Finding Your Authentic American Accent -

Advanced Concepts & Practical Skills

Online Workshops With Eliza Simpson

Mondays 4.1. - 1.2.2021

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.

Jan 4th Monday     17:00 - 19:00

Jan 11th Monday    17:00 - 19:00
Jan 18th Monday   17:00 - 19:00
Jan 25th Monday    17:00 - 19:00

Feb 1st Monday     17:00 - 19:00

Finnish Time (GMT +2)

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 New York City-based dialect coach Eliza Simpson. You'll leave this course with skills that you can apply right away as well as practice techniques to continue your progress. 



Session One: How to pursue your objective in accent

  • Introductions

  • Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

  • The importance of pitch change

  • Intonation exercises 

  • Vocal choices to sound like a native speaker

Session Two: How to interpret genre in accent

  • Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

  • Review examples of American classic genres

  • Exercise emotion: volume & speed 


Session Three: How to improvise in accent

  • Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

  • Your authentic voice

  • Improvisation exercises

Session Four: How to make the accent your own

  • Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

  • Non-verbals and other tricks to sound like a native speaker

  • Using cultural context


Session Five: How to audition in accent 

  • Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

  • Defusing nerves

  • Memorizing quickly

  • Last minute performance hacks


For actors, advanced and beginner accent students, and anyone desiring a more authentic American accent.


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. 


• Price: 155€ incl. VAT 24%

• Workshop will happen online via Zoom
• Five sessions
 between: January 4th to February 1st, 2021
• 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 is a fun and inspirational teacher. I loved practicing the accent through dialogue scenes, together with the other students. Eliza gives everyone very precise feedback in a motivational way. Her coaching videos to watch as homework are also great!"
- Johanna (Actor)


"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)