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Lois is a very professional and considerate tutor. She is helping my writing skill and accent. In addition, she has a producer background and share her knowledge and expertise. She teaches me the entertainment business cultures and how to be a strong female producer in US. She is not just an English teacher. She loves to motivate and inspire her students. I highly recommend her.
I'm truly grateful for my time working with Carolyn. When navigating a process such as grad auditions that requires a great deal of vulnerability and assessment of where you are as a person and artist, finding a guide who I could trust implicitly was crucial to me. From our first meeting, Carolyn was incredibly candid about her own decision to go to grad school and her experiences in and out of training. The warmth of spirit and directness she brought to the conversation convinced me immediately that she was the right coach for me. After watching me work, she put a great deal of thought into suggestions for material based on what she perceived to be my strengths as an actor, all of which led me to my final choices. Our initial sessions began with a warm-up -- while that was primarily a way of getting in tune with my body and the space we were working in, it also gave both of us further insight on how we work and the artistic vocabulary we share. As we continued to work together on the pieces and make adjustments, I was amazed to see Carolyn start to hone in on how I take notes and adjust the way she framed feedback so that I could receive it in the most effective way. We continued to have personal check-ins throughout the process and prepared for some of the conversations that would be waiting for me in those audition rooms. I largely credit the questions she posed to me for spurring the thoughts I landed on before walking into that first room. She was my ally and I cannot recommend her enough.
Great teacher, helped me with my accent and an audition! Highly recommend !
She is awesome! She really teaches you the right techniques and gives you different exercises to practice with every week. She pushes me further every time and explains why each exercise is helpful and how to do everything correctly. I definitely want to keep training with her!
My daughter was in the Conejo Valley Youth's 'Midsummer Nights Dream'. I am in awe of the result: youth speaking Shakespeare's English as naturally as their own. Mary directs scenes from the play, and artfully casts the kids in several roles. After one scene is rehearsed, it is run again with a different cast. The youth build their character from the experience of seeing it performed as well as from their own interpretation. The masterful process is intuitive; all the kids know is that they are having fun with each other.
Brian is personable, exceptionally gifted--both in teaching and in his own talent as an artist--and wickedly funny. I owe to him my foundation in vocal training and piano that allowed me to pursue a major in Theatre at the University of Michigan. But more importantly, it was with Brian that I had my very first voice lesson, and for that I credit to him an unending hunger to never stop learning and growing as a performer. He creates a safe and free space to both make mistakes in and sing the best you never expected from yourself. Brian strongly emphasizes a strong foundation in technique and challenges each of his students to go above and beyond even their own expectations.
It was a true pleasure working with Tracy. She's extremely talented and very dedicated to her clients. By showing me how I was pronouncing sentences differently from Americans and practicing with me, she really helped me reduce my (French/Belgian) accent. Now I realize when I am speaking with an accent, even in regular conversations, and it allows me to purposefully work on it. Thank you Tracy!
David is a great coach! I recently attended one of his Character Building Classes and was impressed with his wealth of knowledge and the commitment he has to his students and his craft. Would highly recommend anyone interested in improving their voice over skills to connect with David. You won't be disappointed!
I had a great experience working with Beverly. She helped me a lot with my pronunciation, sounds and to feel more confident communicating with different people. I always learn something new and especially American expressions which i would have never discovered on my own, now, whenever i read or watch movies i can recognize all of them, and its just because Beverly gave me all that information about expressions, American habits, cultural things and etc... I would highly recommend her to whether you are a foreigner or need some help with your articulation, pronunciation or confidence to give a speech . Thank you!!
Brought most of my team to hear Mike speak and I am so glad I did! Mike delivered a presentation that was powerful, fun and full of great content. Our Company asked him to create a custom presentation for us and he took the time to talk to company leadership, learn about our company and the people who would be there. Mike created something that was so relevant, interesting and strong that we asked him if we could keep his outline and make it part of our regular team training! Loved every minute of dealing with him, a true professional! Steffan Alons, Akamai Innovations
The leader, Samuel, was very knowledgeable and a good presenter … I hope to come back for more of his training. Very passionate about teaching. Kevin.
Working with Jamison was so helpful and a total pleasure. As an Australian, having to audition with a specific regional American accent can be pretty intimidating, but Jamison broke it down in a logical, easy to understand way. She recorded samples of her speaking in the accent that I could refer back to, and kept the lines of communication open once our session was over. I can't recommend her highly enough. - CLAUDIA O'DOHERTY, ACTRESS / WRITER Working with Ms. Bryant was an incredibly satisfying experience. Not only did she completely grasp my needs in our sessions, she was able to help me address them and achieve the results I desired. She also gave me concrete vocal tools and exercises that I've continued using. She is an intuitive and wonderful coach and I highly recommend working with her. -LUCY ENGELMAN, ACTRESS / VOICE OVER ARTIST / WRITER
Melanie is a highly organized, diligent and one of the most resourceful people I know today. I have hired her for six long-term projects during the past eight years. She has the tech savvy to complete projects quickly. Her creativity and design skills always result in a better outcome than I envisioned. We have collaborated on business plans, marketing strategy, personal Excel training, international community development and website creative briefs. She is fast and prices below her value. I completely trust her to give me her best and she has not let me down yet!
