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Hi, it's Melissa!

I'm an Arizona based American Female Voice Actor with a warm, Mid-West accent. I help you engage with your ideal clients by providing a clear, warm, engaging, relatable, professional and charismatic voice for your Audiobooks, Radio and TV commercials, Social Media Ads, YouTube Videos, Corporate Narration, eLearning Tutorials, Localization and Translation, Employee Training Systems and much more!

My Professional Grade Home Recording Studio consists of: 

360° studio coverage professional-grade sound absorption blankets, NT1-A Rode Mic with SE Electronics RF-X Reflexion Filter, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Interface, Thunderbolt Internet Connection, Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Zoom / Skype audio/video Conference-ready, super fast internet connection, & Dropbox and WeTransfer capability.

* Ask me about my Audiobook Editing Services!

Contact Me! I'm looking forward to connecting!

About Melissa

Melissa is a friendly, positive, dynamic mom of a preschooler and enjoys bringing stories to life!

Focused on audiobooks, commercials, explainer videos, and eLearning projects as her primary craft, Melissa has also volunteered her voice for numerous educational materials the Learning Ally in NYC - recording audiobooks for Blind and Dyslexic students and studied the craft under experts in the industry such as Nigel Neale (Seattle, WA), Roger Becker (prominent New York City casting director with Just Voices) and recommended highly by award-winning members of the SOVAS Academy (Society of Voice Arts and Sciences based out of Los Angeles).

She is noted for her warm, engaging, relatable, conversational, maternal voice and midwestern accent, which pair well with motherly and seductive scripts.

Melissa is a positive, upbeat, voiceover professional and can range from serious to seriously silly and over-the-top. Musically she is a natural Alto, with both the upper resonances of a younger woman, and the diction and lower range of a more mature woman.

Arizona-based (in the winter) and New York City-based (in the summer) female voice actor Melissa Del Toro Schaffner vocals are warm, smooth, silky, young, seductive and professional. 

Her educational background is in Electrical Engineering and Project Management, so she is highly familiar with technical, science and management subject-matter. She has also led vision board workshops and records her own meditation audios under the influence of great masters like Wayne Dyer, Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, and the personal development mastery of the PSI Seminars complete program (over $10,000 of personal mastery investment).


Age Range - Kid Voices, Teen Male and Female, Early 20s to Late 40s

Specialties - Moms, Heroines, Girl-Next-Door 

Voice Description: Engaging, Enthusiastic, Feminine, Friendly, Host/Interviewer, Inspirational, Professional, Warm, Intelligent, Seductive, Powerful, Upbeat

Accents - American - General American, American - Mid-West, Standard North American, Spanish (Puerto Rican)

Soundalikes: America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Rosario Dawson

💜 Kind Words 💜

"The amazing Melissa was so professional yet so personable!! I received other auditions to get my book on audible but none with a voice as clear as Melissa. She also helped me every step of the way. As a personal coach, she is amazing and dedicated. I am so happy to have met this truly wonderful person!"

Bonnie Abernathy
Author: Your Firstborn doesn't have to be perfect

"Melissa is a wonderful talent and a true creative spirit with a discerning eye for detail. She strives in her collaborations with others, takes direction well and thrives under pressure. Her optimism is contagious, she is a joy to work with and it goes without saying that she would be a valuable asset to any project."

Domingo Castillo
Voiceactor | Narrator

"Melissa is the embodiment of courage, talent and being able to take feedback and apply it immediately. I watched Melissa stand up on stage in front of hundreds of people to read through an audiobook manuscript for critique. She took the suggestions and was able to apply them to her next read like a champ. If you're looking for a versatile and friendly read, I'd absolutely recommend Melissa!"

Mike Carnes
Voiceover Artist: The All American Storyteller with Midwest Charm

"Melissa dove fearlessly right into a pretty daunting large (audiobook editing) project of mine, handled learning a new software package (Adobe Audition) with ease, and helped me hit a tight deadline (on a 12-hour audiobook editing project) with ease. At all times her positive attitude, 'can do' spirit, attention to detail and project organization kept things flowing smoothly!"

Daniel Penz
Narrator | Penz Productions

"Melissa Del Toro Schaffner is dynamic, supportive, and down to earth. Her knowledge and passion for voice over shines through in her creative approach of narrating audiobooks. Melissa’s engaging style is magical! Besides being an exceptional voice artist, her organizational skills and project management background have been invaluable in our accountability meetings and has helped me remain on track towards achieving my voiceover business goals."

Sonia Meneses
Voiceactor / Accountability Partner

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