The Actors Centre

Ten Steps to Learning an American Accent

WHAT IS IT? A practical workshop based on the 10-step accent learning programme on The Real Accent App: USA. HOW WILL IT WORK? Learning a new accent can be daunting. This workshop simplifies the process by working through a clear and accessible programme that Catherine developed specifically for The Real Accent App after recording accents across the USA. The main focus will be on General American; however New York Brooklyn and the south coast of Mississippi will be touched upon as well. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? Step-by-step instructions for learning any accent, detailed practice materials for General American, plus, hints and tips for New York Brooklyn and Mississippi. Price: £18.


Catherine Weate

Catherine is a freelance voice and dialect coach. She has worked in theatre, film, TV, radio, education, commerce, law and politics across England, Australia, Hong Kong, Africa and India. Her former roles include: Head of Voice at Rose Bruford College, Head of Voice and Vice Principal at ALRA and Head of Examinations at LAMDA, where she was responsible for the artistic and commercial operation of speech and drama exams worldwide. Catherine is co-developer of an app series, which includes The Real Accent App: USA and The Real Accent App: England. She is author of two voice books, Classic Voice and Modern Voice, and a series of monologue and duologue books. She has also appeared on Radio 4 Midweek, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio Manchester and BBC Radio Merseyside. Catherine regularly coaches for production companies and producing houses. For further information visit


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