4.65 (18 reviews)
☑ Learn the technical aspects to speak confidently in your best and most authentic Standard American accent
☑ Vowels, diphthongs, and consonants, as well as rhythm, melody, stress and intonation.
☑ Improve your listening skills in order to differentiate between your own natural accent and speech pattern and the Standard American sound
☑ Feel a greater sense of confidence when speaking in public speaking in this accent
☑ Improve your diction, speech clarity, or other small speech impediments and insecurities you may have
☑ History of this accent, how it evolved to be what is now known as the "Standard" or General American sound
☑ Improve your speech for voice-overs, performances, presentations, or any other public speaking
☑ Warm-ups, basic breathing, and vocal exercises to strengthen your voice and loosen the muscles of the throat
If you are looking to expand your repertoire, speak more clearly, and perfect the Standard American accent for your performances, personal, or business relations, this course will help you speak with fluency and confidence like an authentic American. As an expert on accents, professional dialect coach, and authentic American speaker herself, Aria will teach you everything from vowels, consonants, diphthongs, rhythm, pitch, melody, grammar, and how to develop your hearing. Other tools you will learn in this course are; tongue placement, stress & intonation, specific pronunciations, consonant and vowel combinations, as well as flow and fluidity of sentences. Packed with vital information, including optional breathing and vocal exercises and basic history of the accent, this course will teach you all the elements to easily grasp this American sound. With three hours of information, exercises, and visual examples, you can work at your own pace, or finish the course within a day. Aria has worked with actors and non actors all over the world helping them achieve their accent goals and gain confidence in speaking. Accents add to the life and story of a character, or to your personality and Aria guides you by giving you the foundation you need to understand the important principles listed above.
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Intro 1 - Welcome to the Course
Intro 2 - About Your Instructor
Intro 3 - What You Will Learn in This Course
Intro 4 - Keys to Success
Intro 5 - Tools & Workspace
Breaking down what the Standard American accent is
What is a Standard American Accent?
What Is the Difference Between an Accent and a Dialect?
Accent or Dialect?
How Did This Accent Originate?
Which Regions of Us & North America Speak With a Standard American Accent?
What Is the Difference Between the American & Canadian Accent?
Phonetic Differences Between These Accents
Why Is It Important for an Actor or Non-Actor to Know This Accent
Tools & Keys
Breathing, Posture & Vocal Warm Up's
Warm Up's & Fine Tuning
Body & Voice Exercise
Articulation & Diction Exercises
Other Voice Exercises
Oral Posture & Placement
Loosening the Jaw Exercise
Relaxing the Temporalis Muscle
Opening the Back of the Throat
Points to Remember
Vowels & English Pronunciation
English Pronunciation & Phonetics
Introduction to Vowels
Main Vowels & Their Sounds
Different Vowel Sounds
Short Vowel Sounds
Long Vowel Sounds
Vowel Sounds & Symbol Review
Vowel Pronunciation Practice Sentences
Common Vowel Mistakes
Introduction to Diphthongs
List of Diphthongs
Diphthong Practice & Review
Introduction to Consonants
Voiced and Unvoiced Consonants
Common Consonant Mistakes
Pronunciation, Stress and Rhythm
Pronunciation, Stress & Rhythm
General Tips on Speaking
Unique Sounds & Spellings
The Difference Stress Makes
Combining Vowels & Consonants
Melody, Intonation & Pitch
Introduction to Rhythm and Melody
Intonation and Pitch
Pitch Tones and When to Use Them
How to Know Which Words to Stress
Differentiating Between Statements & Questions
This course is amazing, learning to speak with a real American accent is a goal of mine. Aria is an awesome teacher, she talks in away that you can easily follow and understand the course. I recommend this course 100%, I am from London with a strong accent and now I can talk like an American and you would not even know I was not American. Thanks Aria You Rock.
Amazing course that delivers results! This is definitely the best Standard American accent course for anyone beginning, or with some knowledge of the accent and wanting to perfect it. Aria is a wonderful coach, and makes the lessons easy to follow, interesting, educational and fun. She helped me tune my listening skills so I could hear the differences between my own way of speaking and the American accent’s pattern. I learned all the skills necessary to achieve my desired goals. There’s even a section on the history of the accent, and breathwork (which you can skip over, but is interesting to learn about). You are sure to be pleased with your results of this course. I highly recommend it! It is a great price for all the content you get.
The Learn to Speak with an Authentic Stardard American Accent course is a professional and well-prepared program, ready to use. It gives great techniques and tips to enhance the American English pronunciation. I have found it very entertaining, accurate and easy to follow. The Professional Accent Coach Aria DeMaris is pleasant, with a nice voice appealing to accept the learning experience. I am doing it for practicing, improving my accent of American English, and having fun at the same time. D. Ferman
I have studied languages on many different platforms and this one hit a home run right out of the park. The detail of how the sounds are made as well as the assignments are at a perfect level for learning. I’m looking forward to more language courses designed and presented by Aria.
This course is a very good way to get interested in the Standard American Accent. It is easy to follow and provides the background information that is memorable and thought provoking. Without any pressure, it allows to feel included in the community of the Native speakers of the language and believe that you can do it too. I understand that learning an accent as well as learning a language is a lengthy process, but this course (in my opinion) is a good way to start!
English is my second language and this course helped me so much. Best I've ever taken, it is so easy to navigate, and the instructor is so talented and knowledgeable. Great job! This course exceeded my expectations.
This was a very informative course and helpful in understanding accents. The teacher was very easy to understand and put the course over in a gentle but professional manner. The learning materials were easy to use and I would recommend this course for any actor.
A very good course which was clear and precise and helped me very much in learning a new accent. A very easy laid course to follow and was presented well by Aria. I highly recommend anyone that needs to learn a Standard American accent to do this course.
Aria is a fantastic teacher and ive had fun with this course. I can not do any accents so its been a challenge that was made easy with this course. Thank you AAAA+
Effective, easy to understand, you get exactly what's on the label. Helped me work out some of the last kinks from my regional dialect.
Such a great investment! I bought this course to help me disguise my Texas southern accent. In my industry of tv and film not many roles I audition for request a southern accent and this puts me at a disadvantage but this course helped me with that. Not only was this course easy to follow and navigate through. The vocal exercises and breathing techniques were some of the most interesting and fun parts of the course. I can hear a tremendous difference when playing back self recordings. I couldn't be happier with my progress. It's been such a great experience and I can't wait to use what I've learned in my next audition.