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David Goldberg

Audition, Consulting, Demo Evaluation, Demo Recording, Mentoring, Website Review

A leading authority on voice-over and Chief Edge Officer of Edge Studio, David Goldberg has cast and directed thousands of voice-over productions. He has also coached innumerable voice actors, from beginners to top working pros and celebrities. David says, “Although I don’t have a golden voice, I guess my ears work pretty well.” Indeed. David's ears are considered the best in the industry. He's known for an uncanny ability to provide super-quick yet precise direction. Because he sees things from all industry perspectives, many veteran voice actors rely on him as their mentor. David is also one of the most active directors and speakers, frequently illustrating his practical answers with fun anecdotes from his many years of experience. Soon after founding Edge Studio as a music-recording facility in 1988, David added spoken voice recording to its repertoire. In response to many clients asking him for voice over guidance, David wrote the first edition of the "Voice Over Technique Guidebook" in 1992. Since 2000, Edge Studio has focused exclusively on spoken voice, and is now one of the world's premiere voice over production, casting, and training facilities. Clients and agents rely on David's ability to pinpoint the right voice actor for their production. Voice actors rely on his ability to help them find their full potential, benefiting from his perception, straight-forwardness, production savvy, and those acute ears. People and companies that David has worked with at Edge Studio include: Nickelodeon, Disney, Pixar, DaimlerChrysler, The US Postal Service, Scholastic, IBM, The United Nations, countless radio stations, National Public Radio, ESPN, Discovery, Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers, Eartha Kitt, Tom Brokaw, John Ratzenberger, Denise Austin, Mark Linn-Baker, and scores of leading Broadway and TV performers. Edge Studio remains one of the country's most acclaimed voice over facilities, offering voice over production, casting, and education....

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David Goldberg

CEO (Chief Edge Officer), Booth Director, Coach

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Audition, Consulting, Demo Evaluation, Demo Recording, Mentoring, Website Review

To schedule with David call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

A leading authority on voice-over and Chief Edge Officer of Edge Studio, David Goldberg has cast and directed thousands of voice-over productions. He has also coached innumerable voice actors, from beginners to top working pros and celebrities.

David says, “Although I don’t have a golden voice, I guess my ears work pretty well.”

Indeed. David's ears are considered the best in the industry.

He's known for an uncanny ability to provide super-quick yet precise direction. Because he sees things from all industry perspectives, many veteran voice actors rely on him as their mentor. David is also one of the most active directors and speakers, frequently illustrating his practical answers with fun anecdotes from his many years of experience.

Soon after founding Edge Studio as a music-recording facility in 1988, David added spoken voice recording to its repertoire. In response to many clients asking him for voice over guidance, David wrote the first edition of the "Voice Over Technique Guidebook" in 1992.

Since 2000, Edge Studio has focused exclusively on spoken voice, and is now one of the world's premiere voice over production, casting, and training facilities.

Clients and agents rely on David's ability to pinpoint the right voice actor for their production. Voice actors rely on his ability to help them find their full potential, benefiting from his perception, straight-forwardness, production savvy, and those acute ears.

People and companies that David has worked with at Edge Studio include: Nickelodeon, Disney, Pixar, DaimlerChrysler, The US Postal Service, Scholastic, IBM, The United Nations, countless radio stations, National Public Radio, ESPN, Discovery, Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers, Eartha Kitt, Tom Brokaw, John Ratzenberger, Denise Austin, Mark Linn-Baker, and scores of leading Broadway and TV performers.

Edge Studio remains one of the country's most acclaimed voice over facilities, offering voice over production, casting, and education.

Danielle Quisenberry

Commercial, Corporate Industrial, Documentary, eLearning, Kids, Narration, Telephony

Award winning voice actor Danielle Quisenberry has contributed her talents to radio and television commericals, web and software narrations, corporate campaigns, industrial and documentary films, English as a second language tutorials, and telephone systems. She is an experienced live industrial narrator and works each season at The Brooklyn Academy of Music' Kids Film Festival in live interactive animation. Her client list includes, Aetna Insurance, America Online, Fiat, McAfee, McDonalds, People PC, Timex, Tyco Toys, Mrs. Meyers Clean Day, Oldsmobile, Panasonic and Verizon. Here at Edge Studio, she is a private instructor, as well as the instructor for Technique 101 workshops, How To Supplement Your Income With VO workshops, and our popular Acting of Voice Acting class. She really enjoys introducing cross over acting techinques to new voice performers and working with trained actors to help them transfer their existing skills to the microphone. Her academic interests include acting methodologies, movement and the physical process of vocal production. She is personally interested in how advances in neuroscience affect teaching and adult learning in the arts. In addition to being an awesome voice talent and coach Danielle Quisenberry has worked on more than 100 model art projects in cooperation with the New York City Department of Education. She contributed to the core methodology of the renowned Literature to Life Program at the renowned American Place Theatre, where she taught young people, trained public school teachers and teaching artists as well as presented workshops in interdisciplinary arts methodologies nationwide. Currently, on the faculty of Edge Studio, The Actors Studio Drama School and The School at Alvin Ailey, her previous arts in education collaborations include, The American Place Theater , The American Ballroom Theatre, The TADA! Youth Theatre, The Public Theatre, Classic Stage Company and Steps on Broadway. In addition, she has been a regular guest artist at LaGuardia High School for Music, Arts and the Performing Arts, often known as the Fame school. She holds a degree in acting performance from The University of Michigan and a certificate in Radio and Television Production and Performance from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts. Her faculty positions now include, The Actors Studio MFA program at Pace University, The School at Alvin Ailey and The New York Film Academy. When out of the booth, she is still in the studio ... the dance studio that is -- teaching and performing as an International Standard Ballroom Dancer. This year, she will combine her favorite art forms by joining the team which does the live announcing for The Manhattan Amateur Classic, a top NYC DanceSport Competition....

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Danielle Quisenberry

VO Coach

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Online Checkups, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Commercial, Corporate Industrial, Documentary, eLearning, Kids, Narration, Telephony

To schedule with Danielle call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Award winning voice actor Danielle Quisenberry has contributed her talents to radio and television commericals, web and software narrations, corporate campaigns, industrial and documentary films, English as a second language tutorials, and telephone systems. She is an experienced live industrial narrator and works each season at The Brooklyn Academy of Music' Kids Film Festival in live interactive animation. Her client list includes, Aetna Insurance, America Online, Fiat, McAfee, McDonalds, People PC, Timex, Tyco Toys, Mrs. Meyers Clean Day, Oldsmobile, Panasonic and Verizon.

Here at Edge Studio, she is a private instructor, as well as the instructor for Technique 101 workshops, How To Supplement Your Income With VO workshops, and our popular Acting of Voice Acting class. She really enjoys introducing cross over acting techinques to new voice performers and working with trained actors to help them transfer their existing skills to the microphone. Her academic interests include acting methodologies, movement and the physical process of vocal production. She is personally interested in how advances in neuroscience affect teaching and adult learning in the arts.

In addition to being an awesome voice talent and coach Danielle Quisenberry has worked on more than 100 model art projects in cooperation with the New York City Department of Education. She contributed to the core methodology of the renowned Literature to Life Program at the renowned American Place Theatre, where she taught young people, trained public school teachers and teaching artists as well as presented workshops in interdisciplinary arts methodologies nationwide. Currently, on the faculty of Edge Studio, The Actors Studio Drama School and The School at Alvin Ailey, her previous arts in education collaborations include, The American Place Theater , The American Ballroom Theatre, The TADA! Youth Theatre, The Public Theatre, Classic Stage Company and Steps on Broadway. In addition, she has been a regular guest artist at LaGuardia High School for Music, Arts and the Performing Arts, often known as the Fame school.

She holds a degree in acting performance from The University of Michigan and a certificate in Radio and Television Production and Performance from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts. Her faculty positions now include, The Actors Studio MFA program at Pace University, The School at Alvin Ailey and The New York Film Academy.

When out of the booth, she is still in the studio ... the dance studio that is -- teaching and performing as an International Standard Ballroom Dancer. This year, she will combine her favorite art forms by joining the team which does the live announcing for The Manhattan Amateur Classic, a top NYC DanceSport Competition.

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Noelle Romano

IVO Instructor

As a voice coach, you will never hear me say the words “you’re not getting it”. I consider it my mission to try different approaches, techniques, and exercises until something clicks. My coaching style involves a lot of dialogue between teacher and student, and I like to use my sense of humor to keep things light and fun, even as I challenge you to go further than you thought possible. When it comes to animation, cartoons, children's e-learning, and video games, I am very grateful to have had experience on both sides of the window. On the production side, I served as voice director and talent supervisor for the Emmy Award-winning PBS cartoon, "WordWorld". I’ve also voice directed various games and toys for The Backyardigans, Go, Diego, Go!, Dora the Explorer, as well as numerous children’s audio books for Scholastic. As Head of the VO Department at Animation Collective, I oversaw the records and casting of nine shows produced for Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Cartoon Network, and AOL kids. My TV production career started on the show "Blue's Clues", where I won my very first VO role—that of a talking mailbox! As talent, I have narrated projects for Blackberry, Cincinnati Bell, Harrah’s, Hilton, Taximagic, Petflow, WatchDox, Twilio, Green Nissan, Slendertone and Howcast.com among others. For more than three years, I have been the main voice of the award-winning Kognito Interactive, which creates web-based e-learning simulations for various clients including Starwood Hotels, Rutgers, CUNY, Baruch, Fuji Film and the Veteran’s Association of NY/NJ. I graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama, and also trained in improv through Second City. As a live performer, I have four years of stand-up, and eight years of sketch comedy under my belt. I moved to the City of Angels in 2010, and have had a great time heading up Edge Studio’s LA studio! ...

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Noelle Romano

VO Coach, Director, Producer

Location: CA - Los Angeles

Coaching Formats: In Studio

Specialties: IVO Instructor

To schedule with Noelle call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

As a voice coach, you will never hear me say the words “you’re not getting it”. I consider it my mission to try different approaches, techniques, and exercises until something clicks. My coaching style involves a lot of dialogue between teacher and student, and I like to use my sense of humor to keep things light and fun, even as I challenge you to go further than you thought possible.

