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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Jean-Marc Berne is the president of Berne Media Enterprises - a bilingual, English-Spanish media consulting and production company. He has voiced hundreds of multimedia projects, including Pulitzer Prize and McArthur Genius Grant winner Junot Díaz’s audiobook “Negocios,” and Nobel Literature Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa’s “La Fiesta Del Chivo.” He is Author of the book “The Heart-Voice Connection: How To Infuse Your Message With Real Emotion.” Known as “The Voice Trainer,” Jean-Marc is an International Professional Speaker and Singer-Songwriter. He is the VO Coach of the Disney Channel animated series “The Octonauts."