Joanne Joella, M.A., English and B.A., Communication Arts & Sciences is a recommended Voice Arts Instructor with a special focus in voice/speech development. For nearly forty years, Ms. Joella has coached beginners through professionals. She is recommended by Philadelphia recording studios and industry professionals.
An expert in regional speech and accent reduction, Joanne Joella was the featured speaker on WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane and the expert of choice in a special issue of Philadelphia Magazine. Additionally, she has spoken to issues on casting and voiceovers for political commercials for the Philadelphia Inquirer; on men’s voice development for Men’s Health Magazine; and on women and active breathing patterns for Phillyfit Magazine.
Ms. Joella’s background includes broadcast experience in news reporting, talk radio, and childrens’ radio programming, as well as traffic reporting. A respected voice actor, Ms. Joella specializes in medical/technical narration.
From the other side of the mic, Joanne Joella has directed casting for radio and television for over a decade. As well, she has instructed courses in radio production, announcing, dialects, and oral interpretation at community colleges in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in addition to serving as an adjunct professor in the Theatre Department at Arcadia University.
Ms. Joella’s extensive, varied experiences serving the industry have come together to create an effective, respected Voice and Speech curriculum that has prepared voice actors who work locally, regionally, and nationally. Ms. Joella’s dedication to teaching and quality of instruction are recognized as a standard of excellence in VO training, attracting students to commute from New York, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, DC, as well as from all over Pennsylvania.