When it comes to animation, cartoons, children's e-learning, and video games, I am very grateful to have had experience on both sides of the window. On the production side, I served as voice director and talent supervisor for the Emmy Award-winning PBS cartoon, "WordWorld". I’ve also voice directed various games and toys for The Backyardigans, Go, Diego, Go!, Dora the Explorer, as well as numerous children’s audio books for Scholastic. As Head of the VO Department at Animation Collective, I oversaw the records and casting of nine shows produced for Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Cartoon Network, and AOL kids. My TV production career started on the show "Blue's Clues", where I won my very first VO role—that of a talking mailbox!

As talent, I have narrated projects for Blackberry, Cincinnati Bell, Harrah’s, Hilton, Taximagic, Petflow, WatchDox, Twilio, Green Nissan, Slendertone and Howcast.com among others. For more than three years, I have been the main voice of the award-winning Kognito Interactive, which creates web-based e-learning simulations for various clients including Starwood Hotels, Rutgers, CUNY, Baruch, Fuji Film and the Veteran’s Association of NY/NJ.

I graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama, and also trained in improv through Second City. As a live performer, I have four years of stand-up, and eight years of sketch comedy under my belt. I moved to the City of Angels in 2010, and have had a great time heading up Edge Studio’s LA studio!

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Jay Snyder

Animation, Cartoon, Character, Commercial, Kids, Narration, Video Games

Jay Snyder is a classically trained actor who has performed leading roles on and off Broadway, television, and film. His expertise is bringing characters to life. For more than 10 years he has also done nearly every type of voice over work, including commercials (recent clients include Verizon, Coke, Six Flags, Cisco, and Absolut), audio books, documentaries, tours, industrials, video games, animated films and cartoons. Since he is happiest diving into characters and stories, it's no surprise that so much of his work has been in animation and audiobooks. Best known as the voice for the two lead characters of Yu-Gi-Oh!, and central characters in Pokemon, Sonic X, Kirby, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, Chaotic, and Huntik, Jay feels fortunate to have worked on well over 100 different movies and series and literally thousands of episodes and hours of entertainment. As a self professed geek, he's also psyched to have worked on the current Batman: the Dark Knight Rises video game as well as the critically acclaimed All Saints Row 2.

Even though not a week goes by without doing something in animation, as an actor his focus has shifted to audiobooks in the last few years. In that time he's performed on over a hundred titles in various genres. Some of his favorites include Kurt Vonnegut's wry Sci-Fi "The Sirens of Titan", "Zoo" and "NYPD Red" two new titles from the prolific New York Times best selling regular James Patterson, and the CIA action/intrigue "The Gray Man" series which is currently in development for a film franchise starring Brad Pitt.

He has also directed VO for years, on many anime series, audio books, and video games. More recently he has become an Audio Producer, working for Marvel on their Marvel Knights Animation line. His first project for them was the “Astonishing X-Men”, a series written by Joss Whedon who also made the record breaking blockbuster film "The Avengers". Next was “Iron Man: Extremis", a story which has been confirmed as the basis of the next Iron Man film. After that came the best reviewed series from Marvel Knights, "Thor vs. Loki: Blood Brothers". But perhaps more relevantly, Jay also audio produced an educational series for Disney/ABC News about World War 2 called “They Spoke Out." Working with comic book legend Neal Adams, Jay helped to tell the tales you never knew about an era you thought you had learned everything about. As Audio Producer, he’s responsible for casting, directing, sound design, scoring, and the final mix. He does the casting and directing personally, and works side by side with a wonderful team of talented professionals who always do an outstanding job, providing clients with the best results.

Jay has also written for hundreds of shows, and is currently developing various animated series and films from adaptations to original concepts. Storytelling is his passion, and he loves every element of it, not just being the performer. Jay's perspective is unique because he has experience with all aspects of capturing a performance. From the acting, to directing, casting, writing, and even the recording of a character.

So why does he teach if he's so busy? Jay comes from a family of educators and says that teaching at Edge is wonderful because he genuinely enjoys providing people with whatever benefit his experience has to offer and he always learns something new from everyone he works with.

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Jay Snyder

VO Coach, Director, Audiobook & Animation Expert

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Online Checkups, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Animation, Cartoon, Character, Commercial, Kids, Narration, Video Games

To schedule with Jay call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Jay Snyder is a classically trained actor who has performed leading roles on and off Broadway, television, and film. His expertise is bringing characters to life. For more than 10 years he has also done nearly every type of voice over work, including commercials (recent clients include Verizon, Coke, Six Flags, Cisco, and Absolut), audio books, documentaries, tours, industrials, video games, animated films and cartoons. Since he is happiest diving into characters and stories, it's no surprise that so much of his work has been in animation and audiobooks. Best known as the voice for the two lead characters of Yu-Gi-Oh!, and central characters in Pokemon, Sonic X, Kirby, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, Chaotic, and Huntik, Jay feels fortunate to have worked on well over 100 different movies and series and literally thousands of episodes and hours of entertainment. As a self professed geek, he's also psyched to have worked on the current Batman: the Dark Knight Rises video game as well as the critically acclaimed All Saints Row 2.

Even though not a week goes by without doing something in animation, as an actor his focus has shifted to audiobooks in the last few years. In that time he's performed on over a hundred titles in various genres. Some of his favorites include Kurt Vonnegut's wry Sci-Fi "The Sirens of Titan", "Zoo" and "NYPD Red" two new titles from the prolific New York Times best selling regular James Patterson, and the CIA action/intrigue "The Gray Man" series which is currently in development for a film franchise starring Brad Pitt.

He has also directed VO for years, on many anime series, audio books, and video games. More recently he has become an Audio Producer, working for Marvel on their Marvel Knights Animation line. His first project for them was the “Astonishing X-Men”, a series written by Joss Whedon who also made the record breaking blockbuster film "The Avengers". Next was “Iron Man: Extremis", a story which has been confirmed as the basis of the next Iron Man film. After that came the best reviewed series from Marvel Knights, "Thor vs. Loki: Blood Brothers". But perhaps more relevantly, Jay also audio produced an educational series for Disney/ABC News about World War 2 called “They Spoke Out." Working with comic book legend Neal Adams, Jay helped to tell the tales you never knew about an era you thought you had learned everything about. As Audio Producer, he’s responsible for casting, directing, sound design, scoring, and the final mix. He does the casting and directing personally, and works side by side with a wonderful team of talented professionals who always do an outstanding job, providing clients with the best results.

Jay has also written for hundreds of shows, and is currently developing various animated series and films from adaptations to original concepts. Storytelling is his passion, and he loves every element of it, not just being the performer. Jay's perspective is unique because he has experience with all aspects of capturing a performance. From the acting, to directing, casting, writing, and even the recording of a character.

So why does he teach if he's so busy? Jay comes from a family of educators and says that teaching at Edge is wonderful because he genuinely enjoys providing people with whatever benefit his experience has to offer and he always learns something new from everyone he works with.

Carol Monda

Audiobook, Audition, Commercial, Documentary, Narration

Carol is an actor, voiceover talent and Audie Award-winning audiobook narrator. She has read for Recorded Books, Harper Audio, Audible.Com, Hachette, HighBridge, Clipper Audio, Edge Studio, Books on Tape, Academic Merit, and Redwood Audio's listentogenius.com. She has been a featured narrator in Audiofile magazine, Voiceover Xtra, and the Recorded Books Catalog. In addition to narrating several documentaries, Carol has been "the voice" of the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival since 2010 and has voiced tributes to such luminaries as Jean Paul Belmondo, the Houstons, Luise Rainer, and Eli Wallach. Her commercial voiceover clients have included HSBC, USDA, Seton Hall, AFL-CIO, Bell Atlantic, Sag-Aftra, Amazon and McDonald's, among others. She regularly voices promos for TCM & TNT. In addition to coaching at Edge Studio, she is an adjunct professor of narration and commercial voiceover at NYU's Digital Design and Film School and has taught Voice and Speech III at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. She has led classes for over 20 years in voice, acting, scene study, and auditioning at such schools as Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, Roundhouse Theatre, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Bethesda Arts Center, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Belvoir Terrace. Carol has also worked as a theatre director and voice and acting teacher at New York City’s Professional Performing Arts School. At Edge, Carol focuses on students' goals and explores the nuances of oral interpretation, vocal technique, point of view and text analysis. She aims to cultivate in each of her students the most effective and evocative delivery possible.

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Carol Monda

VO Coach, Director, and Audiobook Expert

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Online Checkups, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Audiobook, Audition, Commercial, Documentary, Narration

To schedule with Carol call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Carol is an actor, voiceover talent and Audie Award-winning audiobook narrator. She has read for Recorded Books, Harper Audio, Audible.Com, Hachette, HighBridge, Clipper Audio, Edge Studio, Books on Tape, Academic Merit, and Redwood Audio's listentogenius.com. She has been a featured narrator in Audiofile magazine, Voiceover Xtra, and the Recorded Books Catalog.

In addition to narrating several documentaries, Carol has been "the voice" of the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival since 2010 and has voiced tributes to such luminaries as Jean Paul Belmondo, the Houstons, Luise Rainer, and Eli Wallach.
Her commercial voiceover clients have included HSBC, USDA, Seton Hall, AFL-CIO, Bell Atlantic, Sag-Aftra, Amazon and McDonald's, among others. She regularly voices promos for TCM & TNT.

In addition to coaching at Edge Studio, she is an adjunct professor of narration and commercial voiceover at NYU's Digital Design and Film School and has taught Voice and Speech III at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. She has led classes for over 20 years in voice, acting, scene study, and auditioning at such schools as Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, Roundhouse Theatre, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Bethesda Arts Center, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Belvoir Terrace. Carol has also worked as a theatre director and voice and acting teacher at New York City’s Professional Performing Arts School.

At Edge, Carol focuses on students' goals and explores the nuances of oral interpretation, vocal technique, point of view and text analysis. She aims to cultivate in each of her students the most effective and evocative delivery possible.

