Acting For The Microphone: Voice-Over Workshops With Amy Hartman & Jack Bailey

Voice actor Amy HartmanAmy Hartman ( has done voice-over promos for The Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Animal Planet & The Food Network. She has appeared in the Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award-winning Titanic documentary. National spots include American Express, American Greeting Cards, Pittsburgh Paints, Pepsi, Levi Jeans, Clairol, McDonald’s, Bruegger’s Bagels, Virginia Lottery, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Lotteries, websites, computer games (including Werewolf Woman), museum kiosks, and many hospitals all over the country (including Children’s, Mercy, Allegheny General and Magee Hospitals in Pittsburgh). Giant Eagle, Foodland, Roomful Express, GNC, and Dicks Sporting Goods, to name a few. Amy, a member of SAG/AFTRA and Actors Equity, has guest lectured at CMU, Point Park, Hunter College, CCAC and NYU.  She’s also produced over two hundred demos for actors, and many commercials, industrials and audiobooks, including The Diversity Dialogs with NPR.

Pittsburgh soundtrack designer and producer Jack BaileyJack Bailey ([email protected]) is Pittsburgh’s most experienced soundtrack designer & producer. Holding Bachelor and Masters degrees from Allegheny College, he’s taught audio production at Robert Morris University, Duquesne University, and, along with voice acting, Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Jack has engineered and/or produced well over 20,000 soundtracks — in Pittsburgh, New York, San Francisco, Dallas, and Nashville — including corporate communications, independent music CDs, broadcast commercials, television and radio programs, original music branding packages, theatrical releases/films, surround sound educational programs, infomercials, and books-on-tape. He specializes in sound for video/film and directing spoken word recordings, including the coaching and production of professional voice-over demos.

Upcoming Hartman-Bailey VO Workshops:

Voice-Over Beginners’ “BOOTHCAMP

Everything you need to know to get started in the voice-over industry. Learn voice acting in a professional recording studio, from instructors who make their livings performing, producing and directing voice-overs. Whether you’re a voice-over novice, a radio announcer who’s stuck in a rut, or an experienced visual actor who wants to expand your skills into voice acting, this class will teach you the nuts and bolts of the business. Topics will include: script analysis, character development, the voice actors’ union, casting directors, talent agents, auditioning, marketing yourself, and home studios. Everyone will get mic time!


Six Wednesday Evenings: Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, & Dec. 6 & 13, 2017
7:00pm – 9:30pm (street parking is free after 6pm);
Studio:  Contagious Music (formerly Market Street Sound), 3rd Floor, One Market Street at Ft. Pitt Blvd., Downtown (15222)
Fee:  $375

Registration limited to ten students.

REGISTER HERE for this Hartman-Bailey VO Beginners’ Boothcamp!


*New Format!*


We designed this intensive lab is to be a continuation of the Voice-Over Beginners’ Boothcamp and our voice-over classes at Point Park U. and Pittsburgh Filmmakers, as well as the perfect opportunity for intermediate and experienced voice actors to expand their skills and work on material for their demos. You’ll get plenty of mic time in a professional studio. All takes will be recorded, and students will be sent their best readings after the end of the workshop, for possible use in future demo production.

ONGOING THURSDAY VOICE-OVER LAB — Begins November 2nd, 2017

Up until now, we’ve formatted our Hartman-Bailey Intermediate Voice-Over Workshops to be a six-week class like our Beginners’ Boothcamp. But now we’re offering this Ongoing VO Lab, making it easy to buy a block of sessions — or even individual ones — so you don’t have to worry about getting your money’s worth if you have to miss an evening due to having to travel, or holiday guests, or a cold, or bad road conditions. For this plan to work, we ask that you let us know each week whether you plan to attend that Thursday.

To register for this inaugural Ongoing VO Lab season, simply sign up for a block of six, nine, or twelve sessions. Attend those sessions whenever it’s convenient for you over the four (4) month semester. You can buy more sessions at any time, in blocks or individual classes. The more sessions you buy at a time, the lower your per-session cost.

(14) Thursday Evenings (note exceptions, below),  Nov. 2, 2017 through Feb. 2018,  7pm – 9:30pm

VO Lab Thursdays OFF: Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving);  Dec. 21 & 28 (Holidays)

Studio:  Contagious Music, 3rd Floor, One Market Street at Ft. Pitt Blvd., Downtown (15222)

Initial Block Options:(6) -Session Block @ $65/session =  $ 390
(9)  -Session Block @ $60/session =  $ 540
 (12)  –Session Block @ $55/session =  $ 660

REGISTER HERE for this Hartman-Bailey Ongoing Thursday VO Lab!


Questions about the Workshops?
Contact Amy ([email protected])
Or Jack ([email protected]).

Questions about Registration?
Contact [email protected]



—”Very energetic, personable, down-to-earth and entertaining, the two instructors work amazingly well together.”

—[re: Amy]: “Great instruction, eye contact and spirit.”  [re: Jack]: “Great stories, honest feedback, and dense, invaluable wisdom about the industry.”  [Summary]: “Well worth the investment!”

“Why would you even consider taking a voice-over class on the internet? Learning voice-over is a hands-on, real-time experience and there is no better way to learn than Amy & Jack’s class…No wonder the classes fill up so fast!”

“The safe, supportive, and creative environment that Jack and Amy have built really makes it fun to explore and try new things each week. I can’t wait to keep working with you guys!”