Mastering the American Accent

Accent Reduction and Elimination Training
Hosted by Jon Sperry

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Jon Sperry

Webinar hosted by: Jon Sperry

Acting, Voice, Dialect and Accent Reduction Coach

Based in Los Angeles, Jon Sperry is one of the foremost acting, voice, dialect and accent reduction coaches in America who has coached many of the finest actors in the world. Jon has also taught speech, dialects and Shakespeare at some of the most prestigious schools in America including the Circle in the Square professional theater school, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, SUNY Purchase, and the Actors Studio in Los Angeles. Jon is also an award-winning producer, an accomplished actor, and a proud member of and teacher at the Actors Studio. To learn more about Jon click here. Jon's IMDB. Jon's Stage 32 Profile. Actors Jon Has Coached: Catherine Zeta Jones Arnold Schwarzenegger Russell Crowe Melanie Griffith Philip Seymour Hoffman Liam Neeson Zoe Saldana Juliette Lewis Geena Davis Harvey Keitel Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Stage 32 Next Level Webinars is thrilled to bring you Jon Sperry to teach you how to develop and master the American accent! You'll leave this webinar with working exercises and various techniques that strengthen your American accent.

Understanding that Stage 32 is a global community, we realize our members from all over the world may need help with mastering the American accent. Or, if you are based in America but live in an accent-heavy region, you may need help neutralizing your accent for acting or voice opportunities. We are excited to have brought in Jon Sperry who is one of the foremost acting, voice, dialect and accent reduction coaches in America. He has coached many of the finest actors in the world including Russell Crowe, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Harvey Keitel, and many more.

Actors Jon Has Coached:

  • Catherine Zeta Jones
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Russell Crowe
  • Melanie Griffith
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Liam Neeson
  • Zoe Saldana
  • Juliette Lewis
  • Geena Davis
  • Harvey Keitel

What You'll Learn

  • Basic principles of the American dialect
  • Variations of sounds including American regional sounds, British sounds and other foreign sounds
  • Speaking relaxed, beautiful American English
  • Utilizing the neutral, region-less American sound
  • Various exercises to strengthen your dialect and speech inflections
    • When you purchase the webinar you have access for a whole year to replay these exercises as many times as you'd like to practice!

About Your Instructor

Based in Los Angeles, Jon Sperry is one of the foremost acting, voice, dialect and accent reduction coaches in America who has coached many of the finest actors in the world. Jon has also taught speech, dialects and Shakespeare at some of the most prestigious schools in America including the Circle in the Square professional theater school, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, SUNY Purchase, and the Actors Studio in Los Angeles. Jon is also an award-winning producer, an accomplished actor, and a proud member of and teacher at the Actors Studio. To learn more about Jon click here. Jon's IMDB. Jon's Stage 32 Profile.

Actors Jon Has Coached:

  • Catherine Zeta Jones
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Russell Crowe
  • Melanie Griffith
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Liam Neeson
  • Zoe Saldana
  • Juliette Lewis
  • Geena Davis
  • Harvey Keitel

FAQs

Q: What is the format of a webinar? 
A: Stage 32 Next Level Webinars are typically 90-minute broadcasts that take place online using a designated software program from Stage 32.

Q: Do I have to be located in a specific location?
A: No, you can participate from the comfort of your own home using your personal computer! If you attend a live online webinar, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the webinar.

Q: What are the system requirements?
A: You will need to meet the following system requirements in order to run the webinar software: Windows 7 or later Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later.
If you have Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion): The webinar software does not support these operating systems. If you are running one of those operating systems, please upgrade now in order to be able to view a live webinar. Upgrade your Windows computer / Upgrade your Mac computer 

Q: What if I cannot attend the live webinar?
A: If you attend a live online webinar, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the webinar. If you cannot attend a live webinar and purchase an On-Demand webinar, you will have access to the entire recorded broadcast, including the Q&A. 

Q: Will I have access to the webinar afterward to rewatch?
A: Yes! After the purchase of a live or On-Demand webinar, you will have on-demand access to the audio recording, which you can view as many times as you'd like for a whole year! 

Testimonials

"Jon's webinar was very interesting today. The feedback from our questions were very good and helpful! He is very kind indeed. Now we have to do the "homework" by practicing pretty much every day. The good thing is that we have the possibility to see the video the whole year and check back on the exercises he goes over. That will for sure help me. Thanks Jon!" - Daniel Sebille, Webinar Attendee

"Thank you for the fascinating class. I will know when I have finally got it, when my American husband doesn't burst out laughing as he does at the moment when I try our my British attempt at an American accent. I will keep practicing!" - Catherine B., Webinar Attendee

"Excellent! Absolutely fantastic and helpful session. It is fantastic that I can be sitting in my office in Melbourne Australia and watch Jon in his office in LA! I got great value out of it and will be enlisting Jon's services in the future! It was very cool to be able to ask a question - he not only answered the question, but offered up so much more! Excellent session would recommend to anyone." - Chris Hilton-Wood, Webinar Attendee

"It was an incredible experience with an a mazing professional. I hope I can take another one of this soon. Now, practice, practice, practice..." - Esteban Balbi, Webinar Attendee

Questions?

If you have a generic question about Stage 32 education you can take a look at our frequently asked questions section on our help page, or feel free to contact support with any other inquiries you might have.
 

Reviews Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

  • This was a good introduction to speaking the American accent
  • I wouldn't even give it one star. It was a total waste of money for me. I got so bored by him selling his services as the beginning that I never got to the part where he teaches something therefore I don't even know if the teaching was interesting. I tried twice and then forgot all about it. I suppose if I had a role where I would have needed to practice I might have gone back to it and skipped over the beginning which was at least 5 to 10 minutes to see if it would have been worth it but I didn't so, unfortunately, I have nothing positive to say about this webinar.
  • It basically told you what methods are used but no great in depth practicals.
  • It was great! Jon knows his job.

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