Marie Matiko

Marie M.

San Francisco, CA
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Lesson Details

Accent Reduction

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hollywood Film and Broadway Actress/Singer now in Silicon Valley has coached hundreds of students: performers, engineers, and business people. A lot of patience, encouragement, and positive support with a splash of fun is the best environment to transform self-consciousness to self-confidence.

Uniquely as an Asian-American actress, many of my roles required me to speak many languages and to put on a foreign accent that would convince a global audience. Using the IPA, the international phonetic alphabet, I applied a solid technique in decoding an accent, and then applying it to my voice. Having worked with foreign-born scientists, engineers, and business people, I apply the same technique.

If you feel your English is holding you back and tired of people saying, “What did you say?”, I want to help and guide you. We will customize your lessons, finally, hear and help you adjust your tongue and mouth precisely, and create a workout space where you can risk a thousand times without fear of judgment. We will give you vocal exercises to practice in your daily life.

When I take on a student, I am devoted to you improving your English with every lesson, overcoming your challenges, and finally having satisfaction in you being correctly understood.

Please email me if you have any questions.
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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, she taught voice to hundreds of children for 10 years. Hollywood studios often called the conservatory to find talent including Steven Spielberg’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 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
Limited Proficiency
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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3 Reviews

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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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