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Client feedback is really important to us as it helps us grow and change as a company. Below are just some of the comments that have made us the company we are today.

Alex Ritson
Alex Ritson
posted 1 hour ago

JP is absolutely brilliant. This is the way into the industry - money very well spent. This is the first time I have ever written that I am a 100% satisfied customer!!

Sam Carelse
Sam Carelse
posted 4 months ago

The Intro Workshop with JP was excellent. I got what I wanted out of the workshop, which was to assess whether voice over work would be something I might enjoy doing, and to get a realistic evaluation of my skills. The group size was just right too. We got a good wide-ranging overview of the voice over industry, which gave us good jumping off points for further investigation. JP was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and made us feel at ease very quickly. Highly recommended.

James Heywood
James Heywood
posted 1 month ago

My Intro to Voice Over Workshop at The Showreel was an eye-opener, in every positive way. JP took us on a Cook’s tour of the voice-over world, urging us to view it realistically, then gave us our first script. Amazing how many differing deliveries of it the group produced! Amazing too to hear my own recording and to get JP’s guidance on how to improve it. The second attempt was better. More scripts in the afternoon and more improvement, with lots more good advice. Throughout, JP was friendly, witty, idiosyncratic and interesting, and treated us all as if we had a possible career ahead of us. JP’s appraisal of my efforts arrived within 24 hours – frank, realistic, positive and very helpful. An excellent workshop! I really feel I have taken my first step on the road to voice-over. Thank you, The Showreel. Thank you, JP.

Joanna Lee

A great session with JP recording my Agent Demo. I’ve come away very encouraged and positive and can’t wait to hear the finished product. Thank you so much!

James Falkner

A fantastic experience. Really friendly and professional. My head is still buzzing with everything I learned.

Martine Painter

I did the Intro to Voiceover workshop and it was a really dynamic, inspiring experience. I learnt such a lot in just this one session and came away really excited thinking about all the stuff we’d covered. JP leads the session brilliantly as he is down to earth, encouraging and has a great feeling for how to communicate with each person in the room to bring out their best performance behind the mic. The workshop was followed up with really detailed feedback and you feel there’s genuine interest for your journey into VO work. I will definitely be doing more workshops!

Alice Bengtsen

Great day learning about the industry from real experts, meeting like minded folk and gaining confidence to go ahead and record something

DM M

Hands-on, competent and patient teaching from Mike, and great discounts on equipment worth the cost of training many times over

Mark Highfield

I really enjoyed attending the voice over workshop and JP gave me some really useful tips which has encouraged me to continue voice over training with The Showreel.

Clare Farrow

It was a great pleasure to work with Craig on a voiceover piece for an exhibition project in London. I am very pleased with the results and am grateful for his advice and thoughts.

Tara Al Dugh

JP’s Intro to Voice Over Workshop was so informative, fun, friendly, and left me thirsty for more. JP is also a generous and comfortable-to-be-around instructor whose years in the business are evident in his delivery of knowledge. You couldn’t have simply googled it – a one of a kind experience! Thank you JP

Will Jeffs

Thanks to Mike’s personalised, expert tuition I was able to launch my voice-over career. Shortly after recording my professional demo at The Showreel with Mike, I secured a top agent, received some high-profile bookings as a direct result of that demo without having to audition and since, have made a living as an international voice-over artist. It wouldn’t have been possible without Mike and JP! Thanks for everything and your continued support!

Attila Puskas

Great teaching and valuable experience Gaines here. I can recommend full heartedly!

Charlotte Grimes

Had a great time at The Showreel to do my Mix and Match showreel with Mike. His years of experience really show, when he can tell the difference between several different takes, that all sounded the same to me! Really pleased with my final edit! Just hope everyone else likes it as much as I do!

Jorge Gonzalez

JP and Yvonne have been instrumental in helping me to get an understanding of my own voice and building the confidence to record in the studio. Their workshops are very informative, fun and welcoming, and I highly recommend it to anybody who is interested in voice acting.

Update: Having recently done some workshops and sessions with Mike, I’ve also learnt how to properly record, edit and master my own audio for professional production.

Since then, my recordings have been quality approved by a variety of sources, including ACX (Audible) who I am now recording audiobooks with. This would not have been possible without Mike’s technical guidance.

Once again, I would highly recommend The Showreel to anyone who is serious about getting into the voiceover industry. Thanks guys!

guitarmanUK

Very useful and enjoyable introduction to the world of voice over with JP at Showreel. Lots of time behind the mic and learning from the other course participants as well as JP. The feedback was extremely helpful. This was money well spent and I do not hesitate to recommend a day with JP to anyone interested in voice over work.

CJ

I booked the 2, 1-day courses: ‘Intro to Voice Over Workshop’ and ‘Audiobook Workshop’ and they were awesome! The information they contain is amazing, just so much starter knowledge about the industry. As a person looking into this as a possible career, it gives you a real understanding of what that will entail, and is a great intro to the industry as a whole. Both Tamsin and JP are incredibly knowledgeable about their respective areas, and also friendly and fun to spend time with.
A Most enjoyable 2 days spent at the studio, and I will most certainly be going back for more!

Kerry

Just redone some showreels under the excellent guiding hand of voice producer Mike Charters. First class as always, now keenly awaiting the finished articles to post up on my voiceover website. Great guiding and mentoring to get the best from me. Would thoroughly recommend.

Oliver McMullen

The Showreel is always great – absolutely fab people to work with. My 121 practice session and showreel production with Mike went like a dream – and the results are tip top. I have used them before and will definitely use them again. Highly recommended

Siobhan Dowd

Mike and JP have been absolutely key in developing my voiceover skills and then recording my wonderful Demo Reels. Would highly recommend The Showreel to anyone starting out (or already working) in voiceover. Thanks!

Harprit Gill

I attended the VO intro workshop with JP, it was an amazing day. Although i went in quite nervous, I soon forgot the nerves as JP made us all very comfortable with his humorous, yet very professional approach. I came away buzzing with so many helpful Tips and information. If you are looking for a great VO experience, then this is the workshop for you. I have already booked my next session!

James Miller

I recently went to The Showreel to record a new commercial and corporate showreel package.

I spent a 4 hour session with Mike the producer and he was absolutely fantastic. I really felt like he understood what I wanted from my reels, and it was obvious that he had a great deal of knowledge about how I could improve my delivery in order to get the read I was after. I would recommend this service to anyone looking to freshen up their showreels.

Dan Mersh

Was great working with Mike, he was very supportive and helpful and have ended up with two terrific reels. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!

Suzanne Levy

I recently recorded a new corporate narration demo with JP, having begun my voiceover training with The Showreel and completed a range of courses with them over the last few years. As always, JP was friendly and welcoming. He skilfully combines putting you at your ease with expert direction, fostering a relaxed and fun recording session, with the freedom to be creative while benefiting from his extensive experience. He is a joy to work with and I’m delighted with the finished product.

Jonathan Pembroke

Great support, direction, sound design and altogether a top creative experience. Thanks to Mike, Craig and the equally excellent JP.

Nelly Debeaux

I have just done the first day workshop with JP and I loved it. Very friendly and fun way to discover how the voice over world works and your signature voice.
Being in the studio booth is a bit scary at first but JP helps a lot to make you feel confortable and confident ! It was great 🙂 Looking forward to the next step.

Callum A

I had an absolutely fantastic time. I’ve learnt so much from one session already, and am looking forward to continuing my journey with The Showreel. JP was very welcoming, enthusiastic and extremely helpful. He made me feel very relaxed, as I was quite nervous to begin with. 10/10 would recommend to everyone wanting to get into the Voice Over industry.

Julia Blecher

JP and Mike are both lovely to work with. JP gave me great advice regarding my voicereel. Beside the voice over and home studio 1:2:1s they offer, they offer some very good workshops indeed.

Lorène Cazals

Excellent and useful workshops. The work done on demos is amazing and the team is incredibly professional. Highly recommended.

Felicity Cripps

Such a fantastic experience , I was pleasantly surprised how much I took away from the workshop and the best part – I have a voice! JP clearly has a lot of knowledge and gives professional advice, direction and insight with a healthy dose of humour and positivity. Plenty of opportunity behind the mic to try out handpicked scripts suited to my voice/ style. The follow-up feedback is thorough with plenty of hints, tips, links – I have already started on my homework! I recommend this to anyone wanting a comprehensive and enjoyable start to their voiceover journey.

Colette Hart

Great Home Studio Workshop – very informative, practical and fun.

Andrew Cullingford

Last week I attended the Intro to Voice Over Workshop led by JP. I was a little nervous but JP was fantastic at putting all of us at our ease. It was great to be in an actual recording studio as it was a very good approximation of the ‘real thing’. We performed voice overs suited to our own voices, received feedback and then had another crack. JP is a charming fount of detailed knowledge and amusing relevant anecdotes from the profession. I enjoyed the experience and JP’s feedback provides a lot of pointers, telling you what to do and how to go about it. On to the next step.

Duncan Holmes

Fantastic direction from JP, in professional, well fitted and maintained studios. Exactly what recording studios should be – the bar is set high for everyone else! Great place whether you want to learn the basics or to train existing skills.

rebecca westberry

JP was fantastic! It was my first time doing anything voice related and I felt I learn’t a lot. It was really enjoyable and great to learn off others. JP not only gave me knowledge about how to do a great voice over but also gave a lot of knowledge about the industry which was very helpful. Thank you!

Tj Shoesmith

Great one to one session with Mike, which has got me far closer to the home recording studio I’m looking to build. Looking forward to being back soon.

Natty J. Cifuentes

Loved the Starter-Package! JP and Mike are super nice, very professional and helpful! Working with them on workshops and 1-2-1s is lots of fun and very informative, especially when you are starting off in the business. I will definitely be back for more! Thank you again for the great advice and wonderful material, guys!

Tracy Collier

I was so impressed by the detail that JP goes into in his preparation alone. Even though the workshop was a group event, I felt as if he had really planned it on an individual basis. His expertise was clearly evident in his knowledge of the voiceover world and technique and also in his ability as a coach. It was inspiring. I learned so much in a relatively short time. I will certainly be booking more sessions and a voice reel with him.

Frazer Ives

Recently completed the ‘Intro to VO Workshop’ with JP and if you’re interested in the world of VO/VA, I couldn’t recommend it enough!

Very fun and informative, whilst also providing a relaxed environment so you feel completely at ease. JP really does know his stuff when it comes to the industry and what it takes to make it.

So if you’re at all interested in seeing what it takes or just fancy trying something different, I would highly recommend taking this course, you won’t be disappointed.

Lewis Allcock

I work as an actor, and I contacted The Showreel after being recommended by a fellow actor I met on a film job. I was encouraged to take part in the fabulous Introductory Workshop with JP, which proved highly useful. Not only did you get time behind the mic, but excellent constructive feedback on the best way forward from there. I then did several 1-2-1 sessions with Mike, and (with a good deal of practice at home) reached a stage where I was ready to record my demo. I was very pleased with them, and it was great to work closely with Mike to arrive at some reads which really played to my strengths and suited my voice/accent. I now have VO representation after I sent my demos out to voice agents, and I have done a VO job already!

B Colada

Had a great day on the ‘Intro to Voiceover’ workshop. JP had everyone feeling relaxed and comfortable. I met some really nice people as well. I learned a lot in just one day and will definitely be going back for further training.

Randle Stonier

Voiceover training – an incredibly useful couple of sessions today. So many take-outs and tips. Awesome! I’m looking forward to the next download come next week’s workshop. Thanks Showreel.

James Falkner

An amazing experience that filled me with confidence. You learn a huge amount and JP is a great teacher. I can’t recommend The Showreel enough. If you’re taking your first steps into voice over, this has to be the place to start.

David Beatty

I had a great day at the Intro to Voiceover Workshop. The work was really interesting and JP made everything relaxed and fun. Highly Recommended!

Natasha Springer

This session was fab! JP so knows his stuff and has a great soothing energy and personable approach. Full of information and inspiration to get you going. I highly recommend it!

Lizzie Jobling

I began my Voice Over Journey earlier this year with The Showreel’s, Voice Over Journey Package. I attended the Introduction to VO workshop with JP back in February. It was EXACTLY what I needed to begin my VO venture. Informative, fun, interesting and practical! I came away feeling I had gained a real understanding about VO that I just wouldn’t have got without this worksop. JP IS a true pro!

I then went on to complete my three 121 sessions with the incredibly experienced Mike. He made me feel comfortable and confident. I began my sessions as a complete novice, but by the time I had completed my training with Mike I had upgraded to a professional Mix and Match Demo that I can be proud of!

I had such confidence with the guys at The Showreel that I also invested in their VO Business planning Workshop with professional VO artist Craig Van Ness and their very own Mike Charters Home Studio Workshop.

I will come back again and again to the guys at The Showreel. They know their stuff and they genuinely want you to know it too!

Whether you’re a total pro wanting to up skill yourself or a newbie to the VO world The Showreel is A MUST!!

Matteo Gravina

Fantastic experience. JP has been really amazing in sharing his passion with me. He really loves what he does and gave me great information and advice to boost my capabilities further. We had a great fun and we also learned a lot about this challenging but amazing profession. Thank you JP and thank you Showreel.

Allie Minns

I’ve now completed my demo with The Showreel team, JP and Mike, and I can’t rate them highly enough. JP introduced the world of voiceover in such an informative and relaxed way, I felt ready to achieve anything & Mike’s Home Studio Course & subsequent 121’s to prepare me for my demo, were extremely helpful & opened my eyes to the reality of my new career choice. It also really benefited my confidence and knowledge to get behind a mic and practise with a seasoned pro!

You won’t regret being taught at The Showreel, I’m going back for more asap.

Andrew Gardner

I recently attended an “Introduction to Voice Over” workshop with JP, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Expert advice, amazing facilities, and a wealth of information both during and after the course. If you have an interest in voice over work, you couldn’t get a better introduction!

