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Do you have a stage or screen role, or an upcoming audition, where the character is from another country, or a specific region of the US? If so, you need to be able to speak with a different accent or dialect. The best way to do that is to get lessons from a Dialect Coach.
Private Individual Dialect Coaching*
A lesson in the chosen dialect is given. You get:
Production Dialect Coaching: Coaching for the cast of a production in one dialect.
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A Word About Dialect Authenticity
Authenticity is certainly a goal for an actor learning a dialect. And yet, the first job of an actor is to be seen and heard. If an audience cannot understand what you are saying, it doesn't matter how authentic your dialect is.
A while back, a writer on the internet was bemoaning the fact that he has never heard perfectly authentic Scottish dialect in movies. The fact is, some authentic Scottish dialects can be very difficult for non-Scottish people to understand. So we strive for a dialect that is authentic sounding, yet adjusted, when necessary, so as to be understandable to the audience.
This is hilariously illustrated in a video of an SNL sketch with James McAvoy as a "Scottish Air Traffic Controller".
If someone you know likes dialects and wants some instruction, you can purchase a gift certificate for one or more lessons.
You may purchase lessons over the phone using secure credit card payment through SQUARE.
You receive a receipt, and a gift certificate detailing the lesson made out in the name of the person receiving the gift lesson(s).
The receiver of the gift then calls to specify the dialect and set up an appointment.
* For individual coaching in-studio, those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.