Steve Brezzo

Podcasts, Self-Guided Tours

Experience:

Executive Director

Sotheby's Institute of Art, Director - San Diego Museum of Art, Director - Pageant of the Masters - Laguna Beach, Ca., Director of Media - United Exhibits Group, Denmark, Consultant - Jim Henson Company, Consultant - National Center for Children and Creativity, Washington, DC, Director of Education - Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, National Education Committee - American Association of Museums, President - California Association of Museums

Audio Tour Narration, Script Production, and selected Orientation Video Production:

Audio Tour Narration, Script Production and selected Orientation Video Production: Star Wars: The Magic of Myth, The Art of the Muppets, Dr. Seuss from Then to Now, The Gold of Peru, Between Continents, Between Seas: Pre-Columbian Art of Costa Rica, The Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections, Siqueiros, Dutch and Flemish Masters: Paintings from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, American Masters: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, Chinese Export Silver: A Legacy of Luxury, Photographers of the Weimar Republic, Songs of My People: African American Photographers, Oskar Schlemmer, Perspectives: Angles on African Art, Black Sun: The Eyes of Four - Contemporary Japanese Photography, American Women Artists: 1830-1930, Toulouse-Lautrec: The Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection, The Painter Joaquin Sorolla, California Sculpture, Cecil Beaton: A Retrospective, Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas, Faberge Imperial Eggs: From the Forbes Collection and the Kremlin Museums, Gold of Greece: Jewelry and Ornaments from the Benaki Museum, Latin American Drawings Today, California Cityscapes, Pacific Parallels: Artists and the Landscape in New Zealand, 1840-1990, The Great Age of Sail: Treasures of the National Maritime Museum, London, The William S. Paley Collection, Helen Frankenthaler, Gold and Grandeur: The Age of the Baroque in Portugal, Egon Schiele, Gauguin and the School of Pont Aven, Discovering Ellis Ruley, Andrew Wyeth - The Helga Paintings, Monet from the Collection of the Marmottan Museum, Achilles Rizzoli: Heavenly Hallucinations, Lost Treasures of the Romanovs from the Kremlin Museums, George Bellows, Ringing Thunder: Tomb Treasures of Ancient China, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People

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Steve Brezzo

VO Coach

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Podcasts, Self-Guided Tours

To schedule with Steve call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Experience:

Executive Director

Sotheby's Institute of Art, Director - San Diego Museum of Art, Director - Pageant of the Masters - Laguna Beach, Ca., Director of Media - United Exhibits Group, Denmark, Consultant - Jim Henson Company, Consultant - National Center for Children and Creativity, Washington, DC, Director of Education - Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, National Education Committee - American Association of Museums, President - California Association of Museums

Audio Tour Narration, Script Production, and selected Orientation Video Production:

Audio Tour Narration, Script Production and selected Orientation Video Production: Star Wars: The Magic of Myth, The Art of the Muppets, Dr. Seuss from Then to Now, The Gold of Peru, Between Continents, Between Seas: Pre-Columbian Art of Costa Rica, The Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections, Siqueiros, Dutch and Flemish Masters: Paintings from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, American Masters: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, Chinese Export Silver: A Legacy of Luxury, Photographers of the Weimar Republic, Songs of My People: African American Photographers, Oskar Schlemmer, Perspectives: Angles on African Art, Black Sun: The Eyes of Four - Contemporary Japanese Photography, American Women Artists: 1830-1930, Toulouse-Lautrec: The Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection, The Painter Joaquin Sorolla, California Sculpture, Cecil Beaton: A Retrospective, Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas, Faberge Imperial Eggs: From the Forbes Collection and the Kremlin Museums, Gold of Greece: Jewelry and Ornaments from the Benaki Museum, Latin American Drawings Today, California Cityscapes, Pacific Parallels: Artists and the Landscape in New Zealand, 1840-1990, The Great Age of Sail: Treasures of the National Maritime Museum, London, The William S. Paley Collection, Helen Frankenthaler, Gold and Grandeur: The Age of the Baroque in Portugal, Egon Schiele, Gauguin and the School of Pont Aven, Discovering Ellis Ruley, Andrew Wyeth - The Helga Paintings, Monet from the Collection of the Marmottan Museum, Achilles Rizzoli: Heavenly Hallucinations, Lost Treasures of the Romanovs from the Kremlin Museums, George Bellows, Ringing Thunder: Tomb Treasures of Ancient China, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People

Tom Dheere

Business and Money Consults, Marketing Consults

The H is silent, but Tom is not! He’s been a voice talent for more than fifteen years, and loves what he does. He spans quite a range, having narrated audiobooks about 30 Rock, Battlestar Galactica, and Glenn Beck, for example. In addition, he has lent his voice to video games like Red Dead Redemption, and he has voiced hundreds of e-learning projects for students all over the world, who are learning English as a second language. When Tom isn’t talking (or talking about talking), he occasionally acts, directs, and is even the writer and co-producer of a comic book. He writes a voiceover blog called the Good Karma Network, as well. In describing his voice-over journey, Tom uses words like “adventure,” “a thrill,” and “fulfilling.” As an Edge Studio coach, he likes giving back to the voice-over community, and enjoys being able to share his experience, insights and perspective so that aspiring talent will feel the same way. ...

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Tom Dheere

Voice Over Business Expert

Location: Skype, Telephone

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Business and Money Consults, Marketing Consults

To schedule with Tom call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

The H is silent, but Tom is not!
He’s been a voice talent for more than fifteen years, and loves what he does. He spans quite a range, having narrated audiobooks about 30 Rock, Battlestar Galactica, and Glenn Beck, for example. In addition, he has lent his voice to video games like Red Dead Redemption, and he has voiced hundreds of e-learning projects for students all over the world, who are learning English as a second language.
When Tom isn’t talking (or talking about talking), he occasionally acts, directs, and is even the writer and co-producer of a comic book. He writes a voiceover blog called the Good Karma Network, as well.
In describing his voice-over journey, Tom uses words like “adventure,” “a thrill,” and “fulfilling.” As an Edge Studio coach, he likes giving back to the voice-over community, and enjoys being able to share his experience, insights and perspective so that aspiring talent will feel the same way.

Dave Courvoisier

Social Media Expert

Location:

Coaching Formats: Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Social Media Expert

To schedule with Dave call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Dave Courvoisier is a voice actor, blogger, TV news anchor, renaissance man, perspicacious, itinerant prospector of social media, father and husband.

For the last 30 years, Dave has risen in the ranks of local TV, earning Emmy’s for various aspects of reporting, producing, and anchoring. He currently anchors the 5, 6, and 11 o’clock weekday newscasts at the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, NV: KLAS-TV. Dave is a graduate of the prestigious Poynter Institute’s curriculum on “Digital Media Strategies for Today’s Newsroom Managers.”

For the better part of the last 10 years Dave has also applied himself to the challenges of a career in voice acting. Early on, Dave chose Social Networks as his primary means of marketing his VO business. That commitment has also led to a new career vector helping others lean the ins and outs of New Media.

Dave was a keynote speaker at VOICE2010 on “Making Social Media Work for your VO Business; and is scheduled again in 2012 to speak on “Social Media Secrets”. Dave has also led similar discussions at VO’s “unconference” – FaffCon -- in 2010 and 2011. In addition, Dave has held numerous webinars and teleconferences on the subject of Social Media on VoiceOverXtra, The Voice Acting Academy, and the VoiceOverDirectory.

Dave was recently named the most influential VO blogger of 2011, and is the webauthor of SocialMediaVO.com, and VOAToday.com, as well as the administrator for numerous LinkedIn, FaceBook, and Twitter groups aggregating voice actors into online communities.

Dave is also the marketing director for E-Learningvoices.com, and serves as the Executive Vice President for World-Voices Organization, an Industry Trade Association.

Dan Friedman

Commercial, Home Studio Consults, Narration

Dan lives in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC and is a husband and father of two boys. He attended five universities and had three majors before being introduced to audio engineering in 1994. Realizing his career dream, he ended his educational journey at The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio finishing among the top 5 in his class. With over a decade in the voiceover industry, he has produced, directed or provided his voice to thousands of audio productions. In 2010 he published SOUND ADVICE-Voiceover From An Audio Engineer's Perspective. A first of its kind in the industry, the book covers audio engineering and studio session etiquette as it relates directly to voiceover talent. He continues to write a popular blog at his website: SOUND4VO.com. His ability to simplify often complex recording and audio concepts is unmatched in the voiceover industry. Dan was chosen to be among the top 10 “Most Influential Voice-Over Writers in 2011” in a Voice123 online survey and has been a featured guest at many voiceover conferences and on industry webinars. In 2011, Dan began working with Edge Studio, providing editing, recording, and home studio classes as well as consultations to help new voice talent along with established professionals improve their business. He is highly regarded in the voice over community and his vast knowledge continues to educate our Edge Studio students every day. Dan Friedman is an accomplished engineer, producer, director and author. He is also a successful voiceover talent and has been heard on hundreds of local and regional television and radio campaigns as well as many corporate narrations. He has been the national voice for Moe's Southwest Grill, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Hulu Plus. Other recent clients include: CW Network, WalMart, Hardees, IBM, McDonald’s and many more. ...

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Dan Friedman

Home Studio Specialist

Location:

Coaching Formats: Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Commercial, Home Studio Consults, Narration

To schedule with Dan call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Dan lives in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC and is a husband and father of two boys. He attended five universities and had three majors before being introduced to audio engineering in 1994. Realizing his career dream, he ended his educational journey at The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio finishing among the top 5 in his class. With over a decade in the voiceover industry, he has produced, directed or provided his voice to thousands of audio productions.

In 2010 he published SOUND ADVICE-Voiceover From An Audio Engineer's Perspective. A first of its kind in the industry, the book covers audio engineering and studio session etiquette as it relates directly to voiceover talent. He continues to write a popular blog at his website: SOUND4VO.com. His ability to simplify often complex recording and audio concepts is unmatched in the voiceover industry.

Dan was chosen to be among the top 10 “Most Influential Voice-Over Writers in 2011” in a Voice123 online survey and has been a featured guest at many voiceover conferences and on industry webinars. In 2011, Dan began working with Edge Studio, providing editing, recording, and home studio classes as well as consultations to help new voice talent along with established professionals improve their business. He is highly regarded in the voice over community and his vast knowledge continues to educate our Edge Studio students every day.

