Accents: London, General American and British regional
Time: 19:45 - 21:15
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: DVB012
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Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
What is the course about?
To expand your skillset as an actor by mastering regional and international accents, including London and General American. The study of other accents can be negotiated with the tutor. This course will be delivered in the college.
What will we cover?
The breakdown of the sounds of individual accents using texts and tutor resources. Knowledge of phonetics is useful but not essential.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Break down any accent into its component parts for self-study
Significantly increase the range of accents you are able to tackle at short notice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You need a keen interest in the subject, a healthy dose of patience and a willingness to try out strange and fascinating new speaking possibilities.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Listen actively and communicate clearly.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Read and analyse scripts to find meaning and clarity.
• Take notes.
• Use numbers to recognise rhythm.
If you are new to voice classes please take a moment to read our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) before choosing.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Theory and practice, including detailed breakdown and analysis of each accent, including phonetics.
Exercises to explore physicalisation, and to compare your own and other accents.
Each accent will be applied to relevant text.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You may find it useful to have a small hand mirror.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Accents: North American Standard and regional; Actor's Voice.
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.
Jonathan trained as an actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and then completed an MA in Voice Studies at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He is in great demand as a voice teacher and coach at colleges across London including East 15, City Academy, London College of Music, London School of Dramatic Art, and St Mary’s University. His teaching style is based on the yoga voice work of Lynette Erving, bringing a strong connection between the body, the breath and the voice. He is passionate about the stagecraft of the voice, and likes to give technical tips and approaches to ensure the voice can be heard in any space. He also teaches accents, from RP and General American to West Country, Bristol, and Welsh.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.