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Praise From Clients

What They Say

Jarred Blakiston

Very Generous Coach

I contacted Sarah when faced with the daunting task of auditioning in a Scottish accent, something I’d not done before, nor ever really prepared for. Spending an hour’s coaching with her assuaged many of the fears and anxiety I had around the accent, and filled me with the confidence I needed to actually go in the room and put forward something worthwhile to the casting director.

~ Jarred Blakiston

Jaine Kirtley

Patient and Friendly

I highly recommend Sarah she is meticulous in correcting every sound word and phrase. Lesson by skype works very well. Her patience and friendly approach made learning enjoyable, even the pronunciations I was struggling with. Sarah helped me with the standard American accent, really looking forward to working with her again.

~ Jaine Kirtley

Sandra Lucas

Incredibly Talented

Sarah is patient, methodical and within an hour she was able to pinpoint my trouble spots and help to make my American accent flawless. She is an incredibly talented lady being able to pull out so many accents and do them perfectly. I will most definitely work with her again.

~ Sandra Lucas

Anna Jullienne

Filled me with confidence

I was very daunted when I was told two weeks before shooting that my character on Underbelly was no longer a Kiwi and now had a strong Lancashire accent. Sarah broke down every line with me and her support filled me with the confidence I needed.

~ Anna Jullienne

Matthew Chamberlain

So impressed with her range of Accents.

Sarah was warm, friendly and bloody helpful in enabling me to get the hang of a Scottish accent. Her approach was simple to follow and I left knowing I had all I needed to do the job. I was also impressed with the range of other regional UK accents she is fluent in and thoroughly recommend her.

~ Matthew Chamberlain

Praise From Clients

What They Say

I highly recommend Sarah she is meticulous in correcting every sound word and phrase. Lesson by skype works very well. Her patience and friendly approach made learning enjoyable even the pronunciations I was struggling with. Sarah helped me with the standard American accent, really looking forward to working with her again.

Jaine Kirtley
Jaine Kirtley

I was so pleased to find Sarah and even though I am in New York and she is in New Zealand, coaching via Skype was a perfect solution for me. She is patient, methodical and within an hour we got a lot done on a script I am working on. I have a bit of a hybrid accent, as I like to call it, and she was able to pinpoint my trouble spots and help to make my American accent flawless. She is an incredibly talented lady being able to pull out so many accents and do them perfectly. I will most definitely work with her again.

Sandra Lucas
Sandra Lucas

I contacted Sarah when faced with the daunting task of auditioning in a Scottish accent, something I’d not done before, nor ever really prepared for. Spending an hour’s coaching with her assuaged many of the fears and anxiety I had around the accent, and filled me with the confidence I needed to actually go in the room and put forward something worthwhile to the casting director. What’s more, it actually made me excited to do so. Sarah was also very generous with her time, offering to coach me last-minute during the weekend. I highly recommend her knowledge and coaching and look forward to using it again!

Jarred Blakiston
Jarred Blakiston

I was quite nervous to meet Sarah for my accent session but she soon put me at ease and gave me confidence to learn an American accent. I look forward to further sessions with Sarah as I trust her expertise to perfect my accent.

Arlene Meder

I have never taken accent coaching before and it was my first time. It was so easy to understand what Sarah taught me as she was helping me not only just learn but live the accent too. I was late to the class so she spent extra time with me without charging me extra. It was a great experience sitting and learning from her.

Manpreet Singh Saini

I had never had any accent experience or training before working with Sarah, although I wanted to learn and expand my skills. Within the few hours spent with her, I feel so much more confident with an American accent. It is impossible not to feel comfortable and inspired around her. Instantly you know she is very knowledgeable, with her wide range of accents and her approach to teaching is down to earth, warm and constructive. Not only did she help with my accent but also took the time to give helpful advice for my venture into the acting industry. Couldn’t recommend her any more highly if you’re wanting to learn an accent. Can’t wait to work with her again.

Jude Madison

I had 3 days to learn a general American accent for an audition and i sought out help from a coach online as i’m based in a small town. Sarah came to my aid when i needed coaching and she was able to help me accomplish what i had deemed impossible! In one hour she used a unique technique to get me through my audition.

I do highly recommend Sarah and her unique, clever approach to adapting an authentic accent. Sarah is both professional and lovely to work with.