Dan Friedman is an accomplished engineer, producer, director and author. He is also a successful voiceover talent and has been heard on hundreds of local and regional television and radio campaigns as well as many corporate narrations. He has been the national voice for Moe's Southwest Grill, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Hulu Plus. Other recent clients include: CW Network, WalMart, Hardees, IBM, McDonald’s and many more.

Click to hear Dan's Announcer Demo
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Click to hear Dan's Conversational Demo
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Carolee Goodgold

Jingles, Singing

Carolee has earned a living singing and speaking for over 30 years! She has been called “the girl Robin Williams” because of her versatility and humor. She has recorded Jingles, Records, Song Parodies, Industrial Shows, Children’s Books, Anime, Audiobooks, Toys, Video Games, Workout Tapes, TV Themes, Cruise Ships, Theme Parks, Musicals and anything else one can sing or speak on! Some of her clients include: Cheerios, IBM, Cingular, Dentyne, Verizon, Jello, Downy, American Express, Merill Lynch, Napier and many more. She has sung with Carly Simon, Larry Gatlin, Rosie O’ Donnell, The Chieftains, Keely Smith and more. She has also written, performed, musically directed, and directed many corporate shows. Her anime credits include: Runner Kuromi, Photon: The Idiot Adventures, and RG Veda. ...

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Carolee Goodgold

VO Coach

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Jingles, Singing

To schedule with Carolee call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Carolee has earned a living singing and speaking for over 30 years! She has been called “the girl Robin Williams” because of her versatility and humor. She has recorded Jingles, Records, Song Parodies, Industrial Shows, Children’s Books, Anime, Audiobooks, Toys, Video Games, Workout Tapes, TV Themes, Cruise Ships, Theme Parks, Musicals and anything else one can sing or speak on!

Some of her clients include: Cheerios, IBM, Cingular, Dentyne, Verizon, Jello, Downy, American Express, Merill Lynch, Napier and many more.

She has sung with Carly Simon, Larry Gatlin, Rosie O’ Donnell, The Chieftains, Keely Smith and more. She has also written, performed, musically directed, and directed many corporate shows. Her anime credits include: Runner Kuromi, Photon: The Idiot Adventures, and RG Veda.

Johnny Heller

Audiobook, Commercial

Johnny Heller is praised for his adult, personal development, history, comedy and children's book narrations. He is a 2008, 2009, and 2011 "Best Audio Book" winner, a Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award winner from 2008-2013, a 2005 and 2009 "Audie Award" winner, a double Audie nominee in 2012, selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the 20th Century by AudioFile Magazine, and a multiple Audiophile Earphone Award winner. In 2014, Johnny was awarded two Listen Up Awards for his work on Polly Shulman’s "The Wells Bequest” for Penguin Audio and “In a Glass Grimmly” by Adam Gidwitz. A cum laude honors graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, Johnny worked as a reporter for the Chicago SunTimes before pursuing a career in acting. Heller studied theater in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles and appeared for a number of years in the long running hit Shear Madness. He also worked at the Northlight Repertory and the Goodman Theater. Heller’s plays have been performed in New York and Chicago theaters and he is currently writing a book for young adults. After studying comedy improvisation and performing in a traveling company, Heller found success as a stand up comic working at clubs across the country. He still does stand up on occasion but his major focus continues to be in the world of voice-over and narration. Heller’s distinctive voice has always kept him in demand in the commercial voice over industry and audio book narration. He has recorded nearly 500 titles touching on almost every genre. The Library Journal says Heller has “the voice of a master storyteller.” AudioFile Magazine calls him "the best narrator for children's books around”. His narration skills led the School Library Journal to say, "Listening to Heller is so much fun it's difficult to imagine simply reading the book.” And AudioFile says “Heller makes nonfiction as thrilling as any action-adventure.” ...

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Johnny Heller

VO Coach and Audiobook Expert

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Audiobook, Commercial

To schedule with Johnny call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Johnny Heller is praised for his adult, personal development, history, comedy and children's book narrations.
He is a 2008, 2009, and 2011 "Best Audio Book" winner, a Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award winner from 2008-2013, a 2005 and 2009 "Audie Award" winner, a double Audie nominee in 2012, selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the 20th Century by AudioFile Magazine, and a multiple Audiophile Earphone Award winner.

In 2014, Johnny was awarded two Listen Up Awards for his work on Polly Shulman’s "The Wells Bequest” for Penguin Audio and “In a Glass Grimmly” by Adam Gidwitz.

A cum laude honors graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, Johnny worked as a reporter for the Chicago SunTimes before pursuing a career in acting. Heller studied theater in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles and appeared for a number of years in the long running hit Shear Madness. He also worked at the Northlight Repertory and the Goodman Theater.

Heller’s plays have been performed in New York and Chicago theaters and he is currently writing a book for young adults. After studying comedy improvisation and performing in a traveling company, Heller found success as a stand up comic working at clubs across the country. He still does stand up on occasion but his major focus continues to be in the world of voice-over and narration.

Heller’s distinctive voice has always kept him in demand in the commercial voice over industry and audio book narration. He has recorded nearly 500 titles touching on almost every genre.

The Library Journal says Heller has “the voice of a master storyteller.” AudioFile Magazine calls him "the best narrator for children's books around”. His narration skills led the School Library Journal to say, "Listening to Heller is so much fun it's difficult to imagine simply reading the book.” And AudioFile says “Heller makes nonfiction as thrilling as any action-adventure.”

Lara Hirner

Vocal Health

Lara Marie Hirner has unique skills that help voice-actors please more casting agents, impress more engineers, and book more jobs -- especially long-form narration -- by reducing abusive behaviors and techniques that contribute to vocal fatigue and throat discomfort, training proper coordination of breathing and speaking, decreasing mouth clicks and pops (which save editing time), and maintaining a healthier voice for a more lucrative and sustainable career.

There are definitely compromises voice actors are asked to make - long sessions that are demanding on the voice, certain affects (breathy, gritty, raspy...) that can, long term, damage your voice. Lara helps new and pro voice actors stay in business for longer and/or handle more work per day, by balancing good vocal health with the specific demands of voice over clients.

How? Combining her degrees as a Speech Language Pathologist, her experience as a professional voice actor (credits below), and her breathing techniques as a performance singer (credits below), she is happy to share her experience in the fields of performance, vocal pedagogy and therapeutic treatment with the Edge family to help foster a better understanding of the voice and how to best care for it when your career depends on it!

Lara is currently maintaining practice in Boston, MA. She graduated from Harvard University in June of 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as a participant in the Music Department’s Five Year Performance Program for voice. Theater credits include Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, the title role in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and Cunegonde in Candide.

In concert work, she performs as a frequent soloist with the Mark Morris Dance Group, the New York City Ballet, the Juilliard Choral Union at Lincoln Center, the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and was featured at the Bernstein Festival Gala Concert at Sanders Theater. She was a 4 year member of the Marble Collegiate Sanctuary choir and continues to perform with her vocal jazz quintet, West Side 5. In workshops, masterclasses, and concert performances, Lara has worked with Jason Robert Brown, Steven Schwartz, Mandy Patinkin, Joel Cohen and the Boston Camerata, Christopher Hogwood, Robert Levin, and Judith Clurman.

In addition to her singing career, Lara has also appeared in several independent films and an animated feature which are currently in production. She maintains an active career as a voice over artist and has recorded three children’s audiobook series for Disney and the Smithsonian institute, and two audiobooks for Random House. She is also the voice of the online dating site, howaboutwe.com and regularly records teleprompts, children educational media and industrials for companies including WebSense, Chase, and EduJoy. She will also greet you on the Edge Studio voicemail system if you are ever calling after hours! She manages her voice over career with the help of Linda Weaver at Access Talent.

Lara currently holds Masters Degree Speech and Language Pathology from Columbia Teachers College and now practices as a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital inpatient team in Boston. During her training, she treated clients with a range of voice disorders and now provides vocal care consultations for professional voice users such as teachers, voice over artists, and singers.

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Lara Hirner

Vocal Care Consultant and Speech Pathologist

Location:

Coaching Formats: Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Vocal Health

To schedule with Lara call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Lara Marie Hirner has unique skills that help voice-actors please more casting agents, impress more engineers, and book more jobs -- especially long-form narration -- by reducing abusive behaviors and techniques that contribute to vocal fatigue and throat discomfort, training proper coordination of breathing and speaking, decreasing mouth clicks and pops (which save editing time), and maintaining a healthier voice for a more lucrative and sustainable career.

There are definitely compromises voice actors are asked to make - long sessions that are demanding on the voice, certain affects (breathy, gritty, raspy...) that can, long term, damage your voice. Lara helps new and pro voice actors stay in business for longer and/or handle more work per day, by balancing good vocal health with the specific demands of voice over clients.

How? Combining her degrees as a Speech Language Pathologist, her experience as a professional voice actor (credits below), and her breathing techniques as a performance singer (credits below), she is happy to share her experience in the fields of performance, vocal pedagogy and therapeutic treatment with the Edge family to help foster a better understanding of the voice and how to best care for it when your career depends on it!

Lara is currently maintaining practice in Boston, MA. She graduated from Harvard University in June of 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as a participant in the Music Department’s Five Year Performance Program for voice. Theater credits include Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, the title role in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and Cunegonde in Candide.

In concert work, she performs as a frequent soloist with the Mark Morris Dance Group, the New York City Ballet, the Juilliard Choral Union at Lincoln Center, the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and was featured at the Bernstein Festival Gala Concert at Sanders Theater. She was a 4 year member of the Marble Collegiate Sanctuary choir and continues to perform with her vocal jazz quintet, West Side 5. In workshops, masterclasses, and concert performances, Lara has worked with Jason Robert Brown, Steven Schwartz, Mandy Patinkin, Joel Cohen and the Boston Camerata, Christopher Hogwood, Robert Levin, and Judith Clurman.

In addition to her singing career, Lara has also appeared in several independent films and an animated feature which are currently in production. She maintains an active career as a voice over artist and has recorded three children’s audiobook series for Disney and the Smithsonian institute, and two audiobooks for Random House. She is also the voice of the online dating site, howaboutwe.com and regularly records teleprompts, children educational media and industrials for companies including WebSense, Chase, and EduJoy. She will also greet you on the Edge Studio voicemail system if you are ever calling after hours! She manages her voice over career with the help of Linda Weaver at Access Talent.

