Rich, Smooth, Sultry, Musical, Sexy, with Depth
Gina Donello has a warm, smooth, sultry and musical voice that can be very sensual and even sexy. She has the ability to be very articulate with depth and sincerity. Youthful, light, resonant and joyful, people really listen to what she has to say, which has worked in her favor for radio and TV commercials.
Conversational and real, to the most animated character voices, she can deliver a performance with emotion, authenticity and professionalism. She's excellent on narrations for film, TV and books.
Her background as a music teacher gives her the ability to read any educational copy and really instruct the listener. She loves what she does!
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - USA and Canada
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project
My Home Base
Sedona, Arizona, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Real New York Chick (from the heart of Queens),
Opera Lady (very proper and deep), Southern Bell (sweet and coy), Cartoon Baby Voice, Very Sexy Seductress
My Voice Experience
TV and Radio commercials in New York, Arizona, California. TV documentaries and TV shows in Sedona, Arizona. Two full length original, published CD's
Gina Donello, one of the founding members of the award winning Socially Conscious, Indie Rock band '2 SUNS', is a vocalist, tanpura player, keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording engineer. She does radio and TV voice-overs. Gina was a native New Yorker before moving to Sedona in 1996 and took full advantage of the creative resources available in New York City to enrich her music and performance arts education.
Gina was given her first voice lesson at the age of five by her great aunt Rita De Simone, who was a protégé of Enrico Caruso. After studying classical ballet with the Long Island Ballet Theater for 12 years, her focus shifted to Italian Opera. She studied with world renowned Master Opera Coach Chloe Owen associated with the Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center. Gina attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, then went on to study two more years of classical music as a vocal performance major at the City University of New York's special program designed for the 802 union musicians.
Gina feels some of her greatest insights have come from her 22 years of cumulative private study which include Opera, Broadway, Cabaret, Radio and TV Voice-overs, Jazz, Ancient Classical Indian Singing , Rock, Vocal Therapy, and the yoga of sound, breath and voice. She spent countless hours performing these styles in various venues in New York, Arizona and Los Angeles. She is also a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher.
Gina has been teaching music privately for 23 years and has been a student of music for over 35 years. She feels very blessed to be able to dedicate her life to the art of music. Teaching music in Sedona for the last 21 years has given her the opportunity to pass on valuable knowledge to students who are having great success in the world. Some of those students include Grammy Award winner Michelle Branch, Cassandra Delaney (John Denver's wife), TV & Film actor, director, producer and owner of Sedona Now Network Glenn Scarpelli, Laura Olson-Adams, Jordan Bonner, Pamela Kaskiw, Dave & Luke Harvey, Summer Cygal, Erin Seymour, Nathan Trujillo, Laura Harness, Lisa Dahl, Max Giles, Elaine Edelson and with great honor, Master Sculptor Eugenia Everett. Gina also taught voice/singing/music lessons at Verde Valley High School . Gina gives vocal therapy workshops called "Yoga For The Voice" for large groups all over the United States.
Gina's approach to teaching music, voice, songwriting and performing, is very unique and gentle. She combines all her years of experience with western classical music as well as ancient classical Indian music and yoga. She works with each student based on their individual needs. Students from the ages of 3 to 12 are taught with a wide variety of instruments and musical games without the pressure of intense training, just lots of joy and fun so they will continue to want to play music. Adults are inspired to go deeper into their musical journey through self reflection and by learning a deeper level of relaxation and self confidence through many techniques drawn from Gina's background of musical experiences. Gina feels a big part of her mission on planet Earth is to help people take good care of their beautiful voices and if they feel they have lost their true voice somewhere along the way Gina will help them find it again.
Gina has the privilege of studying with Katie Agresta, vocal coach to Cyndi Lauper, Annie Lennox and many more. Gina feels her life and musical career transformed after studying with Katie. www.katieagresta.com
In June of 2008, Gina completed her 200 hour yoga teacher certification at '7 Centers Yoga Arts' in Sedona. www.7centers.com
Gina is currently studying Naada Kriya Yoga, Southern India Carnatic Music, Ragas, Indian Rhythms, Indian Melodies and Sanskrit Sounds with Ashok Kumara www.creativelyempower.com
Gina has also worked with and studied Holotropic Breathwork with Joan Froest in Sedona AZ and with Byron Metcalf, Ph D with HoloShamanic Breatwork in Prescott AZ www.holoshamanicstrategies.org/home
Gina is currently studying voice with master vocal coach and student of Seth Riggs for 35 years Greg Enriquez in Las Vegas NV. www.gregenriquez.com
Gina's Socially Conscious Rock Band '2 SUNS '
Presently, Gina is using her knowledge and experience to support her first love and musical style of choice, Rock and Roll. Gina loves writing, producing and recording her own original music with her very talented husband Gary Bettum. Gina's band 2 SUNS' sophomore album “Love Revolution”, is creating quite the revolution. www.2sunsmusic.com “Love Revolution” was recorded with Producers Lee Curreri (best known for his role in the film and TV series “Fame") http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001087/?ref_=nmexst_exst_nm and Gavin Christopher http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5329752/ at Urban Beach Studio in Marina Del Rey California.
2 SUNS' first video "Beyond the Veil" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRUuEvp60rs had a worldwide debut release on November 30, 2009, and on April 30th, 2011, 2 SUNS won a Phoenix Music Award for........"2011 Video Of The Year"
My Studio Equipment
PC Based Recording Quad Core Processor
Adobe Audition 3.o
iZotope Ozone 3 Mastering Plugin
Melodyne, Numerous software and hardware compressors, EQ's, dessers, and multi-efx.
All Spectrasonics vsti's, Synthology Ivory, VSL, and many more vsti's, samples and loops.
Large variety of condenser and dynamic mics.
I am very professional, and have the ability to do pre- and post production. I have 25 years experience as a professional singer/songwriter and 14 years voice-over experience. I have the ability to create any music or sound effects required for any type of voice-over project. I am also a vocal coach, music producer and certified yoga teacher. I love what I do! Thank you for the consideration.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
Online Payments Via PayPal
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