Marie Matiko

Marie M.

San Francisco, CA

Lesson Details



Marie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+

Teaching since:

A native Californian, Marie is most known for her starring role in Warner Bros’ THE ART OF WAR as Julia with Wesley Snipes. Marie was handpicked by producer Cameron MacIntosh at her first professional audition for the Broadway show MISS SAIGON. Acting in films that have grossed over $400M, she has worked with Oscar, Tony, and Grammy award winning directors, producers and talent with companies such as Paramount, Fox and Warner Brothers. Has worked with talent with both Michael Mann and Oliver Stone twice each, Mark Wahlberg, and Ben Affleck.

Marie, as founder of a performing arts conservatory in downtown LA, has taught voice to hundreds of children for 10 years. Hollywood studios often called the conservatory to find talent including DreamWork’s Memoirs of a Geisha. Notable alumni include Monica Parales (Nickelodeon star, recording artist), Melissa Reyes (Who’s the Next Pussycat ) and Nikki Soohoo (Peter Jackson’s Lovely Bones).
Having studied linguistics at UCLA and with the best voice teachers in the country from the Berklee College of Music to the Cleveland Institute of Music, Marie has clear knowledge of the anatomy of the voice, the articulators, and the specificity in creating phonemes. Her undergraduate foundation in Engineering and a graduate degree in Business uniquely positions her to coach clients working in those fields.

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Acting Professor
Jan 2005 - Jan 2008
The Young Americans College for the Performing Arts

CoFounder & Voice Teacher
Jan 1998 - Jan 2008
Performing Arts Conservatory

Actress & Voice Over Artist
Jan 1996 - Jan 2008
Various Studios

Actress/ Singer
Jul 1992 - Jul 1996
Miss Saigon Broadway First National Tour


Sep 2013 - Jun 2017
Santa Clara University
Clean Tech Entrepreneurship
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Environmental Engineering
Sep 2003 - Jun 2008


Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
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Limited Proficiency


Who's Who 100 in Asian America
Jun 2012
Asian American Communities
Top 20 Newcomer AX Awards
Jun 2006
Army ROTC Leadership Award
Jun 2003
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Jan 2000
Invited Speaker


Jul 1997

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

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Actors' Equity Association
Jul 1992

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Photos & Videos

My technique in creating foreign accents. I don't have an Asian accent, I'm a California girl.
Marie Matiko as the Forbidden Warrior

Accent Reduction for Silicon Valley Professionals

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6 Reviews

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Roman Oct 12, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

Sirus Oct 3, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

she is money oriented/CLOCK WATCHING and concern about filling the time than having any usefull teaching content. On the first lesson she told me 3 times that she is raising money for her new LCD and I wanted to help!! Who does this!!

She bragged about her skills in accent reduction and 3 days she spent on analysing. BS. She is lying to your face when she didnt even spent 5 minutes.

I had an emergency on my first session, and she did nothing to make it up. Instead, she marked it as missed, and txt me that she doesnt know how to override it!!!! ( she could have not mark it as missed!!!! In first place) . Then she told me on second session, there is nothing she can do about it( really!!??? U cant even do a gesture offer to spend some time!!??). Then she is telling me she is working on amillion dollar deal, and she doesnt need 36$ :)))) and right after she asked if I wanted to help on lcd fund raising!! We had 10-15 min on actuall lesson which has no content. total BS.

I feel future students need to know about this. If she want to interpret this that im being a herk thats totally fine. Thats my civil duty to put it out there what my experience was.

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Maria Aug 31, 2018
Accent Reduction · In studio

Marie is an amazing instructor! I really enjoy her methodology. Also, she is patient and cares about my progress.

Lincoln Mar 22, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

Marie is an excellent teacher! I’m a student from China and currently studying MFA acting for film in New York. I’ve lived in America for more than 4 years. My English has gotten better after finishing college here in 2017. However, since I’m an actor now, sometimes I’m required to play roles without my thick Chinese accent in the way. With Marie’s help, my pronunciation has improved a lot in the past a few weeks. My American classmates say that my articulation is getting much better now. And I’m still just working on it!

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Ari Mar 16, 2018
Accent Reduction · In studio

Marie is a dedicated, giving and conscientious instructor. Students really benefit from her time and expertise.

Lincoln Fu Feb 27, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

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