Lara currently holds Masters Degree Speech and Language Pathology from Columbia Teachers College and now practices as a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital inpatient team in Boston. During her training, she treated clients with a range of voice disorders and now provides vocal care consultations for professional voice users such as teachers, voice over artists, and singers.

Ernesto De Villa-Bejjani

Commercial, Narration, Spanish

During the last thirty years Ernesto has worked without stopping as a theatre, film, TV and voice actor for TV and radio commercials and multiple audio books. He was awarded by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (H.O.L.A.) as “Outstanding Performing” and “Best Actor 2008”. He was awarded by the Association of Cronistas de Espectáculos of New York (ACE) as “Revelation Masculine” in 2004 and nominated for “Best Dramatic Actor” in 2008 and 2010. Living in New York City since 2003, he has been directing his theatrical company, "88 Performing Arts", produced several theatrical shows, and has conducted many acting and voice over workshops. Ernesto has twenty years of experience teaching acting and voiceover classes. As a bilingual talent and coach, diction and accent reduction are one of his major assets. Besides coaching and acting, Ernesto casts and directs TV and radio commercial in Spanish for the United States market. In his own words, "The act of forming voiceover actors and professionals is my passion". Ernesto was born in Mexico City and started his career in 1984. He finished his professional studies at the National School of Theatre at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City. ...

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Ernesto De Villa-Bejjani

Spanish VO Coach

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Commercial, Narration, Spanish

To schedule with Ernesto call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

During the last thirty years Ernesto has worked without stopping as a theatre, film, TV and voice actor for TV and radio commercials and multiple audio books.

He was awarded by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (H.O.L.A.) as “Outstanding Performing” and “Best Actor 2008”. He was awarded by the Association of Cronistas de Espectáculos of New York (ACE) as “Revelation Masculine” in 2004 and nominated for “Best Dramatic Actor” in 2008 and 2010.

Living in New York City since 2003, he has been directing his theatrical company, "88 Performing Arts", produced several theatrical shows, and has conducted many acting and voice over workshops. Ernesto has twenty years of experience teaching acting and voiceover classes. As a bilingual talent and coach, diction and accent reduction are one of his major assets. Besides coaching and acting, Ernesto casts and directs TV and radio commercial in Spanish for the United States market. In his own words, "The act of forming voiceover actors and professionals is my passion".

Ernesto was born in Mexico City and started his career in 1984. He finished his professional studies at the National School of Theatre at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City.

Click to hear Ernesto's Spanish Commercial Demo
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Marjorie Kouns

Acting, Audition technique, Commercial, Corporate Industrial, eLearning, Narration, Telephony

Marjorie Kouns is a Voice, Film, and Television Actor and Public Artist who is known for her character voices on Dora the Explorer as well as sound-alike voices of political pundit Ann Coulter, and Sarah Palin. For over ten years she’s voiced numerous radio and television commercials, telephony (on-hold messaging) and her recent clients include: Forbes, TIME Magazine, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum's Object of the Day, OZY.com, and 'TIME for Kids in Spanish' through Spokenlayer.com She’s the signature voice for MiamiBeach411.com, Children’s Hospital Boston, as well as the voices of both Olive Oyl (Popeye) and Lois Lane (Superman) in the Fleischer Cartoon digital remix series. Lately, she’s been the ‘Voice of God’ (live announcer) for the MarketAmerica /Shop.com International conferences, and as Pratt Institute’s commencement announcer at Madison Square Garden Theatre, and Radio City Music Hall. Marjorie specializes in eLearning and Web Narration, Characters, English with Spanish accents, Telephony (on-hold messaging), and her renowned Copy Analysis Technique. Marjorie came to the Voiceover field after establishing her reputation as an international artist; best known for imaginative and whimsical public space creations and bodypainting. In television, she has co-starred in ‘Salem’ with WGN America. On a personal note, she practices Qi Gong, T'ai Chi Chuan, Silent Meditation, Argentine Tango, and loves to photograph the sunrise at Coney Island on a regular basis. ...

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Marjorie Kouns

VO Coach

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Online Checkups, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Acting, Audition technique, Commercial, Corporate Industrial, eLearning, Narration, Telephony

Working Knowledge: Commercial, Narration

To schedule with Marjorie call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Marjorie Kouns is a Voice, Film, and Television Actor and Public Artist who is known for her character voices on Dora the Explorer as well as sound-alike voices of political pundit Ann Coulter, and Sarah Palin.

For over ten years she’s voiced numerous radio and television commercials, telephony (on-hold messaging) and her recent clients include: Forbes, TIME Magazine, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum's Object of the Day, OZY.com, and 'TIME for Kids in Spanish' through Spokenlayer.com

She’s the signature voice for MiamiBeach411.com, Children’s Hospital Boston, as well as the voices of both Olive Oyl (Popeye) and Lois Lane (Superman) in the Fleischer Cartoon digital remix series. Lately, she’s been the ‘Voice of God’ (live announcer) for the MarketAmerica /Shop.com International conferences, and as Pratt Institute’s commencement announcer at Madison Square Garden Theatre, and Radio City Music Hall.

Marjorie specializes in eLearning and Web Narration, Characters, English with Spanish accents, Telephony (on-hold messaging), and her renowned Copy Analysis Technique.

Marjorie came to the Voiceover field after establishing her reputation as an international artist; best known for imaginative and whimsical public space creations and bodypainting. In television, she has co-starred in ‘Salem’ with WGN America.

On a personal note, she practices Qi Gong, T'ai Chi Chuan, Silent Meditation, Argentine Tango, and loves to photograph the sunrise at Coney Island on a regular basis.

Click to hear Marjorie's English Commercial Reel
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Naomi Jacobson

Commercial, Corporate Industrial, Documentary, Narration

Naomi is an award winning stage and film/TV actress who brings her skills for personalizing language and owning the text to her voice over work. Naomi has narrated documentaries for PBS, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, WGBH Frontline, as well as being the voice of Mary Cassatt and Georgia O’Keefe for NPR. Her Industrial film narrations include Nasa, Bell Atlantic, Marriott, State Farm, Redken, the IRS, USDA, Cellular One, and the FBI (shh) among others, her commercials include Ford and she was the voice of Ryan Homes for 4 years. Naomi started narrating books a few years ago and her clients include Blackstone Audio, Redwood Audio, and Audio Scholar. “I love being in the booth, you create a whole world with just your voice!” Naomi’s taught for over 20 years; acting, improvisation, voice and speech, at University of Maryland, George Washington University, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, The Actors Center, & Theater Lab in Washington D.C. She’s been a guest lecturer at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles, Cal State Northridge, and the Performing Arts Conservatory, and she coaches Public Speaking to lawyers, preachers and corporate types. “It’s all about making the listener believe that there is no script, that you are speaking your experience, your truth from your heart, and that the two of you (speaker & listener) are personally connected.” Naomi’s received 2 Helen Hayes Awards and 12 nominations for her acting work, a prestigious Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship, and an Individual Artist Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts. ...

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Naomi Jacobson

VO Coach

Location: Washington D.C.

Coaching Formats: Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Commercial, Corporate Industrial, Documentary, Narration

To schedule with Naomi call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Naomi is an award winning stage and film/TV actress who brings her skills for personalizing language and owning the text to her voice over work. Naomi has narrated documentaries for PBS, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, WGBH Frontline, as well as being the voice of Mary Cassatt and Georgia O’Keefe for NPR. Her Industrial film narrations include Nasa, Bell Atlantic, Marriott, State Farm, Redken, the IRS, USDA, Cellular One, and the FBI (shh) among others, her commercials include Ford and she was the voice of Ryan Homes for 4 years.

Naomi started narrating books a few years ago and her clients include Blackstone Audio, Redwood Audio, and Audio Scholar. “I love being in the booth, you create a whole world with just your voice!”

Naomi’s taught for over 20 years; acting, improvisation, voice and speech, at University of Maryland, George Washington University, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, The Actors Center, & Theater Lab in Washington D.C. She’s been a guest lecturer at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles, Cal State Northridge, and the Performing Arts Conservatory, and she coaches Public Speaking to lawyers, preachers and corporate types.

“It’s all about making the listener believe that there is no script, that you are speaking your experience, your truth from your heart, and that the two of you (speaker & listener) are personally connected.”

Naomi’s received 2 Helen Hayes Awards and 12 nominations for her acting work, a prestigious Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship, and an Individual Artist Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts.

Arthur Insana

Audiobook

When it comes to contributing industry perspective, L.A.-based Arthur G. Insana has that covered. He’s participated in and led (and literally covered) just about every part of the audio business. Arthur (his nieces and nephew call him “Uncle Artie”) is a multi-award-winning pioneer in the resurgence of audio theatre, having produced and directed some of the highest-grossing and most elaborate sound-design-intensive audiodramas ever – including the full-cast, full-production Star Wars: Dark Empire series for Time Warner/Lucasfilm, and The Historian, a multi-cast bestseller for Time Warner. Of audiodrama, he notes what voice actors add to the storytelling process: “One of the true joys about coaching aspiring narrators is witnessing how they come to embrace Theatre of the Mind… using the power of voice to bring a writer’s words to life.” All in all (and counting), Arthur is credited with ... • 1,000+ audio productions for most of the major publishing companies • 40+ best-selling audiodramas, audiobooks, and audio documentaries (N.Y. Times, Publishers Weekly) • 10 Audie nominations • 3 Audie wins • 9 audio productions named “Best of Year” Wait, wait, there’s more ... Arthur has extensive experience in reporting, editing and managing a wide variety of magazine and editorial operations on a national level, including the managing editor position at On Location Magazine and Shape (a women's health and fitness publication), and U.S. features/film editor for Media Press International. In addition, he has covered business, advertising, media, entertainment and technology for Film & Video Magazine, Screen Magazine, Millimeter Magazine, Post Magazine, Location Update, Advertising Age, TVIndustry.com, Kabang.com, iMediaConnection.com, and others. Insana has edited 10 books on screen and television writing and film/digital movie production, as well as two college-level science textbooks for California Sate University, Long Beach. He is also widely experienced as a graphic designer and is developing original content for TV, Internet TV, film and the Web. This includes documentary, informational, live-action and animation projects. In addition to coaching at Edge Studio, Arthur is president of InsanaMedia.com, a full-service creative media company providing audio/video production, writing/editing services, Web/print graphic design, corporate communications, and radio/TV advertising. He recently launched TheMillenniusGroup, a creative networking group for writers, producers, directors, actors, artists and entrepreneurial thinkers. He’s also in the process of re-launching www.the-future.com, aiming to make it the premier portal for chronicling new achievements in all areas of human endeavor. Speaking of bringing things to life, he also brings a number of other activities into his own life, including creating digital art, writing fiction, blues guitar, and tennis. ...

