Standard American Accent -

Advanced Concepts & Practical Skills

Online Workshops With Eliza Simpson

7.9. - 9.10.2020

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 four 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 course will focus on the practical skills of performing in accent and will teach advanced accent concepts such as stress, intonation, and techniques for dealing with nerves in performance. It is open to all levels of experience with the American accent. As a student of this class, you will get the opportunity to practice, perform, and receive personal attention 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: Stress

- Introductions

- Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

- The importance of pitch in American stress

- Stress exercises 

- Homework on how to use your American accent model for extreme emotions


Session Two: Intonation 

- Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

- Review pitch 

- Intonation exercises

- Homework for your assigned American film script


Session Three: Improvisation

- Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

- Improvisation in accent

- Improvisation exercises

- Homework for your assigned American film script


Session Four: Cohesion or "Bringing it all together."

- Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

- Improv vs. written text

- Dealing with nerves

- Non-verbals and other tricks for engaging with nerves

- Homework for your assigned American film script


Session Five: Authentic Accent 

- Daily warm-up designed for the General American accent

- Review stress

- Review intonation

- Review non-verbals and other tricks for engaging with nerves

- Final presentation of your assigned American film 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 a deeper understanding of the General American accent and how to apply it to text. 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. You'll receive a copy of 'Five Steps to Accent Success': a guide sheet filled with individualized notes that will help you continue your practice correctly and effectively. 



• Price: 155€ incl. VAT 24%

• Workshop will happen online via Zoom
• Five sessions
 between: September 7th to October 9th, 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)