Orson Deimel

The day session was very informative and a lot of fun. JP was great at sharing his 30 years of experience in an insight full and enjoyable way. Well worth the money. Highly recommended for anyone thinking of exploring the world of voiceovers.

Steve Crosbie

A great ‘intro to voice over’ workshop. A wealth of experience & information. Too much to take in, even with the use of notebook & the provided dedicated pencil. Thankfully access to vast on-line resources and detailed personal feedback from JP help to make the most of this great learning opportunity.
The other students on the workshop were also a great bunch. The only thing I felt was missing was an after-party!

Blandine Mathey

All the way from the Intro Workshop with JP to 1-2-1 sessions under Mike’s expertise! Their invaluable and collaborative work have enabled me to develop new skills and build in self-confidence to take on the VO journey. I’m so pleased with my demo! All in a relax atmosphere but no less professional. Highly recommended!

Verity Panter

I had a fantastic few hours putting together some showreels with Mike. Having discussed and chosen my scripts before hand, he was organised with the appropriate music when I arrived. He has the expertise and knowledge to think on his feet and produced a new script for me when one I had chooses was not working out so well. I also received my reels back extremely quickly. I had a fun and informative session with Mike and I would highly recommend The Showreel!

Jacqui Lofthouse

JP is a superb teacher. I learned so much from my workshop day at The Showreel and had great fun in the process. I came away with a clear understanding of my voice and its possibilities and with lots of advice and information about next steps. I can’t wait to get back in the studio! Highly recommended to anyone interested in exploring the voiceover world…

Hamish Cantlay

What an awesome day; what an awesome experience; what an awesome team. JP and Mike made me (and the rest of the newbies) feel at ease and really welcome. JP’s knowledge and experience was abundantly clear from the direction and coaching we received and it made for a very professional, well run, fun-filled day which I would recommend to anyone thinking about dipping their toe into the Voice-over world.

Alex T Ripper

I can’t speak highly enough of the experience I had on their Intro Workshop! The welcome was warm and JP really cared about making sure everyone present was at ease and comfortable throughout the session
The whole process was professional and the feedback was both encouraging and honest – at no time was there ever any sense that they were simply trying to sell anything.
All in all it was a really enjoyable experience and I am looking forward to working with them again!

Sophie Kamal

What a fantastic place. Did the Intro to Voice Over workshop today and was truly inspired and enthused by JP. He is full of enthusiasm and is encouraging but honest. He shared so much information with us and we all left feeling we had learnt a lot and had a really great day. Thank you so much!

Gordon Peaston

I’m delighted with my voice demo. Straight from the off I knew my voice was in good hands! From my initial consultation, having pieces provided for selection to the actual recording I was expertly guided through every step. The care and attention is flawless. It was a relaxed session with great support and productive feedback. Highly recommended.

Lucy Agazarian

An enormous thank you to JP at The Showreel for a fantastic introduction day learning about voice overs. His knowledge is outstanding, and I recommend this day 100% to anyone who is interested in finding out more on the subject. The classes are small, and his personality shines through putting us all at ease. I look forward to the next stage.

Jack Wright

I had an absolute blast on my introduction to voice-over workshop.
JP has a wealth of knowledge and was a delight to be instructed by. Once the workshop was over he sent over my MP3 files and the next day an extremely comprehensive critique of my session. This included homework to do before the next time and some top tips. I am already planning on booking my 121 session with him to get some more time behind the mic.

Karel Hutter

Had a great informative 3 day workshop. Learnt loads about character voices guided by with the wonderful Yvonne Morley and JP Orr. Lots of laughs too! Highly recommended!

Philip Barnes

Had a fantastic time at The Showreel, was a super relaxed and informative day and I’m really looking forward to doing another session there when I can.

Matt da Gama

The Intro to VO workshop with JP was amazing! A small group of 7 meant we all got some mic time but also had the chance to hear others and learn from them too! JP was knowledgeable and approachable and quite frank in his feedback which is the only way that we can really move forward!

Will be coming back sooner rather than later!

Tom Turner

The narration masterclass was enjoyable, useful and good value for money. Very good staff and facilities.

Dilys Twiggs

I always look forward to my days at The Showreel, Jp makes it all seem easy and fun.Very much enjoying working with JP and Yvonne Morley at present on Character voices,thanks for only laughing at me in the best way!

McDom023k

The Showreel, with special mention to JP, hit that amazing balance between professional and relaxed that I absolutely adore. Full of knowledge and very approachable, the courses here are well worth your time.
Thanks again JP, see you all soon.

Jason Delplanque

JP’s knowledge and experience was incredibly helpful and the workshop was delivered in an approachable and open manner. Also had plenty of practical time behind the microphone. Learnt a great deal and ready for more! Highly recommended.

Jonathan Brill

Good value: excellent balance between theory and practice; the group dynamic worked well and JP’s expertise was invaluable

Richard Hayes

A great day had at the Intro to Voice Over workshop, the immensely knowledgeable and talented JP really put me at ease and really encouraged a great group dynamic, helping all of us to get the best out of our voices. I went in nervous and came away inspired!

Paul Robinson

Had a fantastic experience in December 2017! Looking forward to booking 1-2-1 sessions shortly. I’d recommend this to anyone with even the slightest potential interest in being a voice artist!

Josh Noik

Just came back from Showreel’s Intro to Voiceover workshop- both highly informative and enjoyable in an incredibly professional yet unintimidating environment- couldn’t recommend it more!!!

Alicia Bastos

I had a brilliant day with JP and the other people in the workshop. JP is extremely experienced and has a lot of knowledge to share. By the end of the day I felt much more comfortable and confident.

Beth Johnston

Just had my Intro To Voiceover Workshop, I’ve learnt so much today! Loved the practical approach and learning from listening to others and having lots of mic time myself. JP is engaging and funny and really knows his stuff- it’s clear he loves his job so much and his passion is infectious. The studio is gorgeous and stylish. I’m looking forward to my next sessions and would highly recommend this course to everyone!

David Rumble

Loved my day at The Showreel! JP greeted us with a very warm welcome and we set about our discovery day in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. The workshop was extremely informative and getting behind the microphone was exciting too. I used my time there as a valuable insight session, and with the excellent feedback I received I’d happily recommend the Intro to VO workshop to anyone considering entering the VO business. Thank you so much, JP. Look forward to seeing you again soon for 121’s.

Athena Lawton

I recorded my demo with J.P at The Showreel and it has given me above and beyond what I was hoping for. The professionalism of the staff is second to none whilst at the same time effortlessly making me feel at ease and able to perform to my best. I cannot recommend them enough and am delighted with my results.

Holly Gerrard

Fabulously friendly team of people, great studio set up, perfect pace for learning (with opportunities to pause for questions if needed), and a very well structured Home Studio session.

Stephen Richardson

What an amazing day! Simple booking, friendly and clear communication on the lead up to the day and a well located venue.

On the day, JP spent time explaining the voice, the industry, the technology and preparing and adjusting our scripts to help us get the most out of the day. He really made you feel relaxed, and gave you gentle guidance to improve your performance! I was very lucky to be in a great group, to be able to listen to others improve over the day and to feed into their energy was great. To realise that there is such a massive range of vocal and personal styles was quite an eye opener for me… you just have to experience those goose bump moments when someone just nails it!

A massive thank you to JP, and all at The Showreel that made it possible.

*UPDATE – Home Studio Set Up Workshop*
… and I went back for more! After the Intro day with JP I went back to The Showreel for a day with Mike in helping guide me through the intricacies of setting up a home studio. As expected the day was fantastic. The content was useful, relevant, easy to understand and I really felt I could go home and apply what I knew to improve my recordings.

I would highly recommend The Showreel and hope to invest more of my time and money in their brain food!! 🙂

Jack Forster

Just got back from the Intro to Voiceover course and I have to spread the word!
The course is great!
JP is very funny, informative and a great teacher!
The course content is brilliant and has supurred me on to pursue my dream career!
Plenty of mic time! Note to take away! Mp3s of the day in my inbox before I’d even got home!
Very impressed & I will return for more courses!

Tom Cano

I am very new to the world of Voiceover, and was looking for a place that could start me off with finding the proper tools and techniques to get started in the industry. After much research, I found The Showreel. JP is filled with all the knowledge and knowhow for the world of voiceover. They are extremely kind, patient, and very good about guiding you. One of the things JP said to me that sticks out is “don’t be afraid to make a mistake”. That’s important to some such as myself. It gave me the freedom to listen and enjoy the entire experience. Can’t wait for my 1 2 1’s to start!

Leyla Nikpay

I’ve done several courses at The Showreel now – the intro course with JP, corporate narration with Dian Perry, and the home studio course with Mike. I’ve found them all to be excellent and would highly recommend The Showreel to anyone who has an interest in voiceover work. Great teachers, very informative and very helpful. I really feel that they have a genuine interest in helping me to achieve my goals.

Scott K

I had an intro to voice over worksop with JP on the 15th December. From beginning to end it was an amazing day, JP is a top bloke. He made everyone feel at ease and he knows his stuff. Highly recommended. If I could give six stars I would.

Adam Gosby

Great Experience, and a really fun day, JP managed to keep the whole session really entertaining while still giving lots of information, and everyone had plenty of time behind the mic.

Danny Hardwick

Excellent! I came away with some quality Voiceover Demos, it was exactly what i was looking to achieve, and i was guided along throughout the whole process.
The finished demos have already got me some interest amongst industry professionals, and i look forward to building upon the initial responses.
Even if you’re a seasoned Voice-over Artist, if you need a new demo done to a high standard, look no further

Celia McClements

I attended the Introductory course to voice overs delivered by the humorous and experienced JP. This included personal coaching, practical tips and a written assessment with specific feedback sent by email after the course in less than 24 hours. Worthwhile travelling from Brussels to follow this introductory workshop. I returned some months later to do the Corporate Narration course with Dian Perry , which I would recommend also. Experienced guidance, while being fun, this is a day well spent.

achilles uk

A very interesting and fun day! Learned a lot around voice over and got my professional VO clips. Thanks!

Sally Williams

I did the intro to voice over workshop with JP. A really fascinating day and worth every penny. I can’t imagine trying to get into voice over without doing a course like this.

The Creative Mindful Heart

It was great fun to attend the workshop. JP had some great stories to tell and lots of tricks and tips shared. Thoroughly recommend it.

Camilla Croucher

The introductory workshop was excellent. JP is professional, funny, encouraging and honest. Although I was more nervous than I thought I would be, I felt very at home in the studio and am very much looking forward to my 1:1 workshop.

Alexandra Dover

A great day, I learnt more than I could have imagined in one workshop. Lovely people and very informative. Looking forward to booking in again!

Darius Thompson

The introduction to voiceover workshop was thoroughly enjoyable and certainly the best way to get a look at voiceover, I’ll be back!

Allie Minns

Great fun and hugely informative. JP made me feel very relaxed & I left feeling ready to start my new career. Money well spent.

Fiona McGarvey

JP offers a brilliant introductory workshop, very practical, informative and provides personalised feedback afterwards. A great way to get started in the industry!!

Doug Cockle

JP was fantastic and really knows his business. Easy and comfortable atmosphere and overall a really slick operation. Great experience and I’ll be back for more demos in the future!

Mina McLeod

I just finished the Intro to VO workshop with JP, and it exceeded all my expectations. JP created a warm, professional and relaxed atmosphere and an engaging learning environment. The course was well structured with fun anecdotes and information delivered along with practical experience. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about the VO industry, explore their own voice and get honest feedback and tips for “keeping your tools sharp”! Thanks for a fun and informative day JP, and see you again for the next step soon!

Dom Pisani

The Intro to Voiceover workshop was excellent. Great value, great fun and extremely informative. We learned so much and were given tonnes of tips and literature to take away and learn from. JP was a fantastic teacher; funny, patient and wonderfully knowledgable. I look forward to working with JP and Showreel again soon on my next session. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Georgette Gronn

The Showreel is the complete package for anyone interested in exploring their potential for Voice Over. JP is professional, funny and full of great tips and anecdotes from his many years on both sides of the glass.
A great way to find your voice and build confidence. JP eases you into a working studio environment and encourages with great direction.

Neil Smart

Absolutely superb day with JP at The Showreel. I can’t recommend the Intro to Voiceover Workshop highly enough: for anyone interested in VO work this has to be a must.

Steve Beattie

Voice over Business planning course – a ‘must do’ for all new V/O’s fresh from the Showreel courses. Professional, Concise and Highly informative.

Simon Ford

JP and Mike are gentlemen professionals. Having never been near a mic before, I was more than a little nervous about a day in the studio for the Intro workshop but JP and Mike were incredibly friendly and succeeded in putting me at my ease immediately. They know exactly how to calm you down so that you can bring your natural voice to the fore. And if you want to get straight to the heart of voice acting JP’s encyclopedic knowledge is an invaluable resource. I have recommended The Showreel to two friends already without hesitation…

Camilla Smart

JP was very welcoming, he made introductions with the other people and many jokes to put one at ease. He was a fountain of knowledge and picked scripts suitable to everybody’s voices within minutes. It was a really fun day and I made some new friends : ) I am returning there asap.

Jan Uzzell

Second foray into the Soho Recording Studio! This time with Mike – the hours just flew by! Was stunned when he said we’ve only got 30 mins to look at the last few practise scripts – had been working so hard and enjoying myself so much.

Still have much to learn so will be looking for the next 121 session I can make – thank you so much again – it was FAB

Gita Odedra

Right from the beginning, JP and the team came across as very professional, with a friendly and charming personality. Everyone was put at ease and his relaxed style helped the session to run smoothly whilst also being incredibly fun. There was a lot of information to absorb and the follow-up feedback was useful when deciding to move forward with further workshops etc. A thoroughly enjoyable introduction.