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Arthur Insana

VO Coach

Location: CA - Los Angeles

Coaching Formats: Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Audiobook

To schedule with Arthur call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

When it comes to contributing industry perspective, L.A.-based Arthur G. Insana has that covered. He’s participated in and led (and literally covered) just about every part of the audio business.

Arthur (his nieces and nephew call him “Uncle Artie”) is a multi-award-winning pioneer in the resurgence of audio theatre, having produced and directed some of the highest-grossing and most elaborate sound-design-intensive audiodramas ever – including the full-cast, full-production Star Wars: Dark Empire series for Time Warner/Lucasfilm, and The Historian, a multi-cast bestseller for Time Warner.

Of audiodrama, he notes what voice actors add to the storytelling process: “One of the true joys about coaching aspiring narrators is witnessing how they come to embrace Theatre of the Mind… using the power of voice to bring a writer’s words to life.”

All in all (and counting), Arthur is credited with ...
• 1,000+ audio productions for most of the major publishing companies
• 40+ best-selling audiodramas, audiobooks, and audio documentaries (N.Y. Times, Publishers Weekly)
• 10 Audie nominations
• 3 Audie wins
• 9 audio productions named “Best of Year”

Wait, wait, there’s more ... Arthur has extensive experience in reporting, editing and managing a wide variety of magazine and editorial operations on a national level, including the managing editor position at On Location Magazine and Shape (a women's health and fitness publication), and U.S. features/film editor for Media Press International. In addition, he has covered business, advertising, media, entertainment and technology for Film & Video Magazine, Screen Magazine, Millimeter Magazine, Post Magazine, Location Update, Advertising Age, TVIndustry.com, Kabang.com, iMediaConnection.com, and others.

Insana has edited 10 books on screen and television writing and film/digital movie production, as well as two college-level science textbooks for California Sate University, Long Beach. He is also widely experienced as a graphic designer and is developing original content for TV, Internet TV, film and the Web. This includes documentary, informational, live-action and animation projects.

In addition to coaching at Edge Studio, Arthur is president of InsanaMedia.com, a full-service creative media company providing audio/video production, writing/editing services, Web/print graphic design, corporate communications, and radio/TV advertising.

He recently launched TheMillenniusGroup, a creative networking group for writers, producers, directors, actors, artists and entrepreneurial thinkers.

He’s also in the process of re-launching www.the-future.com, aiming to make it the premier portal for chronicling new achievements in all areas of human endeavor.

Speaking of bringing things to life, he also brings a number of other activities into his own life, including creating digital art, writing fiction, blues guitar, and tennis.

Christian Taylor

IVO Instructor

Christian's 30-year entertainment career spans stage, screen, and sound booth, as she has been talent, producer, director, casting director, and coach. She loves people and takes great joy in helping them stretch and reach their goals. In fact, she taught acting and PE to grades K-12 for 10 years. Christian came to Chicago's performance scene from Mississippi by a circuitous route. After cutting her acting teeth in the Theatrical Arts Society of Stony Brook, NY, and further honing her skills in the Drama program at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C., she worked in radio and TV on Capitol Hill, and toured with The National Players in Much Ado About Nothing and Animal Farm. Her recent activity also ranges widely. She’s the signature voice of Kaleida Health, and has also voiced commercials, corporate narration, e-learning, apps, video games, explainer videos, audiobooks, children’s games, and documentaries, for clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Automatch USA, Whirlpool, Proctor & Gamble, Clorox, Service Master, L’Oreal, Hoover, Bank of America, McDonald’s, Daedalic Entertainment, Creative Baby, Publix, General Motors, Harley Davidson and Cigna. In addition, Christian is a live emcee announcer and seen on-camera for Khol’s, Contrave, Nabisco and Walgreens. Ever the teacher, Christian has been a talent coach for more than a decade, also teaching many improv workshops over the years. In all this, she enjoys the support of her husband, four fantastic (and, she says, sometimes slightly insane) kids, and her adorable doggie, Brooke. She’s also a Cubs fan, and when not cheering them on (See? It works!) she keeps busy with improv, horses, and her own sports and Chicagoland activities....

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Christian Taylor

VO Coach

Location: IL - Chicago

Coaching Formats: In Studio

Specialties: IVO Instructor

To schedule with Christian call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Christian's 30-year entertainment career spans stage, screen, and sound booth, as she has been talent, producer, director, casting director, and coach.

She loves people and takes great joy in helping them stretch and reach their goals. In fact, she taught acting and PE to grades K-12 for 10 years.

Christian came to Chicago's performance scene from Mississippi by a circuitous route. After cutting her acting teeth in the Theatrical Arts Society of Stony Brook, NY, and further honing her skills in the Drama program at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C., she worked in radio and TV on Capitol Hill, and toured with The National Players in Much Ado About Nothing and Animal Farm.

Her recent activity also ranges widely. She’s the signature voice of Kaleida Health, and has also voiced commercials, corporate narration, e-learning, apps, video games, explainer videos, audiobooks, children’s games, and documentaries, for clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Automatch USA, Whirlpool, Proctor & Gamble, Clorox, Service Master, L’Oreal, Hoover, Bank of America, McDonald’s, Daedalic Entertainment, Creative Baby, Publix, General Motors, Harley Davidson and Cigna. In addition, Christian is a live emcee announcer and seen on-camera for Khol’s, Contrave, Nabisco and Walgreens.

Ever the teacher, Christian has been a talent coach for more than a decade, also teaching many improv workshops over the years. In all this, she enjoys the support of her husband, four fantastic (and, she says, sometimes slightly insane) kids, and her adorable doggie, Brooke. She’s also a Cubs fan, and when not cheering them on (See? It works!) she keeps busy with improv, horses, and her own sports and Chicagoland activities.

Pen-Pen Chen

Accent and Dialect Elimination

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: You. That’s been Pen-Pen’s goal as she has worked over the years with voice actors, business personnel, and others at all levels of age and expertise. As a dialect and accent coach at Edge Studio, she trains voice-over professionals on ways to improve their diction and clarity, and gain neutral American English by eliminating various dialects and accents. She also continues to work with language in many other contexts, and is a bilingual voice-over artist herself. Pen-Pen is President/CEO of Penguistics Solutions, LLC, her educational consultancy based in New York. Her clients include many notable people. For example, she has interpreted for Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. She trained translators, interpreters, and reporters for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing; advised on intercultural issues for Frontline News Service (“On the Frontlines: Doing Business in China”); and facilitated contract negotiations for executive movie producers. She even co-hosted a bilingual talk-radio show “Talkbox” on Beijing’s Radio 774. Pen-Pen is also a lecturer in the Curriculum and Teaching and Bilingual/Bicultural Department at Hunter College, and an English language and curriculum consultant to the United Nations. She was recently named a TED-Ed Innovative Educator and has created TED-Ed lessons as well as the voice-over narration. She also works a lot with children. Being a certified, licensed Bilingual Speech and Language Pathologist and Evaluator in the NYC Department of Education, she conducts efficacy-based bilingual Mandarin Chinese-English evaluations for school-aged kids. Pen-Pen also serves on the Educational Education Advisory Board for Change for Kids and Yuming Charter School. Pen-Pen received her M.S. in Speech and Language Pathology from Columbia University, Teachers College, her M.A. in Chinese Language Pedagogy from Middlebury College, and her B.A in Linguistics and East Asian Studies from Bryn Mawr College. She is also a graduate of Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies....

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Pen-Pen Chen

Location: Skype, Telephone

Coaching Formats: Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Accent and Dialect Elimination

To schedule with Pen-Pen call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: You. That’s been Pen-Pen’s goal as she has worked over the years with voice actors, business personnel, and others at all levels of age and expertise. As a dialect and accent coach at Edge Studio, she trains voice-over professionals on ways to improve their diction and clarity, and gain neutral American English by eliminating various dialects and accents. She also continues to work with language in many other contexts, and is a bilingual voice-over artist herself.

Pen-Pen is President/CEO of Penguistics Solutions, LLC, her educational consultancy based in New York. Her clients include many notable people. For example, she has interpreted for Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. She trained translators, interpreters, and reporters for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing; advised on intercultural issues for Frontline News Service (“On the Frontlines: Doing Business in China”); and facilitated contract negotiations for executive movie producers. She even co-hosted a bilingual talk-radio show “Talkbox” on Beijing’s Radio 774.

Pen-Pen is also a lecturer in the Curriculum and Teaching and Bilingual/Bicultural Department at Hunter College, and an English language and curriculum consultant to the United Nations. She was recently named a TED-Ed Innovative Educator and has created TED-Ed lessons as well as the voice-over narration.

She also works a lot with children. Being a certified, licensed Bilingual Speech and Language Pathologist and Evaluator in the NYC Department of Education, she conducts efficacy-based bilingual Mandarin Chinese-English evaluations for school-aged kids. Pen-Pen also serves on the Educational Education Advisory Board for Change for Kids and Yuming Charter School.

Pen-Pen received her M.S. in Speech and Language Pathology from Columbia University, Teachers College, her M.A. in Chinese Language Pedagogy from Middlebury College, and her B.A in Linguistics and East Asian Studies from Bryn Mawr College. She is also a graduate of Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies.

