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.

Jack Bailey

Jack 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, as well as teaching voice-overs in the Community Education 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:

NOTE: Once again, we’re merging our Ongoing VO Lab with the VO Beginners’ Boothcamp on Wednesday evenings. We’ve found that combining them produces just the right class size, and benefits both types of students.

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!

January-February ’19 VO Beginners’ Boothcamp

Six Wednesday evenings: January 16, 23, 30; and February 6, 13, & 20
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




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., Pittsburgh Filmmakers, and CCAC, as well as the perfect opportunity for intermediate and experienced voice actors to expand their skills and develop material for their demos. You’ll get plenty of mic time in a professional studio, coached by Amy and/or Jack.

Our Hartman-Bailey Ongoing Voice-Over Lab works like singing or yoga lessons: you can register for one to eight evening sessions. Don’t worry if you can’t start until later, or you have to miss an evening due to having to travel or working late or catching a cold. And your unused sessions are transferable into next year, after the holidays. With the Ongoing VO Lab, Amy &/or Jack will be at the studio each session evening that at least four 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 for 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.


WEDNESDAY Evenings, Beginning January 16th…But jump in and join us any time! Just be sure that you register below to let us know you’re coming!

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)

(1 – 2) Sessions … $75/ea.
(3 – 5) Sessions … $70/ea.
(6 – 8) Sessions … $65/ea.

REGISTER NOW for the Hartman-Bailey Ongoing 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!”