Romola Zwart

I wish I had done the Introduction to Voice Overs, when I first heard about The Showreel years ago. The whole experience from booking to course day was professional, enlightening and fun. Thank you JP. The Showreel were recommended to me as THE people to go and learn from. I now know why.

Tom Miller

A thoroughly enjoyable and professional experience. I can not recommend enough.

Sabrena Douglas

What an amazing day!!! JP was a star from start to finish answering all questions with ease and patience. I learnt a lot and made some good connections. I will definitely be signing up for more classes. …More

Jim Mortleman

Highly informative hands-on introduction to the craft of voiceover, with industry veteran JP. Lots of insights into the market, too.

Carina Dangas

Absolutely brilliant work! Very professional and yet very friendly and chilled. One of the best studios I know in London 🙂

Andrew Sabapathy

Very helpful and interesting! Defo worth doing! 😀

Gill Hewlett Case

JP and Mike are great to work with – clear direction, constructive feedback and they offer a completely professional and knowledgeable environment in which to learn the craft of voiceover work….

Amy Webster

I had a great session. JP was fab, gave great direction and was fun to work with.

Teal Bald

My time with The Showreel has been incredible! I took part in the Introduction to Voice Over and 3 day Voice Acting sessions and I’ve grown an incredible amount as a person. I’ve learned so much, honed skills I never knew I had, improved what I knew and became more confident in the process! I’ve still got a lot to learn, but the future is bright and exciting! JP & Yvonne are simply amazing! If you want to learn, hone your craft, meet lovely people and just genuinely have a great time, literally any of these workshops will be for you! Enjoy it and be brilliant! ^.^

Michael Pringle

Covered a lot of the basics which was really helpful.

Matthew Inns

I joined an Intro Workshop with JP and it was a great day. Sure, I was nervous when I got there, but everyone was in the same boat and JP has such a natural and easy manner he made us all relax and gave us equal mic time, recording scripts from a comprehensive archive.

JP’s knowledge of the business is encyclopaedic, he can put a tilt on a sentence that transforms a recording and the intro workshop is worth it just to witness this skill at work.

Thanks for the session JP, look forward to seeing you again.

Lewis Allcock

I attended the Introductory Workshop with JP back in March 2016. This is such a useful first step for ANYONE considering getting into Voice Over. That session identified both potential, but also areas which needed work. Following on from this, I attended several 1-2-1 sessions with both JP and Mike and gradually got to a place where I was ready to record my demo. JP and Mike are such talented experts, and if you listen to what they have to suggest, and put in the work at home, you can come out of it all with a fantastic sounding VO demo. Thank you so much guys, you have taught me a great deal. Lewis.

Marcello Margutti

Very nice experience! J.P is a great guy and he knows what he’s doing. I will definetly book some other courses in the future.

Jan Uzzell

Have just got home after a fascinating Intro to Voice Over Workshop at The Showreel (Soho Recording studios) under the expert and genial eye of J-P! He put us all at our ease pretty quickly and was a fund of useful and humorous anecdotes that really helped to explain the industry. We all had a chance to try out with 1 generic piece and 5 voice over pieces that had been picked with our voices in mind – Absolutely fascinating!

Am looking forward to deciding which workshop to try next!

Nikki Packham

I thoroughly enjoyed this intro session to voice over work. JP was hugely knowledgeable and a great teacher. I went in feeling nervous and came away confident and excited about the possibilities. I would recommend it to anyone considering voice over.

Martin Kennedy

I greatly enjoyed my day at JP’s workshop. It was informative, useful, constructive and fun. Excellent value, highly recommended.

Simon Scardifield

Professional and slick, this is a good introduction to the demands of the industry from people who know it backwards.

Gill Hewlett Case

JP provides excellent advice and support. The introduction workshop was absolutely brilliant. The atmosphere was relaxed and professional – and I felt I was in safe and honest hands that would give realistic feedback. I will definitely be coming here again. Can’t recommend it highly enough. 🙂

David Hakin

Home Studio Course
The prospect of creating a recording studio/booth/area at home is certainly daunting to the VO newcomer given the array of hi-tech (and potentially expensive) kit one needs to assemble and master. But Mike Charters’ course guides you gently through the maze, with theory and practice sessions that help clarify and demystify and leave you ready to set up your own system at minimal cost. An essential prerequisite to becoming a home-based VO artist.

Marcin Lipowski

The Intro VO Workshop was absolutely one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.
For many years I worked as a VO artist but never had a proper guide or teacher if You will.. to aid and teach how to become a Pro VO.
Mr Jean-Paul is a 150% professional. You can see and hear he knows the VO business inside out. He’s guidance is easy to understand and makes You get the idea of what has to be done and learned for becoming a professional VO artist. All you need to know is there at The Showreel.

If You are thinking voiceover then The Showreel is THE PLACE! Do it!

Tom McDaid

Wow, what a day!

As a total newbie I wasn’t sure how much depth the ‘one day intro workshop’ would contain.

My expectations were quickly exceeded. So much helpful, insightful, information about the world of voice!

JP is clearly on point with his art! Full of friendly, honest, encouraging feedback and great insider tips about the industry. JP’s knowledge and experience (past and present) is vast, I’ve not taken that many notes since university!

Time in the booth is great, nerve wrecking fun! Plenty of practise using a variety of scripts.
JP was extremely patient with me, gave me direction and even with all the rookie mistakes I was making, JP made me feel at ease and was encouraging in his feedback/advice, which helped me stay confident to keep trying.

Looking forward to more training, workshops and keeping my “tools sharp”.

Awesome, just awesome!

Tom

Lachlan Walker

JP and Mike are professional, efficient and encouraging.
It’s been a pleasure to work with them as they guide you along every step of the way on your VO journey.
From beginner and 1-2-1 workshops all the way through to recording a professional high quality reel, they are there to guide you and help you hone your skills as a VO artist.
Will definitely record with them again!

Thanks guys!

Andrew Moore

I had an amazing day at Showreel, it was great to get behind the mic in a professional environment. JP was amazing, very welcoming, instantly put you at ease, and his years of experience shone through. I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in seeing if Voiceover is for you.

Stephen Richardson

What an amazing day! Simple booking, friendly and clear communication on the lead up to the day and a well located venue.

On the day, JP spent time explaining the voice, the industry, the technology and preparing and adjusting our scripts to help us get the most out of the day. He really made you feel relaxed, and gave you gentle guidance to improve your performance! I was very lucky to be in a great group, to be able to listen to others improve over the day and to feed into their energy was great. To realise that there is such a massive range of vocal and personal styles was quite an eye opener for me… you just have to experience those goose bump moments when someone just nails it!

A massive thank you to JP, and all at The Showreel that made it possible.

Tanya Russell

Right from the get go, when I enquired about the course, I had the best experience. Mike replied to my initial email about lack of experience, and was so lovely and helpful I booked straight onto the course before replying to thank him! On the day itself JP was a fountain of fun and knowledge. Having left a brief answerphone message, he perfectly matched us to scripts suitable for our voices. That, combined with his experience and enthusiasm, made for a brilliant, eye-opening day into the life of a voiceover artist. While some were more natural at it that others, no-one felt discouraged. In fact, everyone walked away planning to come back. JP instilled a feeling everyone has what it takes, provided you put in the effort. With JP at the controls orchestrating my voice, I wouldn’t hesitate to book in again. In fact, I’ve already arranged a one-to-one session! Brilliant day, thanks so much.

Andrew Vevers

Excellent venue, excellent location, excellent voice acting course (corporate narration), excellent trainer (Dian Perry). All in all, rather excellent! A great day!

James Churchill

Simply put, The Showreel is fantastic. My Intro to Voice Workshop was fun, informative and professional. I’ve made a great first step with them and learned a lot about my own voice and how to go further with my skills. JP is fantastic at getting the best out of people and has a huge wealth of knowledge in VO. And he does it all with enthusiasm and fun. I felt encouraged and supported throughout.

After the session I promptly received detailed feedback on my strengths but also what I need to work on going ahead. Also, the ability to be a member and have a collection of scripts to work on in my own time is brilliant. I will certainly be back and can highly recommend them for newcomers and those wish to enhance their skills. They’re brilliant.

Olivia Murray

Really enjoyable and informative workshop with JP last week – learnt so much and really looking forward to getting back in the studio soon.

Cook Eat

THE MOST fabulous day with JP on the voice over workshop, eye opening and fun, keeping it real, encouraging natural talent.
I will most definitely be booking in for a one to one session, cant wait to get back there!!!

Debbie Tarrier

Always enjoy a day at The Showreel, oozing expertise & friendliness.

Lucinda Morrell

Interesting, very practical with plenty of time behind the mic and great fun. Will be back for a 1-2-1 to keep the tools sharp!

Trevor Jameson

A great day with a great teacher. Thanks JP.

Mark Roman-Gold

I attended a 1-2-1 with JP on 5th June – with an extra hour. I really enjoyed the session and JP was able to give me accurate and instant feedback as to what I need to work on. So if you want an honest, objective, expert opinion then please don’t hesitate to use these guys – Thanks JP!

Ricocheta Co:

Such a friendly atmosphere and a truly excellent workshop!

Donald Forbes:

A very excellent day. Lots of really useful insights from J.P., gleaned from living and breathing the art of Voice Over through many years of experience. Good humoured and slickly managed ‘hands on’ mic experience that did precisely what was advertised. I certainly intend to go back for more!

Andy Mess:

Attended the VO workshop with JP on the 5th May. I had a fantastic experience that has given me the confidence to move forward. The feedback from the session was constructive, honest and more importantly, enabled me to plan and move forward . Thanks JP, a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

David Hakin:

The new P2P workshop with Craig Van Ness was a great insight into the world of pay-to-play sites, which to use, which to avoid and which to use but not tell anyone about! Absolutely essential element for anyone looking to create a future in voiceover work

Celia McClements:

Practical tips and personal coaching delivered by the humorous and experienced JP. A written assessment with specific feedback and further advice followed in less than 24 hours. Worthwhile travelling from Brussels to follow this introductory workshop. I will consider a more specialised one day course for the next step.

Fraser Mashiter:

Having already completed a series of 1-2-1 sessions with JP culminating in the recording of a demo, I attended the P2P session aiming to leave with a better understanding of the business side of starting out in the VO world. It was fantastically well-researched and Craig is an excellent presenter, taking us through his personal experience getting established and allowing plenty of time for questions

Jo Medhurst:

A really big thank you to JP for such a fun, funny, relaxed, informative, professional detailed introduction to the voiceover industry. Realistic, sensitive and constructive feedback was perfectly balanced and I came away feeling much more confident about my voice behind the mic. Now I am left craving more voiceover workshop medication…I got the bug!! Most highly recommended.

Will Marney:

I’ve worked with JP a number of times over the last 18 Months. Great Guy, Fantastic Company to work with, very good Producer and I would highly recommend.

Benny Clutter:

It was fantastic, a great relaxed day getting an amazing introduction to the voice over business. Everyone made great progress thanks to the guidance we received. JP made the atmosphere fun and relaxed but yet still got the best out of us. Highly recommended.

Nic Worters:

“I joined a home studio workshop today that was give by Mike Charters at the Showreel Studios. A home studio is an important part of the modern VO’s ability to present themselves to the market and Mike gave us an ideal start in what for many of us us a steep learning curve. Each component of the studio set-up was explained and discussed, including the relative costs of the bits and pieces, an we were each able to record a piece of script on three different mics that demonstrated to us how much case we will need to take when choosing a mic as each one makes us sound different! An enjoyable day, highly recommended.”

Alun Bessette:

“I have enjoyed three sessions with JP and I can recommend his coaching, directing and production of my voiceover demos. His enthusiasm and friendly style put you at ease and extracts the best out of you. His knowledge of the industry is immense and his studio production skills left me in awe. I would recommend anyone considering a future in the industry to give Showreel a try.”

John Hill:

Many thanks to Glynne Steele and The Showreel for an inspiring, very enjoyable Acting for the Mic workshop. (I thought I was lucky last year to have such pleasant and interesting co-workshoppers at the introductory day course. This week I found that is the norm!)

Alex Gladwell:

A great day with JP – such a pro. Gave great advice and was really supportive.

John Smith:

a great insight into the world of voice overs.What J P and his team don’t know about the industry could be written on the back of a postage stamp..A first class service from a first class set up

Ellie Dickens:

The Home Studio Course with Mike was really helpful. Clear and detailed, with loads of useful material to take away, and the opportunity to try out different bits of equipment, editing, microphones etc. A great course and Mike’s patience was very much appreciated by an elderly technophobe like me!

Jackie Pulford:

What a phenomenal day of Voiceover and Character Voices Training. This is the kind of A* support and advice that every Voiceover Artist [and Actor!] needs. Great studio, great location, great people.

Penelope Bouchot Humbert:

JP is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and gives the benefit if this to his students with clarity and efficiency and then produces a good quality usable demo.

Guy Netley:

I took the Beginners Voiceover Workshop with JP and really enjoyed it. JP is both very professional and knowledgeable, and very good at making you feel relaxed in front of the mic. The session was well-organised and constructive and I learnt a lot and was able to perform to the best of my ability. It was also a lot of fun. If you are interested in the possibility of doing voiceover work, you couldn’t do better than starting here. Thanks JP!

Malcolm Kemp:

I really enjoyed the workshop experience. For me, I was looking to understand more about what is involved in voiceovers other than simply getting behind the mic. JP gives a lot of context and advice here, and I found it really eyeopening. Additionally you do of course get time behind the mic and I found it exciting to try to discover my natural vocal style, what markets/contexts does that suit etc. The time flew by and I left wanting more. Would recommend if you’re curious as a great way to start

Philip Bubb:

I have just attended a voice over training day with JP, which I found extremely informative and entertaining as well as encouraging to meet others considering work in the voice over market. JP sent a detailed and honest teacher’s report the following day on my performance during the day, with details on what needs improvement; so I could be back!

