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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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The Future Of Ventriloquism

Predictions For The Future Of Ventriloquism I have gazed into my crystal ball to see the future. Okay, it really isn't a crystal ball. It is a glass doorknob. And it really isn't mine. I did this in a Home Depot. And I may have been drinking at the time. But these are...

How NOT To Do Ventriloquism

I get a lot of email from people who want to learn ventriloquism. This one arrived in my inbox the other day: You state that you don't really throw your voice and you can't really tell where the sound is coming from however I attempted to do this and the...

How To Do Ventriloquism

I was scanning through YouTube the other day and a realization hit. There are a ton of free ventriloquism tutorials videos on the Internet. BUT ... Most were about lip control and labial techniques. If you are a ventriloquist, you know there is more to this art than...

Now That Is Hot

I'm writing this at the end of June. (That is how far ahead I have to work to keep this blog coming out every week.) Today it is like a zillion degrees and it isn't even 9 AM yet. I got a text from my friend David Crone. He was performing at a fair for a...

Become A Better Ventriloquist:

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 …

Ventriloquist Scripts & Script Writing


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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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