The term Accent Reduction is a misnomer. It really should be called Pronunciation and Melody Training.
Each language and accent has different rules for pronouncing sound. If you’re Chinese, N at the end of a word may sound like NG to an American. thin / thing
If you’re Brazilian, P beginning a word may sound like B to an American. peach / beach
If you’re Korean, G at the end of a word may sound like K to an American. dog / dock
Class is like an oral workout, but a fun workout! Promise. I guide you to the best way to reproduce new sounds. Once we find it…that is so exciting…then we apply it to real words and sentences. We may also incorporate your career or lifestyle vocabulary into your lesson. This infuses you with a boost of confidence when speaking with your colleagues or those you service.
During class, I encourage you to use your new sounds with me especially if you have questions or comments. It’s like language immersion.
After each class, you then go off into the world doing your best to incorporate your new pronunciations with your co-workers, friends, family and strangers.
With daily practice, the new pronunciations become easier and more fluid with time. Most people notice that after a few lessons they’re asked less and less to repeat themselves because they’re being understood. And that’s a huge win and a terrific start to achieving your goal.
Note: this is exceptionally fabulous. A Mexican actor needed to sound 100% American, like they were born here. That is challenging, but we did it. Yay. BUT a few years later, the actor needed to sound Mexican for a role and I had to teach them how to sound Mexican. Oh, we had so much fun with that!