My husband is very dramatic when reading out loud. When he was a child, his grandmother, who was a school teacher, used to read books out loud with him. They would take turns reading a page. I think that is where he learned to read the way he does. He doesn't see anything odd in it, and wonders why people are so surprised when they hear him. I used to feel like I needed to explain to people. I used to tell them that when he reads out loud in church, he doesn't read any differently than when he reads out loud at home.
When people first hear him they are surprised. One woman at church today came up and told us that today was the first time she had heard him read out loud, and that she kind of laughed a little because she had never heard anyone read that way before. But in truth, she admitted that she, (and most people do also admit) actually liked it. We tire of hearing people read in a monotone voice. My husband reads with such emphasis that the things he is reading actually make more sense. I think living with him has influenced the way I read out loud too. I'm not quite as dramatic as him, but I somehow feel more free to read the way I feel it should be said.
One woman we knew said, "I bet your children just love to hear him read and tell stories! I wish I could be a fly on your wall." It is true, my children do love to hear him read out loud and tell stories. So far none of them have picked up his dramatic tone, but I hope that in some way it has stimulated their brain to look at the printed word in a different way.