Katalina Lavaka

After nearly 20 years of living overseas, my English accent had become a ghastly hybrid. I have no acting background at all and Sarah was still able to help me isolate my mangled vowel sounds and eliminate bad habits I had slipped into over time. Not only did that solve my burgeoning identity crisis, it was a very comfortable experience and an enormous amount of fun. Thanks Sarah!

Samantha
Samantha

Sarah was such a wonderful accent coach. I had lots of fun, she gave me lots of specific tips to help master my skill set. Not only did she help me with my accent, but gave me advice and motivated me for my career. I highly recommend Sarah for any type of accent coaching. I had previously done accent workshops, but recommend one-on-one tutoring with Sarah.

Trinity White

Sarah’s relaxed and focused accent session was exactly what I needed to tackle a tricky North Country dialect. My confidence to deliver an authentic performance was helped enormously by her expertise.

I would recommend actors don’t hesitate to take advantage of Sarah’s experience and technique.

Mark Clare

Sarah is really great at what she does. I had to use an accent coach last minute for a cockney accent, so booked in with her and within in an hour, felt ready to go. She made it fun and enjoyable (we had a lot of laughs) and think her methods really work. She offered extra support outside of the session if I got stuck, which was really appreciated. Thank you – look forward to the next session!

Jimmy Hazelwood

Quote from Holly Hunter, Oscar Winner for the Piano:

“I was walking through New York and I heard a Jamaican and I thought of you”

– Holly Hunter on the phone to Sarah Valentine.

I have to say it was a great compliment and just too funny. Holly is such an amazing and beautiful person. I loved working with her on Top of the Lake and would love to have the opportunity to work on another great production like that again one day. Best time of my life.
-Sarah Valentine

Holly Hunter

Sarah was warm, friendly and bloody helpful in enabling me to get the hang of a Scottish accent. Her approach was simple to follow and I left knowing I had all I needed to do the job. I was also impressed with the range of other regional UK accents she is fluent in and thoroughly recommend her.

Matthew Chamberlain

Sarah is friendly, fun, down-to-earth, professional, and an accent guru. Not only did Sarah help me nail the accent, she also put me at ease and gave me confidence that I needed to relax during the performance.

Rob Harding Voice Actor

Sarah used a variety of methods to help me learn an accent. I found the sessions very helpful and highly entertaining. She also gave me advice on improving my acting performance as well.

Jackson Sue – Actor

Sarah is a great accent coach. She went out of her way to help me and gave me the confidence which is necessary in achieving any accent successfully.

Kirk Bremner, Actor

Sarah helped me create a London accent for my character, and she was fantastic! As an Actress herself, she had a clear idea of the sense and meaning of the script, so it didn’t just become about saying words a different way.

Denise Snoad, Actress

I contacted Sarah as I had an audition requiring a Scottish accent and I was finding it very difficult. Sarah was very generous and at very short notice was able to work with me on the accent and script.

Her great teaching style and expertise saw my accent improve dramatically. I went into the audition room much more confident thanks to her.

Due to my enjoyment of and the effectiveness of her coaching, I went to her again to up-skill in the Irish and Standard American accents.

I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone.

Chelsea Tobin, Actress

When training for a German/English accent, I found Sarah an absolute pleasure to work with. She put all my nerves to ease and her patience, composure and professionalism was of a high standard.

I would definitely return to her if I ever needed other or further accent coaching. Thank you Sarah.

Marius Botha, Actor

I met Sarah Valentine a couple of months ago when I was preparing for an audition. I needed to learn an accent in a matter of days and although it was short notice she was more than happy to work with me.

I had never learnt an accent before and was worried I would not be able to master it in time. In the few hours we spent together Sarah was able to teach me the tools necessary to learn an accent and also help prepare me for my audition.

I got the role and decided to continue to take voice coaching classes with Sarah because she has a unique style that I found easy to relate to.

Her teaching style is professional but also humorous, which is exactly what I needed to help me relax and learn as much as I could.

She has an extensive knowledge of a range of accents and her enthusiasm and commitment exceeded my expectations.

I am very grateful for all her help and would highly recommend her to anyone wanting voice coaching.

Sophia Huybens, Actress

I was very daunted when I was told two weeks before shooting that my character on Underbelly was no longer a Kiwi and now had a strong Lancashire accent.
In fact daunted would probably be the understatement of the century!

However, Sarah soon came to the rescue and with her help the whole process was far easier than I had anticipated. She broke down every line with me and her support filled me with the confidence I needed.

I would definitely call on her again should the situation arise.

Anna Julienne, Actress

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