Do you have an accent and want to reduce it? Through speech training I can help you change your speech patterns and sounds to sound like a more native English speaker.
Hello, my name is Brenda! It is nice to meet you.
I have been teaching private lessons for over a decade, and hold two music degrees and two teaching certifications in music (NJ) and ESL (international). I obtained my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University where I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor, and obtained my Masters of Music in Performance with the Opera Institute at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Although I do work with students of all ages, I specialize in working with younger children and retired adults!
I primarily teach voice, flute, piano, music theory and history and have over 10 years of experience teaching in both individual and group settings. I also work on audition and performance preparation, do speech/accent work and more. I am constantly studying different
teaching methods so I can develop a custom program that best fits your learning styles and incorporates what you already know, with what you will need to learn in order to achieve your goals.
*** Lesson Details *** Whether you want to play flute, sing, act, or learn to play piano, I am here to help you become the best musician you can be. Classically trained, I also work with the styles of musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. I can teach you the proper techniques, posture, and breathing necessary to perform to the best of your ability and teach you how to utilize your full lung capacity to extend phrasing length and dynamic range. I will also help you learn to read and write music. Together, we will keep a log to track your progress lesson to lesson. This will also help you keep a record of the steps you are taking to obtain and achieve your goals and dreams.
*** Specialties *** Young and beginner students. Senior & Retired students Students with special needs. Performance techniques. Audition preparation Speech techniques (public speaking/voice-overs, etc.) Bel Canto technique. Performance anxiety Life coaching!
"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning" ~Plato
**if you need a particular time slot or one not listed on my availability I will do my best to accommodate your needs**
**All lessons will be scheduled in advance with confirmation of both the student and instructor. If cancellation is necessary, a written notice 48 hour cancellation policy is in effect or you forfeit the lesson credit. For lessons scheduled outside of the areas provided, a surcharge for travel will be added.**
***BB Studio now has a base location! Studio lessons are now also available for students 18+ in addition to in-home and on-line lessons***
You will learn to confidently speak English more clearly with much better speech and diction. Learn to project your voice with confidence using good breath support with several excellent speech exercises!
We will practice in the mirror observing your expressions and record your voice and video. Your home work will be challenging, but fun to do. With these studies, you will see much improvement, especially those who are shy in speaking English. In a short time you will learn how to speak English WELL with much more life and confidence! Please read my reviews!
About Dr. Jeanne
*Hi and welcome!!
My students like to call me Dr. Jeanne, so feel free to do the same! I have been in music all my life and I love helping my students no matter what level they may be.from beginning to advanced. My experience in music started on stage at age three and by the time I was 21 I was singing and dancing on national television in many variety tv shows after having won the tittle of Miss Memphis. I studied music at Stephens College in Columbia, MO and the University of California in music andI have since taught hundreds of voice and piano students everything I know about music and performance. Piano is a joy to teach, but my greatest love is teaching voice .I specialize in all styles of music as long as I feel it is musical, developmental and expressive.. Music takes time and discipline to master and I'm looking forward t
o meeting you and hearing all about your goals and dreams in music and how I can help you along your path.
It was a pleasure and great experience to meet with Dr. Jeanne
September 23, 2016
Not good for young children. Inappropriate personal boundaries and discussions with parents about her own life.
March 27, 2016
I absolutely love working with Dr. Jeanne! She helps me reach my full potential and I feel more confident every time. I can definitely feel my progress and a change in both my voice and my confidence after only a few lessons. Singing has always been a passion of mine and I love that Dr.Jeanne understands that passion and motivates me to do my best! So grateful to be working with her!
I can help you with accent reduction. I have taught many ESL, ESOL, TOEFL, IELTS and TOEIC students to improve their speaking, listening, writing and reading comprehension. I will cover accent reduction, phonemes, graphemes, tongue position and common mistakes made by various nationalities. These are my specialty regions: Japan China, Taiwan Ukraine, Soviet Union Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran Brazil, Peru, Argentina Nigeria, Morocco Spain, France, Italy Germany, Poland India, Pakistan
We can also cover grammar, vocabulary, spelling, sentence structure, tenses, subject-verb agreement and punctuation.
