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Standard American Accent
Workshop with Tina Collins
Mondays, April 18 - May 16, 2022
Tina Collins is a US based bilingual (Mandarin/English) dialect coach and actress who helps actors reduce their accents and to have the ability to act with a standard American Accent. Tina will guide you through this five week online accent course where you will uncover and develop the necessary skills to successfully embody an American accent. Whether you need to develop this skill for your acting career, presentation skills, or simply to gain more confidence in the English language. This accent workshop is not only for actors, but open to anyone wanting to improve their authenticity when speaking English.
Monday Apr 18th 17:00 - 19:00
Monday Apr 25th 17:00 - 19:00
Monday May 2nd 17:00 - 19:00
Monday May 9th 17:00 - 19:00
Monday May 16th 17:00 - 19:00
About The Event
An authentic American accent expands your skill set and increases your castability. In order to book the role, you need to make the accent your own.
This five week long course will focus on the practical skills of performing in accent and help you find your authentic voice. The class is designed to push you beyond the basics of the accent into advanced concepts like how to make choices, interpret genre, and improvise in an authentic American accent.
As a student of this class, you will get the opportunity to perform and receive personal feedback from US based dialect & accent coach Tina Collins.
You'll leave this course with skills that you can apply right away as well as practice techniques to continue your progress.
WHO IS THIS FOR
For actors, advanced and beginner accent students, and anyone desiring a more authentic American accent.
WHAT DO YOU GET
You'll walk away from this course with a deeper understanding of the General American accent and performance skills. You'll gain ease, clarity, and ownership of your authentic American sound. You'll continue to expand on a daily warm-up designed to engage the parts of your voice necessary for the General American accent.
This class addresses three major issues actors come upon when receiving a script which calls for American accent:
1. How do I approach finding my own issues in accent?
2. What to do with an American script?
3. How do I support my linguistic confidence?
We will work through several scripts: Commercial, One liner, general dialogue and a comedic dialogue. You will be able to have samples of these to show eventual managers and agents if that is your goal, or just to have a formula to continue improving your accent on your own.
In between each session, you will memorize and self tape or record a reading in American accent for class review. Don’t worry, the scripts are short and simple, and keep in mind, this is a safe environment to practice your skills! We will “workout” together!
Accent work is all about practice, review, listening and copying from an original accent.
Bring your worries, concerns and struggles to class and I will do my best to address each actors individual accent struggles.
• Price: 215€ incl. VAT 24%
• Workshop will happen online via Zoom
• Five sessions between: April 18th to May 16th, 2022
• Class times: Mondays 17:00 - 19:00 Finnish time
• Place is limited and will be filled on a 'first-come-first-serve' basis.
• Teaching language is English (Please keep in mind that you do not need to have perfect English skills)
• All rights to changes reserved.
ABOUT TINA COLLINS
Tina is a passionate and dedicated accent and dialect coach with a lifetime of experience under he belt.
Fast forward now after having a decade of experience in the film industry in China with 3-6 major productions per year as either a Dialect coach, actress, or on-set interpreter, she brings a wealth of knowledge and savvy, honed by years on international productions and months on the road.
“I have never met a coach more talented, uplifting, and effective than Tina! Her years of experience shine through in her work, and working with her is always enjoyable and enlightening. Tina is an asset to any project she works on, and she has nothing but my highest recommendation!”
Kira Omans, Actress, VO artist, Chinese Adoptee and Advocate
“I had a wonderful time working with Tina on improving my standard American accent. Tina is also an actress herself and the way she coached me was both energetic and enjoyable. I love her precision and passion. She is kind and corrects you in a gentle way so you feel great and motivated to continue. I strongly recommend her. Thank you!”
Michael D. Actor
“Working with Coach Tina has been such a positive experience. She has been kind, patient and knowledgeable while working with us on our accents. We always enjoy working with her as we know it will be an excellent learning experience.”
Betsy, Chinese American Adoptee
“When I received a role for an Chinese/English speaking Ambassador with a slight Chinese accent, I immediately started looking for a coach, however no one I knew specialized in Mandarin coaching until I met Tina Collins. She was able to provide much needed support before and during filming. We worked together and achieved a phenomenal accent that I believe heightened the character above what I could do on my own. Thank you.”
Michael Tow, Actor
“Tina pinpoints the root of the issue in accent and creatively addresses it with strategies that strengthen and create fluidity in the spoken words.”
Monty Crosby, Actress
"After being successful in Mandarin classes in middle school, high school, and university, I am so thankful for the opportunity that I have had to further study Mandarin with Tina Collins. She has challenged me to pursue a deeper and personal connection with Chinese language and culture. Her considerable cultural knowledge gained from her professional experiences in China and around the world provide a depth and breath to the materials we cover. Her accessibility, dedication, and intentionality made studying with her both engaging and rewarding."
Gretta, PHD student