10 Day standard American
This is your chance to add the American accent to your repertoire of talents. Whether you’re readying yourself for an upcoming audition or just want to reduce your native accent, this course provides you with tools, tips and knowledge to bring out your inner American.
You’re in excellent hands with Sarah Valentine, a professional accent coach of more than 20 years.
Over 10 days, you’ll receive 7 short and easy to follow video lessons from Sarah that will guide you through the American accent. Rest days have been included so not to overwhelm you and to give you a chance to catch up on your homework.
Learn self-tape techniques, a vital skill for auditions. When it comes to Pilot week if you don’t have this accent you might as well forget it.
Meet other students in the virtual classroom where you can support and encourage each other.
Day 1. We begin with familiarising yourself with the course platform (Ruzuku) and how to use it so you get the most out of it. Then straight into Phoentics, learn to spell your way.
Day 2. Create your spark – find that trigger to get you into your accent
Day 3. Moving on to words to practice; continuing with repeat exercises and homework.
Day 4. Catch up day – here you can go over the last 3 days of the course, get all homework completed and re-watch any videos, ready for day 5.
Day 5. L’s R’s and T’s. Don’t get caught out on those very American sounds. Get these sounds right and you will nail this accent.
Day 6. Phrases and words particular to the American Accent .
Day 7. Catch up day for homework.
Day 8. Sentences to practise – here we really get into the nitty-gritty. Time to get those words sounding really good.
Day 9. More Sentences to practise. Really working on those sentences so you get all your sounds right.
Day 10. Monologue day – this is the big one. Hopefully, you have learned your script (given to you on day 1), now it’s time to layer that accent on top. Shoot and edit your monologue plus a little surprise!
Upload that video! Get it done. You will receive feedback from me on your work. I will go through your monologue and provide you feedback on where you can improve or tell you how great you are doing!
This course is fun and full of great learning for any actor wanting to sink their teeth into a new accent.
Enrol today to claim your spot.
I would like to say a huge “Thank you” to my accent tutor,
Undertaking the challenge of learning a new accent or enhancing an existing one is a daunting task for anyone.
If you’re unsure on whether or not to train with Sarah, I would strongly
recommend you to go for it – you will NOT be disappointed.
As a student on her ‘Standard American’ course, I can honestly report that she is warm, welcoming, encouraging but most importantly – extremely skilled at what she does.
Her insight and attention to detail is remarkable. She gives attention not only
to the more obvious aspects of the accent but also to the little nuances that
make the difference between a passable accent and one that sounds truly convincing.
Being on the course was time and money well spent.
I have just completed the 10 Day Standard American Accent Course with Sarah and would like to say a huge ‘Thank You Sarah’ for being an amazing tutor.
I never felt I had the ability to sound authentic enough to pursue roles that required an American accent until I studied with Sarah. With each day under Sarah’s guidance my confidence has grown and I certainly won’t be afraid to put myself forward for those roles anymore.
Sarah is friendly, approachable and very honest when giving feedback.
Sarah’s unique method works! Each lesson is designed to build upon the previous and exercises are spread out and manageable. Interaction with your fellow students is both helpful and fun during the learning process.
I thoroughly recommend Sarah as an Accent Tutor and I will definitely be signing up to another course with her in the near future.
When I signed up for Sarah’s course, I already knew that my time to practice for it was very limited. My plan was to just take part as much as possible over the ten days, and then go back to the videos later to really start the transition by myself. So I was even more surprised, when I realized at the end of it, how much progress I had actually made. The videos and the feedback were so helpful that I got way more out of it than I would’ve ever imagined, especially with my very tight schedule. Sarah is a real expert and I would always work with her again.