Dear Parents and Students,
May I be a personal tutor for you or your child? I have been successfully tutoring for over 12 years. I have great references, and I am one of the top tutors because I am so easy to work with. I teach in person, or via TakeLessons classroom, telephone, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Join.me, Appear.in, Screenhero (remote desktop, screen sharing) interactive whiteboards, as well as email attachments (PDF, Word, Excel, etc.) I graduated with honors, Summa Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University, where I made the Dean's List. I also earned a Provost Academic Scholarship for my excellent test scores, including 34 in ACT mathematics and 780 in SAT mathematics.
In addition to teaching for Cleveland schools, I currently teach 20 private sessions each week, 1st through 12th grade, as well as college stud
ents and business professionals. I have also served on the faculty at Cuyahoga Community College.
I am patient, friendly and many students tell me that I explain concepts more effectively than their teachers. I am available weekdays or weekends, days or nights, throughout the entire year. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding my experience and teaching methods. While it should go without saying, I have a clean background that has been verified by the FBI and BCII. Let me know if you would like to set up an introductory lesson to design a customized strategy. There is no obligation to continue unless a customer is 100% satisfied.
I am one of the Top Five Tutors for: 1. most diverse subject matter 2. widest student age range 3. farthest geographical regions 4. largest client base 5. most hours taught monthly
Please note: I have set up my billing in thirty minute increments. Thus, I am able to offer lessons of varying lengths. However, I would appreciate longer sessions. I thank you for your time and consideration and look forward to being at your service!
My subjects include: ACT, SAT, PSAT, NMSQT - undergraduate admissions GMAT, GRE - graduate admissions ISEE, HSPT, SSAT, TACHS, COOP - high school admissions ASVAB, AFQT, ASTB-E, OAR - armed forces placement TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC - English as a Second Language PARCC, AIR AST, OAA, OGT, ITBS, STAAR, GED, HiSET, TABE - proficiency HESI-A2, ATI TEAS V, NLN-PAX-RN, C-NET-RN, NET, DAT - nursing and dental
Mathematics: algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, pre-algebra, elementary English: grammar, vocabulary, spelling, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, ESL, ESOL Research Papers: editing, proofreading, outlining, analyzing, citations Computer: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, QuickBooks Special Needs: ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Asperger's, study skills Music: theory, ear training, sight singing, improvisation, saxophone Job Seeking: resume writing, cover letters, T-Letters, LinkedIn, job search techniques Professional Services: bookkeeping, AP/AR, property management, office automation
*** Studio Equipment *** Microsoft Windows and Macintosh Laptops
*** Travel Equipment *** Microsoft Windows and Macintosh Laptops
After speaking to multiple tutoring companies, we discovered Matthew. Matthew was very professional and made my son feel comfortable. They had a total of 5 tutoring sessions covering Math, English, Science and Reading. My son took the ACT after his tutoring sessions and scored a 23. We were very pleased with the progress our son made by going from an ACT score of 19 to 23 after only 5 sessions with Matthew. I would highly recommend Matthew J. Horwich to anyone needing tutoring.
September 1, 2019
Matthew explained his approach to coaching and the plan so we were able to make an educated choice on the best tutor for our son. Matthew was responsive, organized and worked very well with our son. He communicated directly with our son and cc:ed me so that I was aware of the plan and f/u. His scores did improve on the SAT and we were pleased with the investment.
July 18, 2019
Matt has been awesome for my student. His math skills have improved greatly, and his writing has come from illegible to what can now be described as neat and readable. Matt has been very patient and deliberate with our son and has taken the time to really explain things to Jake in a way he can understand. We would recommend this tutor to any parent looking for a tutor for their grammar school student! Matt is also reliable and prompt and showed up when expected which was helpful with our very busy schedules.
***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
Favorably and extensively reviewed and proven to be effective by students, the accent-reduction program developed from Burrkowsky's (1969) multi-media method. I have taught this subject for over five years for public and private causes, such as library, individuals, and language schools. My emphasis for pronunciation is a scientific, comprehensive overview and treatment of the various sounds, rhythms, inflections, and patterns the spoken language integrates.