Julie Lowe:

I attended the Introductory Voice Over Workshop on Friday 24th February, and had a great day. It was scary, intense, fun and so informative. J.P is a wonderful teacher and expertly coaxes a lot out of all of his students. I thoroughly recommend The Showreel.

Paul Cullen:

Introduction to Voice Over course.
If you’re looking for a course that will give you the fundamentals of voice artistry, I can’t recommend this experience highly enough. It is delivered by JP Orr, an extremely experienced voice producer and performer, who manages to impart a significant fraction of his extensive experience in a mere 6 hours. JP’s quiet professionalism coupled with an extrovert sense of fun engenders a calm, relaxed atmosphere in which the student can concentrate fully on the valuable mic time and benefit from the extremely helpful direction and feedback that JP provides. The comprehensive written feedback that follows the course, usually within 24 hours, is very helpful in shaping your outlook for a potential career in the voice over industry.

Tabish Nawaz:

I took the “Beginners Voiceover Workshop” and had the most amazing time. I learned more than I had thought I would and got more practical time in than I though I would too. Plenty of feedback throughout the day and you can ask JP whatever question you want, you’ll get an honest answer. For a beginners workshop, there isn’t anything bad I can say about it. Will defo be booking more workshops in the future and recommend anyone who is thinking of taking the workshop to do so as well. Super-fun day and packed with information, especially if you have questions

Jess Pegram:

Instantly felt welcomed by JP and the other participants at the group workshop and gained some invaluable knowledge throughout the entire day. The day is the perfect balance of tips from JP, time behind the mic and time listening to other voices and seeing how they take direction. I think this workshop was a great introduction to the world of Voice Acting and I can’t wait to go back!

Chloe Brend:

I had an absolutely fantastic day on the Beginner’s Voiceover Workshop! It was such a great experience, and I learned a huge amount in just one day. I was pretty nervous at the start, as it’s all brand new to me, but JP completely put me at ease and gave me great direction and support. If you are thinking of trying it out, definitely try it here! I’m already planning my next workshop!

Adrian Hilsum:

Putting chords into vocal cords, these guys are the virtuosi of the voice.

Jonathan Wakeford:

If you’re interested in learning more about the voice over industry whilst at the same time getting plenty of time behind the mic, you could do a lot worse than the Introductory Workshop. JP clearly knows his stuff, and is happy to share some great tips and insights in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. A fun day was had by all – highly recommended!

Michael Gray:

The beginners workshop was a great introduction to the world of voiceovers. JP is very thorough and had a great way of giving us the benefit of his experience without being patronising. His knowledge of the industry is vast and it’s hard to believe we covered so much in a single day! I would highly recommend this course if you are thinking of starting in the voiceover business or merely thinking of adding it to your existing skills

Sally Hyde Lomax:

I have been using The Showreel since 2006 when they made me a voicereel for the first time. I have just had another reel made by JP and I am absolutely delighted. JP is amazing. He takes great care to make the absolute most of your voice and the results are stunning. I thoroughly recommend The Showreel if you need a new voice reel.

Jurgen van de Sanden:

I learned a lot during my workshop. Highly recommended if you want to get a good insight into the world of voiceover.

Seismik Wave:

Very very good introduction to voice over work, JP is great coach!

Bill Logan:

J-P and Mike give honest feedback and great guidance on vocal coaching. I first experienced this in one of their group training sessions, which not only was fun, but really informative.
For one to one tuition, they prepare samples for each training session and focus on improving the reads each time. Anyone thinking of working in the voice over industry should visit them

C. Dawson:

I really recommend the Showreel if you’re interested in going down the voice over path. I did the beginner’s workshop and have signed up for a 121 session. JP has a wealth of knowledge and puts everyone at ease with his sense of humour and fun! The studio is kitted out with all the latest equipment and the speed/smoothness that everything runs at is great! The group is small so you get plenty of personal attention. You also get to meet fantastic people with amazing voices!

Wendy Reid:

The Introductory Voiceover workshop was incredibly informative and also really good fun. During the day JP made sure that we were given lots of information about the world of voiceovers but we also had plenty of opportunity to learn about our own voices through practical time in the studio. A great day.

Susan Small:

The small group gave us time to learn from others, as well as our own sessions in the box. The day was jam-packed with information and some particularly good “tips and tricks”. It was a very good introduction to voice-over work and I would recommend it to anyone thinking of going into this area of work.

Alex Mann:

I had a great morning at The Showreel recording an agent demo with Mike. The guys really know their stuff and the session was a great success. They are very good at providing you with research materials and advice before the session, but it is important to go there with as much preparation done as possible. Similarly, their information regarding agencies and the wider world of voice-over work is extensive and has been really useful for me at this early stage of my v/o career.

I was really happy with the quality of recordings that were produced and the session was relaxed and fun. I don’t know a great deal about the equipment used in such recordings, but from what I could tell the studio was extremely well-equipped. Mike certainly knew his stuff and was a great source of help and advice both before, during and after the session.

I would thoroughly recommend using these guys for v/o reels and I will certainly be looking to work with them again in future. I feel it is important to reiterate the importance of preparation on your part beforehand: the guys can only do so much and the more work you are able to do in finding suitable scripts etc, the more you will end up getting out of your session.

Dora Zazy:

I had a fantastic time during Beginners Workshop at the Showreel Studio. I’ve learnt a lot in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere, and JP’s feedback was extremely invaluable. I am looking forward to being back at the Showreel’s studio 🙂

Casey Bird:

Wow! What an amazing experience. I did the voiceover workshop with a few others and have never felt so at ease and relaxed! Learnt so much and can’t wait to book my one to one. Thank you to JP and the team for a brilliant day, 100% would recommend 🙂

Julie Maguire:

Was a fun, informative and inspiring workshop. Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in a career as a voice over artist.

Taylor J Voices:

Fantastic Fun and Very informative training session, I learn’t alot and would highly reccomend them if you want to know more or start a career in voice-acting

Nina Saei:

I attended the beginner’s voiceover workshop which was fantastic, well organised, informative and a lot of fun! JP is a real character too which made the day. A comprehensive introduction, I would recommend to anyone interested.

Lainey Shaw:

Great workshop with JP. Really informative and useful. Highly recommended.

Matthew Porter:

Fantastic 1-2-1 session with Mike! Incredibly friendly and professional with heaps of useful advice. I learned so much in the 2 hours and not a moment was wasted. I cannot recommend The Showreel enough to anyone interested in pursuing voiceover!

Alexandra G:

Lovely people, full of advice and expertise and I’m really pleased with my reel.

Dawn Oxtoby:

A massive thank you to JP at The Showreel!! Had THE BEST experience!!! I’m usually a bit recording booth phobic but JP made it so easy. I now can’t wait to go back and put all of his gold dust information to use….My husband (who does VO’s) has been bugging me for years to try my hand at voice overs and thanks to JP I now have the bug!! Lucky me!!

Lachlan Walker:

JP was professional, efficient and encouraging. The workshop was a real industry insider’s guide with the benefit of mic time. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the workshop and will definitely be booking again!
Thank you JP and the team at The Showreel!

Connor Colquhoun:

Fantastic workshop, extremely fun!
Even if you don’t plan on doing voice acting for a career JP makes you feel very relaxed and happy to have fun with it!

Alex Chung:

Beginner’s Voiceover workshop was wonderful. A superb starting point with a comprehensive introduction into what it takes to go further. A fair amount of mic time too! Highly recommend.

Sam Devereaux:

The Character Day 3 workshop was excellent. As a reasonably experienced voice actor it is not always easy to find training that stretches you a long way past the basics. Yvonne and JP have delivered with Character Day 3. The workshop was fun and very challenging and I recommend to anyone looking to test their skills at an advanced level.

Louis Rhone:

A fantastic insite into the industry. Perfectly sized groups. JP is very professional and makes you feel at ease with great instant feed back and advice making you more confident and getting the better out of you. Not just giving you good advice on how to do your job but also how to be in the studio and how to be respectful and remembered. I didn’t book the extention but after the session I will most definitely be back for a 1 2 1, keep your ears out for my smooth tones on your radios 😉

Ps if you want to win JP over take a bottle of Roija with you 😉

Peter Welburn:

My second time working with Showreel and JP. Totally excellent and swift session due ,of course , to JP’S knowedge and professionalism. Worth every penny, as they say. Many thanks and look forward to the next time.

Monty Lloyd:

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, especially as a relative newcomer to the world of VO. From the moment I arrived and was met by Mike I was made to feel at ease. Time was taken to review chosen scripts, assess and become familiar with music backgrounds already pre-configured by Mike. Also able to suggest a change if preferred. Direction and guidance from Mike was both comforting and constructive. Time and effort to achieve a satisfactory output didn’t at all feel constrained. All in all a very positive experience.

Nick Chase:

I have received friendly and professional service every time I have used The Showreel. JP and Mike are a cut above and I certainly consider them one of the few go-to studios for clients and artists alike.

Giovanni del Vecchio:

I did my drama voice reel with Mike. Mike had obviously thought about each piece before I’d arrived and he was already prepared with some suggestions for musical settings and sound effects, which I had not been expecting. Mike has a strong musical instinct for what is going to work and a massive library at his fingertips. I appreciated how he listened and how he engaged with what I was trying to achieve. It felt like a collaboration and he was both patient and a perfectionist. While I am really looking forward to the final edit, I was delighted with the experience, and I look forward to returning for my next project.

Jorge Gonzalez:

JP and Yvonne have been instrumental in helping me to get an understanding of my own voice and building the confidence to record in the studio. Their workshops are very informative, fun and welcoming, and I highly recommend it to anybody who is interested in voice acting.

Helen Duff:

I had such a smooth and simple experience with JP at the Showreel. I sourced my own scripts and he provided several which suited the style of my voice – we ended up using a mix of both and he blended them together so well in the edit I didn’t need to make any changes to my commercial or narrative reel after the first blend. I also recorded an animation reel which was great fun to play around with and JP selected backing music which amplified the characters perfectly. All in all a really efficient way to record a new reel, with lots of expert tips on where to find scripts and how to distribute your work post recording.

Paul Godden:

What a fantastic introductory workshop to voiceover work! With JP’s knowledge of the industry and a relaxed and friendly approach the day was tremendously enjoyable and comes highly recommended. An ideal staring point to evaluate what VO is all about with practical experience, honest feedback and wonderful scene setting from JP!

Sami Abu-Wardeh:

New to VO work. The session with JP was a really valuable introduction to the industry. I highly recommend it!

Audrey L’Ebrellec:

I would recommend The Showreel to absolutely everybody!!!! They’re really professional and I’ve learned so much with them.
I’ve as well build my voice demo with them and the result is amazing 🙂
I’m looking forward for working with The Showreel again!
Misa D’Angelo:

“Words can’t even explain what a fantastic experience I have had working with JP and the Showreel team. The one day workshop gave me such a thrill that I had to continue onto the 1 to 1 sessions and finished all the way with the Agent Pack. JP is one of the kindest people I have met. He makes you feel comfortable and gives you the best advice in the voice-over industry. I have rated The Showreel excellent as I have left with not only meeting wonderful people, but also with a voice-over reel to die for! Thank you so much JP”

Mike Mousicos:

“The intro workshop was great. Informative and so much fun. Before attending the workshop, like most people, I knew there was a lot more to voiceover work than just having a good voice. And for me, the workshop explained exactly what and why. The day just whizzed by and I don’t know how JP managed to get all that information across and include all those subtle one-liners along the way, but he did. Two things that really impressed me about this workshop. One was that you get everything you’re told you’re gonna get (emails, links, further info) exactly when you’re told you’ll get it. The other was that JP tells it exactly like it is, no promises, no BS, totally realistic about the industry and what it takes to be a voiceover; yet very upbeat and positive about it being possible. I would definitely recommend the workshop. And as for the people I was with on the workshop – great bunch, great voices and a real laugh.”

David White:

“I did a two hour reading session with Mike for my Audiobook pack and was really pleased with the result. Mike’s skilful editing literally brought out the best in the reads. Not a minute of the two hours was wasted, and although there was a strong drive to perform well, Mike’s relaxed but professional approach made the whole session thoroughly enjoyable and – I hope – rewarding”

Laura Provost:

“I couldn’t possibly have been more pleased with my overall experience at Showreel. I worked with Mike during my demo recording and his constructive advice and positive encouragement made me feel extremely comfortable! I also did the 1-2-1 Home Studio course and learned about the fundamentals for starting my own ‘business’. Everything was extremely beneficial and the information was clear and understandable – even to someone like me who had never seen any of the software or equipment before! Thanks so much and really look forward to working with you again in the future!!”

Colette Hart:

“Great experience from intro workshop to final edits – and so much fun. JP and Mike, give yourselves a pat on the back. Bags of professionalism, high production values, a supportive environment – and a sense of humour. 5 stars *****”

Penny Mayhew:

“Great fun from start to end, laughed lots, smiled loads, and learnt bucketfuls. The day’s Intro Workshop is really good value for money as it not only gives you tuition and tonnes of info, but also time on the Mic, and the opportunity to see if you have a voice. JP is an excellent tutor – thank you JP and all at the Showreel!”

Ann-Marie Wake:

“What a fantastically fun introduction to voiceover workshop day! Forget the fact that I learnt so much and the information was flowing thick and fast. Above all, it was a great day. So much laughter. JP you could always go into stand-up if this voice over malarkey all goes wrong. But of course, it won’t because you have a truly unique blend of being very entertaining and putting people at ease while totally knowing your stuff and imparting that knowledge in a dynamic interesting way. I very much look forward to booking more sessions and a demo pack with you. I can’t wait.”

Tom Hyatt:

“The beginners workshop with JP was, in my view, invaluable. I learnt so much from the session, that I am now going into my voice reel recording with much more confidence! Thank you!”

