The Voice Shop Coaches
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.
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.
Steve Tardio is a SAG-AFTRA professional voiceover artist with over 10 years of training and experience. Steve’s unique sound brought him into the world of voicing animated characters for animated shows/features, commercials, promos, audiobooks and video games. Steve’s credits include Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Harper-Audio, Fisher-Price Toys, Dannon Yogurt, Pepsi, Ford Motor Company, NBC-TV, Food Network, NBA-TV and Vevo.com. Steve feels improv is an important tool to have in your “voiceover actor belt”, especially in the world of animation, so Steve has been studying, coaching and performing long form and musical improv on various teams in NYC; with training from the Second City-Chicago, the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Peoples Improv Theater, Chicago City Limits and the Magnet Theater. Steve is also a musician and has played “Paul” in Beatles tribute bands!
Jayme Mattler has spent years working in voiceover as an engineer, director, producer, and voice talent. She has recorded over 700 audiobooks as an engineer/director and over 50 as a narrator. Her work in the industry led her to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation where she was one of the founding engineers at the EIF Voiceover Lab, coaching and directing actors on the art of voiceover. Over the years she has worked on audiobooks for Audible, Harlequin, Penguin Random House, Simon and Schuster, Recorded Books, Harper Collins, and ACX. She has recorded two Grammy nominated projects, as well as many Audies award-winning and nominated books. At present, she is the NYC Producer/Director for Blackstone Publishing.
Ernesto De Villa is a Mexican actor based in New York City. He began his career in 1980, completed his professional studies at the "National School of Dramatic Arts" at National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City, has worked as an actor, director, producer and acting coach and Voice Over coach in New York city. He directs his own theater company, 88 Performing Arts Theatrical Company, with which he has made several theatrical productions, and some video productions. In addition, he teaches acting and voice over at 88 Acting Studio. Since 2005 he is member of the Spanish Repertory Company. At this present time is working as Associate Artistic Director at Teatro LATEA. In the Voice Over field he is casting director for Sticky Audio Labs, and coach of several professional VO actors.
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 voiced spots for McDonalds, ADP, Ex Vivo Dynamics, Ohel Service Organization, and has recorded many broadcast PSAs. Jessica is a director member of The Actors Studio's playwright director's unit and teaches theater and public speaking. Jessica is co-producing and acting in the comedic web series "Soon By You". She is very excited to be a part of The Voice Shop team.
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.
Gy Mirano is a New York voice-over artist and actress. Voice acting credits in English and Spanish include: Nikon, Avon, Ford, Folgers, Dove, Bellagio Hotel, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Cirque du Soleil, FEMA, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Bloomberg TV, RockStar Games, PBS, HBO, MoMA, Museum of Natural History, El Museo del Barrio, San Francisco Fine Arts Museums, and Library of Congress. Television and film acting credits include: Law & Order, Against the Law, Crime Story, Double Deception, Dora the Explorer, Les Petites Canailles, 3 Americas, and Rights on the Line. Ms. Mirano teaches voice-over technique, Spanish-language diction, and the business of the entertainment industry at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Her work as a performer together with her advocacy of Latin American arts in the U.S. was recently recognized with the Gabriela Mistral, Julia de Burgos, Frida Kahlo Award.
When Pamela Rothenberg first learned about podcasting in 2013, she said, “Who would listen to that?” Followed by, “Why? When?” and “What for?" She didn't see the value… until she pressed play almost a year later. Now, Pamela Rothenberg is the executive producer of “The James Altucher Show," which has been downloaded over 30 million times and features guests like Tony Robbins, Mark Cuban, Sara Blakely, Arianna Huffington and many more leaders of thought. In this course, Pamela will walk you through her experience as a podcast producer and some of the best practices she's picked up along the way.