AMERICAN DIALECT SHORT COURSE
Please note: This short course is now sold out.
Three Sessions: £150
Please note: Payments are made in British Pound Sterling (£) only.)
Open to non-students and students. Places are non-refundable.
Please Note: If you have already completed this course, please note that the resources and material used will be the same as the previous dialect short course.
Working online is a great to engage with accent work. You are able to find nuances within the accent and get instant focused feedback. Within this course you’ll explore the strong, confident and muscular vocal energy that is so fundamental to this accent by engaging with its resonance, shape and placement. You’ll work creatively through Zoom at sounding and feeling American.
We will include work on:
- Breath and bodywork to create a ‘whole accent’
- Sound placement/resonant focus
- USA glossary and ‘give away sounds’
- Exploring key vowel and consonant changes physically; analysing tongue and mouth movement
Lead by IDSA Tutor Laura Neel. Laura is a voice, accent, and dialect coach based in London, her clients work in West End productions, Regional Tours, Film and TV.
Laura has worked internationally in theatre, film, and at several London drama schools as a Senior Vocal Instructor. Most recently, she took over as Resident Voice Coach on Matilda the Musical in the West End. Previous teaching includes work for institutions such as Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Old Red Lion, Opera Tampa, Prague Film School, Florida Opera Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and Rose Bruford College.