Maria Clarke:

“Thank you so much JP for a fantastic beginner’s workshop. The whole day was extremely informative as well as being a lot of fun! Thank you also for the very detailed, encouraging feedback that was absolutely packed with the most useful information and advice. I have already booked my 1-2-1 session and can’t wait to record my Demo pack. I honestly can’t recommend The Showreel and JP highly enough and if anybody is wondering whether to do the beginner’s workshop I would say just do it, you’ll be SO glad that you did!”

Adam McNamara:

“When I needed to record a new voice reel these guys came highly recommended. Communication before my recording date was very informative and helped me prepare in depth. Feedback on my chosen scripts was fantastic and helped me hone what I wanted to achieve on the day. On the day of recording the time was used well with a collaboration on the final edit of my scripts. Constructive criticism and feedback helped me get the best out of my session. Highly recommend”

David Williamson:

“I had a fantastic Showreel session with JP – it was an intensive, energising and highly creative morning that resulted in my first character showreel. There’s a brilliant balance between the relaxed atmosphere and highly-tuned production skill-set of the team which makes the whole recording process a pleasure.”

Axelle Van De Goor:

“It was great to work with The Showreel! Thank you for your patience and professionalism. It was really good to have someone getting involved in the project and making sure it sounds great.”

Cai Ross:

“I’m new at this game, brand new. As a complete novice, I couldn’t have been in safer hands than JP. Relaxing but professional, good-humoured but exacting, he guided me to come out with a performance I hadn’t realised I was capable of. His advice was always encouraging, informed and realistic and the end results were fantastic. The future looks, at the very least, intriguing. His coffee is also nowhere near as bad as he claims.”

Tracey Kelly:

“The Intro Voiceover Workshop far exceeded my expectations. JP is a generous, enthusiastic and witty instructor who’s keen to share his extensive knowledge of the voiceover industry. Fantastic day, packed with mic time, coaching, tips, and great atmosphere. Thank you – I so enjoyed it!”

Giovanni del Vecchio:

“I did my drama voice reel with Mike. Mike had obviously thought about each piece before I’d arrived and he was already prepared with some suggestions for musical settings and sound effects, which I had not been expecting. Mike has a strong musical instinct for what is going to work and a massive library at his fingertips. I appreciated how he listened and how he engaged with what I was trying to achieve. It felt like a collaboration and he was both patient and a perfectionist. While I am really looking forward to the final edit, I was delighted with the experience, and I look forward to returning for my next project. Thanks Mike.”

Sarah Bright Bay:

“Thanks for such a beginner’s workshop and for the very constructive feedback. Despite the fact that I am not a natural VO candidate I am so pleased I did the course with you. It was fun and informative and delivered many excellent practical verbal presentation pointers for my day-to-day life as a PR. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Showreel and specifically YOU for being so friendly, approachable and thorough and not least a genius with your voice. I am keen to book a one-to-one shortly, even if just for my own personal satisfaction in cracking my nerves!”

Penny Mayhew:
“Great fun from start to end, laughed lots, smiled loads, and learnt bucketfuls. The day’s Intro Workshop is really good value for money as it not only gives you tuition and tonnes of info, but also time on the Mic, and the opportunity to see if you have a voice. JP is an excellent tutor – thank you JP and all at the Showreel!”

Grant Gillespie:

“The Showreel was recommended to me by several voice agents and I now know why.

Mike was absolutely amazing. He was charming, funny, professional and really encouraging. He’d done so much prep before the session it ran really smoothly and he was so helpful both with selecting the scripts and directing my performance. I really enjoyed the whole process and loved the end result.

I’d highly recommend them to any actor or voice-over artist.”

Paul Godden:

“What a fantastic introductory workshop to voiceover work! With JP’s knowledge of the industry and a relaxed and friendly approach the day was tremendously enjoyable and comes highly recommended. An ideal staring point to evaluate what VO is all about with practical experience, honest feedback and wonderful scene setting from JP!”

Sam Devereaux:

“The Character Day 3 workshop was excellent. As a reasonably experienced voice actor it is not always easy to find training that stretches you a long way past the basics. Yvonne and JP have delivered with Character Day 3. The workshop was fun and very challenging and I recommend to anyone looking to test their skills at an advanced level.”

David White:

“I did a two hour reading session with Mike for my Audiobook pack and was really pleased with the result. Mike’s skilful editing literally brought out the best in the reads. Not a minute of the two hours was wasted, and although there was a strong drive to perform well, Mike’s relaxed but professional approach made the whole session thoroughly enjoyable and – I hope – rewarding”

Colette Hart:

“Great experience from intro workshop to final edits – and so much fun. JP and Mike, give yourselves a pat on the back. Bags of professionalism, high production values, a supportive environment – and a sense of humour. 5 stars *****.”

Craig Van Ness:

“I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to Voice Over. JP is a super coach, providing a friendly, fun and supportive atmosphere – he is a talented engineer and voice over artist and clearly knows what he’s talking about! I’ve already been back for a 121 and have booked a home studio session, too! Thanks JP!”

Ann-Marie Wake:
“What a fantastically fun introduction to voiceover workshop day! Forget the fact that I learnt so much and the information was flowing thick and fast. Above all, it was a great day. So much laughter. JP you could always go into stand-up if this voice over malarkey all goes wrong. But of course, it won’t because you have a truly unique blend of being very entertaining and putting people at ease while totally knowing your stuff and imparting that knowledge in a dynamic interesting way. I very much look forward to booking more sessions and a demo pack with you. I can’t wait”

Lizzy Steele:
“The Introductory workshop was the best day ever! Was super comfortable and grateful to know I was in the lap of the industries best voiceover trainers in the market. I was Referred by Jude Schweppe and Time Kirby, who both raved about JP, and I wasn’t to be disappointed. Not only was JP generous with his knowledge of his craft, he also shared personal and professional stories to ignite our excitement! How does he do it? With his diplomatic charm, he makes sure everyone walks out at the end of the day with the voiceover bug! It’s defo where I want to be! Thanks again JP and the Showreel team! See ya again for my 121 soon. Smilage and jazz hands”

Murrough O’Brian:

“The Intro Workshop was a glorious day – fun, informative and challenging! An enormous amount of information (how do you do it?) It was presented with such charm, warmth and fluency that I hardly needed to keep notes – it all stuck. It’s so easy to get nervous and tongue-tied in these circumstances, but I felt completely at ease. The tips and direction were massively helpful. Above all, we knew we were in the hands of a real professional and a true artist. Onwards and upwards, I feel”

Emily Houghton – United Artists
“The Showreel have been so fantastic, the after sales care is brilliant! Amazing amazing amazing cannot recommend them enough.”

Paul Godden
“What a fantastic introductory workshop to voiceover work! With JP’s knowledge of the industry and a relaxed and friendly approach the day was tremendously enjoyable and comes highly recommended. An ideal starting point to evaluate what VO is all about with practical experience, honest feedback and wonderful scene setting from JP!”

Euan Thomson
“Superb….had a great experience on the voiceover intro workshop with JP. It was a real eye opener into how you can make the most of what you have. JP gave friendly, open and honest feedback which I really appreciated and it’s clear that he has a lot to give and there is a lot that you can learn from him. Would thoroughly recommend attending the intro session if you’ve ever thought about using your voice for something other than just having a conversation”

Katie Wash:
“What a fantastic day! I thoroughly enjoyed my Introductory training session and thought it was run very professionally. I was made to feel relaxed and I learned a lot. Thanks so much- I would have no hesitation in recommending you”

Nic Worter:
“The Intro Workshop I attended was exactly what I needed, it explained the mysteries of VO and gave us all some mic time. JP is very professional and an all-round good guy. Just do it!”

Gareth Howells:
“I was incredibly impressed with the whole workshop experience, after being out of the entertainment world for about 10 years I was incredibly nervous when I visited the studio despite my bravado and joke Tourettes. JP made us all feel at ease and even though my “are we being ripped off radar” was hyper sensitive I immediately felt I was in the right place speaking to the best person in the industry. JP, you are a gem and I think we all left feeling we were lucky to find you. I 100% want to book a one to one session and I am keen to book the demo session too. This is something I have decided I wish to pursue as a career and I think I could be good at it. A confidence I really didn’t have before I visited the studio. You’re responsible for giving me that confidence and I”m very grateful for that.”

The feedback, as promised, did not pull any punches, which I liked. It was thoughtful measured and showed that you actually cared about us all. So without being mr gushy mc gush face I think your brilliant man and the workshop was one of the best things I’ve done in years.

You have however ruined every advert, kids programme and radio drama for me now but this is a small price to pay.

Will Marney:
“I attended the Introduction Workshop after thinking about it for a few months and I am SO glad I did. It was Brilliant! It’s a fantastic studio and JP is a great mentor. Patient and re-assuring, but the best thing is the feedback you receive on the day and after, it’s so helpful to have someone honestly tell you if you have the voice you think you have. It’s packed with useful information and great advice as well as plenty of Mic Time. I would recommended this to anyone who is thinking of getting started in Voiceover Work”

Tam Large:
“The into workshop was superb. JP is master of his profession and we learned a great deal both in and out of the booth. All very practical stuff imparted in an entertaining and accessible way. The day passed very quickly and I left feeling empowered and ready for my next steps towards a VO career. The feedback JP sent afterwards was wonderfully detailed and had much practical advice on what to do to improve the areas he had identified. Thanks JP & The Showreel – I’m looking forward to the one-to-one session I am now going to book”

Laura Provost:
“I couldn’t possibly have been more pleased with my overall experience at Showreel. I worked with Mike during my demo recording and his constructive advice and positive encouragement made me feel extremely comfortable! I also did the 1-2-1 Home Studio course and learned about the fundamentals for starting my own ‘business’. Everything was extremely beneficial and the information was clear and understandable – even to someone like me who had never seen any of the software or equipment before! Thanks so much and really look forward to working with you again in the future”

Tara Quinn:
“I had such a superb recording day with JP! Thank you so much for creating a fantastic Demo for me. I had a wonderful day recording at your studios, you were so generous and lovely to work with, and your guidance and advice was indispensable. Thank you for putting me at ease and for all your encouragement. I would recommend you in a heart-beat to anyone that needs a killer Demo!”

Steve Chambers:
“Just to say what a pleasure it was to take part in the intro voiceover workshop. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.JP is a great teacher and we all got plenty of mic time to try out various scripts. Very prompt and useful follow-up too. Hope to be back for further courses”

Nikki Brooks:
I booked myself on the one day workshop with JP, followed it up with a one on one and then recorded the Agent Pack with Mike. This is the best money I have spent in a very long time. They create a relaxed fun environment where you feel able, ready and confident to record.What impressed me the most was the level of detail ,clarity and creative ways in which direction was given to me. Because of this, I was able to improve immediately and get a reel that I love. I couldn’t have had a better experience Thank you guys x”

Mary Coughlan:
Thank you JP for a great intro workshop day! You gave our group a huge amount of useful information on lots of different aspects of Voice Over work . My head was spinning! We all learned masses and you presented it all in a very entertaining yet very professional way. We all had a lot of fun and enjoyed making those commercial recordings – you made us realise that voice over work is within our grasp and I certainly felt that I’d come to the right experts!! It was well worth the investment – and I hope very much to be able to go further with the help of further courses with you and Mike. I know that the feedback which is coming soon will be really honest and useful…Thank you again for a fantastic day”

Jonathan Milshaw:

“Thanks again Mike for your expertise on my demo. Your direction was spot on the day and I’m really happy with the final version. I feel very confident sending it out to agencies. Cheers”

Alan Kelly:
“Mike was a real pro! He took charge of the session and was a great director. We collaborated ideas on scripts and I valued his objective ear, as the actor can be his own worst critic. Trust this guy”

Martin Wright:
“I’d like to say “thanks for a fun and very informative Home Studio Workshop”. To anyone reading this who may be thinking about setting up at home, I’d simply say “Mike’s your man”.”

Caroline Hume:
“The Intro voiceover workshop gives you everything you need to know about the world of the voiceover; especially about the reality of working in the business. And if, like me, you feel a bit nervous about getting behind the mic, you don’t have to worry because JP understands all that. He will give you practical techniques for taking away nerves as well as making you laugh so that you can’t feel awkward for long! Highly recommended”

Youssef Kerkour:
“Wow! Best recording experience ever. Mike was excellent at guiding the sessions towards producing what I have to say is the slickest most professional sounding demos I’ve ever heard! 🙂 Booked an Agent Pack session and an Animation Pack session and they are worth every penny. Would recommend to all! Don’t even hesitate for a second. Thank you, thank you.”

…Update… “Dear Mike, Just wanted you to know I’ve just signed with Calypso! They absolutely loved the character reel which was linked to my Spotlight page. They then asked for more and I sent the commercial and narrative and got an appointment. We just shook hands this morning. You are totally to thank for some truly kick ass reels that got me an agent in under three weeks. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Mike Mousicos :
“The intro workshop was great. Informative and so much fun. Before attending the workshop, like most people, I knew there was a lot more to voiceover work than just having a good voice. And for me, the workshop explained exactly what and why. The day just whizzed by and I don’t know how JP managed to get all that information across and include all those subtle one-liners along the way, but he did. Two things that really impressed me about this workshop. One was that you get everything you’re told you’re gonna get (emails, links, further info) exactly when you’re told you’ll get it. The other was that JP tells it exactly like it is, no promises, no BS, totally realistic about the industry and what it takes to be a voiceover; yet very upbeat and positive about it being possible. I would definitely recommend the workshop. And as for the people I was with on the workshop – great bunch, great voices and a real laugh.”

Gareth Patterson:
“I had a fantastic experience on the intro workshop led by the dynamic JP. It was quickly apparent that he knew what he was talking about. Even off topic comments by the group seemed to lead in to another priceless nugget of information from him about what it took to do well in voice over. Whether it was about what not to eat before a session (cheese is super bad apparently), or the methods used by working artists I had no doubt I was in the presence of professionals. Strongly recommended and I can’t wait to book in for another session.”

