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General American Accent Workshop

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Yvonne Morley

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10:30am – 4:30pm



Showreel HQ

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6 Hours

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6 People

Learn everything you need to speak in a comfortable, confident and authentic ‘General American’ accent.

The demand for UK actors who can work in American accents has never been higher. Not just in big-budget TV & Film, and Theatre – but in every facet of our business: adverts, audiobooks, corporate VO, and more. Having an authentic-sounding ‘General American’ can open doors for your career, but it can also feel like a daunting task.

If you’ve been up for an American role and panicked at the thought of the accent, or left an audition feeling like you didn’t quite nail it, narrated an audiobook with lots of different American voices, or even had it sprung on you last minute in the audition room – this is the workshop for you. In a 6-person small group workshop, our vocal coach will help learn to make your ‘GenAm’ fluent, flexible, and comfortable. Gain the practical skills needed to sound authentically American, as well as the best ways to stay connected to your acting so that you’re not just putting on a voice. Make it belong to you.

  • What is General American and who speaks it?
  • The top ten sounds to deliver an amazing GenAm accent
  • Learn the core Rhythm, Emphasis, and Cultural engagement techniques
  • How to continue improving your accent after the workshop
  • Record some copy before and after to hear your progress
  • How to prepare for any job in ‘GenAm’
  • A full and detailed breakdown of the accent – the mechanics of GenAm
  • Direct coaching and direction on your delivery style
  • Individual instruction on how really to improve your accent
  • Short recording to show how you’ve improved during the day
  • A greater understanding of the sounds, context, and culture surrounding the accent – and why this is critical
  • Skills to help you tackle any American job in the future with confidence.

Don’t see availability on the date you want? Please get in touch to ask to be put on our waiting list. However, please note that when you book, you get the option of asking us to inform you of an earlier date if one becomes available and these people take priority.

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What our clients say

What our clients say

mystery-manGiovanni del Vecchio
posted 2 months ago

I did my drama voice reel with Mike. Mike had obviously thought about each piece before I’d arrived and he was already prepared with some suggestions for musical settings and sound effects, which I had not been expecting. Mike has a strong musical instinct for what is going to work and a massive library at his fingertips. I appreciated how he listened and how he engaged with what I was trying to achieve. It felt like a collaboration and he was both patient and a perfectionist. While I am really looking forward to the final edit, I was delighted with the experience, and I look forward to returning for my next project.

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