Anne Hartung

Audition, Commercial, Narration

Anne has been working in voiceover production and casting since 2007, and directing and producing theater even longer. After getting her BFA in acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she worked with various audio studios throughout New York City, while simultaneously producing and directing her own creative work. Anne’s exploration of live performance gives her unique insight into helping an actor’s voice be clear, expressive and special. Her diverse background also helps her adapt to each student’s focus and needs. Working in a positive, friendly manner, with special attention to developing and controlling one’s breath, she makes beginners feel comfortable with their voice, and helps seasoned talent push themselves to give more dynamic reads. She works with children pretty much the same way, finding that most kids respond positively to being trained in a manner similar to training adults. She has a wealth of patience and her nurturing attitude helps kids find their foothold in the vocal world. She has also directed many plays with children in the cast, and worked with large groups of young actors at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp.. Seldom short of breath herself, Anne does double duty. As Production Director of Casting at Edge Studio, she knows exactly what clients look for. And when we’re looking for her, if she’s not coaching, managing or directing, we find her busy writing, storytelling, and running around the beach. Sometimes all at the same time!...

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Anne Hartung

VO Coach

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Online Checkups, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Audition, Commercial, Narration

To schedule with Anne call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Anne has been working in voiceover production and casting since 2007, and directing and producing theater even longer.
After getting her BFA in acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she worked with various audio studios throughout New York City, while simultaneously producing and directing her own creative work.
Anne’s exploration of live performance gives her unique insight into helping an actor’s voice be clear, expressive and special. Her diverse background also helps her adapt to each student’s focus and needs. Working in a positive, friendly manner, with special attention to developing and controlling one’s breath, she makes beginners feel comfortable with their voice, and helps seasoned talent push themselves to give more dynamic reads.
She works with children pretty much the same way, finding that most kids respond positively to being trained in a manner similar to training adults. She has a wealth of patience and her nurturing attitude helps kids find their foothold in the vocal world. She has also directed many plays with children in the cast, and worked with large groups of young actors at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp..
Seldom short of breath herself, Anne does double duty. As Production Director of Casting at Edge Studio, she knows exactly what clients look for. And when we’re looking for her, if she’s not coaching, managing or directing, we find her busy writing, storytelling, and running around the beach.
Sometimes all at the same time!

Brian Bremer

Commercial, Marketing Consults, Narration

A working voice actor for more than 15 years, Brian is nationally recognized as the voice of Time Warner Cable and Verizon Wireless. He narrated the award-winning short film, "Mountains in Motion," and his other clients include REI, Disney Parks, Coca-Cola, Keen Footwear, Xbox, and Yamaha Motors. Recently he voiced the series-regular role of Nick in Telltale Games’ “The Walking Dead,” season two. On camera, his body of film and television work dates back to the early 1990's. He currently appears in the recurring role of Chet on Sundance TV's "Rectify." Brian is also an improv and sketch comedian with 7 Course Theater, and his own company, Sketchworks Industrial Strength Comedy. He worked for seven years as a film and television agent with The People Store and, as a freelance producer, has produced content for HGTV and DIY Network....

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Brian Bremer

VO Coach

Location: GA - Atlanta

Coaching Formats: Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Commercial, Marketing Consults, Narration

To schedule with Brian call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

A working voice actor for more than 15 years, Brian is nationally recognized as the voice of Time Warner Cable and Verizon Wireless. He narrated the award-winning short film, "Mountains in Motion," and his other clients include REI, Disney Parks, Coca-Cola, Keen Footwear, Xbox, and Yamaha Motors.

Recently he voiced the series-regular role of Nick in Telltale Games’ “The Walking Dead,” season two.

On camera, his body of film and television work dates back to the early 1990's. He currently appears in the recurring role of Chet on Sundance TV's "Rectify."

Brian is also an improv and sketch comedian with 7 Course Theater, and his own company, Sketchworks Industrial Strength Comedy. He worked for seven years as a film and television agent with The People Store and, as a freelance producer, has produced content for HGTV and DIY Network.

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Jeffrey Kafer

Audiobook Business Consults

Having been on stage since he was 13 (his mom still has the bellhop costume she made), Jeffrey Kafer is a full-time SAG-AFTRA narrator with experience in all facets of audiobooks. He has narrated over 325 titles, including such authors as NY Times bestsellers Clive Barker, Bob Mayer, Maya Banks, and Gregg Olsen. Jeffery has voiced for all sorts of books from major publishers to indie authors, and was a founding user of ACX, for which he has completed over 150 titles. He has broad experience in pay-for-production, royalty-share and hybrid deals. Jeffrey can also be heard on Pandora Internet radio doing spots for Dunkin' Donuts and Buffalo Wild Wings. He lives in Los Angeles with his family and two dogs. ...

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Jeffrey Kafer

VO Coach

Location: Skype

Coaching Formats: Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Audiobook Business Consults

To schedule with Jeffrey call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Having been on stage since he was 13 (his mom still has the bellhop costume she made), Jeffrey Kafer is a full-time SAG-AFTRA narrator with experience in all facets of audiobooks. He has narrated over 325 titles, including such authors as NY Times bestsellers Clive Barker, Bob Mayer, Maya Banks, and Gregg Olsen. Jeffery has voiced for all sorts of books from major publishers to indie authors, and was a founding user of ACX, for which he has completed over 150 titles. He has broad experience in pay-for-production, royalty-share and hybrid deals.

Jeffrey can also be heard on Pandora Internet radio doing spots for Dunkin' Donuts and Buffalo Wild Wings. He lives in Los Angeles with his family and two dogs.

Rachel Fulginiti

Commercial, Kids, Narration

Rachel Fulginiti is a voice actor and Audie-nominated audiobook narrator. A veteran of the stage, she is a graduate of the two-year Meisner Conservatory at The School for Film and Television in Manhattan and holds a degree in theatre from The University of New Hampshire. She got her start on NYC’s stages, doing theatre and sketch comedy, before moving to Los Angeles and transitioning to a life behind the mic. Rachel has voiced for hundreds of brands across radio, television and new media, including Lexus, Target, eHarmony, and McDonalds. Her promo credits include Fox, CBS, PBS and International Shorts HD. She also has a thriving home-based business, with extensive experience in eLearning, narration and telephony. As an audiobook narrator, Rachel has brought nearly 100 audiobooks to life for publishers such as Harper, Blackstone, Penguin Random House, and Brilliance. She is an active member of the Audio Publishers Association, moderating narrator panels/webinars and serving on the APA welcome committee. Rachel has always believed in giving back. She taught drama in the NYC Public Schools, as well as at Sarah Lawrence College, and helped open the Deyan Institute for Voice Artistry and Technology in Northridge, CA, where she created and led the popular VO Pro Workout Series. She is a frequent contributor to the online publication Voice-Over Xtra!, and her personal blog is often geared towards tips for newbies and fellow artists....

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Rachel Fulginiti

VO Coach

Location: CA - Los Angeles

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Commercial, Kids, Narration

To schedule with Rachel call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Rachel Fulginiti is a voice actor and Audie-nominated audiobook narrator. A veteran of the stage, she is a graduate of the two-year Meisner Conservatory at The School for Film and Television in Manhattan and holds a degree in theatre from The University of New Hampshire. She got her start on NYC’s stages, doing theatre and sketch comedy, before moving to Los Angeles and transitioning to a life behind the mic.

Rachel has voiced for hundreds of brands across radio, television and new media, including Lexus, Target, eHarmony, and McDonalds. Her promo credits include Fox, CBS, PBS and International Shorts HD. She also has a thriving home-based business, with extensive experience in eLearning, narration and telephony.

As an audiobook narrator, Rachel has brought nearly 100 audiobooks to life for publishers such as Harper, Blackstone, Penguin Random House, and Brilliance. She is an active member of the Audio Publishers Association, moderating narrator panels/webinars and serving on the APA welcome committee.

Rachel has always believed in giving back. She taught drama in the NYC Public Schools, as well as at Sarah Lawrence College, and helped open the Deyan Institute for Voice Artistry and Technology in Northridge, CA, where she created and led the popular VO Pro Workout Series. She is a frequent contributor to the online publication Voice-Over Xtra!, and her personal blog is often geared towards tips for newbies and fellow artists.

Susanne Pinedo

Public Relations

As a publicist, Susanne has an infinite passion for providing top-quality, outside-the-box public relations and communications services. Originally from Miami, Florida, she re-located to New York in 2012, where she launched Pinedo Public Relations. Benefiting from her extensive background in theater, her firm specializes in generating publicity for members of the entertainment community, which means individual artists, groups, and theater/production companies. Thanks to her outstanding people skills, organizational expertise and never-ending drive, she quickly established herself as one of the busiest publicists for emerging artists. She has managed campaigns for Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway and other productions in NY, DC, LA & DE. Susanne believes that honesty, ingenuity, and progressive thinking are essential to crafting an effective communication strategy, and Susanne strives to honor this conviction in all of her work. In addition to public relations coaching through Edge Studio, Susanne’s credits include work for Off-Broadway, indie-theater and film productions such as: Broke Wide Open, Fried Chicken and Latkes, Andrew J. Nemr & Friends, Donkey Punch, Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo, ALIVE!, The Scary, Right to Remain, Listen…Can You Hear Me Now?, A Little Potato and Hard to Peel, The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook, The Road to High Street, And Scene…, A Woman’s Journey to Walk Again, and the webseries, Ken. An actor and playwright herself, Susanne holds a BFA in Theatre from Florida International University. ...

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Susanne Pinedo

Public Relations Expert

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Public Relations

To schedule with Susanne call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

As a publicist, Susanne has an infinite passion for providing top-quality, outside-the-box public relations and communications services. Originally from Miami, Florida, she re-located to New York in 2012, where she launched Pinedo Public Relations. Benefiting from her extensive background in theater, her firm specializes in generating publicity for members of the entertainment community, which means individual artists, groups, and theater/production companies. Thanks to her outstanding people skills, organizational expertise and never-ending drive, she quickly established herself as one of the busiest publicists for emerging artists. She has managed campaigns for Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway and other productions in NY, DC, LA & DE.

Susanne believes that honesty, ingenuity, and progressive thinking are essential to crafting an effective communication strategy, and Susanne strives to honor this conviction in all of her work.

