Does Your Accent Hold You Back? Improve Your Accent Today!
Heavy accents, slurred speech or talking too fast can cause listeners to become prejudiced. It’s not just your speech; it’s the listeners’ ears.
You can learn techniques to correct your errors and change your speech habits, so people can become more interested in what you are saying instead of how you are saying it.
For over 30 years, I've had the privilege to have worked with thousands of performers who study with me from all over the world. I teach in-studio at my two locations in Houston and in The Woodlands, Texas. I also work with students who come to me from all over the globe via online over-the-web Skype lessons.
Originally from Detroit, I enjoyed being a "Jack of all styles" singer/musician for over 15 years. I was a professional musician performing Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Gospel, Musical Theater, Commercial and Studio work, along with being very involved in Contemporary Christian music. While I very much loved to perform, I found myself drawn much more to the joy of teaching. Vocal instruction and improvisational piano teaching eventually became my passion, and so I've poured my time and energies into teaching singers and players to
I have been singing in Choirs and Bands for a number of years and learned more about my voice and singing properly in a 45 minute session with Eric than I have in all my years of performing. I now understand why I have been struggling to sing in my upper register and Eric has put together a personalized program to help me develop my voice and gain back my vocal range. Eric has a great sense of humor and made the session very enjoyable as well as informative. I look forward to my next session and would highly recommend Eric as an instructor.
I've worked with dozens of students on English accent training with great success! I take a very prescriptive approach by focusing on specific pronunciation structures in order to guide my students toward softening their accents and developing an ear for native-like pronunciation patterns in English, and learning to replicate them.
Kelly is a highly skilled teacher who is bilingual in Spanish and English and licensed to teach children, teens, and adults. With over 10 years of experience teaching throughout the United States, Latin America, and Asia, Kelly has developed a passion for language education and multiculturalism. Her teaching philosophy focuses on the development of authentic, student-centered learning opportunities that promote long-term success. She is an enthusiastic, charismatic teacher who is eager to design the perfect course to help you reach your learning goals!
10-Hour Course will prepare you to keep improving on your own and will improve at least 3-4 critical sounds/vowels/consonants that you struggle with the most. Liaisons and the schwa sound - most people have no idea about these, but you will learn what they are and how to sound more like a native speaker if you use them both correctly.
Suggested: At least 30 hours for long term accountability and change.
There is more time available than what is shown on my calendar. Please email me to discuss your preferred time. I call you before the lesson and plan your specific goals. I create a tailored course specifically for your needs, whether you're from Russia, Japan, Latin America, Italy, France or another country. I have 12 years' experience, and I am an expert.
I use a specific curriculum to help you understand the phonetics and vowel sounds in the English language. There are so many different vowel pairs and learners of English must understand them all. Let me help you ...
I have been a full time private English instructor since 2008, and I've had my global language training company (over 100 instructors) since 2014. I take on private students here, exclusively with take lessons, because it's important to always be teaching and creating more modern curriculum for real progress in fluency. I know what it takes to get fluent, because I've acquired Spanish, French and Japanese as an adult. I know you can improve and reach your goals just as I have.
I always call clients before the first class to extensively discuss your goals. I have a specific form we full out together for every 3 months of progress. I have researched this, and it's the most effective way to improve.
I work primarily with professionals who need to improve American English language skills and/ or accent for those working in the United
States or working with Americans. Also, I can get English speakers to a high level of fluency in Spanish.
This includes, slang, idioms, phrasal verbs, professional email writing, presentations, American culture, accent/pronunciation and more.
I have created a method, which is a specific way to learn languages, which is the most effective for acquiring a language.
I always use RELEVANT articles to read, TV shows to watch, books to read, radio shows to listen to, in order to incorporate English as much as possible in every aspect of the student's life.
This is how we learn our first language, so why would we try to learn our second language in a different way? Second language researchers have been saying for decades that grammar- focused lessons don't work, yet our schools continue to focus on this. You want to be FLUENT, right? Writing is easy after that.
I have had contracts with Hitachi, NTT Data, Intel, Amazon, Google, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Samsung, Ferrovial, Webber, Bluebonnet, Austin Bridges and Roads, North Tarrant Infrastructure, Trinity, Mary Kay International, and many, many more international companies.
How I teach: I create customized classes for you. I teach you to SPEAK the language. Lessons are dynamic, fun and give you confidence, incorporating things you like: TV, radio, music, movies, current events, and much more.
One-on-one, small groups, company-wide programs, online, in person.
I trained for three years in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and can help you learn a system for training your own ear to hear accents, regionalisms, dialects and then feel, in your physical body, how to make shifts in how you speak and thereby how you sound. The work is not just academic, but physical, experiential and straightforward. It is enjoyable and empowering and something you will be able to easily practice on your own and apply in the day to day for quick results. I look forward to working with you!