The goal is to develop a comprehensive, systematic sound profile based on lesson recordings using wave monitoring software. Also, a crash course option exists based more on broad familiarization than intensive practice-orientation. The course encompasses more than 135 pdf and word files, along with multimedia items.
Possibly the only dedicated PhD for E-Learning on the TakeLessons server, I am ...
***ADDRESSES WITHIN REMOTE AREAS (no public transit or bicycle access) DIFFICULT TO SERVICE PHYSICALLY. Lesson cancellations and schedule changes need to be submitted through Takelessons.com student website, relieve busy teacher from multiple informal requests***
My style and attitude toward teaching is a balance between subject delivery and reflective, supportive interaction. I seek to enable current research on education for busy, yet goal-driven student interests. This is done through customized online lessons coordinating the experience with optimal resources and tools: ESL and Speech students learn to monitor their own phonological issues with dedicated software/feedback, guiding German students through conversational dialogues, and ensuring relevant resources for Excel and related productivity lessons.
Due to my limited funds
, I do not have direct experience with the Adobe suite, but I have extensive knowledge of related, free distributions that are transferable. Possibly the only PhD on Takelessons server from a regionally accredited university, I am a member of the American Council on Foreign Language Learning and the Association for Language Learning. My most popular subjects are as follows:
North American English Pronunciation Practice for ESL (NAEPP-ESL) or Accent-Reduction: *****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 recordings, and about 50 GB onedrive folder for lesson files*****
Carefully following Burkkowsky's (1969) multi-media method, I have taught this subject for over five years for public and private causes, such as library, individuals, and language schools. German Language and Culture: *****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 Recordings and about 50 GB onedrive folder for lesson files*****
Microsoft Excel: ***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
Typing: ***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
Dr. Gokcedag has been able to identify and target very specific problems in my speech. His method is very effective. He is an excellent teacher!
October 5, 2019
Among the accent reduction teachers that I had before, Erol is the only one who actually could find the problems in my accent! The program he uses is very useful. The way he explains things or exaggerates the mistakes will help me to correct my accent. Overall, an awesome experience and I would totally recommend him to anyone.
This is one of my absolute passions! Did you know that “regionally specific dialects” change approximately every 20 miles? Part of my vocal training included a deep dive into dialects or accents, how to master them and how to lose them. This is so much easier than you may think! It’s all about small modifications, mostly in the mouth and jaw that can completely change the way you sound.
How many sessions you need really depends on how much work you’re willing to put in between sessions. I can give you the keys, but this is really a case of practice makes perfect. If you find you’re not booking because of your accent, let me help you master “LA speak” otherwise known as the “non-regionally specific U.S. dialect”.
Hint: I’ve lived in 8 different countries so far and in the last month I’ve had 2 of my long time acting coaches say “Wow… I would have never known you weren’t from LA!”
I love to help new performers and people looking to break into the biz, as well as seasoned actors who want to up-level their career or deepen their craft. I have been coaching actors since 2008 and have a unique combination of experience and training to help you launch your career and create work that stands out to casting directors & agents and to make self-tapes that shine above the rest.
I have spent more than 20 years working in the entertainment industry in 8 countries. This includes modeling, commercials & print work in Athens & Istanbul, acting in Toronto & London, UK, and even screen writing, before diving into the big market of Los Angeles that I now call home.
With 10 years of vocal training (primarily spoken level voice & breath work for actors) voiceovers has also been a big part of my career, recording voices on more
than 400 projects to date.
My love for the craft brought me to study in NYC with legendary acting coach Uta Hagen: a process that transformed my approach and led to such roles as Blanche in Streetcar Named Desire and Karen in David Mamet's iconic Hollywood satire, Speed The Plow. I have also appeared on screen in The Bandit Hound II with Lou Ferrigno, Paul Sorvino & Catherine Bell & on TV in Mutant X, Doc, Singles Court, PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal and has hosted for HGTV. Currently I'm voicing 5 characters (English language dubbing) on the mega hit TV series Babylon Berlin and shooting a sitcom pilot! How fun is that?!
