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Serving the ventriloquism community since 1934!

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The Maher Course Of Ventriloquism

Created by Fred Maher and updated by Clinton Detweiler. This course has been responsible for helping more people learn the art than any other ventriloquist course ever created.

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Looking for a ventriloquist? Locate a member of the International Ventriloquist Society for your next event!


  A Virtual Private Instruction Online Video Course hailed by many as the next generation’s Maher Course! Includes 5 free lessons to help you get started.


How To Vent Your Expressions by Cliff Taylor

How To Vent Your Expressions is the complete guide to portraying Emotions, Expressions and Actions! Originally released in 1989, the book has not been available in print for years. Maher now releases an updated PDF format version, with easier to read text and built in links to make finding the information fast & easy. Download to read on your computer, Kindle, tablet or phone, or print for your enjoyment. For more information click here …

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Ask Tom

I used to do a question and answer video program over on Learn-Ventriloquism.com. The number of questions slowed down, so I stopped. No reason I can't answer questions here. I purchased several of the Maher Ventriloquism Course Kindle books and love them....

Remembering Your Scripts

One question that pops up again and again in emails, is how can I remember my script? That is a great question! It is a major concern for most ventriloquists. If you forget your script, how can you cover? What do you do? Well, first, I advise...


Stereotypes are wrong. The basic definition of a stereotype is something you think about a group. The group could be anything. A classroom of students that are "bad." A religion that is "radical." A culture that is "superior." A country that is "snobbish."...

Do Your Time

I've talked about this before. I'll probably talk about this again. It is one of the worst mistakes ANY entertainer can make. It shows a total lack of professionalism. And I don't want you to make it. Stick to your time on stage! This comes up...

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The Business Of Show Business

Ventriloquist Figure Building

I am delighted to carry on the great traditions set forth by Fred and Madeline Maher, founders, and Clinton and Adelia Detweiler, who took it to the next level.  Although the studio was closed for a period, Mark Wade, Ken Groves and I brought it back to life in 2013. Mark & Ken departed Maher Studios at the end of 2016, leaving me to forge the future of Maher Studios & the International Ventriloquist Society.

“Let me know how Maher Ventriloquist Studios can be of service to you!” – Tom

Tom Crowl is a professional ventriloquist, published author, podcaster and the creator of the first virtual ventriloquism course titled: Learn-Ventriloquism. To learn more about Tom visit his website at: http://comedyventriloquist.com

Maher Ventriloquist Studios
A respected name in the ventriloquism community since 1934.

P.O. Box 2131 – Westminster, MD 21158

Maher Ventriloquist Studios does not have a showroom! We are an Internet based business only.



Maher Ventriloquist Studios
P.O. Box 2131
Westminster, MD. 21158

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