Relax into a New Dialect
Learn How to Use IPA as a Tool
Master the Dialect of Your Choice
An inauthentic dialect can distract your audience from an otherwise strong performance.
Our Dialect Training classes, available both in-person and online, help you ground yourself in a new dialect so that both you and your audience can relax into your character. Resident dialect teacher Page Clements uses a phonetic approach to strengthen the ear. Actors will have an understanding of how to use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and other tools to learn any dialect. Past classes include British, Irish, Scottish, and American Southern.
Dialect Training is for you if you...
Skip out on auditions because the dialect request is too intimidating.
Find that a new dialect overwhelms your performance rather than adds to it.
Wonder if you could actually play more roles than you think you can.
After this course, you will…
Approach other dialects armed with a strong ear and the IPA.
Know how to use a dialect to breathe truth into your character.
Comfortably perform in a dialect without fear that your audience is cringing.
- British London Dialects
- British RP
- Irish Dialect
London Dialects (Estuary & Cockney)
Does Adele have an Estuary or Cockney accent?
This course will cover two of today's modern London dialects. The more commonly used Estuary dialect spoken by celebrities like Ricky Gervais and Russell Brand, as well as Cockney made famous by the musical My Fair Lady and spoken by Michael Caine and David Beckham.
British Dialect (RP)
Want to hold court like the Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton?
Learn the standard British dialect, sometimes called the Queen’s English, used for the more posh characters in plays and film. You may choose to take this five week course either online OR in-person. It will cover key linguistic rules and how to use grounded intonation for support. Actors will also explore films, TV shows, and the sounds of authentic speakers.
Want to be ready for your Outlander audition? Or have a perfect Scottish brogue like Ewan McGregor or James McAvoy? For a dash of classy Scottish with Gaelic roots you can learn this dialect developed three centuries ago making it one of the “newest” accents in the British Isles! In this 5-week course, you will learn the musical inflection and correct oral posture for all vowels, diphthongs, and consonant sounds for Scottish authenticity.
Irish Dialect (Belfast & Dublin)
What do the Hot Priest in Fleabag and the cast of Derry Girls have in common? Their lyrical Irish dialect!
Page Clements has taught actors all over the world how to strengthen the ear and use English with an authentic Irish intonation. The five-week course breaks down the appropriate Dublin area vowels, diphthongs, and consonants for correct oral posture. Actors will then learn the musical lilt to support the sounds and bring the written word to life.
3:30pm - 5:30pm
LONDON DIALECT (ESTUARY & COCKNEY) MEETS ON WEDNESDAYS ONLINE & IN-PERSON FOR 5 WEEKS
Fee: $195/5 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
Master the Dialect of your Choice
Instructor: Page Clements
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- This is an open level class and no audition is required. You can apply online.
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Page Clements is an actress and private coach in New York City. She received her BFA in acting from Wesleyan College in Georgia, where she also received the Wesleyan Woman of the Year award her graduation year. She furthered her training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts / New York, receiving the Lawrence Langner Award and the Charles Jehlinger Award for speech and acting respectively. She was invited to attend a third year in the Repertory Company, receiving the school’s first Neil Simon Foundation Scholarship.
Page served as an Associate Professor of Voice and Speech at AADA for 10 years and was one of the original members of The Metropolitan Playhouse of New York. One of Page’s fortes as a teacher is creating as well as reducing regional and foreign dialects.