Accent Reduction

Accent Reduction: Improve your communication

The Accent Reduction class is great for non-native English speakers and those who want to minimize a regional accent. This class helps the speaker become more understandable when working on a film set or stage. Maximize your communication skills in this fun, engaging class with an award-winning instructor.

The class uses the text, Speak With Distinction, by Edith Skinner. These readings introduce students to The International Phonetic Alphabet, a system for writing down sounds. Under the guidance of your instructor, you will use this system to correctly place the sounds of American English.

The class explores stress and intonation patterns. Students will make individual recordings which they can play back and analyze.

If you have a desire to reduce your accent and learn all the tools to help strengthen your ear and clear up articulation challenges, this is the class for you! Sign up today to secure your place. There are limited spaces and no audition is needed to register.

This is an open level class. No interview or audition are required.

Upcoming Dates

Thu January 17 - Thu February 21
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Fee: $325/6 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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Instructor: Page Clements

Page Clements

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. Her work infuses styles of Patsy Rodenburg (with whom she studied), Kristin Linklater, and her own.

Page co-founded Highwire, Inc. a theatre company created to bring professional productions and actor-led workshops to universities and colleges across the country. In 2009, she was awarded two Backstage Readers’ Choice Awards: Favorite Vocal Coach and Favorite Dialect Coach. She was voted Runner-Up for both awards again in both 2010 and 2011. As an actress, Page has appeared in over 50 productions in theatres across the country and is a member of Actors Equity Association. Page also has a vocal instructional DVD available for actors and public speakers-please visit bestvocalwarmups.com to obtain your copy!

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