Building the Accent Skill
Saturday, February 8th, 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Sunday, February 9th, 12pm - 4pm
Raven Playhouse, 5233 Lankershim Blvd. 91601
($175 for active Stuart Rogers’ Studios members)
We all have the ability to change the way we sound to others. We’ve already acquired a ton of physical skills for communication, though most of us don’t remember how we learned them. The good news is that those skills are adaptable and ready to use -- right now!
Using the techniques of Knight-Thompson Speechwork, Certified Teacher Tyler Seiple will lead a two-day workshop on understanding accents and how to develop them. With eight hours of discussion, exercises, and context, you’ll walk away with an understanding of the muscles that shape speech, the patterns that make up accents, and the tools you need to adopt any accent.
Yes, any accent! This introductory workshop will build the strength and flexibility of your muscles of speech while outlining the universal themes that unite all accents. You’ll increase your ability to be clearly understood, and develop the physical skills needed to capture any accent with nuance and specificity. And we’ll definitely introduce a more helpful way to approach “Accent Reduction,” getting to the same result without shame or guilt.
Upon completion of Building the Accent Skill, you're invited to take short, half-day classes in a wide (and expanding!) variety of accents. Using our introductory skills, you'll break down and integrate your target accents in less time and with a clear process. These accent-specific classes will be offered throughout 2020, so make sure to sign up for Building the Accent Skill early on! Accent Modules coming up in 2020 will include:
Accents of London (“posh” and “working-class”)
So-Called General American
The American South
New York and Boston
North of England
Australia & New Zealand
Eastern Europe and Russia
With more Modules in development, the possibilities for your Accent Skill will be limitless.
Space will be limited. Register now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.