Voice + Dialect

General American Coaching

Because you CAN master the General American accent, once and for all.

 

I work with multi-talented actors wanting to reclaim authenticity in accent training. 

 

What if we could make your accent work as strong as your comedic timing? As strong as your movement work?  As strong as your acting technique?

 

You can – find an accent in your own voice

You can – teach your mouth some new tricks

You can – feel confident using a dialect in auditions  

You can – fully embody an accent in performance 

 

Together we can empower you in the General American accent in 3 ways:

The General American Intensive

5-week Intensive Individual work

Individual 1:1 Sessions

1 x 60-minute Zoom session

American Accent Bootcamp

Once a month small group drop-in Zoom session

The General American Intensive

I begin individual work with new clients with The General American Intensive — 5 x 60-minute Zoom sessions over the course of 5 weeks + in-between email and WhatsApp connectivity

 

This 5-week intensive takes you through the arc of the General American accent beginning with the basic rules and culminating with you using the accent on an array of texts and in free speech. The intensive is bespoke to your needs but encompasses 3 major areas:

 

MOUTH: Speech exercises to develop your oral posture in the accent

MUSIC: Ear training to master the rhythm, melody, stress & intonation patterns

SOUNDS: Mastering the major sound changes of the General American accent.

The General American Intensive also includes:

  • A focus on finding the General American accent right for YOU and YOUR CASTING & VOCAL TYPE

  • In between connectivity through WhatsApp to receive practice feedback in voice memos

  • Practice texts picked for you that complement the work we are doing in the sessions
     

As The Intensive involves highly individualized attention, places are strictly limited. 

What happens next?

1. Select a time for your initial 60-min session - please get in touch with me directly. 

 

2. Once scheduled, I will send you a set of sentences to record for me in your "best American accent" right now. This will help both you and me prepare for your first session, and allow us to track progress together. 

 

3. Fill out my short form detailing what your goals are and any accent or voice work you have done in the past. A link to a Google Doc is sent before our first session.

 

Individual 1:1 Sessions
1 x 60-minute Zoom session

I offer a limited amount of Individual 1:1 Sessions. Although these are usually for clients prepping for an audition or self-tape, professional actors can book a 1:1 for General American coaching to solidify the accent in advance. The 1:1 is run as if you do have an upcoming audition in order to give you industry-standard preparation. 

 

Together we select a text & you have the ability to sit with the text in advance of the 1:1.  During the 1:1 we work to bring the accent and your voice onto the text. You receive coaching and feedback bespoke to YOU. Most importantly, there is a focus on bridging the accent into performance for a fully realized, authentic sound. 

 

These sessions are recorded and sent to you at the end of the hour. 

 

American Accent Bootcamp
Once a month small group drop-in Zoom session 

Next Session on Friday, 4 September at 1PM BST

American Accent Bootcamp is my monthly practice session for professional actors. Participants speak in the General American accent for the duration of the 2 hours & I give coaching notes throughout our group conversation. Think of it as language learning through immersion. Additionally, each Bootcamp touches on the 3 main areas of accent work:

 

MOUTH: Developing oral posture in the accent

MUSIC: Ear training to master the rhythm, melody, stress & intonation patterns

SOUNDS: Mastering the major sound changes of the General American accent

 

The Bootcamp is aimed at native speakers of English & numbers are kept low to ensure individual attention. 

 

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