VOICEOVER COACHING WITH PURPOSE.
Our voiceover coaches specialize in concepts that = success!
Providing voiceover training in NYC & online, Abacus blends today’s cutting-edge concepts with solid acting traditions. Offered via individual lessons or our popular Open Mic VO Nites, voice over education at Abacus is inclusive, challenging and centered around YOU, the artist.
VOICE ACTING COACH
Bruce’s trusted expertise developed over a 25-year voice over & acting career. Bruce’s classes, one-on-one instruction and scene direction are truly unique, giving a strong advantage to either new students or those looking to enhance their performance skills.
He has an artistic teaching style, and champions expressiveness and truth in VO.
Commercial • Characters • Gaming
Jodi's roots are in NYC theatre, where she honed her directing skills. From advertising production work with accounts like Campbell's, 3M, Bristol-Myers and more, she moved to L.A. to pursue production and stayed.
Jodi has written & produced award-winning promos for CBS, ABC, NBC, Showtime, TBS, USA, ABC Family and more! She co-authored the industry book "TV: Sex, Lies & Promos" and has been teaching voiceover promo for 20+ years.
TV Promo • Commercial Reads & Character Studies
Everertt is a former booth director for the AVO talent agency, and has worked for such high-profile animated series as Men in Black, Jackie Chan Adventures, The Simpsons, and King of the Hill ++
Everett works with students to build high-profile careers via audition coaching, private direction, and custom career strategy creation. His industry experience and guidance is an amazing, positive presence in today's VO world!
Animation • Booth Direction • Career Strategies
Dara is an accomplished voice-over artist & audiobook narrator, recognized nationally for her extensive work in audiobooks and commercials. Between herself and her romance alter ego, she's narrated over 300 audiobooks.
Dara specializes in coaching audiobook narration and the business of VO as a full-time career.
AUDIO ENGINEER & PRODUCER
Bryant has been a corporate producer, director + pro voiceover/on-camera coach for decades. He delivers pre-packaged onsite shoots, from live shoots to green-screen settings,
Bryant connects with your ideas. When he works with students, He brings engineering insight and booth skills directly to talent.
Audio gear • Recording & Production • Marketing Packages
COACH & PRODUCER
Anne is a powerhouse L.A. Voiceover Talent & Producer, bringing decades of experience to the New York scene.
Anne’s enthusiastic, engaging personality draws clients and students alike – and her no-nonsense approach to the business is refreshing. Through customized coaching sessions, Anne works with voiceover talent to develop a broader range of real-world skills applicable to their careers.
Medical Narration • IVR + Messaging • eLearning • Corporate + Tech
SPANISH & CHARACTER COACH
A successful working Voiceover Talent who specializes in both Spanish and English Commercial work, Robb is currently the voice of “Pushy the Push Pop” , and has worked commercially with McDonald’s, Lunazul Tequila, Yves Saint Laurent, Pepsi, National Geographic, Fisher Price, AT&T ++
Robb works with students to build foundations of bilingual voice acting success. He focuses on Commercial skills, and offers guidance for today’s multi-cultural voiceover market.
Spanish VO • Commercial • Radio Imaging
SPEECH & ACCENT REDUCTION
Katina is an expert in communication skills with a particular focus on speech and voice.
She works with clients of all ages, both privately and in workshops to strengthen presentation skills and help them become more powerful and effective communicators. Katina coaches business executives, lawyers, educators, broadcasters, actors, politicians, and other public speakers (including both native and non-native speakers of English).
Accent Reduction & Development • Public Speaking • Speech & Vocal Training
VIDEO GAME COACH
Zach Betka is a BAFTA and WGA nominated interactive narrative writer and director. In his decade plus of being in video games he has narratively crafted of some of the most globally resonant products of the medium: from Call of Duty at Activision; to Battlefield and Need for Speed at Electronic Arts, to League of Legends and Valorant at Riot Games (just to name a few).
From working with talent throughout the entire casting process, to writing the game scripts themselves, to directing the voice over sessions, to implementing in-game: Zach is a leader in both the creative and technical pipeline of video game voice over.
Video Game VO • Video Game Writing