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Tracy Pfau's Actor & Voice Over Coach
Tracy Pfau's Actor & Voice Over Coach

Tracy Pfau's Actor & Voice Over Coach

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Introduction: I am a professional SAG/AFTRA actress with a background in language and dialects. Please see my website and imdb page for recent work I've come off of. Having worked over 25 years. I have worked for Disney, Warner Brothers, NBC/Universal, Sony Studios, Lucasfilm and many other 'of note' companies. I take a huge amount of pride in focusing on the individual and their specific needs. I tailor a curriculum specifically for you. Teaching. Helping aspiring actors realize their dreams. With regard to pursuing a VOICE OVER career: FAQs about getting into VO Q: Do I have to be in or near Los Angeles? A: No. No matter where you live, you can receive coaching via Skype, ZOOM or FaceTime. or phone. Q: Do I need a microphone set-up? A: Eventually, if you want to pursue voiceover. But it's not necessary initially if your computer has a built-in microphone. Q: Could I get coaching over the phone? A: Yes! And the entire session is recorded for playback afterward. Q: Can I get coaching in different areas of voiceover? A: Yes. Commercials, narration, e-Learning, animation, audiobooks, videogames, promos, trailers and more. Q: Is there homework? A: Absolutely! You can't progress unless you put in the practice. I send you homework days in advance and expect my students to be prepared for each session. Q: How long are the sessions? A: One solid hour. Q: Can I schedule coaching sessions when I want them, not on a weekly schedule? A: Yes! That's the beauty of phone or one-on-one coaching. You schedule sessions at your convenience. Q: Could I schedule a session on a weekend day or evenings? A: Sometimes, depending on my schedule. Q: What if I have to cancel at the last minute? Is there a cancellation fee? A: No! If you have to cancel for any reason--family, work, life...just contact me ASAP (as soon as possible) and we'll re-schedule. Q: So there's no cancellation fee? A: Correct. Because I reserve the right to re-schedule at my end if I need to at the last minute :). I am a working actor and sometimes need to do an audition or a VO job. Q: Do you take anybody? A: I work with anyone with an interest in voiceover who wants to learn how to deliver copy or text effectively and competitively. Also if you have some issues like autism, for instance, or strong English speaking native accent or unfamiliarity with the English language, I ALSO TEACH ACCENT REDUCTION OR THE AMERICAN ACCENT. Q: Is there an interview? A: No. I just need to know your background in either VO, acting or dialects, so I can fashion a curriculum for you. Q: How long does it take to be good enough to be professional? A: That depends on many factors: training, demos, agents, dedication, doing your research with regard to the project or character and diligence to your to the craft, luck and timing--variables that determine "how long." But if you've got a passion for voiceover, and learn to develop good skill-sets, you've got a shot. Q: Do you ever turn anyone away? A: If you're a nice/consistent student and want to learn I won't turn you away! Q: Do you work with minors? A: Yes indeed. I just want to discuss your career with your parents first please.
Overview

Hired 68 times

Serves Studio City, CA

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32 years in business

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Jan - Jun

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Elisa R.

Acting Lessons

Tracy is a rock star!! She is AMAZING especially if you need a coach for voice-over. She is always available if you have questions and is incredibly savvy with the world of Acting and VO, I totally recommend her as a VO coach. Keep shining Tracy!
Mar 19, 2021
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Melba B.

Acting Lessons

We hired Tracy 2 weeks ago and she is amazing. She has given us so much knowledge within this short period of time. We are so excited to continue this journey with Tracy.
Mar 22, 2021
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Amy H.

Acting Lessons

She gave my son excellent advice and excellent coaching!
May 7, 2021
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Scott E.

Voice Over Lessons

Tracy's knowledge in the Voice Acting business isn't just about the acting part, she's also teaching me about the Business and encourages me that I can be part of it. I highly recommend Tracy Pfau.
Apr 19, 2019
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Todd S.

Voice Over Lessons

Tracy is quite knowledgeable in voice over and acting. She has been patient and very supportive. Having started a new career in the entertainment industry late in life has required me to break bad habits and misconceptions and to relearn quite a bit. Tracy has been there directing me down the proper path. I was very fortunate to have found her when I needed her most. I would highly recommend her to anyone searching for an acting or voice over coach. As I live across the country from her, I find that there is no shortcoming in her ability to coach me through Skype. So, if you are concerned about the distance, please don’t be. You will be ecstatic with the decision.
Apr 19, 2019
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge a dollar a minute for my acting coaching. Period. If you wish me to go to an audition with you - a dollar a minute. If you want me to teach you voice over - it's a dollar a minute. If you want me to teach you to audition - it's a dollar a minute. I don't take advantage of people and don't expect them to take advantage of me.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I work with you on your specific needs. It's all about you. Then I customize a curriculum based on your needs.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Always study your craft. Whether it be on camera television acting, feature film acting, voice over character acting..learning the technology. Learn, learn, learn.

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