WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT JEFF
"I'm not exaggerating when I say that without Jeff Howell, I would not have a career in voice-over. His coaching transitioned me from a rookie to an established pro. Besides his unparalleled expertise, he brings generosity, patience, empathy, and clear direction to every session. Jeff knows how to communicate with actors. When you walk into his studio, he puts you at ease immediately. If you put in the time, Jeff will get you results. I guarantee that you will improve your chops if you train with him. I owe him everything."
"I can honestly say that if it wasn't for Jeff Howell I never would have found my voice, let alone sign a network contract. He believed in me when no one else did. And helped me find a depth and dexterity within my voice that I never knew was there. When people ask me what my secret ingredient is to having a full time career as a voice actor I say two words, Jeff Howell."
- Dustin James Leighton
"Jeff is the go-to Coach / Director for VO in LA. He believed in my ability early on and has helped my career tremendously. His knowledge of all aspects of the business is unparalleled. At this point I have worked with quite a few Directors and Jeff's ability to get the best read out of me really shines. He is honest, intuitive, creative and wise in his Coaching / Directing. I continue to check in with him to sharpen my skills as well as to share VO successes because of his influence on me. No matter what stage of your career, Jeff will set you on the right path for success. He is truly the MAN!"
"I began attending Jeff Howell's voiceover class in January 2016. Being new to voiceover, I have learned and grown exponentially. I've even signed with a voiceover agency months later! Jeff takes the time to explain and teach in a way where even the auditors feel part of the class. He creates a comfortable environment making learning fun! He's professional, encouraging and very supportive. I highly recommend training with Jeff!"
"Jeff is an exceptional actor's director. He knows exactly what to say to get the best read out of his talent, whether it's during a casting, a private lesson or a demo recording session. He's focused, patient, fun and stays current with industry trends to always be in the know of what's in and what's out. He puts talent at ease and empowers them to put their best foot forward, while dropping all kinds of priceless golden nuggets of knowledge. I'd work with Jeff anytime anywhere! "
"There is no more attuned ear in the art of voice over than Jeff Howell's. His ability to hear the slightest nuances that make or break the truth of a read makes him both the actor's and producer's greatest ally. Always one step ahead of changing trends, Jeff continually discovers and develops new voices, keeping the talent pool fresh, while coaching well established voices through changing styles, keeping it filled with highly trained, experienced artists.
To the producer, Jeff is valued for his understanding of contracts, budgets, client needs, and reliability.
I owe much of my personal success to Jeff's expertise. I call him the Matchmaker, as he knows how to bring the right talent to the casting process. My audition-to-booking ratio under Jeff's casting is consistently high. My overall booking ratio grows each time I avail myself of his no nonsense coaching. Jeff doesn't sell any magic method, he gets into the heart of the actor's process and guides us to our best performance."
"There is a good reason why Jeff Howell is one of the most beloved producer/director/coaches on the LA VO scene. He's the best at what he does and he's a great guy to boot. I first approached Jeff when I wanted to kick my voice over career into a higher gear. I'd auditioned and worked for him at World Wide Wadio and really enjoyed my experiences. I'd been working commercially and wanted to get into promo and record a promo demo. My agent at William Morris recommended Jeff.
When I started working with him, I instantly knew it was a good choice. He produces and directs promos and commercials every day so he has a current and in-depth handle on the craft and what clients are looking for in their VO reads. He understands the craft and the industry inside and out. He's also been coaching for years and used techniques that surprised, engaged and challenged me right away. He also didn't pull any punches (in the nicest way possible), which I really appreciated, so I knew exactly where my strengths and weaknesses were.
It wasn't long before I had a kickass promo demo that I've used ever since. He also helped me with some great career advice which directly effected the way I run my business and translated into lots of cash! Promo is now a big part of my career as a direct result of my work with Jeff. While I first went to him for help with promo, he's also a master of the commercial read as well.
He's the number one guy I always recommend my friends who are serious about getting into VO go to. He'll honestly assess where you're at and give you top shelf coaching and advice to get you to the next level. He's the coolest guy too! Do yourself a favor: work with Jeff Howell!"