Voice Over Coaching

Marilla Wex’s first job straight out of drama school was playing a 14 year old working girl for the BBC Radio 4 Drama Department. The ability to create characters with just her voice is what made her fall in love with the medium. Voice work is truly her first love and she works extensively both within Canada and for clients internationally.

Since building her home studio Marilla’s voice business has grown exponentially and has made a huge difference to her bottom line as a working actor. She hasn’t had a “Joe-job” in years and loves working with companies from all over the world from her basement.

She has worked in virtually every area of voice work: 

  • commercial
  • corporate
  • animation
  • ADR/looping
  • video games
  • audiobooks
  • IVR/telephony/hold messaging
  • documentary
  • explainer videos
  • narration
  • radio

If you’re a professional actor who would like to:

  • learn basic microphone technique
  • figure out how to create a home studio
  • create a commercial or character demo reel

then please contact Marilla for a bespoke quotation.

Marilla's studio

Marilla in her studio

Marilla Wex was an invaluable help to me when, after 45 years of acting, I decided to branch out into the voiceover world and build my own home studio.  

Her experience and expertise was gold dust – from sound insulation, through to the equipment needed, down to choice of voiceover web hosts – all given with clear and concise opinions and comparisons in each case.  

The added bonus of microphone technique lessons showing the different vocal styles for the many different types of voiceover jobs, was instrumental in my landing my first voiceover job within two weeks, recorded in my brand new recording studio built – with Marilla‚Äôs guidance – under the stairs. 

For actors looking to tap into the rapidly growing international voiceover market, Marilla is your fairy godmother with the magic skillset.

Richard Sheridan Willis

When creating an audiobook became a business priority for me, I turned to Marilla Wex for her expert support. 

She was invaluable both with the production of the book to meet ACX (Audible) technical requirements and with coaching on microphone technique because I chose to be my own narrator.

This project was my first foray into audio book production and the result was important to me personally and professionally. I appreciated Marilla’s finely tuned ear during recording and in the editing and mixing process. Also the way she manages to be patient, painstaking and really efficient all at once.

I’m extremely pleased with both the process and the product and recommend Marilla’s work unreservedly. Her technical expertise, years of experience as a voice over artist, attention to detail, personal warmth and efficient way of working come together to make her the person you want to have on your team.

Darlene Chrissley

Marilla is the one of the most knowledgeable and experienced voice professionals I have encountered. As a coach, her ability to give concise, practical notes is unparalleled and she brings out the best in her clients seemingly with the greatest ease. She is well versed in creating and maintaining simple but effective home studio solutions and her willingness to teach these skills to others speaks to her integrity as a member of the professional community. She also operates her own home studio with the expertise one would expect from one of the big voice houses. I can think of no one better suited to hone the craft of emerging and seasoned voice professionals alike.

Luke Marty