ACCENTS INTENSIVE #2—Celtic Accents

A three-day workshop in Dublin, Belfast, and Edinburgh accents, With Erik Singer and Marina Tyndall New York City, January 16th-18th, 2015     This intensive three-day workshop, for actors, voice and speech teachers, dialect coaches, will apply the innovative techniques of Knight-Thompson Speechwork to the acquisition of three Celtic accents—Dublin, Belfast, and Edinburgh. The physical focus of Knight-Thompson Speechwork allows actors and other professional voice users to learn accents much faster than with older techniques. Speakers using this approach can speak skillfully in the target accent, without exaggeration or self-consciousness.   This workshop will be focused exclusively on gaining proficiency […]

$100 – $400

ACCENTS INTENSIVE #3—London Accents

A three-day workshop in RP, Cockney, and Estuary accents, With Phil Thompson and Andrea Caban Los Angeles, March 13th-15th, 2015   This intensive three-day workshop, for actors, voice and speech teachers, dialect coaches, will apply the innovative techniques of Knight-Thompson Speechwork to the acquisition of three specific London accents. The physical focus of Knight-Thompson Speechwork allows actors and other professional voice users to learn accents much faster than with older techniques. Speakers using this approach can speak skillfully in the target accent, without exaggeration or self-consciousness.   Unlike “Experiencing Accents,”this workshop will be focused exclusively on gaining proficiency in the […]

$100 – $400

ACCENTS INTENSIVE #4- “Which American Accent?”

A three-day workshop in So-Called-General-American and various other American Accents With Phil Thompson and Andrea Caban Montreal, July 30-August 1 , 2015   This intensive three-day workshop, for actors, voice and speech teachers, dialect coaches, will apply the innovative techniques of Knight-Thompson Speechwork to the acquisition of three specific American accents, including So-Called-General-American and some work on "Hoser Patrol", shining a light on Canadianisms that stand out to an American ear. New York, Southern American & Minnesota accents will also be covered. The physical focus of Knight-Thompson Speechwork allows actors and other professional voice users to learn accents much faster […]

$100 – $400

ACCENTS INTENSIVE #5 – South African

A one-day workshop in 'English' South African accents, With kts master teacher Erik Singer New York City & online, September 18th, 2015     This intensive one-day workshop, for actors, voice and speech teachers, dialect coaches, will apply the innovative techniques of Knight-Thompson Speechwork to the acquisition of   the South African accents spoken by South Africans of European descent. The focus will be on the accents of first-language English-speaking South Africans, though we will include a discussion of Afrikaans-accented English as well. (Examples of the type of accent we'll be covering here, here, and here.)   The physical focus of […]

$75 – $175

ACCENTS INTENSIVE #7 – ‘General’ American Accents

Though this workshop has now passed, you can purchase a complete recording of the course, plus all supporting materials. A one-day workshop in 'General' american accents for non-native speakers, Brits, Aussies, Kiwis, South Africans, and Irish folk With kts master teacher Erik Singer New York City & online, september 24th, 2016   This intensive one-day workshop, for actors, voice and speech teachers, dialect coaches, and other professional voice users†† will apply the innovative techniques of Knight-Thompson Speechwork to the acquisition of (so-called) 'General' American accents**. The special focus of this workshop will be on serving the needs of non-native speakers […]

ACCENTS INTENSIVE #8 – Arabic Accents

THOUGH THIS WORKSHOP HAS NOW PASSED, YOU CAN PURCHASE A COMPLETE RECORDING OF THE COURSE, PLUS ALL SUPPORTING MATERIALS.   A one-day workshop in Arabic accents, With kts master teacher Erik Singer New York City & online, October 29th, 2016 This intensive one-day workshop, for actors, voice and speech teachers, dialect coaches, will apply the innovative techniques of Knight-Thompson Speechwork to the acquisition of  Arabic accents. Egyptian Arabic will be the focus, though we'll include information Levantine (Syrian/Palestinian/Lebanese) Arabic and possibly Iraqi Arabic as well. The physical focus of Knight-Thompson Speechwork allows actors and other professional voice users to learn […]

ACCENTS INTENSIVE #8 – Arabic Accents

THOUGH THIS WORKSHOP HAS NOW PASSED, YOU CAN PURCHASE A COMPLETE RECORDING OF THE COURSE, PLUS ALL SUPPORTING MATERIALS.   A one-day workshop in Arabic accents, With kts master teacher Erik Singer New York City & online, October 29th, 2016 This intensive one-day workshop, for actors, voice and speech teachers, dialect coaches, will apply the innovative techniques of Knight-Thompson Speechwork to the acquisition of  Arabic accents. Egyptian Arabic will be the focus, though we'll include information Levantine (Syrian/Palestinian/Lebanese) Arabic and possibly Iraqi Arabic as well. The physical focus of Knight-Thompson Speechwork allows actors and other professional voice users to learn […]

ACCENTS INTENSIVE #9 – Russian Accents

THOUGH THIS WORKSHOP HAS NOW PASSED, YOU CAN PURCHASE A COMPLETE RECORDING OF THE COURSE, PLUS ALL SUPPORTING MATERIALS. A one-day workshop in Russian Accents With KTS master teacher Andrea Caban Long Beach, CA  & online, January 13th, 2017   This intensive one-day workshop, for actors, voice and speech teachers, dialect coaches, will apply the innovative techniques of Knight-Thompson Speechwork to the acquisition of  accents.   The physical focus of Knight-Thompson Speechwork allows actors and other professional voice users to learn accents much faster than with older techniques. Speakers using this approach can speak skillfully in the target accent, without exaggeration or […]

$75 – $175

Modern RP 101—The Basics

Modern RP is one of the most called for accents in film and probably the single most called for accent in theater. What is it? The RP stands for Received Pronunciation. Traditional RP is the accent you hear from older classically trained English actors, like Ben Kingsley, Helen Mirren, or Jeremy Irons. Modern RP is what you’ll hear from many educated British English speakers today (especially those under the age of fifty or so). Traditional RP is still a useful accent to be sure—often what’s called for in period films or plays by writers like Wilde, Shaw, and Stoppard. But if […]

$99