"She coaches and models with her encyclopedic breadth of talent and knowledge. Kelli is a gem!"
Brush up an accent before tomorrow's audition!
Get a head start on practicing before rehearsals start!
The handouts I've created separate the substitutions of the dialect between Vowels and Consonants, and include a brief history on the dialect itself. I encourage my students to start early, start slowly (especially if they've never had to do a dialect before), and listen!
What You'll Get
Each 1 hour session includes...
~ A packet and a comprehensive overview of what the substitutions are, and which to start with
~ A list of source materials and media suggestions
~ Sessions may involve (but are not limited to)...
- Phonetic Drills
- Listening Exercises
- Playback of your progress
- Scoring your script/sides using the International
- For sessions scheduled for audition purposes, an
added 10-minute session may be scheduled to
run through your sides the day of the audition at
no additional charge depending upon coach and
Again, just like with Accent Reduction, the number of sessions required depends upon adaptability. Regardless of the number of meetings we have, it is essential that you work in between to show improvement.
"Kelli did the dialect coaching for my production of Top Girls with an all undergraduate cast. Her dialect packets for each character were impeccable and of enormous help to the students. Her individual coaching was excellent and all the young women in the show were able to be successful. Kelli simply did a marvelous job." ~ Cathy Albers, now Professor at Case Western Reserve University
The following Dialects are available for Coaching...
BRITISH: Cockney, Estuary, North Country, Standard
British/RP, and Welsh
AMERICAN SOUTHERN: I teach both the Rhotic versions of the dialect that you would find in areas such as West Virginia, the Appalachians, etc., and Non-Rhotic versions that you would find in areas that would be considered former plantation south (think "Gone With the Wind").
AUSTRALIAN: Three main varieties; Broad, General, and Cultivated
JAPANESE: The version of the Japanese Dialect that I coached was for a production of Top Girls. Based on the
history and the character, I used the Kansai (or "Kinki") dialect, which is typified by the speech of Osaka and is characterized by being both more melodic in tone and certain harsher consonant sounds by speakers of the standard language.