Joanne Barkley-Smith:
“Working with JP is a thoroughly enjoyable experience! His professional guidance is delivered with patience and great humour. Makes you want to just keep going back”

Jo Ball:
“The one day course with JP was insighful, thorough and relaxed. Excellent! With his vast knowledge I shall be returning for 1-2-1 coaching sessions!”

Tori Perriss
“Whether you are a newbie VO artist or a fully fledged VO looking to gain an understanding of the dreaded technology behind the glass I cannot recommend Mike’s Home Studio Workshop highly enough! Mike managed to cram a lot into the day, without overwhelming us, and I left with an understanding of how things work and why, the confidence to try it for myself and a great range of tools to suit all budgets. Thank you so much Mike for such a fantastic day!”

Jane Marr:
“I recently attended a group VO course and I have to say what a fantastic day and JP was great, what a great coach! He’s very patient and is full of great tips and advice if you’re just entering the industry. He will be honest if he really doesn’t think it’s for you too. Give it go is my advice. Thank you JP”

Shekhar Varma:
“A brilliant Intro Workshop day learnt so much, small group personal and honest feedback respectfully given if you think you have a talent for voice this is a must do workshop. JP makes you feel comfortable and at ease and sprinkles the day with relevant insights and anecdotes didn’t even notice the time passing”

Philip George:
“The more your prepared to learn and put in the time and effort beforehand, the more rewarding your experience will be. JP is a fantastic teacher, who`s experience and expertise will help anyone at whatever level. Your never to old to learn”

Chis Staines:
“I had so much fun recording reels for the agent pack. I felt so comfortable in the booth, with JP guiding me with expert tips and gentle encouragement, as well as patiently helping to iron out the creases with a read I was less happy with. I’m delighted with the result. Production-wise it’s spot-on, and it really sells my voice”

Viva Aikins :
“Today I had a workshop starter session with Mike. I have also been very lucky to have had a beginners workshop session JP too, so I have had the best of both worlds! The workshop starter session was amazing! I was totally engaged with all Mike’s golden nuggets. Such subtle teachings yet so very powerful.I left feeling so much more confident and excited about my next session. Thank you so much Mike”

Katy Taylor:
“Thank you so much JP for a brilliant day recording! I am extremely pleased with the end product and I would definitely recommend you guys to anyone looking to record a professional voicereel”

John Ironstone:
“Thanks to the professionalism of JP and his fun and relaxed beginners workshop; I now have the basic building blocks to begin my journey into a hopefully burgeoning voiceover career. I am looking forward to my next session which will be a 1-2-1 and will build on what I have already learnt. I would recommend JP and his beginners voiceover workshop to anybody hoping to break into this fascinating industry”

Roman Vicic:
“I had a wonderful time at the beginner’s workshop, JP was charismatic and efficiently informative and it was well worth the money and more. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone looking to get started in this wonderful and vocal (no pun intended) industry – Keep it up and rock on!”

Kate Cook:
“Learnt so much on the beginners workshop today and had fun too! Really recommend this as a good way to get started…”

Mo Amin:
“I recently attended the Intro Voice Over Workshop with JP and I can honestly say that it was brilliant! His depth of knowledge in the industry is second-to-none and he is a thoroughly nice chap too, who can put anyone at ease. The workshop gave me an insight in to this very cool industry, tips and tricks to get you on your way and the feedback is genuine and honest. I definitely recommend it, well worth the price”

Dave Fox:
“What a great day I had making the Agent Showreel with JP. REALLY enjoyed myself, such a pleasure to watch a wizard at work. Really pleased with the demo…now all I have to do is find some other bugger who’s pleased with it and get them to chuck some money my way. Thanks JP…..I imagine I’ll be back soon to learn about home studio stuff”

Misa D’Angelo:
“Words can’t even explain what a fantastic experience I have had working with JP and the Showreel team. The one day workshop gave me such a thrill that I had to continue onto the 1 to 1 sessions and finished all the way with the Agent Pack. JP is one of the kindest people I have met. He makes you feel comfortable and gives you the best advice in the voice-over industry. I have rated The Showreel excellent as I have left with not only meeting wonderful people, but also with a voice-over reel to die for! Thank you so much JP”

Mary Cha :
“It’s true! The Showreel have the best voiceover workshop for beginners. JP is simply the best! He passed on lots of tips and advise on improving techniques and what’s on trend, very generous with his knowledge. The session is filled with fun, at the right pace too. Loved the honest feedback from the workshop as it is individual specific with directions and recommendations. I can’t wait for my 121 session. Thank you JP”

Katy Taylor:
“Thank you so much JP for a brilliant day recording! I am extremely pleased with the end product and I would definitely recommend you guys to anyone looking to record a professional voicereel”

Sandy Daly :
“Awesome day with JP. Even though nervous, he was so helpful and I can really see MYSELF, where work is needed on my voice. Step two 1 2 1 with JP – can’t wait”

Anton Jarrod :
“Anyone thinking about starting in voice over work should do a beginner’s workshop, because there is so much to find out. It’s just the start of a process. The Showreel have proved to me to offer the best workshop out there: packed full of detail, expert advice and directions, and delivered with ease and style. You cannot go wrong if you start your journey with JP or Mike. A big thanks”

Martin Eisens :
“The Voiceover Intro course was everything I needed to make an accurate decision on whether this career option is for me. Highly recommended”

Jess Price :
“Had the best time recording my Agent Pack with JP – so helpful, professional and fun! I would whole heartedly recommend it and am so pleased with the outcome”

Niall Doherty :
“I’d like to thank JP & The Showreel team for a brilliantly presented workshop packed full of essentials & insider tips & tricks. Time behind the mike proved invaluable as hands-on experience makes for the acid test! I thoroughly recommend this workshop to anyone considering a career as a voice artist”

Anja Jacobsen:
“Thank you for a very informative and enjoyable home studio workshop! I really would recommend this to anyone who wants to get a clear idea of what is involved in setting up a home studio. Please let me know if/when you offer an advanced home studio workshop”

Nadine Crowe:
I would highly recommend JP’s workshop to anyone looking for an introduction to the world of voiceovers. The workshop was fun, well-paced, informative, and the perfect mix between theory and practice. I particularly valued the written feedback that was sent to me shortly after the workshop. It was detailed, honest and constructive. Thank you”

Debbie Cotman:
“I really enjoyed the introductory workshop to voiceovers. JP was very informative and gave lots of helpful tips and advice. I have now booked my first 1 2 1 session”

Jason Cullen :
“JP and Mike are highy professional, know what that are talking about, and will give you spot-on, useful advice to help you improve your technique. If you’re thinking of giving The Showreel a go, then don’t hesitate”

Jessica Perkins :
“The beginners workshop, hosted by JP, is well worth the time and the money. I had a brilliant day and got exactly what I was looking for – professional, unbiased feedback with practical tips and advice for progressing in voice over work. JP’s feedback is really useful and I appreciated his ability to “tell it straight” whilst being so wonderfully kind and funny with it that it actually builds your confidence! The session was a real eye-opener for me, right out of my comfort zone but all good character building stuff. Highly recommended”

Verity Panter :
“The beginners workshop was really informative. JP passed on lots of helpful industry tips and advice and he is extremely knowledgeable. It was a really fun day, JP really knows his stuff and gives accurate feedback and direction. I would really recommend this course to anyone thinking of getting into VO”

Lorraine Ansell :
“JP and Mike are amazing – they are fun and encouraging, brilliant coaches. Top tips and advice as well as a cosy studio to record in! Ace stuff – thanks”

Daniela Acitelli :
I originally went to The Showreel because of JP’s and Mike’s reputation as the best and I haven’t been disappointed. I’ve just completed my second studio set up session with Mike and I can’t recommend him and The Showreel enough. I was terrified of the editing aspect of recording and very overwhelmed. As a result I’ve bombarded Mike with many panicked e-mails while I tried to configure my home studio and make the transition to self employment. Throughout the entire process Mike was amazingly patient. He calmly explained everything. He never once made me feel that my many questions were wrong. He’s an excellent teacher friendly and professional to the highest standard. Thanks to him I really feel confident in my new studio and my ability to produce professional sound. Going to The Showreel was the best investment I could possibly have made in my voice over career. I can’t thank Mike enough and I really look forward to my next session with Showreel.

Suzie Parkus :
“Today I finally completed my beginners workshop and it was nothing short of fun, warm, welcoming, safe, encouraging, educational, inspiring, eye-opening and so much more. It was totally worth the wait. Loved every minute of it and I would do it all over again!! Not laughed so much in ages. Learnt way more than I could have hoped to AND JP is just awesome! What a great teacher bursting with knowledge. Thank you for opening my eyes today ;0) My advice? If you’re thinking about a session, just book it! It’s not worth missing out and having to wait even longer to progress your VO journey”

Shauna Wyldeck-Estrada:
“Had a great day with JP. He is so knowledgeable and funny. I highly recomend this workshop if you are considering working in this area. You learn about your voice in ways that may surprise you. JP gives you plenty of tips and information alongside all the links that accompany the feedback of the workshop session. Sign up its worth it”

Gary Le-Gallienne :
Genuinely a great introduction to the world of voiceover work. JP clearly does know the business inside out. His workshop is very professionally run, yet relaxed and informal. It is informative, yet fun. The sessions are run in a very collaborative and supportive way and are thoroughly enjoyable. Perhaps you’ve thought about finding out whether or not you could work with your voice, but have hesitated because of the fear factor? If so, or if you simply want an honest and authentic view from someone who really knows, then I’d say JP is your man.

Berwyn Davies :
“Thank you so much for your workshop feedback. I’m not going to peruse this further and really appreciate your honesty and I had an amazing day at the workshop and a great experience. I’m not disappointed at all with your words of honesty and realise it would be a long journey for me…. The good thing is, I can now use it in my teaching lessons and tell pupils about using their voice as a career on the side, especially now I know what it entails, so thanks for that string to my bow! Again, thank you for making the day very interesting and I had a blast! Good luck with the future of Showreel and may you continue to grow”

Pipp Hamilton :
“Initially going to JP to see how I could improve the voluntary work I do reading for the blind with the RNIB, his advice and support was positive and encouraging. I then went on to record my reels with him and was impressed at his focus, energy and professionalism. The warmth of his personality makes you smile, and encourages me on my journey. Great!”

Mickie Adams :
“A brilliant, informative workshop,thoroughly recommend it”

Nathan Lee :
Had a fantastic session with Mike. Relaxed, professional, fun and efficient. Expect an honest opinion on your work and fantastic value for money.

Jeremy Hunt:
“Professional, relaxed, pragmatic and thoroughly enjoyable. Both JP and Mike are people I loved working with and look forward to working with them again”

Caroline Ashby:
“Thinking of attending the Beginners Voiceover Workshop? Don’t think about it – just do it!! Having experienced a beginners workshop previously with a different provider and obtaining basically zilch from it, my expectations were somewhat low. JP is knowledgeable, encouraging, thorough and cuts through the proverbial! Trust me, you will NOT regret attending this course. I left the studio with a renewed sense of purpose and a plethora of information to digest. I’m planning on attending many of The Showreel’s courses in the near future based on this experience alone. I just wish it hadn’t taken me so long to book my first! Thanks so much JP, brilliant”

Teresa Banham:
“The beginners workshop is brilliant! I learnt so much in such a short space of time. And it was relaxed and lots of fun. I feel really inspired by it. Thank you JP”

Olivia Lewis:
“I had such a positive experience with Mike at the Showreel. Mike came with material that suited me so well and really coached me along the session. I was so pleased with the end result!

Charlie Manhattan:
Under an umbrella of charismatic tutelage and in an inspiring atmosphere, this has been a life changing experience for me. It has reignited my dreams, my husband says he has seen the best of me since the course and I am wondering with much gratitude what kind of magic dust is JP hiding in his studio?”

Anthea Lee:
“An absolutely fabulous workshop, I can’t recommend it highly enough. J.P is a brilliant coach, relaxed and friendly, highly experienced, knowledgeable and professional. The course was excellently structured with the perfect balance of mic practice and feedback, along with valuable insider hints and top tips on how to create a successful career as a V.O artist. The venue was also fantastic and even had a garden so we could eat our lunch in the sunshine. Well worth the wait. Best money I’ve ever spent. Thank you J.P”

Charlie Scowsill:
High expectations were exceeded. Unparalleled direction and wide range of tips and advice for the industry. What more could you ask for?

Jessie Cave – United Voices:
Mike in studio 2 was so friendly, welcoming and efficient and helped me to record my new agent reel which has already got me more work.
He immediately knew what would suit my voice and personality and he worked quickly and brilliantly in finding the right clips to record. Thank you thank you!

Lisa Stewart:
I loved the beginner’s workshop, JP is a pleasure to be around, brimming with knowledge and experience and delighted to share it with you. My group was lovely and the session was entertaining, informative and positive. it’s good to know that feedback will be honest, there’s no point being unrealistic in an industry like this, but I loved it and feedback permitting would jump at the chance to learn more!

Shane Taylor – Vocal Point:
Quite simply, recording with The Showreel helped launch my career in voice-over. And I’ve been working for the last 10 years.

John Sackville:
“Mike Charters, The Showreel’s producer in Studio 2 did a really great job on my new US voice reel, choosing some great underlying tracks for the various spots. A brilliant ear for what suits what. Thoroughly appreciated. The finished product is truly impressive.”

