Professional, dependable and personal tutoring
Highly experienced in both classical and conteporary theatre, I'm also a fully qualified careers adviser, with a Level 6 Diploma in Careers Advice and Guidance.
Growing up in South Africa and England enabled me to switch accents from an early age.
I've used different accents all my life and continue to do so on a daily basis.
I strive to find the balance between authenticity and theatricality - it's the key to being believed, and this makes it part of the art form of acting.
It's also fun passing on what I've learned to others.
I teach accents full-time, enabling me to meet actors from all over the world, and from all walks of life.
Accent mentoring sessions:
Accent mentoring sessions are facilitated via Skype, confirmed within 24 hours of payment being received (See price plans in Book Tab).
Prior to any confirmed booking, you will need to contact me via email with your target accent request, as well as your preference for date and time.
Bookings are confirmed in priority of payment received, but I will endeavour to accommodate you if you need urgent support, such as a short-notice casting (and that happens often!)
If you have paid for batch sessions, these will still need to be planned and confirmed a week in advance.
A session can also be focused on the performance and delivery of text.
We can look at your approach to characterisation and artistic decision-making, whilst keeping true to the nature of the text.
This type of session concentrates on your acting in particular, with additional notes optional for accent targeting.
You'll be receiving professional direction with suggestions given to improve and enhance your potential performance, either for paid work or if you are auditioning for drama schools.
Accent Reduction is the opportunity to learn how to speak clearly and confidently in everyday conversation.
Particularly suited to strong native accents or to acting students whose English is a second language, the sessions follow the same format as the others.
Specific and tailored to meet your learning goals, Accent Reduction classes are available for block-booking too.
Simply email me with a note about your aims and objectives, and we'll plan your sessions in advance.
Current clients choosing accent reduction include professional actors broadening their casting range, as well as young clients aiming for future roles against their stereotype.
Accent Reduction is not about removing a native accent but empowering you to 'switch' from your native accent into a more neutral version.