American Accent is ideal for any actor looking to work on their Standard American speech. Our Voice Director David Coury uses a very practical & technical approach to give actors tools to reduce their native accent while adding in the American sounds and retaining their full, authentic range of expression.
This section is geared toward both actors for whom English is their native language or if it’s their second language (ESL).
Without using quick tricks or shortcuts, Mr. Coury provides exercises and examples to get to the heart of specific, accurate pronunciation, all while applying the work to real scripts and written material. In addition to phonetics, actors will be taught how to mark up scripts & sides, learn how to practice with helpful examples, and discover how to get right to the sound.
This is a linguistic master class, with individual work-time built into each section, as well as homework in between meetings. Come prepared with an open heart, open mind, and ready to be vocal!
Space is limited. Register now to reserve your spot.
Tuesday, March 7
Friday, March 10
Tuesday, March 14
Friday, March 17
The use of a phone, Ipad, tablet or computer to join online class via ZOOM and record self-taped videos for homework.
You are required to join this online class from a stable and focused environment with strong internet connection. Please do not take class from a car, airport, restaurant, etc.
HOW IT WORKS
Upon receipt of payment, participants will receive a confirmation with the information and instructions for joining the online class. Joining a Zoom meeting is super easy and requires the use of one of the following: computer, tablet, phone or Ipad.
Payment must be received before the class start time to be permitted entry into the course.
In order to ensure proper enrollment, please leave a first and last name and use this same name to log into Zoom on the day of the meeting. Your name will be seen by other participants. Participants who try to join the Zoom meeting under a name other than used to enroll here will not be granted access in to the meeting.
Please note, we do not offer refunds for missed classes. Make-ups or credits may be offered at the sole discretion of the studio administration and only if a similar course or lecture is being offered in the near future.