Hartman-Bailey Voice-Over Training

Voice actor Amy HartmanAmy Hartman (www.amyjhartman.net) 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 BaileyJack Bailey ([email protected]) is Pittsburgh’s most experienced soundtrack designer & producer.  In the course of a 40-year career serving as Director of Audio Services at various recording facilities, Jack has engineered and/or produced well over 20,000 soundtracks…in Pittsburgh, New York, San Francisco, Dallas, and Nashville.  He now specializes in producing soundtracks for video/film, and directing spoken word recordings (including the coaching and production of professional voice-over demos), and enjoys teaching both subjects.  Jack, who holds a Masters degree in Education, has taught audio production at Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, and currently in CCAC’s Film Technician Training program; he’s taught voice acting at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, CCAC, and currently in Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts, as well as in his 20+-year voice-over partnership with Amy Hartman.



In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, our commitment to social distancing, and in cooperation with our sponsor, Nancy Mosser Casting, we’re taking our VO workshops online.  We’ll be hosting our classes on Zoom, the most popular online meeting platform for training and education, and students will be able use the software for free in the comfort and safety of their own homes.  Among the many benefits of being online:

  •    –No more traveling downtown to the studio every week;
  •    –Class size won’t be limited by the size of the control room;
  •    –We won’t have to schedule time in a professional studio, so we can charge lower fees; etc.

[Note:  More details (computer processing and internet speed requirements, Zoom connection testing, etc.) will be available to those who PRE-REGISTER*, below.

Pending some variables beyond our control, here’s our tentative schedule:


  • Include…
  • …Individual “mic time,” directed by Amy &/or Jack
  • …General VO business info — demos, agents, casting directors & websites, union membership, etc.
  • …Self-marketing suggestions, how and where to find work, and let work find you
  • …Registration limited to 14 students/class
  • …Fee:  $270/six classes

NOTE — Specific dates are subject to change.

  •   —MONDAY Online VO Workshop, Spring ’20 — 7:00 – 9:30 PM, Six Consecutive Mondays:
  •         April 13, 20, 27;  May 4, 11, and 18


  •   —TUESDAY Online VO Workshop, Spring ’20 — 7:00 – 9:30 PM, Six Consecutive Tuesdays:

April 14, 21, 28;  May 5, 12, and 19

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  • …By invitation only
  • …Class limited to Six (6) students
  • …Intensive script and mic work, with emphasis on demo preparation and marketing
  • …Fee:  $360/six 2.5 hour sessions
  • THURSDAY INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE VO Workshop, Spring ’20 — 7:00 – 9:30 PM, Six Consecutive Thursdays:
  •         April 16, 23, 30;  May 7, 14, and 21


IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN REGISTERING FOR ANY OF OUR VO WORKSHOPS, PLEASE SIGN OUR PRE-REGISTRATION LIST WITH YOUR NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, and WORKSHOP PREFERENCE.  There is no fee and no obligation for pre-registration.  We’ll send you information about the testing of your equipment for ZOOM.



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!”