I hold an MFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts and have been teaching professionally for over ten years. I teach Acting and Auditiong to young actors (10-18 years) and I also teach Public Speaking, Voice/Speech and Accent Reduction to those looking to find more ease and power when using their voice in front of others. I have taught, directed and coached young actors who have gone on to work professionally in Film, TV and Theater and my students have been accepted to renowned conservatories and universities across the country (NYU Tisch, California Institute of the Arts, AMDA and others). I am a passionate teacher who believes in the individual and in unlocking the creative genius, the impulses, the imagination and the unique forms of expression within each of my students. In my sessions, I encourage my students to
“play” and to discover how to both lean in and tap in to what is there and then develop relaxation, ease and focus on the task at hand - a monologue, an audition, a speech or working with a text. In addition to teaching and coaching actors, I have worked extensively in the corporate worlds in areas of Voice, Speech and Presentation as a coach and have taught group classes on Public Speaking and Presentation. I have taught and coached students from China, Russia, Taiwan, Italy, Japan in addition to the U.S. Throughout the ten plus years that I have been teaching, I have helped both actors and non-actors, those in the professional business world, gain tools that lead to freedom and ease of expression when speaking in front of others, be it at an audition, an interview, giving a presentation to a board or speaking in front of thousands at a Ted Talk.
Claire is a professional. She is a natural born teacher who immediately clicked with my son. She gave him the tools he needed for an upcoming audition at a theatre conservatory. Anyone from beginner to dedicated professional would benefit from private lessons with her. We feel very lucky we found her with so many less qualified people out there.
Improve your clarity in English. Lessons and exercises will increase your knowledge of English diction and pronunciation. Speaking more clearly, being comprehended by colleagues, and developing vocal projection.
Dr. Bryan Pollock, countertenor, completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts (Voice Performance) at Boston University where he taught private voice and class voice for three years in addition to holding his own voice studio. In 2013 he graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with his Masters in Fine Arts, vocal performance. In 2010 he received his Bachelors in Music from East Carolina University in vocal performance. He received vocal instruction from Dr. Lynn Eustis, Dr. Darryl Taylor, Dr. Louise Toppin, and John Kramar. His piano instructors were Dr. Keiko Sekino and Rebecca Miller. He has performed in over twenty fully-staged operatic productions and five fully-staged musical theatre productions.
Dr. Pollock has travelled extensively during his career throughout the U.S. as well as England, Austria, Italy
, Turkey, Canada, and the Czech Republic. He has a firm knowledge of German, Italian, and French vocal repertory, diction, and languages while specialising in English diction for the non-native speaker and/or singer.
During his time in Orange County, CA, he held his own music studio. While there he taught over thirty students (Ages 5-45+) voice and piano privately. Additionally, he taught as a TA for UC Irvine int he subjects of Music Theory, Voice Performance, and an introductory music course for non-majors.
Bryan is a great instructor and seriously knows what he's teaching. I would recommend him to anyone looking for voice lessons!
December 13, 2017
Aidan needed a good kickstar, Bryan is such a great teacher , gave my son a great introduction to acting . He is kind and an excellent motivator for kids ( our experience ) strongly recommended. Five stars
"UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR SPEAKING VOICE" My intense accent reduction personal voice/speech makeover lessons will help reduce accents, and improve weak, thin or harsh, irritating voices. If you drop consonants, mumble, do not correctly open your jaw to make proper sounds, or fear speaking in public, I will teach you the solutions.
Speakers of other languages will learn the use of proper American diction, enunciation and pronunciation of all words. Clear, clean accents are the goal, so that you are clearly understood by all, and speak with renewed confidence...without fear. .
Study is easy. I will forward to you, in advance, each lesson via email that we will work on for each session. Then, we'll meet with my live interactive lessons that let us view each other in real time. That means instant teacher/student feedback and quick vocal improvement.
This one-on-one personal voice makeover gives you the basic tools to improve your overall voice, speech and sound. ...
Award winning national Radio/TV personality and voice over talent for more than 25 years.
Voice heard in thousands of national Radio/TV commercials, infomercials, corporate DVDs, CD Roms, & videos for The Golf Channel, Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, U.S.Army, Delta Airlines, Windjammer Cruises, Darden Restaurants, Lowes, Time Warner Cable and many more.
15 years as Master Of Ceremonies/Comedian for touring variety show performing in over 1200 USA shows in 29 states.
National/Regional guest lecturer/speaker.
Professor, teaching broadcast/speech courses for 15 years at the University Of Central Florida.
I have been taking weekly voice acting lessons from Bill for almost two months now. I feel he does a great job of helping me find and focus my strengths while equally addressing and overcoming my weaknesses. Every lesson is well-paced and packed from start to finish with valuable training and advice, and on top of that Bill is just fun to train with, I am looking forward to the lessons yet to come. Highly recommend.
