ACCENT REDUCTION - Part 1: 6 Week Class with Susan Finch, Speech and Voice Teacher, Professional Actress, Acting Teacher and Coach
Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:30pm
Our Accent Reduction class is designed for both the actor and non-actor whose first language is not English or who is bilingual but has a strong foreign native language accent or the actor who has a heavy regionalism. You'll work with the amazing Susan Finch who will help you to isolate and identify English sounds that are not in your native language and you'll practice producing these sounds in a natural, fluid manner, minimizing your native accents or regionalism.
You'll also practice breathing techniques which will support clearer pronunciation and articulation. Susan will also introduce The International Phonetics Alphabet (IPA) which will be used to correct habitual speech problems.
From there you'll transition to practicing storytelling and delivering monologues, concentrating on clear speech with minimal native language pronunciation issues, integrating proper phrasing, inflection and rhythm.
All class participants will receive a copy of "Speak With Distinction" by Edith Skinner which Susan will use and refer to in your class.
Susan asks that you please bring these tools with you to every class:
-Textbook: SPEAK WITH DISTINCTION -A small mirror -Sharpened pencils with eraser -Paper
PLEASE NOTE: Susan requests that you come in early for each class, prepared and ready to start at 6:30pm.
"This class is amazing! Susan has a really fine ear and gives super specific adjustments uniquely catered to each individual in her class. She made learning the phonetic alphabet fun! I'm so grateful for the wealth of experience and care she brings to her passion." -Maggie Benedict
|Tuesday, July 23, 2019||6:30 pm|
|Tuesday, July 30, 2019||6:30 pm|
|Tuesday, August 6, 2019||6:30 pm|
|Tuesday, August 13, 2019||6:30 pm|
|Tuesday, August 20, 2019||6:30 pm|
|Tuesday, August 27, 2019||6:30 pm|
The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.