Hunter was wonderful! Incredibly kind and a very smart actor. She had great ideas about shaping the scene, and helped me get a better grasp on the story.
October 1, 2019
Simply one of the best coaches in Los Angeles! (really) This woman is a genius! I just started working with Hunter this year and she always brings my auditions to life. My booking rate has gone up and so has my confidence. She is so fun and supportive and really keeps me motivated and inspired to do even better work. She’s really knowledgeable about the business too. Love this lady and hope to keep working with her for years to come!
September 26, 2019
Hunter is an amazing teacher! She is so much fun to work with and always positive and encouraging, but she also really cuts to the chase. You absolutely get results fast! You can tell she has years of experience and really loves acting. Love working with her. She is my go to “acting guru” :)
Would you like to have a more standard "American" accent? I can help! I am a vocal coach of 5+ years as well as an international pop artist and voiceover artist. I specialize in pronunciation and diction and can help you reduce your accent.
I am a professional vocal coach with 5+ years of experience, as well as an international pop artist, actor, emcee and public speaker. I've studied a wide range of techniques including classical vocal training, contemporary singing, and the SLS (Speech Level Singing) method.
Over the years I've trained under the best vocal coaches in the nation including Jan Smith (Usher, Justin Bieber, Rob Thomas, etc.), RAab Stevenson (Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, etc.), Lis Lewis (Maroon 5, Rihanna, etc.), and Renee Grant-Williams (The Dixie Chicks, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, etc).
This wide range of study combined with years of teaching and performance experience have given me a vast vocal vocabulary to help teach others the "secret sauce" of singing and speaking. I have experience teaching from ages 8+, for those wit
h special needs, in a wide variety of styles and genres. I also teach professional speakers and actors how to use their speaking voice properly. My students say that I am a patient teacher who takes time to explain how the voice works and help them reach their potential.
My goal is to help share the fantastic techniques I've learned from the A-Level coaches with the masses at a fraction of the cost. Students of mine often hear a big improvement in their voice after only two weeks of lessons!
Norwood is extremely humble and easy to work with. He never made me feel like I wasn’t good enough but always made me feel like I could reach a higher level of excellence for my unique range. He embraces each voice as its own and meets the student where they are at. He is extremely knowledgeable on how sounds are created, how space is made in the voice, and he is able to communicate that knowledge effectively to the student. In short, I loved having Norwood as a teacher.
May 30, 2019
My 10-year-old son Lucky started taking lessons with Norwood a few months ago, and it’s like a star has been born! He has seen a big boost in his confidence, his pitch has gotten much better, and he really enjoys the lessons. He has even started performing! The changes have happened very fast.
May 30, 2019
Norwood is an excellent teacher! He is very knowledgeable and is very kind. I was always very shy to sing, but Norwood helped me overcome that!
Are you speaking English but not being understood? Accent reduction will make all your hard work and English study worth it. I have 10 years teaching experience in ESL and a BA degree in American English Speech Language Pathology. I provide coaching in all areas of American English, including vowels, consonants, syllable/word stress, sentence intonation and tips for sounding fluent. I also offer coaching for specific pronunciation errors from many different languages. Send me a message and we'll create a personalized plan together.
Teaching English is my passion and accent reduction is the best part. I meet many students that work very hard to perfect their English only to be not understood when the time comes to communicate. I love being the one to give them the tools they need to deliver that perfect sentence during a job interview or final presentation.
I've traveled widely and studied Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. I know the joys and struggles of learning a second (or third) language, and use that experience to help my students. I graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI with a BA in Speech and Language Pathology (SLP) and also a BA in Chinese Language and Culture. As a BA SLP, I am qualified to coach accent reduction. I believe there is nothing wrong with having an accent, but I also believe you should be able to turn it on or off whenever you w
ant -- fluently. Just like an actor/actress learns an accent for a film, you can learn American English for your professional life.
I have four kids, all girls. I love to write fiction and poetry in my spare time and I also volunteer twice a week to teach English. I also love gardening, but I am not terribly good at it! People who meet me say, "Wow you have your hands full!" and I love to answer, "Yes! Full of good things!"
