Debi Derryberry is a true gem of the VO industry as a talent and a teacher. I started my voice over career under Debi’s guidance and her methods have stuck with me throughout my journey. Much similar to Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, Debi Derryberry is a VO Genius!
Thank you for working so hard for all these years. Because of you my childhood was that much better. I remember seeing Jimmy Neutron the Movie for the first time. Then along came the TV show, which was the best. I also had the video games which were so fun. I know you hear this a lot but thank you so much for making my childhood great!
Beloved by many in the voice industry including myself, Debi is a tiny powerhouse of talent that brings fun and energy to every facet of her craft. As an instructor, she doesn’t cut corners when she guides you and knows how to elevate your performance through honest coaching methods that anyone can apply. Debi is quite frankly, one of the most hard working people in this business and if you’re thinking of utilizing her services, she has my highest recommendation!
Thank you so much for coming to our class yesterday. You gave us invaluable knowledge that we could never find anywhere else and took the time to not only teach us, but give us examples and demonstrate. That is appreciated so greatly and is a gift in addition to your voice and talent. You gave us your time and knowledge so thank you so very much.
Debi didn’t just play a genius in a cartoon, she is one in real life. I often refer to Debi as ‘Master Derryberry’. Debi is a master actor, coach and mentor. Regardless of where you may be on your VO path (rookie, novice, “up and comer”, established, or her fellow “Master”), Debi’s coaching has something for everyone. Debi literally made it her mission to get the industry to notice me. Simply put, I wouldn’t be where I am today without Debi. I am forever grateful.
I asked Debi if she could do “Helpy” doing a Tigtone voice but to have Helpy slip in & out of the Tigtone voice. What appears in the show is Debi’s 1st take, unedited and; exactly how she performed it! I’m very grateful to work with a VoiceActing Genius!
After taking Debi Derryberry’s Animation workshop this fall, one of our students, Elisabeth Nguyen booked her first VO job as the lead in Crooked Eyewood.(A stop-motion shortfilm)
I booked the job! Thank you so much for your help… I was able to take your feedback, play with it, and put together some stuff I was really proud of. Couldn’t have done it without you.
Just when I thought I could pull off a good read, Debi’s honesty, keen listening and attention to detail helped me to deliver a GREAT read! She provokes excellence and won’t let you get away with giving less than your best. I highly recommend that anyone looking to hone their voice-over reading and acting skills to study with a stellar professional like Debi Derryberry!
I’ve been working with Debi for a couple years now and credit her incredible coaching and mentorship to the leaps I’ve been able to make in my career. She helps you break down a piece of copy to not only find the key moments and traps a casting director will listen for, but also the gems that will really set your read apart. The lessons from her larger workshops also gave me confidence walking into my first animation group record knowing how to carry myself as professional and deliver what the director needed. I can’t recommend her classes enough!!
I had a VO audition today for a ”voice” I never have done before. When that happens, I get out my trusty and fave VO book: “Voice-Over 101: How to Succeed as a Voice Actor” ! I always get all the answers I need. It was such a pleasure working with Debi, teaching and coaching me with her mad, fun skills!
Debi is an amazing teacher. You’ll work hard, and each week, you will develop a new understanding when working on different characters. She will teach you what is needed in today’s market. Most of all, classes are truly fun, and she cares about what she does. Never thought I would be getting jobs in this field. Thank you, Debi!
I just finished watching your video! And I honestly loved it! The main exercise with the vowels is such an important tool ! It was such a great help!!! Thank you so much!