Voice Over Training in Chicago Illinois

Have you wanted to be in show business? Well here is a quick and simple way to get started. Enter the very exciting and potentially lucrative world of voice over work. Please let me introduce myself and tell you more. I am Kirk Johnson, Jr., owner of KJ Audio, Inc., in Chicago and founder of Voice-Over Tech Chicago. I am a sound designer/voice over coach and have been training and career guiding commercial voice over actors for more than 15 years.

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at voice acting? You know what I mean . . . radio, TV commercials, narrations, or any of the scores of other ways you might sell your voice . . . from video games to movie trailers. I'm here to offer you the best voice over training in Chicago.


People may tell you that you have a good speaking voice or you do funny character voices and you heard that voice over work pays really well. You may have wanted to look into a voice over corse and didn’t know how to go about getting started. Well that is what this website is designed to do . . . to tell you all about it and offer you a very easy way to check it out to see if voice over acting is something for you.

Don’t worry that you may not have a great voice. To get hired for voice work, it’s not always a question of having a great voice it’s more about having “the voice they are looking for.” Can you smile, laugh, be energetic, serious - things like that? Then you have the talent for doing some of the hundreds of available great paying voice over jobs.

As you will see, all kinds of people do this sort of work. Every age, type and style you could imagine.

By now you might be saying, it sounds great, but how do I know I can do it. Like a lot of things in life, to find out if it’s right for you, you just have to check it out and try it. What I always suggest to people who may be interested in voice over work, is that you find an experienced and professional coach first, take a voice over training course or two, and see if it is something you really want to get into.

Get coached in the comfort of your home

If you’ve ever used Skype to video chat with friends and family from your computer, you can utilize this same simple technology to advance your voice-over (and acting) career.

I can personally coach you no matter where you live from the comfort of your home or office on your personal computer or tablet. In fact, in most cases all of my services can be delivered no matter where you live! Even if you live in the suburbs around Chicago or Northwest Indiana, I can Skype your voice sessions so you do not have to worry about the weather or fighting traffic to get downtown.

Once you have Skype I can deliver your personal one-on-one intro to voice over and my coaching right away, regardless of where you are. And you don’t have to be a major techie either. (Provided, of course, you have a reliable internet provider)

If you don’t have Skype, click here to get it! (It’s FREE!)


For a limited time, I am offering a free evaluation and introductory lesson.

In this introductory one hour lesson, I will talk to you about your goals and expectations. I will tell you about myself and how I coach. Then I will put you on mic, have you do a simple reading so I can get an idea of where we need to start and give you feedback on your voice. Taking this free intro will help give you the information you need to make an informed decision about pursuing a voice over career.


When you decide to get started, I will take you through the complete process and provide you with the individualized voice over training to give you a solid starting point to be successful in this very exciting and competitive industry of voice acting.

Working at my recording company, KJ Audio, Inc. at 440 N Wells in Chicago's River North neighborhood, all of your one hour lessons are recorded so you are working on your demo as I take you through the entire coaching and training process. When we are done, you will get a finished commercial voice demo with recorded samples of your various voice styles, produced with music and sound effects that you can market to talent agents and producers. I will also give you info on other ways you can market your voice.

To make getting started in this very exciting industry even easier and more affordable for you, I offer many money saving payment plans and one price packages to all my students.


You can work part time from your home or from job to job, in studios all over the country. Most recording sessions take about an hour or two. That is why it is referred to as a part time job. You can work on many different productions in a year’s time. Imagine yourself making $100.00, $500.00 or a $1,000.00 for using your own voice. You can sometimes make more money in an hour than many people make in a week or even a year.


The great feature of this training is that it gives you a skill you can use in any area of the country, or the world, for the rest of your life. Plus this training can be very beneficial in many other ways you communicate with people. So no matter where you live in this great country of ours, there is a need for well trained voice over professionals.

So make a small investment in yourself today, and see if commercial voice acting is for you. It could lead to a lifetime of creative and financial benefits.

You now have the information you need to get started. Please feel free to call or send me an e-mail if you have any more questions. Now is the time to make an appointment for your first lesson and see for yourself what it’s all about. Don’t wait, call or e-mail me today. I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for looking into my voice over coaching program and for your time and attention.

Kirk Johnson, Jr.


KJ Audio, Inc.
440 N Wells Street
Suite 540
Chicago, IL 60654
Office: 312-222-9779