PERFORMANCE :: CHARACTERS :: BUSINESS
Along with his private coaching, P.J. Ochlan is also the co-founder of the Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry, where he teaches all aspects of the audiobook business, characters, and other voiceover performance classes. Whether you're looking to get started in voiceover, prepping for an audition, or need to record demos -
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P.J.'s "Character Voice Toolbox" is a popular program which he offers privately and presents at various VO conferences and universities. Especially useful for voice actors specializing in animation, audiobooks, and video games, the program features P.J.'s "Seven Ps," techniques for creating and portraying a virtually endless variety of distinct character voices.
Behind the microphone, P.J. is most notably a multiple Audie Award-winning, multiple Earphones Award-winning, and multiple Voice Arts Award-nominated narrator of hundreds of audiobooks. He offers coaching on all aspects of the audiobook industry, from his intro and advanced intensives and Masterclass series at the Deyan Institute, to one-on-one career consulting and in-studio demo recording.
It's not always practical to work with a dialect coach on several different accents in a short period. So for voice actors who are often faced with the challenge of portraying multiple accented characters in the same project - as is common with audiobook narration, animation, and video games - P.J. offers techniques for efficiently and effectively tackling any accent on your own.
Samples/demos are essential for pursuing voiceover work. P.J. can work with you on selecting and preparing your material, straight through to directing and engineering the production of your demos in-studio.
Individual private sessions are available by the hour and half-hour. Please contact us for a specific quote.
Ultraman, Sailor Moon,
star of Miraculous Ladybug
"As a native Angeleno, P.J. helped me identify speech traits and habits that I learned growing up in Southern California. Not only did he help me embrace these differences, but he gave me the tools and knowledge needed to turn them off at will. Learning from him gave me so much confidence for my craft!"
Earphones Award Winner
"P.J. Ochlan's workshop was one of the best experiences I have ever had...inspiring, fun, and life-changing...P.J.'s authentic passion and enthusiasm for the craft, in addition to his unbounded positivity, kindness, professionalism, and caring for his students - in addition to being an absolutely dynamite teacher and excellent communicator - in addition to his literally jaw-dropping talent and brilliance - made it an extraordinary experience on all fronts."
"P.J.’s class was absolutely wonderful. He is a true master of his craft and an incredible teacher. His passion for audiobooks, storytelling and the potential of this industry saturates the entire experience and made me fall in love with it also. I went in extremely intimidated by an unknown industry...I came out feeling ten feet tall and bulletproof and excited about the future! Besides how incredibly capable and prepared to work I feel, I actually wound up getting multiple opportunities in just a few days following the class! There are no words for how valuable this class and experience is."