“As parents, it is a big responsibility to identify the talent and interest of your kids and set them in the right direction,” says Peter Salzano, a renowned voice actor. Not everyone will agree with your decision to start your kid’s training early and take them out for the audience, especially for a profession like voice actors that most people are not well aware of.
To guide parents of such talented kids that can be great voice over actors, Peter Salzano shared some important tips and ways.
These tips by Peter will help you identify the talent and opportunities for your kid as a voice actor.
- Consider your child’s level of interested resiliency.
- The moment you feel that your child loves to imitate and copy others, do not take it lightly. Focus on his/her voice modulation skills and research about what voice acting is all about and don’t limit your thoughts till an on-stage performer.
- Investment of time and resources to start a voice acting training is another important aspect. You will find fewer options of training for voice actors as compared to dancing and singing. Keep your research ongoing.
- Hire a voice-over coach or enrol your child in a voice acting class. Stay around your child and see if he/she enjoys doing that. This is because your kid may have talent but may lack interest in pursuing something unique like voice acting. Forcing is never a solution.
- Record your child’s voice over demo and look for opportunities online. Share the demo with others as that’s how you can grab the first opportunity as a voice actor for your child.
- Invest time in practice, but don’t forget to appreciate it as kids often lose interest in things if ignored, not appreciated or forced.
- If you are willing to let your child work at a small age, look for job opportunities and period contracts for your child.
Peter Salzano says that there are more opportunities for kids as a voice actor but there are very few that are aware of this fact. This is a different field for your kid to pursue at a young age, but your guidance and support do wonder. So explore and identify your child’s talent and explore great opportunities for him/her.