I have known Deborah through Toastmasters International since 2010. Deborah is a consummate professional who working diligently to deter bullying in the workplace and schools. She is a huge believer in leadership training and mentoring programs. She is also a Certified John Maxwell Speaker. She conducts countless public presentations for students, parents, teachers, administrators and managers. I consider her a fabulous mentor and highly recommend her to any organization wanting a motivational speaker.
I teach what I do I do not teach out of a book a tailor make the lesson by observing the students talent .
Graduated from Berklee College of Music 2013 in Music Business Management with a focus in Voice. I recently worked on accent reduction with a famous Disney teen artist. I was recently on NBC/Telemundo "Yo Soy El Artista" a spanish show equivalent to The Voice for latin american audiences. I have plenty of experience in the music industry touring, songwriting, vocal production/vocal arranging and doing background vocal work. I was born and raised in the US. Spanish was my first language. I speak French and Portuguese as well. I grew up singing in church at a very young age. I believe that gave me an innate ability to improv at the drop of a hat! I can also teach you to accompany yourself with guitar or piano! Comfortable teaching all styles, but my main strengths lie within the pop/R&B genres. I'll focus all my energies to get to where you wanna be! I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!
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Actors (Business Professionals section below): Learn how to turn your accent "on" or "off" as needed, and book the role! Sound like a Boston cop for tomorrow's audition or a Russian diplomat or an Aussie rocker, or whatever you need! No matter what the dialect is, Rob can teach you to sound authentic and intelligible. If you have an audition that needs you to use a dialect, Rob can work with you fast to attain it with accuracy. HeÃÂll not only teach you the required consonant and vowel substitutions but also the rhythm, melody, pitch, tone, resonance and idioms of the dialect. He will work with you on particular sounds, sentences, words, and ultimately on your sides so that you may fully transition into the role. Rob has coached hundreds of actors in more than 50 stage productions. From Shakespeare to Mamet, Rob has coached over twenty-five dialects from British to Yiddish to West African. Rob has also offered coaching for film and TV, like British coaching for Sleeper Cell, Omid Abtahi in the Showtime series, and Dominic Bowden (host of New Zealand Idol). Recently, he was asked to provide dialect coaching for the spokesperson of the new Orbit Gum. His style covers not just the technical elements of grasping a dialect, but Rob also works with the unique skills of actors so that he/she remains organically connected to the role. Business Professionals Learn how to be more confident and better understood when you speak. Learn how to get rid of your accent. Many business professionals have come to Rob because theyÃÂre tired of having to repeat themselves numerous times in the office, when out with friends, or even at Starbucks. Prior to working with Rob, a lot have complained that they were passed over for extra assignments or promotions on account of their unpolished English or accent. No matter what the accent is, Rob can eliminate or reduce anyone's native sounds. His encouraging style would make you clear in your speech and feel at home with sounding American. His thorough and quick approach utilizes not only how the American accent sounds to the ear, as well as how it feels in the mouth. You will not only be listening to the accent and then trying to repeat it. Also, you will learn how to feel the accent in your mouth, so when you speak in an American accent, you will have the confidence of knowing that it would sound right to whoever hears it.
I provide public speaking services and training, workshops, in-house speech courses, speech writing, proofing and editing, individual coaching, video conference and consulting. I can help you overcome the fear of public speaking; choose your words wisely and structure your thoughts clearly, and help you achieve and sustain credibility and confidence as a speaker. I am available for last minute help or regular coaching, company seminars and retreats, and will travel if schedule permits. All training is conducted, not by employees with scripts, but by me, a Los Angeles based tenured college professor and champion speech coach with over 10,000 hours of experience. - Professor Duane Smith
I use a unique method called the Creative Ability System that uses an action verb in connecting two tangible items to make powerful associations. The method stimulates the brain and causes "neural sprouting" which increases the neural branches in the brain thus improving mind and memory. It is a fun, easy method that you can learn and then use for the rest of your life.
David Kagen, a public speaking and communications consultant in the entertainment industry for over 35 years, has worked with actors at the top of the profession (such as Alec Baldwin and Ted Danson) as well as the following: * CEOs * Clergy * Customer Service Personnel * Employees * Lawyers * Managers * Political Campaign Consultants * Professors * Public School Teachers * Top Studio and Television Producers * Quality Control Engineers Our training courses include the following: * All Forms of Public Speaking and Presentation Training * Conflict Resolution * Management Communication Skills * Manager and Leadership Training * Team Building We keep things simple! While other public speaking and management coaches advise their clients 20 things to fix, we advise our clients the one thing that fixes those 20 things. Each and every one of us can be a uniquely compelling communicator. It's very powerful, indeed, when we're able to use our unique qualities in voicing our ideas and the issues about which we're passionate. I help my clients unlock the power they have to speak up about who they are and what they stand for, enabling them to establish excellent business relationships while making the personal contribution they really want to make and obtaining the results they want.