Accent Reduction

If you’re an actor looking to work in North America – be it theatre, film/tv, or voiceover – having a solid General American dialect is a great asset.

During the first coaching session, I assess your voice and skill level, and build a personal program appropriate to achieve the change you want. We start with basic sound changes, and create exercises to help with your vocal challenges. If there are to be more sessions, we then work more specifically to realise your accent goal.

of interest

The International Phonetic Alphabet (or the I.P.A.) represents all the sounds a human can make. Check out these interactive charts from the International Phonetic Association.

The International Dialects of English Archive has compiled over 1200 different dialect samples. Most include the subjects reading the same speech, so you can compare their accents.

Want to learn more? Contact me.

for example

Take a listen to these actors who have perfected their General American.

Hugh Laurie

Simon Baker

Toni Collette