Accent Reduction with Karen Strassman
Dates: Sunday, April 25th, 11:00-2:00pm
Sunday, June 13th, 2:00-5:00pm | Cost: $119
Accents and dialects exist because as little ones, we learn to speak our own languages with very specific muscle groups. Often people get frustrated trying to recreate the sounds they hear, maybe working on phonetics or their “diction” without actually learning how to place these sounds in a whole new set of muscle groups. No matter how close to making the Standard American sounds you are, you can never really sound authentic until you learn to place the sounds in the American placements. Once you do that, speaking Standard American becomes so much easier than you ever thought it would be. In this workshop, Karen Strassman will help you learn how to use your “Standard American” instrument so that you will no longer be trying to “sound” American, but instead will be actually using your vocal instrument the same way those with accents do! This workshop is revelatory for many people who have been trying to learn Standard American, and Karen is so excited to be able to teach it!