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Voice over Coaching Classes for the entertainment industry

Let The Voice Shop prepare you for a lucrative career in Voice Over, a rapidly growing 15 Billion Dollar industry. The Voice Shop is CMD’s voice over coaching and education initiative. Our mission at The Voice Shop is to establish and develop the skills necessary for you to succeed as a voice over professional.

CMD is a premiere casting, recording and mixing studio whose high profile, high volume commercial needs require hundreds of voice over artists every year. Our clients include UNICEF, Mastercard, Mercedes Benz, Calvin Klein, NBC, ESPN, Telemundo, Sony, and more. We are always looking for talented VO artists who meet both client needs and our high standards of VO excellence.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, we offer a wide range of voice over classes, workshops and private lessons taught by esteemed industry veterans.  The Voice Shop gives students both the skills and industry-savvy knowledge of VO to take to CMDs clients and elsewhere in the industry.

In addition, our new Open Coaching Hours give you an opportunity to “drop in” for a private coaching lesson when you need it. Have a last minute audition? Hit a snag at a gig? Take advantage of Open Coaching Hours to get the support you need, at the exact moment that you need it. For a limited time, Open Coaching Hours will be offered free of charge. Use Promo Code FREEOPENCOACHING at checkout.

You can join us here at our state-of-the-art New York City recording facility or utilize our online webinar options to learn anywhere. Shift your voice into high gear at The Voice Shop today.

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Whether You Are Perfecting Your Technique or Just Getting Started
Our Voice Classes and Workshops Offer Multiple Levels of Coaching

View Our Voice Over Class Schedule here

TECHNIQUE CLASSES
FUNDAMENTALS OF VOICE OVER
Take FUNDAMENTALS OF VOICE OVER if you’re just starting out as a voice over artist or want to expand your knowledge of the basics.
INTERMEDIATE ESSENTIALS
Take INTERMEDIATE ESSENTIALS to continue your training and implement the techniques learned in Fundamentals Class. There will be extended time in the booth.
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
Take ADVANCED TECHNIQUES to master what you learned in the Fundamentals and Intermediate Classes. Seasoned actors can enroll for intensive learning.
MASTER CLASSES
COMMERCIAL VO: DISCOVER YOUR MOST AUTHENTIC VOICE
Discover, develop and focus your individual strengths in the context of commercial work.
VOICE OVER FOR AUDIOBOOKS
Break into the audiobook industry with specialized training for audiobook narration. Refine your storytelling skills.
VOICE OVER FOR STAGE ACTORS
& SINGERS
Learn how to transition your trained voice from stage performance to the mic.
GETTING THE JOB:
VO AUDITION TECHNIQUES
Learn techniques to land and keep your next dream job. Discover how to perform successfully under pressure.
PRIVATE LESSONS
PRIVATE LESSONS
Work one-on-one with our professional voice coaches over Skype. Intensive and customized instruction for any level.
WEBINAR WORKSHOPS
CREATING & MARKETING YOUR OWN BRAND
Discover your voice over niche and learn how to brand and sell your voice.
BUILDING & IMPROVING YOUR HOME STUDIO
Learn how to build an effective and low-cost vocal booth. Discuss soundproofing, home studio equipment and software.
HOW TO SELF-DIRECT YOUR
VOICE OVER RECORDINGS
Learn techniques to self-direct your VO recordings for auditions and jobs.
CREATE YOUR DEMO
CREATE YOUR DEMO
Record and produce your voice demo under the supervision and direction of our coaches and engineers.
OPEN COACHING HOURS
OPEN COACHING HOURS
15-minute one-on-one mini lessons, either at our studio or over Skype.


48 hours notice before any class is required to cancel or reschedule without incurring a fee.
No refund will be given if you cancel within 48 hours of a class or do not show up.
50% refund will be given if you reschedule within 48 hours of a class.

We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than the minimum number of students enroll.

The Voice Shop Coaches

 
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Michael George has literally “done it all” when it comes to voice over. Having founded CMD in 1998, he has been an engineer, mixer, producer, director, casting professional, voice actor and of course a teacher. Michael's unique background allows him to approach the craft of voice acting with a more holistic sensibility. He believes the most important role of a voice over teacher is to help actors find their most authentic voice. Michael's voice has been heard all over the world - his credits include Evian, Kia, Hilton, Dannon, Coca Cola, Disney, Motorola, The NBA, KRAFT and Citibank.

 
Rachel Astarte

Rachel Astarte is a professional voice-over artist with over twenty years of training and practice. Her informative and accessible voice has earned her the nickname, “Dr. Mom.” Over the years, Rachel has lent her voice to self-hypnosis audios for her transformational coaching clients at Healing Arts New York. Her voice can be heard on a multitude of commercial and corporate brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Cablevision, Alcon, Conair, Kellogg's, Zurich, and many more. She has worked with Michael George since 1999, during the early days of his production company. Rachel is thrilled to rejoin him as part of The Voice Shop team.

 
Pete Rohan

Pete Rohan Is an audio engineer, audiobook producer/director and owner of Rohan Audio, an independent studio in NYC. He produces high quality audiobooks, provides consultations for home studio design, and develops and teaches workshops on home studio production. Pete is proud to have produced several audiobooks that have received or have been nominated for Audie and AudioFile Earphone Awards, including In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors; and Capital Offenses: Business Crime and Punishment in America's Corporate Age.

Gugdrun Buhler

Gudrun Buhler has more than 20 years of experience helping singers, actors and voice over artists develop the tools they need to deliver with ease and consistently perform at their highest level. She has been working with the fabulous CMD team for over 5 years as a voice over talent and as a language supervisor. Trained as an opera singer and actress, her greatest passion is the voice. Gudrun's performance in her one woman show Mozart's Women won best singer, best play and best original play at the 2017 New York Theatre Festival. Gudrun holds a Master's degree in vocal performance from Manhattan School of Music.

 
 
Jessica Schechter

Jessica Schechter is the Director of Education for The Voice Shop as well as a VO talent for CMD. She has an MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School and a Bachelors degree in Educational Theatre from NYU. She has worked with ADP, Ex Vivo Dynamics, Ohel service organization, and has recorded broadcast PSAs. Jessica is a director member of The Actors Studio's playwright director's unit and teaches public speaking and theater in two different universities. Jessica is co-producing and acting in a comedic web series called "Soon By You".  She is very excited to be a part of The Voice Shop team. 

 
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Allyson Johnson has been a professional voice actor for almost two decades. She got her start on camera at age 12, co-anchoring a weekly children’s TV news program in Chicago, for which she won an Emmy Award. Since then, Allyson’s voice has been heard on countless projects for brands such as Verizon, Dimetapp, Food Network, A&E, Elizabeth Arden, and American Express. Allyson has recorded over 200 audiobook titles in a broad range of genres, from Sci-fi, to Y.A. Fiction, to Memoir, to Romance. Allyson has received multiple AudioFile Magazine Earphones Awards, as well as being nominated for several Audie Awards.

 
Richard Sabean

Richard Sabean’s career didn't start off in the booth. He was an award winning creative director with some of the world's top ad agencies, hiring and directing VO talent. In the mid-90s Richard began directing television commercials, and voiced one of his own spots. Once in the booth, Richard found he never wanted to leave. Clients began asking for his voice on their spots. In 2008 Richard stepped behind the mic full time. He has amassed an impressive array of clients including Chevron, United Health Group, Marvin Windows and Doors, Gillette, Frito Lay, Honest Tea, Ronzoni, Optimum and Nicorette to name just a few.

 
Phone: 212-213-9487
Email: info@voiceshopcoaching.com