September 3, 2019
Very patient with a newbie. Excellent advice and support.
August 14, 2019
Fantastic great lesson. Pointed out very quickly what I needed to work on in my speaking
I have advanced linguistic training in phonology and am intimately familiar with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) which makes it easy for me to detect and correct phonemic elements of speech. I also have advanced written and oral skills in the Spanish language, which have broadened my awareness of phonemes contained within the IPA. I am an efficient and effective communicator, skilled at dealing with the complexities of meaning and social uses of language, and am extremely resourceful in finding relevant study materials for the individual student. I largely assisted in launching a new program at a University in Alabama that offered English literacy and pronunciation assistance for nonnative English-speaking students. I formulated and developed a consultation model to identify and modify problematic specific speech patterns. My method to improve intelligibility by improving pronunciation efficiency is straightforward and extremely effective. I listen to and record ...
Hi! I’m Jaci and I’m a linguist. I’ve studied Spanish for 13 years and linguistics for 6 years. I have a BA in Spanish and am ESL certified. After tutoring non-native English speakers at the college level for years, I found a love for phonology (study of speech sounds) and so found my niche in accent reduction, or accent modification. It’s essentially the process of modifying a person’s pronunciation so their speech is more easily understood by native speakers. While working on my Masters, I helped pilot a university program to help students from all over the world speak clearer. Each semester, my students would come to me twice a week— and my lessons bore favorable results!
I am an experienced language instructor with a demonstrated history of working in administrative, healthcare, communication and localization industries. I am ski
lled in translation, Spanish and English grammar, foreign accent reduction (PESL), management, customer service and global travel. I have a strong education, including an MA ESL certification. While working in the University setting, I first focused on Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL) language, then progressed to accent modification for non-native English speaking Teaching Assistants (TA), then included students in nursing, engineering and more.
I love to connect one-on-one to analyze, make a personalized lesson plan, and help each person get what they need. Let’s get to work on improving your intelligibility! :)
As a native English speaker from the USA, I can help you with pronunciation of both words and idioms and phrases in American English.
Hello! I am a happy, silly TEFL certified native English speaker from San Diego, California. A few years ago, I sold everything to travel and have spent the time since then travelling and volunteering in the US, South America, and Europe.
For the past 3 years, I have been working a conversational English tutor, both face-to-face and online (via Skype). The ability to teach online has allowed me to travel and work at the same time, which has been amazing! Now that I've moved to Vilnius, I am interested in having face-to-face lessons again.
My preference is adults who already have a decent understanding of English, at least theoretically, and are more or less conversational but want to improve (e.g. confidence, accent reduction, grammar correction, increase vocabulary, etc.).
Andy is a great teacher and a man with a good heart. The lessons were in a friendly atmosphere. Competent, smiling and inspiring.
Thank you for nice conversations and help!
March 30, 2018
Andy helped me a lot. He can always find the easiest way to help a student to remember a certain rule or word - that helped me a lot. My English improved tremendously thanks to him, he's a great teacher. Last but not least, conversations with him were always really interesting
March 29, 2018
Andy is the best English teacher I have ever had! He helped me a lot with grammar and pronunciation issues. Andy loves helping and learning, moreover he inspires his students with his passion for education and language. He can “shift-gears” and he is flexible when a lesson isn’t working. This teacher assesses his teaching throughout the lessons and finds new ways to present material to make sure that every student understands the key concepts. Great teacher!
"Erol was one of my best instructors by far! He is very knowledgeable and approachable, and he wakes up at 530 every morning to teach me. This shows his de
termination to teach and his attitude to teaching well enough."
"Gabriel's Accent Reduction teachings have changed my life. My American English has improved dramatically! I'm seeing results at all levels. I highly r
"She knows her Onions."
Very astute. Goal directed teacher. He is patient, well versed with subject matter, good teaching skills."
"Gabriel is an excellent instructor whose lessons are fast-paced and effective."
"Gabriel developed a proprietary method of accent reduction that makes it easy to focus on the areas that need change or improvement. The method, combined
with Gabriel’s passion for teaching, make the classes dynamic and productive. He quickly identified my problematic areas, and patiently worked with me on changes I needed to make to the way I pronounce certain sounds.
He also provides ample resources and direction for exercises in between the lessons to make the progress faster. I highly recommend Gabriel for accent reduction classes."
"Steve has helped our son improve his speech in record time. It took us about a year to find a person who could help us with the very specific task of guid
ing a teenager toward using a more formal speech in general, in terms of both vocabulary and pronunciation. English is our second language, and Steve has been incredibly creative in finding ways to show our child how to improve his management of the English language. My child's self-confidence is growing, as is his academic commitment in general."