AMERICAN ACCENT COURSE WITH TYLER COPPIN
This American accent course will teach you everything you need to know about the US accent.
We often find actors self-testing for Pilot Season in the US placing a majority of their focus on their accent due to a lack of confidence. This in turn detracts from their performance.
The ability to speak in a flawless Standard American accent is essential for every actor. Nowadays, film and television production companies commonly cast American roles using non-American actors. In order to land the role, your Standard American accent must sound truly authentic.
Learning and perfecting a Standard American accent takes time, dedication and a lot of practice. It’s a wise decision to start learning one early, so that in time and with practice, your accent drops in and becomes second nature, part of you.
CLASSES WILL COVER:
- Vocal focus and sound placement
- General American cadence, emphasis and stresses
- Muscularity and resonance
- The dominant American ‘R’ sound
- Vowel sounds and consonants
- Nuances and observations
- Applying General American directly to dialogue
- Scene Work using General American
You’ll enjoy having the freedom to play the scene instead of focusing on the accent. Students will discuss, experiment with, act, read and even improvise in the American accent.
Tyler has been training actors in the Standard American accent for over thirty years and customises his approach to suit every learning style. He has worked with many of Australia’s finest performers including Heath Ledger, Magda Szubanski and Ben Mendelsohn to name just a few. Tyler has worked on countless film, theatre and television productions as a dialect coach, is also a writer and an award winning actor in stage productions, musicals and film.
If your accent needs tweaking, this American accent course is for you and not to be missed!
At Brave Studios, we keep our class sizes to a minimum so all participants get the attention they need.
14 places only in this Workshop.
You will also receive a link to view your scenes filmed in class, via Brave Studios’ Vimeo page for self-critiquing in your own time.
WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING TEXT:
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
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Participants must be aged 17 years and above and are required to have acting training/experience above a beginner level.*
*If unsure, please contact us to check your suitability for this course.
Wednesdays from 7pm – 10pm *Course Full! Waiting List Available*
August 22nd, 29th
September 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
$395.00 inc. GST
Dockland Cotton Mills Building
33/91 Moreland St, Footscray
Cnr Parker and Moreland St
Over the years Tyler has trained many actors in the Standard American accent working on set, in group classes, and privately. His clients have included Ben Mendelsohn, Sydney Theatre Company, Magda Szubanski, Dark City (film), Madeleine Madden, Where the Wild Things Are (film), and Heath Ledger. He’s also a writer, and an award-winning actor in plays, musicals, and films.