Learn any accent you like. We can work on an audition script, or we can work on any script for an upcoming role.
What Is Accent Coaching?
Hello, my name is Sarah Valentine, I’m an Accent and Dialect Coach.
I teach accents to actors, voice actors and can also help with accent reduction.
I have dedicated my life to learning accents and dialects from around the globe.
Using my unique ‘Valentine Method’ you will learn your accent quickly, in a fun & relaxed environment.
I can testify to the effort Sarah put into helping me in the course. I was about to give up on the course due to hearing difficulties, but Sarah decided to provide a way to help me overcome my challenges. I am better off now and feel good about what I’ve learned from her class. A good teacher is someone who won’t give up on you.
Sarah was immediately helpful in my approach to numerous accents associated with my role. She is a credible source of knowledge who understands the importance of discussing an accents authenticity, foundation and delivery.
It was a great experience working with Sarah learning a southern American accent. She is very engaged, super professional and fun to work with. I highly recommend her!
Working with Sarah Valentine was everything I could of asked for and more in an accent class. The class breakdown and the Valentine method made it so easy to learn and master my British accent. Sarah’s feedback was so helpful while also being fun. I would definitely recommend Sarah for anyone wanting to learn an accent. I can’t wait to sign up for another course!
60 Minute Session - $99 USD (approx $150 NZD)
Learn any accent you like. We can work on an audition script, or we can work on any script for an upcoming role. We will break down the accent or dialect and get you sounding perfect.
- Book a 60 minute session and once I have checked your accent we can take it from there.
- Learn any accent using “the Valentine Method”
- Creating your Spark, a trigger to get you into the accent so you have it for life.
- Ideal for an upcoming audition or ongoing role.
- All sessions are over Skype or Facetime.
I allow up to 30 minutes for this.
If you need to learn an accent for an audition, confirmed role or for fun and need it quickly then email me your text and I will turn it around in 24 hours. (normally)
Script Recording is a 30-minute session and can usually be turned around in 24 hours. (audition scripts are usually 2-3 pages with 5-20 lines maximum. If you have a larger script just email me to discuss your options)
The session is made up of 5 minutes preparation, 20 minutes recording and 5 minutes uploading the file. I will record the entire script with little or no intonation so that you can learn the words straight off the recording.
I do 3 types of recording.
1. “Singles” this is where I record a word leave a space then another word, leave a space another word leave a space and so on. So that you can listen and repeat.
2. "Just your lines" is just your lines .
3. "All lines together" are all the characters lines, I also try to record the other lines in other accents if possible so you can distinguish your accent clearly.
Once you have those lines down and want to take it to the next level, you can book in for a one on one session if required.
This can be a FaceTime, Zoom or a Skype session and we can then iron out any difficulties you may be experiencing.
- Get a recording of your lines
- Correct accent to listen to
- Correct pronunciation.
- Ensure you sound authentic quickly
- Recordings supplied within 24 hours
Accents available: General American, Standard English, British RP, South African, Californian, Southern American, Cockney, Liverpool, Northern Irish, Geordie, Scouse, Brummie, Yorkshire, New York, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Devonshire, Somerset, German English, French English, and Russian/Eastern European just to name a few – please check in with me if the accent isn’t listed here.
On Set COACHING
Sessions are available for coaching for theatre or large scale movie productions. I can work together with your actors in groups. They will gain confidence in their accents so that they can perform it to the best of their ability.