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 and, along with voice acting, Pittsburgh Filmmakers. He’s now developing a sound curriculum for CCAC’s Film Technician program. 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: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7 & 14, 2018
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, Open-Ended 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, coached by Amy or Jack. All takes will be recorded, and students will be sent their best readings after the end of the workshop, for possible use when they’re ready to produce their all-important VO demo.

Our Hartman-Bailey Ongoing Voice-Over Labs work like singing or yoga lessons: you can register for one to eight Thursday evening classes. Don’t worry if you can’t start until late January, or you have to miss an evening due to having to travel or working late or catching a cold. With the Ongoing VO Lab, Amy &/or Jack will be at the studio each Thursday evening that at least five students can come in to work. Once you’ve used the sessions you registered for, you can extend your coaching by buying another block of sessions — or even pay-as-you-go individual ones! The more sessions you buy at a time, the lower your per-session cost. For this plan to work, we ask that you let us know each week whether you plan to attend that Thursday.

ONGOING THURSDAY VOICE-OVER LAB — Registration remains open indefinitely!

Thursday Evenings, Starting Jan. 11, 2018 (or as soon as we get at least five registrants)
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:  (1 or 2) Sessions  — $75/ea.

           (3 to 5) Sessions  — $70/ea.

           (6 to 8) Sessions  — $65/ea.

Per-Session attendance is limited to a minimum of five and a maximum of ten students.

REGISTER HERE for the 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!”