Anthony Hehir:
“It was a real pleasure working with JP from The Showreel. I recorded a voice reel with him, and not only did he provide great ideas beforehand, he also suggested new scripts there and then after he got a better feel for my voice and my goals. I live in Switzerland, but it was definitely worth the effort to record my reel in London with JP, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I would recommend The Showreel to anyone serious about voice over work! They reputation is solid and they deliver”

Bill Milburn:
“I felt relaxed and welcome from the moment I arrived and the day was everything I hoped it would be. JP is a real pro and makes the whole day fun whilst keeping it professional and giving great support and guidance for total beginners like me. We all received a CD of our recordings at the close with a follow up email giving honest feedback of strengths and weaknesses as well as access to a great members area packed with advice on the next step. If you are looking for an introduction to the voice over business then a day at JP’s beginners workshop is a must”

Chelsea Fitzgerald:
Thank you JP. I had such a wonderful time on your course yesterday and learnt alot. I look forward to hearing your feedback and hopefully working with you again in the future!

Clare Bray:
“I just wanted to say how grateful I was for the workshop, which was brilliant – made moreso by the informal and relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the fact that no previous knowledge of the world of voiceover/recording studios was required. There was no negativity and it was really encouraging – I feel like I learnt a lot, but also have a lot more to learn. I just wanted to say thank you for a brilliant day on Friday – because those are few and far between”

Iqbal Aquil:
“Absolutely superb: Time flew by whilst I was immersed in JP’s knowledge and passion for his subject.Top guy-lovely people. What more can I say? I would definitely recommend this workshop”

Matt Abbott:
“I enjoyed a fun and productive five hours with JP today recording my VO showreel. We used a combination of scripts I’d brought myself, and some that JP already had that he thought would suit my voice and add variety to the package. I flew down from Manchester to London in order to work with JP, and I feel it was well worth the trip. His professionalism and humour put me completely at ease and made the whole process go really smoothly”

Ajmal Mahmood:
“I really enjoyed meeting you and taking part in this workshop. Your honest feedback and the benefit of your immense experience are much appreciated. I have never done anything like this before and booked my place on a whim. It appears I’m not really cut out for this kind of thing but I don’t regret going on the workshop at all. Who knows, one day I may be using the phrase “Oh yes, I did a couple of readings for JP Orr dontcha know”

Robert Eldridge:
“A superb day and now I have a quality voice reel. Initially went on one of Jean-Paul’s intro days. So came back feeling confident in having met him, worked in the booth etc. so no surprises. Remember, do your home work before your big day. Tons of info available from “The Showreel” site. A brilliant day, now the hard work starts. Thank you JP”

Virginia Fowell:
“I have never done anything like this before and found it a really enjoyable experience, way out of comfort zone, but JP made it all such fun. Whatever the outcome, thank you”

Sebastienne Williams:
“I can’t recommend The Showreel highly enough. JP is an absolute joy to work with and knows exactly how to showcase you at your absolute best. I recorded a Graduate Pack demo, emailed it off to seven voice agents and within two hours had been offered representation- hooray!”

Diane Stewart:
“Thank you for a wonderful experience, a fun no pressure workshop with honest advice, the workshop was given to me as a Xmas gift and I would recommend it! To meet JP is a gift in its self!”

Laura Edghill:
I really enjoyed recording my agent pack with JP. The session was relaxed, fun and collaborative. He works quickly selecting music and sound effects to maximise your time and then cuts the reel so you can take it with you. A very professional service.

Steve Franklin:
“I didn’t know anything about JP or Showreel beforehand but after consulting the good ‘ol Thinterweb, The Showreel came up and the web content and, particularly, the testimonials convinced me to go with them/JP. No regrets whatsoever, the day matched the recommendations – relaxed, JP certainly knew his stuff and a great start in (perhaps!) going further. I await JP’s feedback before making a decision but if I decide to make a pro demo I will certainly go with him. Highly recommended”

Alison Jeffries:
“I had a really enjoyable day at the showreel today. Whilst it was a relaxed and informal day it was very professional and i learned a great deal. It was very inspiring too and i met some lovely people. thanks JP”

David Isherwood:
“Inspirataional group of particpants. Learnt so much from JP and my colleagues. Almost too much information. But there, I’d complain if there wasn’t enough! Can’t speak too highly about the course”

Ben Williams:
“Hands down one of the best training courses I’ve been on. Professional, relaxed, thorough, and above all packed with practical advice from a real pro. We got a chance to get behind the mic and see how it’s done, and ask lots of questions. I learned more in an hour than I have all day on similar courses. Thanks JP, will be signing up for more soon!”

Steve Franklin:
“I didn’t know anything about JP or Showreel beforehand but after consulting the good ‘ol Thinterweb, Showreel came up and the content and, particularly, the testimonials convinced me to go with them/JP. No regrets whatsoever, the day matched the recommendations – relaxed, JP certainly knew his stuff and a great start in (perhaps!) going further. I await JP’s feedback before making a decision but if I decide to make a pro demo I will certainly go with him. Highly recommended”

Ally Murphy:
“I always wanted to try my hand at voice overs & with JP’s help on the 1-2-1 sessions I feel I’ve gained lots of useful knowledge to help me try make a career. He helps you relax & brings out your potential. I can highly recommend”

Paul Jennings:
“Totally professional without being “stuffy”, JP runs an honest, relaxed but more importantly, informative and practical course with the emphasis on enjoyment. Our small group were total strangers at the beginning but by the end of the day had become “course friends”. We all encouraged each other and this, coupled with JP’s relaxed approach, made for an extremely enjoyable day. Thank you”

Tim Verity:
“I would recommend JP to anyone thinking of going into the V/O market. He gives a good idea of what is required and, most importantly, offers an an excellent follow up service”

Harriet Ritchie:
“I have literally just started emailing my demos to agents, and had an offer of representation virtually by return! JP helped me produce really professional reels, I learnt such a lot and had so much fun, all starting with the Beginners Workshop – so worth the investment”!

Stuart Turvey:
“Ive been on a lot of workshops but this one really stands out. JP appears to have a real talent for making you feel relaxed and selecting scripts that bring the best out of the tools you have (or haven’t), been blessed with. A really enjoyable day spent with a guy who really knows his stuff”

David Hird:
“This was my first dip into the voiceover waters, so I have no-one to compare JP to, but my guess is that others should be compared to him. Although most of us were entering the waters at the deep end, he put the group at ease from the start and gave us the benefit of his years of experience in this industry. The day’s programme was a master-class in the voiceover technique, not least the management of a sound studio, allowing adequate time for individual vocal performances in a supportive and convivial atmosphere. This was our opportunity to both shine and make mistakes – learning from our own and those of others. We each left with a CD of our efforts and, within no time, were sent written individual feedback which was fulsome, perceptive and supportive. Even if I never make it in this very competitive business, this was a thoroughly absorbing day delivered by a seasoned professional in a relaxed but focused way. Money well spent – an investment rather than a cost”

Cecile Besrest-Butler:
“A truly inspirational day. JP was fun, very informative and extremely generous in sharing his knowledge and experience in the world of voice overs. A fun and helpful experience with detailed feedback given in private on performances given behind the mic. A memorable day. Thank you”!

Lorraine Hall:
“Great workshop well paced and challenging. Time on the mic with support and guidance was a real learning experience. It was worth the journey from Sheffield”

Lucinda Bathe:
“Out of Comfort Zone… fun.
Nerve Wracking… fun.
Informative… fun.
Constructive… fun.
Confidence Building… fun.
Exhausting… fun.
What more do I need to say?…
Except… Don’t change JP…. especially the humour! …. and Can I do it again please?”

Steve Frow:
“A thoroughly enjoyable beginners workshop. JP’s honesty about my potential, based on his obvious experience and expertise, have ensured that I think twice – and probably three times! – about taking thing s any further. Nevertheless, a busy, witty, exciting day chock full of interest and information. It’s almost worth taking things further simply for the enjoyment of a great time learning from an expert! Thank you, JP”

Paul Beard:
“A Great Workshop all round, JP has a relaxed and enthusiastic approach to everyone. The workshop was highly informative and full of hints, tips and advice. A big “Thank you” to JP who clearly knows everything about the business and is willing to share it. I came to the course open minded and left informed and very enthusiastic. The feedback from JP is honest and I now know what I need to do. So, if you are thinking of getting into the voice over industry, this course is a Must”

Carl Beaman:
“A great day – made even better by JP´s relaxed and enthusiastic approach. A very professionally produced experience – and very well worth the cost!! I am now enlightened as to the world of Voiceovers! Well done to JP”

Shaughan Seymour:
“If anyone is thinking of trying to break into the Voice -over world, JP’s session is a first rate introduction; he made everyone feel relaxed, and although people were obviously nervous at first, by the end of the day all of us felt we had achieved something positive. He also gave us a golden rattlebag of helpful pointers to guide us on to the next stage, and a very honest assessment”

Melanie Fraser:
“Thank you JP for another inspiring, informative and lively workshop and for generously sharing so much of your knowledge. Both the Home Studio and the Voice Over Workshops gave me lots to absorb and with your always kind and honest feedback, it is an exciting journey”

Catherine Whale:
“There’s a reason why London’s top voice agents use JP and ‘The Showreel’ for training. The “Beginners Workshop” was both relaxing and highly informative. I now feel that I’m armed with enough knowledge to be able to attack the voice market with confidence, having picked up numerous ‘do’s and don’ts’ and insider tips about the business, from someone who actually knows what he’s talking about! SO, if you really want to make money from voice overs then you better call JP. He’s the number one voice over guru for voice training in the UK”

Alex F:
“JP was a very informative, engaging and entertaining tutor. Taught me a lot about the VO industry and gave me lots of help and tips to get my foot in the door”

Jamal Mismar:
“For anyone looking to start a career in voice over work, there really is no one better to introduce you in to this industry then JP at the showreel. His instantly puts you at ease with his personality and you feel vey comfortable at his london offices. He gives you clear, honest information, that leaves you feeling that you have had every question in your head answered. This professional introductory session was ridiculous value for money and I would recommend anyone serious about getting into voice over work to make the first step by seeing this man. Thanks again JP”

Urvashi Lad:
“I thought the workshop was really good, I loved being back in a real studio and in front of a mic. JP is a great person and has a lot to say with so little time, there is a wealth of knowledge in his head! I’d definitely recommend this workshop for anyone thinking of trying to make a career in voiceovers/radio/TV ads etc… Cannot wait to make my showreel!”

John Rosenow:
“I want to thank you for your honest feedback, on my day spent in your voiceover workshop. I realised on my way home that I hadn’t performed at all well in front of the mic. Your conclusion came as no surprise, and I am grateful but somewhat deflated. I have had a good sleep and have awoken feeling positive about everything. I have a lot of spare time on my hands, and would like to give myself 6 months to try and turn things around. I know more now of what you need to do when you are in front of the mic. I intend to follow all your tips, and practice hard to come up with a better performance in the future. Yesterday was a big eye-opener for me, to what is needed, to become a voiceover artist”

Virginia Ness Woodeson:
“Thank you for this workshop! I couldn’t imagine a more thorough overview of the VO profession. The structure gave me an opportunity to test the waters behind a mic and to get a sense of the working environment. And it gave me a realistic picture of the amount of initiative, drive and sheer hard work I would need to pursue this career. (Not for the faint hearted). The feedback was clear and effective. And the best part was that it was so much fun!! You have a great energy as a teacher and every actor should do this! ”

Wayne Miller:
“I thought the workshop was excellent. You provided so much useful information about the industry, the competition, the skills i would need to develop as VO artist as well as an insight into the ‘art’ behind it all! Being able to ‘have a go’ at recording was so useful, not to mention the all important vocal booth/studio etiquette! Manners maketh the man and you have plenty of them! You have a way with people that puts them at ease and it is clear that you are a consummate professional. In all honestly going to your workshop was probably the best £99 i’ll spend this year! I will be in touch to arrange our next meeting soon. Thank you JP!”

Peta Claire Benson:
“Honest feedback from an informative, friendly workshop, thank you JP”

Natasha Alderslade:
“As an actor wishing to break into voice over work – I would say this workshop is essential. For me it was an invaluable tool to accurately assess where I am at with my own voice and what would be needed to go forward with voice-over work. This workshop taught me that voice over work is a real craft that requires technique and skill. I received an extremely thorough understanding of the industry and the ‘job’ and this workshop opened my eyes to the reality of this profession.There was a perfect mix of practical time in the voice “booth” and information from JP about the work. I found it incredibly useful to listen to my own work, and that of others as the day progressed and it was great to chart the changes in my own voice as the day went on. I believe voice-over work is exciting and this workshop served to strengthen that view however I now feel armed to move forward properly. I would not consider committing to the expense of recording a voice-reel without first doing this workshop”

Dexter Williams:
“The voiceover workshop provided by Jean-Paul Orr is without doubt one of the best afternoons I have spent in a long time. Fantastic value for money. I came to the course an absolute novice to the world of voiceovers but by the end I walked away with an excellent overview of the business, which I could go away and build on if it became apparent this was a career I should consider pursuing. What I most liked about the course was the really good balance struck between technical knowledge and knowledge provided about how the business really works. This really allowed those attending to make an informed decision about whether to this was what they really wanted to do, which I think showed good ethics and a truly professional approach. All I can say is that whether or not anything comes out of my attempts to break into this industry, I will have absolutely no regrets about the money and time spent on the course, it really was a wonderful and invaluable experience”

Kim Maybury:
“A totally splendid day full of information, practical experience and sympathetic coaching. JP is an absolute font of knowledge and a pure joy to spend time with. I have never attended such a value for money, hands-on and inspiring event. I shall be back for more and that’s a threat. Thank you JP”

Ian B:
“This workshop was neither ‘death by handout’ nor ‘training with a thousand anecdotes’ as many courses I have attended before. The friendly, non-judgemental tone of the workshop was pitched exactly right and it was clear that significant preparation had been undertaken to identify suitable scripts for all participants. However, it was the extremely helpful, well-judged and clearly explained direction from behind the desk, whilst we babbled in front of the mike, that topped off the day for me. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this workshop to everyone ( well, not everyone, ‘cos the competition for jobs sounds bad enough as it is!) as a superb, value for money training course, which achieved all I had hoped for and has whetted my appetite to take the next step”

Kevin, Manchester:
“Thanks for a thoroughly worthwhile session which:

– Had pace without rush
– Was informative without overload
– Had great ‘hands on’ experience behind JP’s very precious mic
– Was exciting but grounded in reality
– Balanced group learning with great attention to individual needs

And above all – an infectious passion about the profession’s opportunities and openness about the pitfalls.
Everything it says on the tin and more! Thanks JP – I’ll be back.”

