ 5am -7 am EST/ 4am -6 am MST/ 2 am - 4 am PST

Price: 75 GBP per person.

 

Private one to one online zoom lesson 110 GBP for one hour.

 

In professional recording studio (in or near London).

Monday 24 May 2021 11 am - 1 pm BST/5 am-7 am EST/4 am-6 am MST/2 am-4 am PST 

Price: 110 GBP per person

Max 4 people due to COVID.


Private one to one lesson in person 1 hour 150 GBP plus travel and accommodation costs (if necessary.) Only available to travel in the UK at the moment.

 

Voiceover Commercial/Narration Training fees:

One to one tuition (online) - 1 hour - 110 GBP

One to one tuition (in person) - 1 hour - 150 GBP + travel and accommodation costs (if necessary)

Group tuition (online) - 2 hour 75 GBP per person

Group tuition (up to 4 people (due to COVID) - in a professional studio in or near London) - 2 hours - 110 GBP per person.

For group lessons, email  (michelle@michellemichaelstalent.com)  or call Michelle on 07961773459 to be added to a class waitlist. She will email you when she is running her next classes.

For one to one lessons please call 07961773459 or email Michelle to discuss your needs: michelle@michellemichaelstalent.com.

If you are an organisation or person and would like to hire Michelle to teach at your venue, please call 07961773459 or email michelle@michellemichaelstalent.com to discuss your needs.

Voice over Demo Production 

Michelle offers a Voice Demo production services. She will have a brief online/telephone consultantion with you to discuss preparation to record your voice over demo.  She will direct the voiceover recording session in a London Recording studio. She will work with a production team to produce your Commercial/Naration Demo to submit to voice over agencies and potenital clients.

Free content included:

  • Free access to a database of 7000 potential voiceover clients
  • Tips on how to find voiceover work
  • A list of voiceover agencies

Fee

Commercial/Narration Demo - 400 GBP

  • A free 1 hour consultation online/over the phone prior to your recording session.
  • Support via email about selecting and locating suitable scripts.
  • 3 hour recording time in a professional recording studio with a Voice Director and an audio engineer.
    between 7-8 tracks included.
  • A montage of your best moments and the individual tracks.
  • Scripts can be suggested, but also bring some of your own.
  • Professionally produced demo, including post-production: sound effects, background music, editing and mastering.
  • Free access to a database of 7000 potential voiceover clients.
  • Tips on how to find voiceover work.
  • A list of voiceover agencies.

To book your own voiceover demo production call 07961773459 or email: michelle@michellemichaelstalent.com.

 

Contact

Get in Touch

Get in Touch

Michelle is a leading female voiceover artist in London with  experience working with household name clients. If you would like to speak to Michelle about a voiceover project or have any other questions, please email her directly.