A 6 week intensive twice a week course for foreign-accented actors who need or want to sound American. Students will work on the General American accent.
Participants will learn how to do, not just American sound changes, but speak with American musicality, an American rhythm and with the muscular mouth movements that Americans make.
Students are assigned homework exercises, which they should expect to do daily. Homework assignments also include learning and working on a dramatic monologue and scene. A general course plan is:
Creating a Blank Canvas (reducing your own accent music and un-American speaking Rhythms), American Sound Practice, Applying It to Your monologue
Solidifying American Rhythm and Learning the American Musicality/Pitch and Stress patterns, Continued Practice of American sounds, Applying It toyour monologue and scene
Solidifying American Rhythm, Musicality/Pitch and Stress patterns, Learning American Mouth Muscular Movements and Speech Placement, Solidifying American Sounds, Applying all Features to your monologue and scene.
With a maximum of ten students, you are guaranteed individual attention. Additionally, at the end of the course, you receive a customized daily/weekly practice regimen that will ensure significant change in your accent.
The Michelle Danner Los Angeles Acting School’s philosophy is that artists can draw upon all different acting techniques from Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov, & the Stanislavsky Technique and form a toolbox of their own, their very own Golden Box.
She is a renowned acting coach and works with many A-List Actors privately as well as on set. These include James Franco, Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Zooey Deschanel, Chris Rock, Gerard Butler, Seth MacFarlane, Melanie Brown, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Verne Troyer, Grant Bowler, Kate Del Castillo, Michael Pena, Catherine Bell, Gabrielle Union, Rob Estes, Rick Fox, and Michelle Rodriguez and many others.