how long will it take?

This depends very much on you and your specific goals. If you are an actor preparing for an audition, one session is typically sufficient. If your goal is to acquire an American accent (accent reduction), then it will of course be more of a process. Variables include past experience, how talented you are in hearing and reproducing sounds, and how much work you're willing to do between sessions. Feel free to contact us to discuss your specific needs in more detail. 

What are your fees?

Fees vary based on your needs. Individual private lessons are available by the hour and in multi-hour packages. If you are in need of private coaching at a location other than our office, travel fees are additional. Please contact us for a specific quote.

do you offer skype/facetime coaching?

Yes. We regularly work with many students via Skype, FaceTime and telephone. Internet connection speeds vary, however we have found that our online video coaching is extremely effective and typically as good as working in person.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, check or credit card via PayPal.

Where are you located?

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.

What services do you offer?

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.

What is your method/technique?

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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dialect COACHING :: accent reduction :: PERFORMANCE coaching 

photo - Frank Kuenzling  

do you record sessions?

Yes. We record in-person sessions and provide an mp3. For online video sessions, we encourage you to record from your side using Skype recording software, etc.