In addition to public relations coaching through Edge Studio, Susanne’s credits include work for Off-Broadway, indie-theater and film productions such as: Broke Wide Open, Fried Chicken and Latkes, Andrew J. Nemr & Friends, Donkey Punch, Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo, ALIVE!, The Scary, Right to Remain, Listen…Can You Hear Me Now?, A Little Potato and Hard to Peel, The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook, The Road to High Street, And Scene…, A Woman’s Journey to Walk Again, and the webseries, Ken.

An actor and playwright herself, Susanne holds a BFA in Theatre from Florida International University.

Gene Cordes

Promos

Gene Cordes worked as an actor for more than 30 years, and as voice-over talent and audio engineer / writer/ producer for more than 18 years. For more than seven of those years, Gene has also coached voice-over. He trains voice actors in the areas of television promo and trailers, conducting sessions both in-studio and via Skype. Those three decades of experience -- working with all sorts of fellow actors and directors and also hearing things from the technical angle -- have given Gene the knowledge and insight to help pinpoint an actor’s particular strengths and weaknesses, and to assist them in connecting to their authentic self....

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Gene Cordes

VO Coach

Location: Skype, Telephone

Coaching Formats: Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Promos

To schedule with Gene call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Gene Cordes worked as an actor for more than 30 years, and as voice-over talent and audio engineer / writer/ producer for more than 18 years. For more than seven of those years, Gene has also coached voice-over. He trains voice actors in the areas of television promo and trailers, conducting sessions both in-studio and via Skype.

Those three decades of experience -- working with all sorts of fellow actors and directors and also hearing things from the technical angle -- have given Gene the knowledge and insight to help pinpoint an actor’s particular strengths and weaknesses, and to assist them in connecting to their authentic self.

Randye Kaye

Don't Embarrass Yourself Instructor, What Now? Instructor

Randye Kaye began her voiceover career as a way to keep acting while pregnant with her first child - and has been working behind the microphone ever since. Her credits include commercials (Kyocera printers, Betteridge Jewelers, Big Lots, Dove), Narrations (Continental Airlines, Medicare, Burger King, MISTO, Verizon), audiobooks, phone systems (Priceline.com, Executone, Elizabeth Arden), websites, video games, medical narrations (CVS, , Medicare, fibromyalgia management), and live-announce events (Effie Awards, Echo Awards). Randye has also voiced many medical scripts, websites and telephony for major clients including hospitals (St, Raphael's in New Haven, Tanner Health systems in Atlanta), pharmaceuticals (Seroquel, Savella), patient care (The Newborn Channel, CVS, caremark.com, Medicare, fibromyalgia management) and e-learning sites (migraine prophylaxis, NAMI). She has also worked as a radio morning personality, and has acted on stage, in improv groups, and in TV/film. And, oh, yeah, she also writes. Her book – “Ben Behind His Voices” – is also an audiobook. Guess who narrated it? She lives with her husband in Trumbull, CT where her son, daughter and son-in-law visit often to raid the fridge and use the washer and dryer....

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Randye Kaye

VO Coach

Location: Online Webinars

Coaching Formats:

Specialties: Don't Embarrass Yourself Instructor, What Now? Instructor

To schedule with Randye call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Randye Kaye began her voiceover career as a way to keep acting while pregnant with her first child - and has been working behind the microphone ever since. Her credits include commercials (Kyocera printers, Betteridge Jewelers, Big Lots, Dove), Narrations (Continental Airlines, Medicare, Burger King, MISTO, Verizon), audiobooks, phone systems (Priceline.com, Executone, Elizabeth Arden), websites, video games, medical narrations (CVS, , Medicare, fibromyalgia management), and live-announce events (Effie Awards, Echo Awards).

Randye has also voiced many medical scripts, websites and telephony for major clients including hospitals (St, Raphael's in New Haven, Tanner Health systems in Atlanta), pharmaceuticals (Seroquel, Savella), patient care (The Newborn Channel, CVS, caremark.com, Medicare, fibromyalgia management) and e-learning sites (migraine prophylaxis, NAMI).

She has also worked as a radio morning personality, and has acted on stage, in improv groups, and in TV/film. And, oh, yeah, she also writes. Her book – “Ben Behind His Voices” – is also an audiobook. Guess who narrated it?

She lives with her husband in Trumbull, CT where her son, daughter and son-in-law visit often to raid the fridge and use the washer and dryer.

Kara Edwards

Animation, Commercial

With a career spanning two decades, Kara is broadly experienced at working behind the mic. You may have heard her on the Cartoon Network voicing Goten and Videl in “DragonBall Z”, “DragonBall Z: Kai” and “DragonBall Super.” Her dozens of other series include “Heaven’s Lost Property,” “Dangonronpa,” “Hetalia,” “Fairy Tail,” and “One Piece.” Popular game characters include Shayne from "BattleBorn" and Athena from "Smite." Kara can be heard on TV and radio voicing commercials for clients such as Barbie, Nintendo, Subway, Coca-Cola, Sports Illustrated, Lord & Taylor, State Farm, Uber, and many more. She has also voiced and produced audio versions of the popular children’s magazines "Highlights High Five," "Highlights Bilingue," and "Ask Arizona" for HighlightsKids.com. Her love for all things voice began when she was hired right out of high school to co-host a show on Radio Disney called “Squeege and Kara and the Friday Night Pajamarama.” She spent 11 years moving around the country co-hosting various morning shows before finally realizing her true passion was voice acting. In 2006, Kara built her first home studio and began her full-time career. Kara’s passion and love for this industry is evident the first time you meet her. She enjoys sharing all she’s learned along the way and helping other’s find their own success. Outside of voice acting, Kara is a proud mom to a beautiful baby boy and enjoys photography and gardening....

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Kara Edwards

VO Coach

Location: Skype

Coaching Formats: Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Animation, Commercial

To schedule with Kara call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

With a career spanning two decades, Kara is broadly experienced at working behind the mic. You may have heard her on the Cartoon Network voicing Goten and Videl in “DragonBall Z”, “DragonBall Z: Kai” and “DragonBall Super.” Her dozens of other series include “Heaven’s Lost Property,” “Dangonronpa,” “Hetalia,” “Fairy Tail,” and “One Piece.” Popular game characters include Shayne from "BattleBorn" and Athena from "Smite."

Kara can be heard on TV and radio voicing commercials for clients such as Barbie, Nintendo, Subway, Coca-Cola, Sports Illustrated, Lord & Taylor, State Farm, Uber, and many more. She has also voiced and produced audio versions of the popular children’s magazines "Highlights High Five," "Highlights Bilingue," and "Ask Arizona" for HighlightsKids.com.

Her love for all things voice began when she was hired right out of high school to co-host a show on Radio Disney called “Squeege and Kara and the Friday Night Pajamarama.” She spent 11 years moving around the country co-hosting various morning shows before finally realizing her true passion was voice acting. In 2006, Kara built her first home studio and began her full-time career.

Kara’s passion and love for this industry is evident the first time you meet her. She enjoys sharing all she’s learned along the way and helping other’s find their own success. Outside of voice acting, Kara is a proud mom to a beautiful baby boy and enjoys photography and gardening.

James Andrews

Auditioning, Commercial, Narration

James Andrews is a veteran commercial voice actor whose talents are always in demand. James has voiced hundreds of television commercials, corporate narration projects and e-learning modules in Canada and the United States, and has done promo work for such prestigious brands as Smithsonian and Sundance Channels. He is also well known for his character work and doing a wide variety of dialects. Such diversity is based on a background equally varied. Prior to becoming a voice actor, he taught English literature and ESL at Columbia University and The School of Visual Arts in New York, before moving back to Canada to teach at the University of Toronto. James lives in Toronto with his wife and two children. James also worked as a speech-language pathologist for several years. He holds degrees in English literature and education and has a master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Although his voice-acting career keeps him very busy, James found he missed teaching, and so he was thrilled when the opportunity arose to join the Edge Studio faculty and work with students again. His background in speech-language pathology completes the unique skill set that he brings to voice-over education. ...

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James Andrews

VO Coach

Location: Skype

Coaching Formats: Skype

Specialties: Auditioning, Commercial, Narration

To schedule with James call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

James Andrews is a veteran commercial voice actor whose talents are always in demand. James has voiced hundreds of television commercials, corporate narration projects and e-learning modules in Canada and the United States, and has done promo work for such prestigious brands as Smithsonian and Sundance Channels. He is also well known for his character work and doing a wide variety of dialects.

Such diversity is based on a background equally varied. Prior to becoming a voice actor, he taught English literature and ESL at Columbia University and The School of Visual Arts in New York, before moving back to Canada to teach at the University of Toronto. James lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.

James also worked as a speech-language pathologist for several years. He holds degrees in English literature and education and has a master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Although his voice-acting career keeps him very busy, James found he missed teaching, and so he was thrilled when the opportunity arose to join the Edge Studio faculty and work with students again. His background in speech-language pathology completes the unique skill set that he brings to voice-over education.

Simone Kliass

Portuguese

Brazilian actress and VO talent Simone Kliass has worked in the entertainment industry since booking her first TV commercial at just nine years of age. Currently one of Brazil's most recognized voices, Simone lends credibility to the brands she represents with a friendly and natural style. She is the voice of the São Paulo International Airport, LATAM Airlines, Walmart call centers, Sky pay TV, Avast antivirus software, and hundreds of TV and radio campaigns that have aired in recent years. Simone coaches voice-over for Portuguese-speaking talent at Edge Studio and hosts videos featuring audio-production companies for Sound on Sound magazine in Brazil. To learn more, visit www.abrazilianvoice.com. ...

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Simone Kliass

Portuguese VO Coach

Location: Skype

Coaching Formats: Skype

Specialties: Portuguese

To schedule with Simone call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Brazilian actress and VO talent Simone Kliass has worked in the entertainment industry since booking her first TV commercial at just nine years of age. Currently one of Brazil's most recognized voices, Simone lends credibility to the brands she represents with a friendly and natural style. She is the voice of the São Paulo International Airport, LATAM Airlines, Walmart call centers, Sky pay TV, Avast antivirus software, and hundreds of TV and radio campaigns that have aired in recent years. Simone coaches voice-over for Portuguese-speaking talent at Edge Studio and hosts videos featuring audio-production companies for Sound on Sound magazine in Brazil. To learn more, visit www.abrazilianvoice.com.