My coaching is a combination of personal coaching sessions with Accent & Fluency training, full support, feedback and information delivered through a variety of formats including video, audio, PDF documents, emails, and instant messages. I will take you through the whole process step-by-step. My coaching is a very intensive full-on service for people that have an urgency to advance and nail the American English!
- COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT - TPR STORYTELLING - CONVERSATION CLASSES - ACCENT TRAINING - LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
Hi everyone! I’m Ty! I’m an English Coach (Accent & Fluency Coach), neurolinguist, and translator. I’ve worked as an English teacher for almost 10 years. During that period I’ve also graduated from Law School, but since English has been my passion all along, I decided not to pursue that career. I’ve already had the awesome opportunity to coach hundreds of people, in face to face and online sessions. I coach people that want to improve their English and reach fluency, and I also coach people that want to sound 100% American. I have worked with coachees ranging from age 3 to 80! I’m 100% positive that I know exactly what it takes to become a fluent and confident English speaker. I know tons of tricks and methods to an easier, f
un and brain-friendly learning journey. I love working with students to improve conversational skills, build confidence and encourage them to improve, not only their English but improve as human beings. I became an English Coach after I noticed that people were having classes for six months (or more) and still were not able to have a simple conversation. So the only option was to believe that the method people were learning from was not efficient enough. I’ve noticed that people were having English classes but were not really using the language and sometimes, not even having enough contact with it to improve.
How I work
I’ve never been a huge fan of traditional methods, which is usually what we see out there. This idea of learning a language through grammar, and thinking that you will reach fluency like that never made much sense to me. What I actually believe, is immersing yourself in a language and, before you ask me, you don’t need to live in an English speaking country to do that. I can show you exactly how to do that from the comfort of your own place. And the best thing is that, as your English Coach, I will support you through your fluency journey. We’ll have a few live sessions every week but we’re also in constant touch because I believe that this is the best way for you to become fluent and actually acquire the language.
Ty is great! He is an excellent coach! He really helped me a lot! I went from an English learner to an English Speaker... FINALLY! :)
August 15, 2019
Amazing Coach!! The only one that was able to make me sound better!!
August 15, 2019
Ty rocks!!! I’ve had taken classes before with a lot of teachers but I could never see myself becoming comfortable to speak with a native English speaker. After having classes with Ty, he showed everything in a very simple way. Now I’m able to talk to anyone without feeling concerned.
"I have enjoyed my lessons with Carla. What makes her a great teacher is her passion for what she does and her caring attitude. She goes the extra mile to
make her students feel comfortable, successful, and remain motivated through their training. She is always motivating me to become the best version of myself- something I value immensely. She consistently helps me work around my concerns and find innovative solutions to help me excel. I am so glad I decided to work with Carla, I highly recommend her if you are looking for a compassionate and kind teacher, one who will push you in a positive way to learn and grow!"
Patient, well informed, structured program. It has helped me a lot."
"Micah is a very knowledgeable instructor and I had a great lesson with her"
"Great instructor! Highly recommend!"
"I'm seeing Adam for accent reduction and for deepening the pitch of my voice (I sound too girly in business meetings). My colleagues really noticed a diff
erence! It took about 8 weeks to get to the point where it was noticeable enough. I will continue with the lessons to make the it stick. Plus, it is fun! Adam makes me laugh every time!"
"Great experience with Adam! He is very thorough and great at explaining the nuances of language and pronunciation that are difficult to detect from just l
istening. My goal was to clean up my pronunciation (been living in the States for a while, but couldn't get rid of my accent). and Adam gave me great tools and things to watch out for as I am working on my American English."
"Great lesson, it was an 'ear opening' experience. Micah is a great teacher, I already learned to pronounce correctly words tha I couldn't for decades! She
gives great tips to make the right sound"
"Was very patient with me . Polite in correcting my mistakes. He is a good listener"
"I'm slowly noticing improvement in my speech. I had a heavy Russian accent and monotonous speech pattern, but under the tutelage of Bill I'm noticing that
I'm more easily understood and my speech is more clear"