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We are based in Los Angeles. We are available locally in person, or globally via Skype, FaceTime or telephone.
We are also available for location/on-set coaching. Please contact us for our office address and further details.
We specialize in dialect coaching, accent reduction and performance coaching for actors as well as business professionals. For more details on our individual services, please visit the services page.
For actor dialect coaching we typically review the 'rules' of the accent/dialect so you have a clear understanding of why it sounds the way it does and how to reproduce the specific sounds effectively. We then work directly with your project sides/script, applying what you've learned to the specific material you'll be using.
For accent reduction/modification, we focus on real speech rather than textbook examples of English, which typically don't help you to sound American. We will cover certain rules and principles to make sense of what characterizes the Standard American accent, and then apply those principles to real-life conversation. For actors, we will use your project material when applicable. For business professionals, we will include terminology and situations specific to your line of work.
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