Co-founded by Debra Deyan and P.J. Ochlan, the Deyan Institute was established in honor of Bob Deyan and his vision of promoting and preserving the highest artistic and technological standards in audio production.
We offer in-person and online courses on the business and craft of Audiobook Narration, Voiceover, and Audio Production. Learn more about our current classes and register here.
Debra Deyan is a 30-year veteran producer of audiobooks and owner of Deyan Audio, the world's largest independent producer of audiobooks, working for over 30 publishers. She has won numerous awards including 4 Grammys, 11 Grammy nominations, countless Audies, Odyssey, Carnegie and Earphones awards. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award from the APA in 2013 for her efforts in helping pioneer the audiobook industry.
Debra owns two Los Angeles recording studios with 9 recording booths. She also owns a video game/interactive toy venture and co-founded the Deyan Institute.
A working actor and voiceover artist with a career spanning 35 years, P.J. Ochlan is best known behind the mic as a widely acclaimed and record-setting audiobook narrator of more than 400 hundred titles. His work has been recognized with multiple Audie Awards, Earphones Awards, Voice Arts Awards, and the Odyssey Award.
P.J. is also one of the industry’s leading dialect and performance coaches. Along with his role as co-founder of the Deyan Institute in Los Angeles, he is also the founder of Dr. Dialect (drdialect.com) and teaches from coast to coast at conferences and universities.