Sue Dorning:
“I really didn’t know what to expect from this VO Workshop but I have to say that the whole experience from beginning to end was utterly enlightening. One of the best day’s in my life! Usually I am a confident person but I have to admit I suddenly felt very nervous when it was my turn to enter the booth. However, by the time I had finished speaking into the mike the 2nd time, I was addicted to it and wanted to carry on. JP put us all at ease and I have to congratulate him on making the day informative yet fun! his wealth of knowledge in the VO industry shone throughout the day which reassured me that I had chosen the best! He made me realise that even though professional VO artistes make it sound easy & effortless that in fact much effort and practise must be done to achieve that status. Thank you JP for your honest appraisal. There is work to be done I know and I intend to put into practise all that you have advised me to do. As they say, Practise Makes Perfect”

Safron Beck:
“A friend had recommended that I should attend one of JP’s voiceover workshops. on arrival I was instantly made to feel relaxed. With only 7 people taking part in the session, I was given plenty of opportunities to get behind the mic and practice as well as watch and learn from everyone else. With JP’s knowledge and experience, he was nothing but generous with his advice on techniques, agents and how to gain work. Throughout the session I was given lots to take away to read up on as well as personal feedback that I received later by email. If you have been thinking of getting into voice overs then this workshop is a must”

Katie Barclay:
– Great location / venue
– Small and diverse group of delegates a big plus to all involved
– Effective balance between theory and practice
– Individual feedback gained throughout the day
– Great networking opportunity
– Honest, genuine facilitator – not a course delivered for commercial gain but merely to provide insight and help to anyone looking at exploring this area as a career option

Chris Bauer:
“If you are looking to get into the voice over industry then doing JP’s beginners workshop is an absolute must. The day was packed full of valuable information about what it takes and how to pursue a career in today’s voice over industry. The small size group is great because it gave everyone a good amount of time to have a go at recording and receive direction and advice from JP. Also receiving HONEST feedback allows you then to decide whether it is worth investing in a demo reel and looking for work in the industry.”

Satu Mikkelinen:
“I booked my place on the VoiceOver Workshop on a whim, less than a week before – there was one place left. I went in to have some fun, but came out with my eyes open about the Voiceover industry and armed with the knowledge I need in order to take the next step. The VoiceOver Workshop with JP is really essential for anyone who doesn’t want to waste any time wondering. Wonderfully informative, but also great fun! JP clearly knows everything about the business and is willing to share it and help – I can’t recommend him enough. Only wish there had been more time! His feedback and resources are priceless.”

Beth Graham:
“JP runs a lovely relaxed and informal workshop, where he very willingly shares his expertise and provides exactly the right environment to make mistakes and get some studio experience. The amount of information I came away with is going to take weeks to properly assimilate and put into practice. I would urge anyone considering making a voicereel to attend the workshop first as you can’t beat hands on experience, especially as it is such a technically difficult medium to excel in. Most important is the feedback. It’s honest, constructive and provides a clear homework path to follow to specifically develop the skills you need to successfully (being the operative word) compete in a very tough market. Thanks JP”

Semane Parsons:
“This Voice Over Workshop was an amazing experience for me. It was fun and really informative, not only giving you a taste of working in a professional voice over environment but also giving you an idea of your strengths and weaknesses. The tips and adjustments given by JP were indispensable and his feedback was comprehensive and very enlightening. If you are really interested in seeing what the voice over industry is like and where you can fit into it, I can’t recommend doing this workshop more highly”

Ian Russell:
“As a complete amateur and inexperienced ‘voice’ my wife found ‘Showreel’ and booked me in for the 1 day introductory workshop for a bit of fun as a christmas present but in a day (probably within about 10 minutes!) JP recognised our strengths our styles and our personalities. he relaxed us all into the day and he walked all of us through the VO industry. By the end of the day I felt I knew more, I had learned much about my voice and what I need to do next if I decide to take this opportunity further. Almost instant feedback by email shows a superb level of commitment on JP’s part again incisive honest and to the point. I certainly feel that I landed in the right place and feel invigorated and motivated to explore VO further. JP was not recommended to me but I would certainly recommend him myself.-Thanks JP I’ll definitely be in touch”

David James:
“If you are looking to invest in yourself and a new future and you are considering ‘voice work’, then look no further for your down-payment than a day spent at a Showreel workshop with JP. Relaxed and friendly in his approach, JP is generous in sharing both his skills and his knowledge of the industry. An excellent day that will give you an insight into this business”

Danny Rahim:
“After having numerous recommendations I decided to go with JP for the day workshop before doing my full package. What a fantastic choice! JP was extremely helpful and attentive throughout the whole process and really made you feel at ease and relaxed. After finishing the day course I booked the full voicereel package with him that same evening… Thats how good he was! This guy clearly knows his stuff and what I loved the most was that he was completely happy to share a few trade secrets which he has learnt over the years. I know lots of artists who are very protective over their ‘tool box’ but JP is not one of them.I spent a lot of time searching… Save yourself the time”

Peter Le Breuilly:
“I arrived with little or no knowledge of the voice over world but left informed and enthusiastic but realistic! The workshop is also a contact, a most friendly and highly professional one providing ongoing help and support in this competitive business”

Peter Cooper:
“JP has the true teacher’s ability to makee it all seem easy and fun. As a result nervousness goes out of the window and before you know it you feel as if you’ve been doing it all your life. It’s a remarkable trick but he pulls it off every time”

Nathalie Raffrey:
“This workshop is amazing. It had the shy, the scared, the confident, the over confident, all in the same room and it managed to bring out the best in everyone while responding to every ones unique needs without us being aware of it! Master Teacher! The class was really laid back and informal but so informative and great fun! I only wish there was more time because a day is not enough”

Irene Wernli:
“A very informative day with a relaxed but professional atmosphere! ‘Learning by doing’ and ‘learning by listening’ nicely balanced. I felt safe, yet challenged and in good hands”

Michael Collins:
“JP and The Showreel were instrumental in kick-starting my voiceover career. After ten years away from the industry, I decided to re-enter the world of voiceovers in 2008. I found The Showreel through a contact, and made a trip to London to participate in one of JP’s excellent workshops. That experience, during which JP provided expert coaching and advice, convinced me that I was on the right track. A month or so later, I returned to The Showreel and put together a fantastic demo reel under JP’s direction”

Andrew Bagulay:
“I approached the Beginners Workshop in November 2012 with some trepidation, but was quickly put at ease by tutor JP’s relaxed, friendly and open manner. He’s found a teaching style that takes away much of the stress from performing in a pro studio with headphones. After a few reads I found myself really enjoying the whole process and left the workshop seriously wanting to do more. I can’t recommend it highly enough”

Shortly thereafter, I obtained agency representation in London, and less than a year later I was booking jobs left and right through the online marketplaces. Today, I have become an internationally recognized brand in the voiceover world. I am the leading voice on Voices.com, consistently #1 on their Favorite Voices list, (out of over 2,000 male talents,) and have been added to their faculty of Voiceover Experts & Coaches. I have voiced projects and commercials for ESPN, McDonalds, Sony, Dominos Pizza, INVESCO, McKinsey & Company, and hundreds of other large corporations, while also doing my fair share of commercial and telephony work for small businesses and brands. I have branched out into corporate narration, medical narration, and radio imaging, and I recently voiced the pilot for a new documentary series on Animal Planet. It is a rare day when I don’t book a new job, and even now, when I am considering what demo reel to send to a prospective client, I always return to the reels JP helped me create when I want to be sure to get the job. Thanks, JP. You’re the best”

Karen Steadman:
“I would recommend JP’s one day introductory workshop to anyone. Whether you are a trained actor with your heart set on working as a VO artist or a person who is simply curious to see what it’s all about, this course will answer all your initial questions and give you an insight into the industry. The group size was just right, giving me enough time behind the mic and the opportunity to learn from other people. JP is friendly and fun, putting people at their ease while gently drawing out their talent and I felt very comfortable taking direction from him. He provides workshop participants with a wealth of information, handouts and tricks of the trade as well as an enormous amount of online resources to help anyone who is truly interested in pursuing VO as a career. Great fun, informative and all at a very reasonable price”

Delma Warden:
“Thanks JP for a fantastic 1st time in a studio. The wealth of info, written and verbal, really gets the imagination working. Thanks too for your professional approach and above all the humour that helped quell the nerves! Am sure this session alone will pay dividends”

Peter G:
“Thank you for such a brilliant day. Its very difficult to achieve the high level of professionalism whilst allowing the right mix of informality and friendliness but you managed the perfect balance today. You succeeded in making all of us feel comfortable with the concept of performing in a studio and what might have been stressful became educational but in a fun way. We learnt a lot but never felt brow beaten. It was also very noticeable how well we delegates (and seven was just right) got on with each other, again the right mix of humour and a care for how each was performing and all of us learning from the advice that each received from you. So we can take some credit for that but you set the tone”

Stephen Watts:
“This workshop really was excellent: all that I had hoped for…and more! I gleaned a wealth of valuable information to take forward into my preparation for the forthcoming session with you in the studio; moreover, the pieces I read exposed holes for me as well as affirming specific strengths in my work and I also very much admired how you handled the group in all its variety…and with such humour and natural warmth. Indeed, your ability to keep so many balls in the air – both mentally and technically – was evidence of a master at work. I was very grateful for the time you took to answer my specific questions and am now thrilled to be looking forward to working with you again on my voice-reel; I am completely assured that your skill and experience will help me to produce the best possible results”

Brian Gonsalves:
“Many thanks for your most interesting, informative and professionally-run VO Workshop on Friday 18 March. I thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed, yet effective, approach which gave a clear and concise insight into all aspects of the ‘Voice over’ business. The individual VO sessions and your practical advice and assessments of each person’s ‘mike-time’ performances were extremely stimulating and proved a most useful introduction to opportunities as well as the pitfalls in the VO business. Thank you again for the very dedicated and enthusiastic manner in which you conducted the Workshop”

Geraldine Whitfield:
“I traveled from Derbyshire to attend JP’s workshop and it was definitely worth the trip. Every one present received individual attention and the general information was of great interest and covered all angles of the voice industry. It was also great to have the opportunity to ask as many a questions as one wanted at any point during the day. JP was highly recommended to me and I in turn will highly recommend him!”

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Nirapama Kotecha:
“A superbly crafted workout structured from in-depth knowledge and experience of the recording world, giving an overview of everything you need to know about voice overs but did not even know you needed to ask! In the intensely packed programme, conducted in a surprisingly relaxed atmosphere, JP takes you by the scenic route of your voicing the scripts he has cleverly compiled for you after analysing your vocal age and style. On this journey he guides you through your readings as he gently analyses the delivery, the expression, the pace and the rhythm, showing you how to mould and shape the tone, the nuances, the inflections and emphasis till the words come naturally alive and transform your speaking / reading voice into a ‘acting’ voice. He is honest in his appraisal and gives you invaluable insights into your strengths, your range, your limitations and potential. Everything promised on the website, delivered flawlessly! Thank you JP”

Jae Dee Scott:
“JP is an outright audio ninja! Attending the voiceover workshop was the most fun I’ve had with my pants on for ages. What knowledge and insight he doesn’t have about this industry certainly ain’t worth knowing – having access to his ‘toolbox’ is like carrying a teeny-tiny voice producer around in my back pocket. I’ve since booked in for the Agent Pack and feel nicely whipped into shape for it thanks to his honest and tailored feedback (it only hurt a little – the feedback that is, not the whipping). For all things VO The Showreel is definitely a one stop shop. Who could ask for anything more?”

Rose Konstam :
“Having been told by a friend that ‘The Showreel’ is the only place to train and record a voice reel in London I arrived keen and ready to get behind the mike. JP is informative, and gives you loads of tips. He is clearly the voice over expert and knows his stuff – he’s full of sound and practical advice for producing quality work in a recording studio – I would recommend his courses to anyone”

Simon Cotton :
“JP’s voiceover workshop was a fun and extremely informative day. I really felt I learnt a lot, not just about vocal technique, but about the industry and how to get yourself noticed in it. JP provided honest, realistic advice and the individual time he spent on each ‘student’ was highly valuable. I look forward to working with him soon”

Lloyd Lee :
“An excellent day! First rate; value for money. So much information, often in the form of little “tips” ….and this, in addition to a marvellous grounding in “Voice overing”!!! Although well structured, the session was helpfully flexible. And….lots of fun! In a word- enjoyable. Apart from the actual business of voice over technique, I would like to say that I learned some valuable information regarding my approach to voice performance, style of speech – accent etc. Thanks, so much, JP”

Romila Engineer:
“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and learnt a great deal, as did not know anything about how to get into voice over work. The time went by so quickly and would recommend course to other aspiring artists. Thank you for an informative introduction”

Samantha Meisner:
“What a fantastic workshop. Incredible value for money. I felt like I learnt all the basic essentials to kickstart my voiceover career and had ample opportunities to record some samples and get helpful feedback. Jean-Paul has a wealth of knowledge about the world of voice acting which he generously imparts with enthusiasm and passion! The only tiny thing that I would have changed is a little less information on creating a home studio but that is only a personal thing because I don’t have the space or means to do it – and really it seems silly to criticise for providing extra information! The provision of a CD of my efforts was extremely helpful and the detailed feedback email that each participant