katherine beck_smile2015

I am an American accent coach in Sydney, Australia. I coach locally as well as globally with clients as far as England to New York and Los Angeles.

My method is slightly different to traditional accent training.  I teach the foundations of the accent in conjunction with acting, voiceover and improvisation techniques to give you a comprehensive program that helps bridge the gap between accent and performance.  With me, you will receive a unique approach to accent training that will leave you feeling confident about your work,  your voice and yourself.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Film at Columbia College, studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University, the acting conservatory program at The Steven Ivcich Studio and improvisation at Second City and The Groundlings.  In Australia I am a graduate in Voice Studies at Victorian College of the Arts.  I currently teach at International Screen Academy and served as the Dialect Coach on the feature films, The Scrying and Infini.

I am the co-founder and co-author of Hollywood Speak: The Australian Actor’s Resource Guide to Creating an American Accent.  

Born and raised in Chicago, my first love has always been theatre. Shortly after graduating college I moved to LA to pursue my dream. As an actress and voice over artist I never imagined I would one day leave Hollywood and move halfway around the world! I found myself limited with the amount of work available for me with my accent so I set out to learn an Australian accent.  I hit a lot of road blocks and discouragement from others during my study.  I questioned whether or not I would actually get this accent right but I persevered.  In the end I accomplished my goal. I can successfully say I have booked jobs in an Australian accent!  In going through this process I found a greater sense of purpose.  I decided to help others learn how to sound flawless in an accent and still feel connected to the performance.