1-on-1 Lessons with Renowned Dialect Coach
DAVID ALAN STERN, PhD
40% Crisis-Recovery Discount Still in Effect
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Learn-Modify-Reduce Accents via ZOOM
1-on-1 Lessons with Dr. David Alan Stern
for Accent Auditions or General Prep
Use Zoom Accent Learning for:
- accent/dialect coaching–AUDITIONS or ROLES
- expanding skills & enhancing CASTABILITY
- following up on work with David’s Audios.
The Cost of Each 1-Hour Lesson Also Includes:
A FOLLOW-UP EXCHANGE OF RECORDINGS
(for feedback on your progress)
When you Learn Accents via ZOOM with David Alan Stern, it’s the next-best thing to being coached in person. He has helped hundreds of actors prepare for stage, television, and film roles. The most recent was Vincent Tycer (Chappaquiddick). Among others he coached for film roles were Geena Davis (The Accidental Tourist), Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), and Jennifer Jason Leigh (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), and Liam Neeson (Next of Kin). For stage roles, he has worked with Terrence Mann (My Fair Lady and Sweeney Todd), Lynn Redgrave (Sweet Sue), and Pat Sajak & Joe Moore (Dial M for Murder). CLICK TO READ a more complete bio.
David’s Approach to Learning General American Accent
With this Accent-Reduction method, you will Americanize two speech traits before working on pronunciation. You first create more American-sounding intonation and rhythm using David’s respected “Jump Up-Step Down” method. You then learn his “Mid-Tongue Muscularity” technique that helps you create the resonance or voice placement of Standard American English. After that, these first two skills will help you create the American pronunciations of vowels and consonants. Finally, you can begin working on the more advanced pronunciation features of American English. These include Final Consonants, Medial T’s, -ED endings, and separating L from R and S from Z.
David Alan Stern published the first edition of The Sound & Style of American English in 1987. Since then, he has taught this effective and enjoyable method to hundreds of ESL teachers, speech pathologists, and voice & speech trainers. First, David offered his own teacher-training workshops for many years. He was also invited to demonstrate his method at national, state, and local conferences of TESOL and ASHA. In addition, his corporate clients have included executives from Bateman-Eichler-Hill-Richards, Beech Aircraft, NCR, TRW, Union Carbide, and Mitsubishi & Wells Fargo Banks.