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 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 Consecutive Wednesday Evenings, May 24th – June 28th, 2017
7:00pm – 9:30pm (street parking is free after 6pm)
Studio:  Contagious Music (formerly Market Street Sound) — One Market Street at Ft. Pitt Blvd., Downtown (15222)
Fee:  $300

Registration limited to ten students.

Register here for the May-June ’17 Voice-Over Beginners’ BOOTHCAMP

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INTERMEDIATE Voice-Over Workshop

We designed this intensive workshop 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 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 at the end of the workshop.


Six Consecutive Thursday Evenings, May 25th – June 29th, 2017
7pm – 9:30pm (street parking is free after 6pm)
Studio:  Contagious Music (formerly Market Street Sound) — One Market Street at Ft. Pitt Blvd., Downtown (15222)
Fee:  $300

Registration limited to ten students.

Register here for the May-June ’17 INTERMEDIATE Voice-Over Workshop

SOLD OUT! Check back soon for additional workshop dates.


Did You Know…

HARTMAN-BAILEY VOICE-OVERS has produced hundreds of

Professional, National Quality

VOICE-OVER DEMOS…at Pittsburgh Rates!

At Hartman-Bailey Voice-Overs, we’re not only in the business of giving workshops and coaching budding voice actors. The professional Voice-Over Demos we produce are among the best anywhere. In fact, we regularly have actors come to us from major markets to help them put their “reels” together. If you feel that you’re ready to jump into this exciting and potentially lucrative field, contact Amy ([email protected]) or Jack [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!”