She booked it!

Psst…this crazy chica by the name of Tavia Pereira just booked her very first pro voice gig for an Animated pilot! So thrilled to be part of your journey from coaching sessions to demo making and then connecting you to casting. Knock em’ dead on record day T!



Peg + Cat booking for team VPS







What’s that? Did you just say that VPS student Paula MacNeill Girvan booked the role of ‘Roxanne’ the singing Parisian cat on the adorable PBS KIDS show Peg + Cat?! Now that’s music to my ears!



New Series ‘Fireman Sam’ casts 3 VPS Students!









I just got word that VPS students Margaret BrockAshley Magwood & Mike Pongracz have ALL booked lead roles in the new Canadian version of the UK Animated Series ‘Fireman Sam’. How freakin’ cool is that? I’m so proud of you all and can’t wait to watch this adorable show.


‘Her’ Voice is Outstanding!











For anyone who has seen Spike Jonze’s new flick “Her”, you have to give credit to Scarlett Johansson for her excellent voice work. Should voice acting be considered for an oscar? I THINK SO!!!  I would argue her performance is as truthful as any I’ve seen and that performance had a high degree of difficulty. She couldn’t rely on her movie star face, but instead had to convey the emotion, honesty and playfulness through her voice using rhythm, pace, inflection and imagination. It’s a really great example of naturalism voice, which is being used more and more (especially in adult-oriented shows) Write to Mr. Oscar and let’s get voice acting the recognition it deserves!


Animation Workshop – Feb 2nd!


Date: Saturday February 2nd, 2013
Location: MCS Recording Studios- 550 Queen St. East
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class Size: Max 8 Students (ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!!!)
Cost: $200 + HST

Class Topics:

  • Microphone Technique
  • Character Play
  • The Voice Audition


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December Update

Oh my darling blog, how I’ve neglected you over the past couple of months! I’m not proud of this at all BUT in my defense I have been super busy. Still not a good excuse, but it’s the truth people! I’ve spend the last 6 weeks teaching Animation Voice acting in 4 different high schools (Jarvis Collegiate, Mayfield, Crescent and Branksome Hall), coaching, producing voice demos and playing the role of Gretchen for Camp Lakebottom. What a whirlwind!

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VPS Fall Newsletter

Hello all! Voice Pro’s Fall Newsletter is now available for viewing on a browser near you! I must give a super-sized thank you to my partner in crime Aaron Stern for his amazing contribution to the cause. Hehe. Happy reading!

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signed on!

I’m totally pumped for VPS student Ashley Magwood. Over the last few months, I worked with Ashley on building technique and creating characters that fit her voice range. We prepped  for not only 1 but 2 voice demos (Animation and Commercial) just last week. Only a few short days later, Ashley had a meeting with LeFeaver Talent and signed on with them for voice representation! How inspiring is that?!

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The good news keeps rollin’ in!

First up, Andrew Cromwell (featured above) books the role of  ’Puppy’ on the animated series FUZZY TAILS currently in development.

Then Allan Turner (below) snags multiple male roles on an interactive app (the title, to be released soon!).

I’m so excited for you both and super impressed by your hard work and talent!


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Check out these smilin’ faces from today’s Animation Voice Workshop! Thanks to all who came out to play :)


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