American Accent Coaching
Create authenticty in your American accent by working with a true American speaker who understands the challenges and differences between the Australian and American accents.
My actor-friendly, easy to understand approach gets you into the accent quickly and accurately. Find confidence in your accent, achieve authenticity and expand your marketability.
Whether you’re getting ready for an audition, heading to LA for pilot season or you’re preparing for a role, private sessions can be tailored to suit your needs.
Private sessions may include the following:
- Foundations of the American accent
- Audition/callback preparation
- Self-test preparation
- Preparation for an American role
- Accent refresher (when it’s been a while since you spoke in your accent)
- Voice Prep (customising a daily voice warmup)
- LA prep: Accent preparation, American scene study/cold reading
- American scene analysis
- Creating characters for animation voiceover
- Accent coaching for the voiceover artist
Skype Coaching is a great option for clients who live overseas. Skype sessions are a similar format to in-person sessions. You can learn the foundations of the accent or use sessions to prep for an upcoming audition.
I am available to record your dialogue as well as send you audio notes to help you prep for your audition. I will mark up your sides with notes on pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, stress and keywords.
If your agent sends you a self-test audition in an American accent I can coach you on your scene and shoot it for you during our session. This is one of the benefits of working with an authentic American accent coach as I’ll be your reader. Self-tests can be sent directly to you and your agent/management representation.
Shooting an American scene for your showreel? Why not have a dialect coach on set to help you while on set. If you’re spending good money to make sure you’re scene is shot with high production value you better make sure your accent is sounding flawless!
I am also available to work on-set for Commercials, TV, Film, Theatre. I’ll be your “ears” on-set so you won’t have to focus on the accent. I will make sure your actors are confident and prepared to perform in the accent.
I am available for group class sessions, both one day intensives and eight week sessions in authenticating your General American Accent. We’ll focus on placement, muscularity, intonation, pronunciation changes and application into the dialogue.
A co-founder of the Hollywood Speak Method, I have created a no-nonsense, easy to understand approach to inhabiting an authentic American accent. My philosophy in adapting an authentic American accent is derived by embodying the principles behind why Americans speak the way they do. The Hollywood Speak Method is available in an 8 week format in Sydney or as a one day Intensive throughout Australia.
American Accent Bootcamp
This is a four week intensive on the General American Accent for actors experienced in the General American accent but want to feel confident and free in the audition process. Actors will receive an ‘audition’ the night before each class. Classes will be treated like an audition. We will record, you’ll be given direction and receive notes. Actors will get a chance to re-shoot a second time. Previous experience in the General American accent is essential.
Accents I am available to teach: General American, Mid-Atlantic, New York (Brooklyn, Bronx), Midwestern(Chicago), West Coast (California), Southern (Georgia, Deep South, Texas), Mexican-American, Nuyorican, South American and Puerto Rican.