Standard American Accent - Level 1

Online Workshops With Eliza Simpson

3.8. - 31.8.2020


NYC based Dialect Coach Eliza Simpson will guide you on an inspiring five week online course where you will discover and practice all the core aspects of American Accent - whether you'll need it in your acting jobs, other work platforms or on your free time. This accent workshop is not only for actors, but open to anyone wanting to improve their English accent.

Mondays 17:00 - 19:00
Finnish Time (EEST / GMT +3)

In case you are interested to take part in any of our other online workshops, please check them out on the WORKSHOPS page. All our online workshops happen on different weeknights so that you can easily combine them. If you want to take part in more than one, contact us to get a discount coupon before booking:

  • two workshops: -10%

  • three or four workshops: -15%

About The Event

An authentic American accent can expand your skills and increase your castability. This five week long US Accent course gives you foundational skills grounded in your body. Physical accent skills such as pronunciation, intonation, and posture are the quickest route to a fully formed American accent. As a student of this course, you will have the opportunity to practice, perform, and receive personal attention from New York City-based dialect coach Eliza Simpson. You will leave the class with skills that you can apply right away as well as a reliable practice technique to continue your progress. 


Session One: Foundation

- Introductions

- Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

- The importance of choosing the right model

- Introduction of posture

- Posture exercises

- Homework assignment on how to make the most of your American accent model


Session Two: Pronunciation part 1

- Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

- Posture review "What is a thinking sound?"

- Pronunciation part 1

- Pronunciation exercises

- Homework for your assigned American TV script


Session Three: Pronunciation part 2

- Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

- Introduction of pitch (statement vs. question)

- Pronunciation part 2

- Pronunciation exercises

- Homework for your assigned American TV script


Session Four: Pronunciation part 3

- Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

- Pitch review

- Pronunciation part 3

- Pronunciation exercises

- Homework for your assigned American TV script


Session Five: Authentic Accent 

- Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

- Review posture

- Review pitch

- Review pronunciation

- Final presentation of your assigned American TV script


For actors (advanced and beginners), speakers, presenters, performers and anyone desiring greater clarity and ease with the American accent.



You'll walk away from this course with skills that you can apply right away. You'll also practice a daily warm-up that engages the parts of your voice necessary for the General American accent. You'll receive a copy of Accent Details of the General American Accent: a guide sheet filled with individualized notes that will help you continue your practice correctly and effectively. You'll work with scripts from various American television series.  Before the class, Eliza will also send you a pdf on 'How to Choose the Perfect Accent Model': an essential first step for all your future accent work.



• Price: 155€ incl. VAT 24%

• Workshop will happen online via Zoom
• Five sessions between: August 3rd to August 31st, 2020

• 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.

• You can also find the event on Facebook here.



Eliza's recent dialect coach credits include Netflix's Tall Girl, the upcoming sequel to Fantastic Beasts, and Justin Chon's new film Blue Bayou with Alicia Vikander.

Eliza is a dialect coach for production and private clients, as well as a certified teacher of Knight Thompson Speechwork. She coaches performers from across the globe for film, TV, stage, voiceover, spokes-modeling, and corporate events. Eliza is a proud graduate of Rutgers University and a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association. When she's not on set or at rehearsal, she works in conjunction with acting conservatories like HB Studios, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYU, and the New School to assist actors in mastering accent skills.





"Eliza has changed my perception on how to approach accent work and on my own skills. I used to dread working on accents. She provides such a safe, creative environment... I truly never expected this much result, but working with her is an absolute joy and has proven incredibly helpful."
- Imanol F. (Actor)

"She was accessible, knowledgeable, and deeply creative throughout the process. Our project had depth and consistency thanks to her expertise."

- Philip H. (Playwright)

"Not only is she a generous coach but her encyclopedic knowledge of dialects and the intricate physical and technical mastery required to execute them makes her an actor's secret weapon."
- Reggie W. (Actor)